Short Name:
FRAGILE

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

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.

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