Release:2017, Vol. 3. №3
About the authors:Evgeniy N. Rakultsev, University of Tyumen; firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this article is to present smaller mammals, that have the most pronounced adaptive features and a high abundance and sufficient species diversity, which makes them a convenient object of biodiversity. The natural reserve “Malaya Sosva” is a unique territory, which preserved a large number of species originally inhabiting here. Recent studies on the species composition and abundance of small mammals (rodents and insectivores) were conducted in 2008, which makes the topic of this work relevant. We conducted of study the species composition of small mammals in the territory of the natural reserve “Malaya Sosva” in the summer. The catch was made with trapping grooves, as well as the traps “Hero”. The evidences for 2008 and 2016 were compared and we have identified similarities and differences in species composition and abundance. In addition, an analysis of climate patterns was conducted to determine the effect on the numbers of small mammals. An analysis of climatic conditions was also carried out to determine the effect on the number of small mammals. Over the past 8 years, the species composition has not undergone significant changes, despite the warming of the climate in the study zone. The number of animals also remained at the same level, which indicates the high lability of small mammals.