Christer Moe Rolandsen

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1. Animal migration has long intrigued scientists and wildlife managers alike, yet migratory species face increasing challenges because of habitat fragmentation, climate change and over-exploitation. Central to the understanding migratory species is the objective discrimination between migratory and nonmigratory individuals in a given population,(More)
Identifying factors shaping variation in resource selection is central for our understanding of the behaviour and distribution of animals. We examined summer habitat selection and space use by 108 Global Positioning System (GPS)-collared moose in Norway in relation to sex, reproductive status, habitat quality, and availability. Moose selected habitat types(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate plasma lactate concentrations of etorphine-immobilized moose in relation to environmental, temporal and physiological parameters. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. ANIMALS Fourteen female and five male moose (Alces alces), estimated age range 1-7 years. METHODS The moose were darted from a helicopter with 7.5 mg(More)
Decreasing rate of migration in several species as a consequence of climate change and anthropic pressure, together with increasing evidence of space-use strategies intermediate between residency and complete migration, are very strong motivations to evaluate migration occurrence and features in animal populations. The main goal of this paper was to perform(More)
Animal space use has been studied by focusing either on geographic (e.g. home ranges, species' distribution) or on environmental (e.g. habitat use and selection) space. However, all patterns of space use emerge from individual movements, which are the primary means by which animals change their environment. Individuals increase their use of a given area by(More)
Optimal research and management of species with age structure often depends on estimates of age-specific population parameters, which in turn depends on reliable methods for age determination. By counting annuli in the cementum of incisor root tips from 51 known-age moose (Alces alces) between 1 and 12 years old, we examined the variation in accuracy and(More)
Animal movements are the primary behavioural adaptation to spatiotemporal heterogeneity in resource availability. Depending on their spatiotemporal scale, movements have been categorized into distinct functional groups (e.g. foraging movements, dispersal, migration), and have been studied using different methodologies. We suggest striving towards the(More)
The sustainability of wild ungulate harvests can be greatly enhanced if monitoring data are available to permit an adaptive management approach. Utilising data provided by hunters is potentially the most cost-effective approach. In Scandinavia, observations recorded by moose (Alces alces) hunters provide a range of indices of population density, composition(More)
Collisions with wild ungulates are an increasing traffic safety issue in boreal regions. Crashes involving smaller-bodied deer species usually lead to vehicle damage only, whereas collisions with a large animal, such as the moose, increase the risk of personal injuries. It is therefore important to understand both the factors affecting the number of(More)
Wildlife management systems face growing challenges to cope with increasingly complex interactions between wildlife populations, the environment and human activities. In this position statement, we address the most important issues characterising current ungulate conservation and management in Europe. We present some key points arising from ecological(More)
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