Ny-Ĺlesund Fragile Koeman & Bijkerk Family


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Selected recent publications: (full list)
  • Prestrud, K.W., Kjetil Ĺsbakk, K., Eva Fuglei, E., Torill Mřrk, T., Audun Stien A., Ropstad, E., Tryland, M., Gabrielsen, G.W., Lydersen, C., Kovacs, K.M., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Sagerup, K., & Oksanen A. (2007) Serosurvey for Toxoplasma gondii in arctic foxes and possible sources of infection in the high Arctic of Svalbard. Vet. Parasitol. 150: 6-12. download
  • Dolnik, O.V. & Loonen, M.J.J.E. (2007) Isospora plectrophenaxia n. sp (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a new coccidian parasite found in Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) nestlings on Spitsbergen. Parasitology Research 101: 1617-1619. download
  • Van Geest, G.J., Hessen, D.O., Spierenburg, P., Dahl-Hansen, G.A.P., Christensen, G., Faerovig, P.J., Brehm, M., Loonen, M.J.J.E. & Van Donk, E. (2007) Goose-mediated nutrient enrichment and planktonic grazer control in arctic freshwater ponds. Oecologia 153: 653-662. download
  • O'Connell, M.J., Huiskes A.H.L., Loonen M.J.J.E., Madsen J., Klaassen M. & M. Rounsevell (2006) Developing an integrated approach to understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental alterations at a flyway level. Waterbirds around the world. Eds. G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A. Stroud. The Stationary Office, Edinburgh, Uk. pp. 385-397. download
  • Cooper E., Jónsdóttir I.S., Chaput D., Kuijper D., Loonen M.J.J.E., Pahud A., Sjögersten S., Ubels R., Van der Wal R., Woodin S., Huiskes A. (2004). Climate change and goose grazing on Svalbard's tundra. ACIA International Symposium on Climate Change in the Arctic. Reykjavik, Iceland, 9-12 November 2004. download
  • Dolnik, O.V. & Loonen M.J.J.E. 2006. First finding of Tyzerria parvula (Kotlàn, 1993) Klimeš, 1963 (Protozoa: Coccidiida) in Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis Bechstein, 1803) on Spitsbergen. Zoosystematica Rossica, 15: 214. download
  • Kuijper, D.P.J., Bakker J.P., Cooper, E.J., Ubels R., I.S. Jónsdóttir & Loonen M.J.J.E. 2006. Intensive grazing by Barnacle geese depletes High Arctic seed bank. Can. J. Bot. 84: 995-1004. download
  • Loonen, M.J.J.E. 2005. Arctic geese: quick meals for predators: Geese, the green wave and the price of parenthood. In: Seeking Nature's Limits: Ecologists in the field (Ed. by Drent R., Bakker J.P., Piersma T. & Tinbergen J.M.), pp. 73-78. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht. download
  • Loonen, M.J.J.E. (2005) Grenzen verleggen. In: Boschman N., Hacquebord L. & Veluwenkamp J.W. (eds.) Het topje van de ijsberg: 35 jaar Arctisch Centrum (1970-2005). Barkhuis Publishing, Groningen .Circumpolar Studies 2: 96-101 (in Dutch with English summary).
  • Bos D., Loonen M.J.J.E., Stock M., Hofeditz F., van der Graaf A.J. & Bakker J.P. (2005) Utilisation of Wadden Sea salt marshes by geese in relation to livestock grazing. Journal for Nature Conservation 13: 1-15. download
  • Cope, D.R., Loonen M.J.J.E., Rowcliffe J.M. & Pettifor R.A. (2005) Larger barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) are more efficient feeders: a possible mechanism for observed body size - fitness relationships. Journal of Zoology 265: 37-42.
  • Full list of publications here

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