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each of these trips; documenting participants and locations; and scanning and making available publications (including unpublished reports) and other outputs.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:
|1979||GWGS: research and ringing expedition to Eqalummiut Nunaat, May-September|
|1984||GWGS: research and ringing expedition to Eqalummiut Nunaat, May-August|
|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)|
|1992||GWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July|
|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|
|2004||Study of inter-specific goose competition, Disko, July-August (Levermann, Raundrup & Poulsen)|
|2005||Ducks Unlimited/NERI aerial survey in July|
|2007||Ducks Unlimited/NERI aerial survey in August|
|2008||GWGS: ringing expedition to Isunngua, July|
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!