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    Abstract - Issue Sep 2017, 38 (5)                                     Back

nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Alpine marmot populations after four decades of living in the glacial areas of the Făgăraş, Rodna and Retezat Mountains, Romania


S. Geacu and M. Dumitraşcu*

Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12 Dimitrie Racoviţă Street, 023993, Sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

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Key words

Alpine marmot,

Făgăraş mountain,

Retezat mountain,

Rodna mountain




Publication Data

Paper received : 10.06.2016???????

Revised received : 29.09.2016????

Re-revised received : 13.02.2017

Accepted : 28.03.2017



Aim: To highlight the situation of the alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) after four decades of colonisation in three mountain ranges of Romania: the Făgăraş, Rodna and Retezat.


Methodology: To reach this target, summer field investigations have been conducted in various areas of the three mountain ranges, and in the archives of central and local forest and hunting administrative units, with a view to identify the data needed to establish the dynamics of these populations.


Results: A synthesis study has been made to point out the population dynamics of this rodent (Sciuridae Family), the connection between populations and the geographical conditions in the glacial areas of the three mountain groups of the Eastern and Southern Carpathians.


Interpretation: A typical rodent of the Alpine regions, the alpine marmot s are perfectly integrated in thair new habitats with several colonies of these populations in each mountain group. At the same time, the species has extended its areas by up to 20 km.



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