19. December 2009

Greenland

Research and surveys in Greenland

The original impetus to establish the study group was to organise an expedition to the west Greenland breeding grounds of the geese in 1979. 

Since then, GWGS has organised several further research expeditions, often with ringing as the main objective.  We have tried to summarise the objectives and findings of each of these trips; documenting participants and locations; and scanning and making available publications (including unpublished reports) and other outputs.

With their permission, we have also tried to include summarised information about all other relevant Whitefront-related studies in Greenland by other researchers with the aim of recording as much of this historical information as possible.

Links to pages relating to each year are given below:

Year Project
1979 GWGS: research and ringing expedition to Eqalummiut Nunaat, May-September
1980  
1981  
1982  
1983  
1984 GWGS: research and ringing expedition to Eqalummiut Nunaat, May-August
1985  
1986  
1987  
1988 Reconnaissance visit to Isunngua and pilot aerial survey, July-August
1989 GWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July-AugustGoose surveys on Disko (Bennike)
1990 Goose surveys on Disko (Bennike)
1991  
1992 GWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July
1993  
1994 NERI pilot aerial surveys of spring staging areas and fieldwork near Kangerlussuaq, May – June
1995 NERI aerial surveys of spring staging areas, MayAerial surveys during moulting period and rapid census of Isunngua, July-August
1996 NERI fieldwork on spring staging areas in Eqalummiut Nunaat, May – June
1997 NERI aerial surveys of spring staging areas, MayGWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July-August
1998 Study of inter-specific goose competition, Isunngua, July (Kristiansen & Jarrett)
1999 Ducks Unlimited, NERI and others – aerial survey in early JuneExperimental study of disturbance in Naternaq Ramsar site, July

Study of inter-specific goose competition, Isunngua, July (Kristiansen & Jarrett)

2000 Experimental study of disturbance in Naternaq Ramsar site, July
2001 NERI survey of the Ramsar sites of Disko, west Greenland
2002  
2003  
2004 Study of inter-specific goose competition, Disko, July-August (Levermann, Raundrup & Poulsen)
2005 Ducks Unlimited/NERI aerial survey in July
2006  
2007 Ducks Unlimited/NERI aerial survey in August
2008 GWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July

 

PLEASE NOTE!

These Greenland pages are being progressively developed as we scan and upload old literature and much other material relevant to each year’s activities so please bear with us as they progressively evolve.  This is a (perhaps very) long-term project!