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Traditional and diversified crops in South Moravia (Czech Republic): Habitat preferences of common vole and mice species

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    0360028 - UBO-W 2012 RIV DE eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Jánová, Eva - Heroldová, Marta - Konečný, Adam - Bryja, Josef
    Traditional and diversified crops in South Moravia (Czech Republic): Habitat preferences of common vole and mice species.
    Mammalian Biology. Roč. 76, č. 5 (2011), s. 570-576 ISSN 1616-5047
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GP521/08/P529
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: Microtus arvalis * Apodemus sylvaticus * Agroecosystems * Agricultural landscape * Crop
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 1.609, rok: 2011

    Changes in the composition of crops in Central Europe (increasing areas of maize, rape and sunflower fields) have significantly influenced animal communities. We assessed the importance of these three crops for rodents and compared it with traditional crops. We confirmed the presumed differences in habitat preferences; however we rejected the hypothesis of a general increase of rodent abundance during the vegetative season in managed fields. We found that (1) maize and sunflower had no importance for common voles, but they were favored habitats for wood mice; (2) numbers of wood mice in rape decreased during the season, while abundances of common voles increased; (3) common vole populations tended to increase during the season in all suitable crops; (4) wood mice populations seemed stable in all crops; i.e. without a seasonal increase. It can be concluded that the new crop fields are only a temporal habitat for small mammals, especially granivorous species.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0197679