Tag: Snow Goose

Comparative energy budgets of Greater Snow Geese Chen caerulescens atlantica staging in two habitats in spring

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) Science Article 2 abstract During a recent population increase, the high-arctic nesting Greater Snow Goose Chen caerulescens atlantica greatly expanded its spring staging habitat. Over two decades, the flock over-spilled from its traditional fresh-water Scripus marshes of the upper St. Lawrence River estuary into the salt-water Spartina marshes of the lower […]

The impact of goose grazing on arctic and temperate wetlands

Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) Science Article 1 abstract Geese are large, herbivorous birds that graze in huge flocks in ways that may have a considerable impact onvegetation. This is exemplified best in two subspecies of snow geese, the lesser and the greater, both of which have increaseddramatically in numbers in recent decades. In arctic coastal […]