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Netherlands Polar Data Center

Dataset - FRagility of Arctic Goose habitat: Impacts of Land use, conservation and Elevated temperatures

Huiskes, Ad (2012). FRagility of Arctic Goose habitat: Impacts of Land use, conservation and Elevated temperatures. (v1) The Netherlands. Published by NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. https://npdc.nl/8e91c847-1e44-5aad-9c42-62695e5a8ef4
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Summary

The tundra ecosystem lies under threat. Increased numbers of breeding geese, caused by changes in European land use and bird protection measures, may damage the vulnerable tundra vegetation. Examples of this damage are already apparent in the Canadian Arctic. Also climate change may cause changes in the system. The FRAGILE project studies the possible effects of climate change and increased numbers of breeding geese on the tundra in Svalbard.

Purpose

* To provide an understanding of why goose numbers change.
* To predict future habitat and land use changes that will affect goose populations.
* To predict future changes in the numbers of geese.
* To identify tundra ecosystem processes which are most vulnerable to the combined drivers of high goose grazing pressure and climatic warming.
* To determine thresholds for arctic tundra ecosystem degradation.
* To predict carrying capacity of Svalbard tundra for geese and potential effects of likely future goose populations.
* To integrate the research with stakeholder objectives and areas of responsibility.

Temporal coverage

Period

1 October 2002 to 31 March 2006


PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Field Investigation
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Infrared Gas Analyzers (irga)
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Licor Gas Exchange System
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Oxygen Meters
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Photosynthesis Chamber
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Portable Fluorescence Analyzers (pam)

Originating center

Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-CEME)

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Dif id: FRAGILE | UUID: 8e91c847-1e44-5aad-9c42-62695e5a8ef4 | Version: 1