Banks Island Snow Goose Study

Publications and Reports

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The following publications and reports stem from work done at Egg River.

  • Samelius G., Alisauskas R.T. and Hines J.E. 2008. Productivity of lesser snow geese on Banks Island in 1995 to 1998. Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper 115, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Available here.
  • Samelius G. and Alisauskas R.T. 2006. Sex-biased costs in nest defence by lesser snow geese (Chen caerulescens): consequences of parental roles? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 805-810.
  • Samelius G. and Alisauskas R.T. 2001. Deterring arctic fox predation: the role of parental nest attendance by lesser snow geese. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 861-866.
  • Samelius G. and Alisauskas R.T. 2000. Foraging patterns of arctic foxes at a large arctic goose colony. Arctic 53: 279-288.
  • Samuel M.D., Takekawa J.Y., Samelius G. and Goldberg D.R. 1999. Avian cholera mortality in lesser snow geese nesting at Banks Island, Northwest Territories. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27: 780-787.
  • Samelius G. and Lee M. 1998. Arctic Fox, Alopex lagopus, predation on Lesser Snow Geese, Chen caerulescens, and their eggs. Canadian Field-Naturalist 112: 700-701.
  • Slattery S.M., Samelius G., Alisauskas R.T., Danielson J. and Moore F. 1998. For whom the geese toll: aberrant or adaptive behaviour in Ross's Chen rossii and lesser snow geese Chen caerulescens caerulescens? Wildfowl 49: 242-244.

Other related publications.

  • Samelius G., Alisauskas R.T. and Larivière S. Seasonal pulses of migratory prey and annual variation in small mammal abundance affect abundance and reproduction by arctic foxes. Polar Biology 34: 1475-1484.
  • Alisauskas R.T., Rockwell R.F., Dufour K.W., Cooch E.G., Zimmerman G., Drake K.L., Leafloor J.O., Moser T.J. and Reed, E.T. 2011.Harvest, Survival, and Abundance of Midcontinent Lesser Snow Geese Relative to Population Reduction Efforts. Wildlife Monographs 179: 1-42.
  • Norén K., Carmichael L., Dalén L., Hersteinsson P., Samelius G., Fuglei E., Kapel C.M.O., Menyushina I., Strobeck C. and Angerbjörn A. 2011. Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) population structure: circumpolar patterns and processes. Oikos 120: 873-885.
  • Lecomte N., Gauthier G. and Giroux J.F. 2009. A link between water availability and nesting success mediated by predator-prey interactions in the Arctic. Ecology 90: 465-475.
  • Samelius G. and Alisauskas. 2009. Habitat alteration by geese at a large arctic goose colony: consequences for lemmings and voles. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 95-101.
  • Williams C.K., Samuel M.D., Baranyuk V.V., Cooch E.G. and Kraege D. 2008. Winter fidelity and apparent survival of lesser snow goose populations in the Pacific Flyway. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 159-167.
  • Lecomte N., Careau V., Gauthier G. and Giroux J.F. 2008. Predator behaviour and predation risk in the heterogeneous Arctic environment. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 439-447.
  • Samelius G. Alisauskas R.T., Hobson K.A. and Larivière S. 2007. Prolonging the arctic pulse: long-term exploitation of cached eggs by arctic foxes when lemmings are scarce. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 873-880.
  • Alisauskas R.T., Charlwood J.W. and Kellett D.K. 2006. Vegetation correlates of nesting history and density by Ross’s and lesser snow geese at Karrak Lake, Nunavut. Arctic, 59: 201-210.
  • Abraham K.F., Jefferies R.L. and Alisauskas R.T. 2005. The dynamics of landscape change and snow geese in mid-continent North America. Global Change Biology 11: 841-855.
  • Dalén L., Fuglei E., Hersteinsson P., Kapel C.M.O., Roth J.D., Samelius G., Tannerfeldt M. and Angerbjörn A. 2005. Population history and genetic structure of a circumpolar species: the arctic fox. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84: 79-89.
  • Alisauskas R.T. 2002. Arctic climate, spring nutrition, and recruitment in midcontinent lesser snow geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 66: 181–193
  • Bêty J., Gauthier G., Giroux J.F. and Korpimäki E. 2001. Are goose nesting success and lemming cycles linked? Interplay between nest density and predators. Oikos, 93: 388-400.
  • Mowbray T.B., Cooke F. and Ganter B. 2000. Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens). The Birds of North America 514 (eds. Poole A. and Gill F.). The Birds of North America Inc., Philadelphia.
  • Kerbes R.H., Meeres K.M. and Hines J.E. (eds.). 1999. Distribution, survival, and numbers of Lesser Snow Geese of the Western Canadian Arctic and Wrangel Island, Russia. Canadian Wildlife Service Occasional Paper 98, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Ganter B., Cooke F. and Mineau P. 1996. Long-term vegetation changes in a snow goose nesting habitat. Canadian Journal of Zoology 74: 965-969.
  • Raveling D.G. 1989. Nest-predation rates in relation to colony size of black brant. Journal of Wildlife Management 53: 87-90.



This page was developed by Gustaf Samelius who also took the pictures