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Fusté Ballesteros, Jordi, 2010. Effects of global warming on reindeer husbandry in the Swedish subarctic : correlations across microclimatic change, subarctic vegetation cover, and reindeer foraging preferences. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology

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Abstract

The Abisko Scientific Research Station (ANS) is located in the far north of Sweden, in a
subarctic environment inhabited mostly by the Sami people. ANS has conducted research
for more than hundred years, with its current focus set on interdisciplinary research regarding
the effects of climate-change on the subarctic environment.

Since the subarctic region changes faster than many other regions, ANS attracts climate
change scientists from all over the world, with approximately 500 visitors per year, resulting
in large numbers of data being generated. The present study focused on observations of
temperature changes in the region, utilizing a database covering the Abisko region.

As a result of climate change, geographic characteristics of the vegetation in the Abisko
region are changing, propagating at a speed determined by micro-climatic conditions such
as aspect and elevation. Temperature may be considered as an effect of such microclimatic
factors, and is in conjunction with soil properties determining the vegetation characteristics.

Main title:Effects of global warming on reindeer husbandry in the Swedish subarctic
Subtitle:correlations across microclimatic change, subarctic vegetation cover, and reindeer foraging preferences
Authors:Fusté Ballesteros, Jordi
Supervisor:Thierfelder, Tomas
Examiner:de Toro, Alfredo
Series:Examensarbete (Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU)
Volume/Sequential designation:2010:06
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:Abisko, research, temperature, climate change, vegetation, reindeer
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-905
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-905
Subjects:Geography
Animal husbandry
Agricultural engineering
Mathematical and statistical methods
Language:English
Deposited On:13 Dec 2010 08:59
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:17

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