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Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 460–466 | Cite as

Long-term dynamics and correlations of ecophysiological parameters in murine rodent communities

  • L. P. AgulovaEmail author
  • N. S. Moskvitina
  • N. P. Bol’shakova
  • L. B. Kravchenko
  • N. V. Ivanova
  • V. N. Romanenko
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Abstract

The dynamics and correlations of ecophysiological parameters have been studied in two spatially separated multispecies communities of murine rodents and ixodid tick larvae and nymphs that parasitize them. It has been shown that all the processes under consideration have nonstationary, oscillatory dynamics. The long-term dynamics of connectivity of ecophysiological characteristics within communities and their synchronization by weather–climatic factors are, by nature, wavelike processes of transitions between the states with stronger and weaker linkage between parameters, which, along with nonstationarity, can contribute to the maintenance of stability and integrity of communities.

Keywords

murine rodent communities population dynamics humoral immunity abundance of ectoparasites environmental factors plasticity of communities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Agulova
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. S. Moskvitina
    • 1
  • N. P. Bol’shakova
    • 1
  • L. B. Kravchenko
    • 1
  • N. V. Ivanova
    • 1
  • V. N. Romanenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk State National Research UniversityTomskRussia

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