Contributions to Zoology, 78 (2) - 2009

Food limitation and low-density populations of sympatric hamster species in North China

Wenhua Xiong1,2, Hong Liang1,2, Xiaohui Yu1,2, Lin Cong3, Zhibin Zhang1,4

1.  State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents in Agriculture, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Datun Road, Beijing 100101, China

2.  Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China

3.  Institute of Plant Protection, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

4.  Zhibin Zhang, zhangzb@ioz.ac.cn

Keywords: body condition, Cricetulus barabensis, density-dependent food restriction, population dynamics,Tscherskia triton