New publication: Embracing fragmentation to save reindeer from disease

By Atle Mysterud, Olav Strand, and Christer M. Rolandsen in Conservation Science and Practice. Open Access.


Space demanding mammalian species, such as reindeer, are in decline worldwide due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Policy to restore connectivity of reindeer habitat is now put to an abrupt halt in several areas because of an outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway, and replaced with deliberate fragmentation of the landscape by enhancing barrier effects of linear structures.

Conservation Science and Practice
First published: 29 June 2020
DOI: 10.1111/csp2.244
Publication webpage.

Atle Mysterud*, Olav Strand§, and Christer M. Rolandsen§

* Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

§ Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Trondheim, Norway

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Published Aug. 26, 2020 12:43 PM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2021 9:34 AM