Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 114–121 | Cite as

Den Ecology of the Arctic Fox Alopex lagopus beringensis (Carnivora, Canidae) on Bering Island, Commander Islands

  • S. V. Zagrebel'nyi


The spatial distribution of 33 Arctic fox dens on Bering Island was studied, and a relationship between the burrowing activity of Arctic foxes and the pattern of vegetation near their dens was revealed. This activity was shown to change the structure of the plant cover, with the degree of change depending on the type of biotope.

Beringian Arctic fox Commander Islands den ecology burrowing activity plant coverage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Zagrebel'nyi
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  1. 1.Komandorskii State Nature ReserveNikol'skoe, Aleutskii raion, Kamchatka oblastRussia

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