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Continued range expansion of introduced reindeer on South Georgia

Moen, Jon; MacAlister, Hector. 1994 Continued range expansion of introduced reindeer on South Georgia. Polar Biology, 14 (7). 459-462. 10.1007/BF00239049

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Abstract/Summary

Reindeer were introduced 70 years ago to the Stromness Bay area on the subantarctic island of South Georgia, and the herd is still surviving. Two glaciers confine the herd, and movements are restricted even within the area due to a rugged topography. The Husvik herd has recently expanded its range within this area, and today approximately 88% of the vegetated area is affected by grazing. The grazing effects are described, and the value of the introduction as a natural experiment is discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/BF00239049
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0722-4060
Date made live: 28 Mar 2017 10:35 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516674

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