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Ivory gull survey in East Greenland, 2019

General

Organisation
Project start
01.01.2019
Project end
31.12.2019
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Bioscience
Project topic
Agriculture, forestry & fishery
Biology
Birds
Seabirds

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 81.622934425251, -16.978226167285

Fieldwork start
23.07.2019
Fieldwork end
10.08.2019

Project details

08.02.2019
Science / project plan

This survey is planned to cover  the two main breeding areas for ivory gull in East Greenland: The region south of Scoresby Sound and the region  bordering the Northeast Wate. It is part of  pan-Arctic survey of the  entire population of ivory gulls. The observation platform will be a Twin Otter from Nordlandair.  The airports of Kulusuk, Constable Pynt and Station Nord will used as bases for the survey flights.

Publications related to project
  1. Gilg, O., Boertmann, D., Merkel, F., Aebischer, A. & Sabard, B. 2009: Status of the endangered ivory gull, Pagophila eburnea, in Greenland. – Polar Biology 32: 1275-1286.
  2. Boertmann, D. & Nielsen, R.D. 2010. Geese, seabirds and mammals in North and Northeast Greenland. Aerial surveys in summer 2009. – NERI Technical Report no. 773. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University. 65 pp.
  3. Boertmann; D, Olsen, K. & O. Gilg 2010. Ivory gulls breeding on ice. – Polar Record, 46:  86-88.
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