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Barnacle Goose Ecology: interactions with a changing environment (Barnacle Goose Ecology)

The barnacle goose population in Kongsfjorden is studied in detail with focus on a wide variety of ecological topics such as: behavioral ecology, plant-animal interaction, predator-prey relationships, pathogens and parasites and immunological ecology. Individual geese are visible ringed and their history is followed over their life time. Together w

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Starts
1990-06-01

Ends
2020-09-30

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  • field work
  • long-term monitoring

Discipline

  • terrestrial biology

Project Keywords

  • biosphere / ecological dynamics / species/population interactions
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Summary

The barnacle goose population in Kongsfjorden is studied in detail with focus on a wide variety of ecological topics such as: behavioral ecology, plant-animal interaction, predator-prey relationships, pathogens and parasites and immunological ecology. Individual geese are visible ringed and their history is followed over their life time. Together with the geese, we study their food (grass and moss) and their predators (arctic foxes and glaucous gulls).

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