Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFuglei, Eva
dc.contributor.authorHenden, John-André
dc.contributor.authorCalahan, Chris T.
dc.contributor.authorGilg, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Jannik
dc.contributor.authorIms, Rolf A.
dc.contributor.authorIsaev, Arkady P.
dc.contributor.authorLang, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorMcIntyre, Carol L.
dc.contributor.authorMerizon, Richard A.
dc.contributor.authorMineev, Oleg Y.
dc.contributor.authorMossop, Dave
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Olafur K.
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Erlend B.
dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Åshild Ønvik
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Niels Martin
dc.contributor.authorSittler, Benoît
dc.contributor.authorWillebrand, Maria Hørnell
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Kathy
dc.description.abstractRock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and willow ptarmigan (L. lagopus) are Arctic birds with a circumpolar distribution but there is limited knowledge about their status and trends across their circumpolar distribution. Here, we compiled information from 90 ptarmigan study sites from 7 Arctic countries, where almost half of the sites are still monitored. Rock ptarmigan showed an overall negative trend on Iceland and Greenland, while Svalbard and Newfoundland had positive trends, and no significant trends in Alaska. For willow ptarmigan, there was a negative trend in mid-Sweden and eastern Russia, while northern Fennoscandia, North America and Newfoundland had no significant trends. Both species displayed some periods with population cycles (short 3–6 years and long 9–12 years), but cyclicity changed through time for both species. We propose that simple, cost-efficient systematic surveys that capture the main feature of ptarmigan population dynamics can form the basis for citizen science efforts in order to fill knowledge gaps for the many regions that lack systematic ptarmigan monitoring programs.nb_NO
dc.publisherKungl. vetenskapsakademiennb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleCircumpolar status of Arctic ptarmigan: population dynamics and trendsnb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.pagenumber13 s.nb_NO

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal