pika

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pika

a genus of animals in the family Ochotonidae. Guinea-pig-sized rabbits with short ears found only in rough, high mountain terrain of North America. Called also rock rabbits, mouse hares, calling hares, Ochotona spp.
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I am using a combination of descriptive and experimental methodologies, combined with modelling techniques, to increase our understanding of plant-herbivore interactions and their influence on herbivore population dynamics, using the collared pika (Ochotona collaris) as a model species.