Population Dynamics of the Collared Lemming

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, mammals, rodents, species distribution, reproduction, wildlife mortality, lemming, predators

Principal Investigator: Krebs, Charles (2)
Licence Number: 11058
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: D. Reid; A. Kenney; X. Lambin; B. Scott

Objective(s): To measure changes in densities of collared lemmings over a long time period, including a number of potential population irruptions of three or four years; to gather data on the reproduction, dispersal and sources of mortality in a tundra collared lemming population; to test the hypothesis that lemming pepulation growth and local density are limited by direct predation mortality; to measure the numberical and functional responses of lemming predators to changing lemming densities;

Project Description: The Researcher and team will continue to study collared lemmings, the most widespread mammaliam herbivore on the Canadian arctic tundra.