FRagility of Arctic Goose habitat: Impacts of Land use, conservation and Elevated temperatures
Entry ID: FRAGILE

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Summary
Abstract: 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.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.0   S: 76.3   E: 20.5   W: 11.15

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ad Huiskes
Dataset Title: FRAGILE
Dataset Release Place: The Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-01
Stop Date: 2006-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Netherlands National Polar Data Centre, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Netherlands Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nioz.nl/dmg
Dataset ID: Aliens In Antarctica

Data Center Personnel
Name: IRA VAN DEN BROEK
Phone: +31 222 369 420
Fax: +31 222 319 674
Email: ira.van.den.broek at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: The Netherlands


Data Center Personnel
Name: TACO F. DE BRUIN
Phone: +31-222-369 479
Fax: +31-222-319674
Email: bruin at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: The Netherlands
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +31 (0)113 577445
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 140
City: Yerseke
Province or State: Zeeland
Postal Code: 4400 AC
Country: The Netherlands
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-13
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