Tag Archives: voles

Living on the edge: the voles of Svalbard

The population of the sibling vole in the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen irregularly fluctuates from 200 individuals per hectare to almost none. Our research scientist, Dominique Fauteux tries to solve this mystery. Continue reading

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The teething of the shrew

How do you tell apart Canada’s 19 species of shrews? Elliot Schmidt says it’s a no-brainer: Look at the teeth. Continue reading

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