Effect of geese and temperature on Svalbard tundra

This document is the final audience-friendly report of the research project “Effects of geese and temperature on Svalbard tundra”



The experiment has been successfully conducted during the experimental seasons 2016 and 2017. To our knowledge, we conducted the biggest assessment of plant nutrient content ever made in Arctic ecosystems. In addition, measurements of ecosystem processes have been made. Together, these data provide a unique overview of how goose grubbing and summer warming may affect plant nutrient content and ecosystem processes and functions in the fragile Svalbard tundra.