arctic hare

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arctic hare

a large hare, Lepus arcticus, of the Canadian Arctic whose fur is white in winter
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(Lepus arcticus) Solitary individuals were seen on several occasions in 2001 -03, both on the top of the island and on the coastal gravel spits.
Pendant les etes 2000 a 2006, j'ai compte les jeunes loups arctiques et les adultes (Canis lupus arctos) d'une bande, les lievres arctiques (Lepus arcticus) le long d'une route indexee de 9 km dans la region, et les boeufs musques (Ovibos moschatus) dans une zone de 250 [km.sup.2] pres d'Eureka (80[degrees] N, 86[degrees] O), sur l'ile d'Ellesmere, au Nunavut, Canada.
Key words: arctic hares, Canis lupus, climate change, Ellesmere Island, High Arctic, Lepus arcticus, muskoxen, Ovibos moschatus, wolves
crecca), arctic hare (Lepus arcticus), northern collared lemming (Dicrostonyxgroenlandicus), grizzly bear hair, moss (Lycopodium spp.), willow (Salix spp.), Lapland rosebay (Rhododendron lapponicum), and Diptera larvae, as well as unidentifiable wasps or other insects, unidentifiable grasses, garbage, dirt, rocks, and sand.
Seasonal changes in Arctic hare, Lepus arcticus, diet composition and differential digestibility.
Birds, arctic hare (Lepus arcticus), and insects also contributed to the diet.
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.
Associations between ptarmigan (Lagopus spp.), arctic hares (Lepus arcticus), caribou (Rangifer tarandus), and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) were assessed using the Jaccard Index (JI) and X2 at two scales, i.e., with 1 m2 and 1 ha as sampling units.