Movements of tagged and radio-instrumented wild reindeer in relation to habitat alteration in the Snøhetta region, Norway

  • Terje Skogland Directorate for Nature Management, Research Division (DN), Tungasletta 2, N-7000 Trondheim, Norway
Keywords: reindeer, movements, habitat alterations, demographic effects

Abstract

In winter, 1981, 103 reindeer, out of a population of 3600, were herded into a fence by snowmobiles and marked. During the next 4 1/2 years reindeer were followed from the ground, or by radiolocations from an airplane. On the average one animal was tagged per 42 animals in any group. A total sample of 175 locations in all seasons indicated that snow conditions, traffic on a road lying parallel to a railroad, and the damming of a lake significantly affected annual distribution as compared with expected modern as well as prehistoric distribution.
Published
1986-06-01
How to Cite
SkoglandT. (1986). Movements of tagged and radio-instrumented wild reindeer in relation to habitat alteration in the Snøhetta region, Norway. Rangifer, 6(2), 267-272. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.6.2.658