Monitoring of the relative abundance of tundra bird and mammal species encountered daily on Bylot Island, Nunavut

The relative abundance of species is recorded as the number of individuals seen per hour spent in the field per observer. Each observer records the animal species encountered in the field and the number of individuals observed daily. To correct for any potential biases, the activities and the mode of transportation of observers is also taken into account. We also monitor the nests of bird species that are not part of our long-term monitoring and are found opportunistically, such as Arctic Tern, King Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Rock Ptarmigan and Horned Lark.

Metadata Access
Creator Gauthier, Gilles; Cadieux, Marie-Christine; Centre d'études nordiques
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2021
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact gilles.gauthier(at); pdc(at)
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-80.200W, 72.800S, -79.600E, 73.200N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-06-02T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z