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dc.contributor.authorCombe, FJ
dc.contributor.authorJuškaitis, R
dc.contributor.authorTrout, RC
dc.contributor.authorBird, S
dc.contributor.authorEllis, JS
dc.contributor.authorNorrey, J
dc.contributor.authorAl‐Fulaij, N
dc.contributor.authorWhite, I
dc.contributor.authorHarris, WE
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-13T14:33:46Z
dc.date.available2023-02-13T14:33:46Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-22
dc.identifier.issn1367-9430
dc.identifier.issn1469-1795
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/20302
dc.description.abstract

The impact of factors such as density dependence, food availability and weather are known to be important for predicting population change in a wide range of species. However, a challenge in ecology is understanding the contributory and interactive role of these drivers on populations. This is necessary to design effective conservation and management strategies. Using data from long-term studies of five hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius populations in Europe, we tested the relationship between population density and weather and their impact on demographic rates. We used an integrated population modelling approach, estimating age-specific overwinter survival, annual population growth and fecundity rates. We found strong negative effects of population density, precipitation and winter temperature on population growth rates. This suggests that warmer and wetter weather negatively affects dormouse survival for both adults and juveniles, but we found subtle differences in these effects between age classes. We also identified an interaction between weather measures and population density on age-specific survival, possibly as a result of weather impacts during hibernation. Although we found low winter temperature was positively associated with population growth, we found evidence consistent with density dependence. We discuss our results in the context of woodland habitat conservation management.

dc.format.extent317-330
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject31 Biological Sciences
dc.subject3103 Ecology
dc.titleDensity and climate effects on age‐specific survival and population growth: consequences for hibernating mammals
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue3
plymouth.volume26
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalAnimal Conservation
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/acv.12843
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2022-11-21
dc.rights.embargodate2023-12-22
dc.identifier.eissn1469-1795
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/acv.12843
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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