New publication: A reindeer cull to prevent chronic wasting disease in Europe
By Atle Mysterud* and Christer M. Rolandsen§ in Nature Ecology & Evolution
The emergence of chronic wasting disease among wild reindeer in Norway triggered the decision to eradicate an entire population of more than 2,000 animals. The cull, now complete, was a tremendously difficult process both politically and practically.
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Volume 2: 1343-1345.
* Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
§ Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Trondheim, Norway.