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Lack of Reproduction in Muskoxen and Arctic Hares Caused by Early Winter
Entry ID: usgs_npwrc_muskoxen_Version 31MAY2000

Abstract: A lack of young muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and arctic hares (Lepus arcticus)
in the Eureka area of Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut),
Canada, was observed during summer 1998, in contrast to most other years since
1986. Evidence of malnourished muskoxen was also found. Early winter weather
and a consequent 50% reduction of the 1997 summer replenishment ... View entire text
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Description: Lack of Reproduction in Muskoxen and Arctic Hares Caused by Early Winter data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.5   S: 79.5   E: -85.9   W: -86.1

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: L. David Mech
Dataset Title: Lack of Reproduction in Muskoxen and Arctic Hares Caused by Early Winter
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Jamestown, North Dakota
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Version: Version 31MAY2000
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-07-01
Stop Date: 1998-07-11
Quality Data on temperatures, precipitation, and snow cover for the study
area, recorded at a weather station near sea level at Eureka, were
obtained from Environment Canada (1998). Because most of the study
area is considerably higher than the weather station, its temperature
and snow conditions were more severe than records from the weather
station indicate. For example, fresh snow often covered upland parts
of the study area but not the shore area where the weather station was
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Data Center
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 701-253-5500
Phone: 701-253-5554
Fax: 701-253-5553
Email: tom_sklebar at
Contact Address:
8711 37th Street, S.E.
City: Jamestown
Province or State: North Dakota
Postal Code: 58401
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 12.0 KB
Distribution Format: zip
Fees: none
Email: mechx002 at
Contact Address:
North Central Research Station
1992 Folwell Ave.
City: St. Paul
Province or State: Minnesota
Postal Code: 55108
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-08