Fennoscandian Tundra Ecosystems

Part 2 Animals and Systems Analysis

  • F. E. Wielgolaski

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. Kauri, E. Østbye
      Pages 3-7
    3. Faunal Structure of Research Areas

      1. E. Haukioja, S. Koponen
        Pages 19-28
      2. T. Solhøy, E. Østbye, H. Kauri, A. Hagen, L. Lien, H.-J. Skar
        Pages 29-45
    4. Organization and Dynamics of Populations

    5. Bioenergetics

    6. Herbivory Aspects

      1. E. Haukioja, S. Koponen
        Pages 181-188
      2. E. Haukioja
        Pages 189-194
      3. E. Gaare, T. Skogland
        Pages 195-205
      4. E. Gaare, B. R. Thomson, O. Kjos-Hanssen
        Pages 206-215
      5. F. E. Wielgolaski
        Pages 216-228
  3. Conservation and Recreation in Tundra Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  4. Models for Integration and Prediction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. A. Sandhaug, S. Kjelvik, F. E. Wielgolaski
      Pages 251-266
    3. G. Gyllenberg
      Pages 267-272
    4. K. Liestøl, E. Østbye, H.-J. Skar, G. Swartzman
      Pages 273-282
    5. F. E. Wielgolaski
      Pages 300-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-340

About this book


Animals are important components of any ecosystem and it is impossible to describe structure and funCtioning of the Fennoscandian tundra ecosystems without including this part of the system. However, the strong diversity between functionally highly different fauna groups makes it impossible to study all groups in great detail with the funds and expertise available in Fennoscandia. Relatively few productivity studies were carried out on animals in Fenno­ scandian tundra regions before the IBP projects started in 1969-1970. Within IBP, more fauna groups have been investigated in the Norwegian tundra project than in the other countries, due to better financial support. Even in Norway, however, only a limited number of invertebrate and vertebrate taxons is studied. General lack of information on the same animals in various parts of the Fennoscandian tundra makes it more difficult to present structural and functional comparisons of fauna for the whole region than in plants and microorganisms (see Part 1 of Fennoscandian Tundra Ecosystems). Brief surveys on faunal problems within the area are given in the introduction to the animal section, and general aspects are also discussed in the four first papers of the volume.


Skandinavien /Biologie Tiere Tundra animals biology ecology ecosystem ecosystems fauna invertebrates lake Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • F. E. Wielgolaski
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical LaboratoryUniversity of OsloOslo 3Norway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66278-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66276-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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