Ökologische Untersuchungen an Rentieren in Spitzbergen

  • H. Pöhlmann


Exponential growing of reindeer population in Spitzbergen occurs since 1945. In regions of high reindeer densities lichens are lacking and an accumulation of reindeer dropings is obvious.

Investigations with an adult reindeer result in a daily energy demand of 6400 kcal. In connection with data of primary production an annual use of forage by the reindeer population of 10% was estimated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pöhlmann
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  1. 1.Universität Bayreuth858 BayreuthDeutschland

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