Wolverine and Lynx in Sweden and Norway

Wolverine and Lynx in Sweden and Norway

We use GPS PLUS Mini collars (both with GSM and VHF-communication) from Vectronic Aerospace to study wolverine and lynx at several sites in Sweden and Norway. In northern Sweden we have studied wolverine and lynx ecology for many years. The current focus of this study on the two species aims primarily at understanding interactions between lynx and wolverine and their predation upon semi-domestic reindeer. Additional use of GPS-collars is to understand spatial and social ecology of both species, and to get information on both species movements to validate and improve methods for monitoring populations of lynx and wolverine. This study is conducted by Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Grimsö Wildlife Research Station is also the base for a study of lynx colonization in southern Sweden (movements, dispersal and predation).  
In northern Norway we use GPS-collars from Vectronic to study lynx and wolverine predation upon semi-domestic reindeer and interactions between lynx and wolverine. This study is conducted by Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), in collaboration with Grimsö Wildlife Research Station. NINA also conducts studies of lynx ecology and depredation in southern Norway.

For more information about our projects, please visit our websites:

www.scandlynx.nina.no

www.wolverineproject.se

 

Contact

Lynx and wolverine in northern Sweden

Jens Persson
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SE-730 91 Riddarhyttan
Sweden

Phone: +46 581 69 73 05

Lynx and wolverine in northern Norway, Lynx in southern Norway

John Odden
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Gaustadalléen 21
0349 Oslo
Norway

Phone: +47 73 80 17 76

Lynx in southern Sweden

Gustaf Samelius
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SE-730 91 Riddarhyttan
Sweden

Phone: +46 581 69 73 34