marmot populations after four decades of living in the glacial areas of the
Făgăraş, Rodna and Retezat Mountains, Romania
Geacu and M. Dumitraşcu*
Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12 Dimitrie
Racoviţă Street, 023993, Sector 2, Bucharest, Romania
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received : 10.06.2016
received : 29.09.2016
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.
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.
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.
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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