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Why cycling lemmings crash

The number of small rodents can go down as well as up. This, says John Whitfield, is because a hungry lemming gathers no moss.

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  1. Turchin, P., Oksanen, L., Ekerholm, P., Oksanen, T. & Henttonen, H. Are lemmings prey or predators? Nature 405, 562 - 565 2000.

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Whitfield, J. Why cycling lemmings crash. Nature (2000). https://doi.org/10.1038/news000601-10

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