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dc.contributor.authorBerteaux, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorThierry, Anne-Mathilde
dc.contributor.authorAlisauskas, Ray
dc.contributor.authorAngerbjörn, Anders
dc.contributor.authorBuchel, Eric
dc.contributor.authorDoronina, Liliya
dc.contributor.authorEhrich, Dorothee
dc.contributor.authorEide, Nina Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorErlandsson, Rasmus
dc.contributor.authorFlagstad, Øystein
dc.contributor.authorFuglei, Eva
dc.contributor.authorGilg, Olivier
dc.contributor.authorGolstman, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorHenttonen, Heikki
dc.contributor.authorIms, Rolf Anker
dc.contributor.authorKillengreen, Siw Turid
dc.contributor.authorKondratyev, Alexander V.
dc.contributor.authorKruchenkova, Elena
dc.contributor.authorKruckenberg, Helmut
dc.contributor.authorKulikova, Olga
dc.contributor.authorLanda, Arild Magne
dc.contributor.authorLang, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorMenyushina, Irina
dc.contributor.authorMikhnevich, Julia
dc.contributor.authorNiemimaa, Jukka
dc.contributor.authorNorén, Karin
dc.contributor.authorOllila, Tuomo
dc.contributor.authorOvsyanikov, Nikita
dc.contributor.authorPokrovskaya, Liya
dc.contributor.authorPokrovsky, Ivan G.
dc.contributor.authorRodnikova, Anna Y.
dc.contributor.authorRoth, James D.
dc.contributor.authorSabard, Brigitte
dc.contributor.authorSamelius, Gustaf
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Niels-Martin
dc.contributor.authorSittler, Benoit
dc.contributor.authorSokolov, Aleksandr A.
dc.contributor.authorSokolova, Natalya A.
dc.contributor.authorStickney, Alice
dc.contributor.authorUnnsteinsdóttir, Ester Rut
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Paula A.
dc.description.abstractThe biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has developed pan-Arctic biodiversity monitoring plans to improve our ability to detect, understand and report on long-term change in Arctic biodiversity. The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) was identified as a target of future monitoring because of its circumpolar distribution, ecological importance and reliance on Arctic ecosystems. We provide the first exhaustive survey of contemporary Arctic fox monitoring programmes, describing 34 projects located in eight countries. Monitored populations covered equally the four climate zones of the species’ distribution, and there were large differences between populations in long-term trends, multi-annual fluctuations, diet composition, degree of competition with red fox and human interferences. Den density, number of active dens, number of breeding dens and litter size were assessed in almost all populations, while projects varied greatly with respect to monitoring of other variables indicative of population status, ecosystem state or ecosystem function. We review the benefits, opportunities and challenges to increased integration of monitoring projects. We argue that better harmonizing protocols of data collection and data management would allow new questions to be addressed while adding tremendous value to individual projects. However, despite many opportunities, challenges remain. We offer six recommendations that represent decisive progress toward a better integration of Arctic fox monitoring projects. Further, our work serves as a template that can be used to integrate monitoring efforts of other species, thereby providing a key step for future assessments of global biodiversity.nb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectAlopex lagopusnb_NO
dc.subjectArctic ecosystemsnb_NO
dc.subjectbiodiversity assessmentnb_NO
dc.subjectbiodiversity indicatornb_NO
dc.subjectdata managementnb_NO
dc.subjectprotocol harmonizationnb_NO
dc.titleHarmonizing circumpolar monitoring of Arctic fox: benefits, opportunities, challenges and recommendationsnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nb_NO
dc.source.journalPolar Researchnb_NO
cristin.unitnameAvdeling for terrestrisk økologi

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