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The scientists of the European White-fronted Research Programme have published numerous papers and studies on the colour-marked geese. The following list gives some of these publications; in some cases you can download the papers directly. Should you have any questions, please contact the author(s) of the papers.

View all publications of Helmut Kruckenberg.

Breeding waders on Kolguev Island, Barents Sea, N Russia, 2006-2008

Summary: Kruckenberg, H., A. Kondratyev, C. Zöckler, E. Zaynagutdinova & J.H. Mooij (2012): Breeding waders on Kolguev Island, Barents Sea, N Russia, 2006-2008
Kolguev Island in the Barents Sea, N Russia, has no rodents; as a consequence it has a relatively small predator population, which is most beneficial to the breeding success of birds. As a consequence it is an area of outstanding importance for waders, not only in the Western Palearctic but also across the entire Arctic region.
Until recently, knowledge of the breeding birds of Kolguev was limited to the results of a small number of ornithological expeditions that took place mostly in the early 1900s. During the three summers 2006–2008, a Russian–German team undertook a series of expeditions to investigate the bird populations of the entire island. Here we present the results of these expeditions in respect the breeding status, abundance, distribution and population trends of waders, and report on some aspects of their breeding biology. We found 15 breeding wader species of which Dunlin Calidris alpina, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago and Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres showed a decline between 1994–1995 and 2006–2008 while numbers of Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola appeared to be stable. In contrast Eurasian Golden Plovers P. apricaria which were rare in 1994 are now breeding regularly. Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus were confirmed as breeding species, but these might have been overlooked in earlier years.
For several species we discuss trends on Kolguev in the context of trends in the Wadden Sea and elsewhere.

van Wijk, R.E., A. Kölzsch, H. Kruckenberg, B.S. Ebbinge, G.J.D.M. Müskens & B. Nolet (2011): Individually tracked geese follow peaks of temperature acceleration during spring migration. - Oikos 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20083.x, Read more here

New: Kolguev report 2006

Kruckenberg, H., A. Kondratyev, J.H, Mooij, C. Zöckler & E. Zaynagutdinova (2008): White-fronted Goose Flyway Population Status Interim Report of a preliminary study in 2006. Angewandte Feldbiologie 2: 1-77.

The team of authors present their priliminary results of expedtions to Lake Ladoga (april / may 2006), satellite tracking in Whitefronts in 2006 and summer expedition to arctic breeding grounds on Kolguev Island. So, report contains lots of impressive photos, figures and a large appendix providing bird lists of Ladoga-areas as well as Kolguev Island. The booklet is written in English but also offers a long German and Russian summary.
ISSN 1861-227X; 68 farbige Seiten DINA 5, 54 Abb. und Fotos. 20€ incl. international shipping. delivery date: 7th May 2009. order here.

Kruckenberg, H., G. Müskens, B.S. Ebbinge (2007): Satellite tracking of Whitefronted Geese Anser alb.albifrons during spring migration 2006 and 2007. - Vogelwarte 45: 330-331 [in German]. Read more.

Kruckenberg, H. (2004): Spatial utilisation of individually marked Whitefronted Geese in NW East Frisian (Lower Saxony, Germany) - indications for demarcation of special protections areas based on habitat use. - Natur und Landschaft: 309-315 (In German with an English summary).

Kruckenberg, H. (2002): Patters of spatial use of colour-marked Whitefronted Geese Anser alb. albifrons in Western and Middle Europe with contribution to social aspects. - PhD university Osnabrueck (In German with an English summary). Download.

Kruckenberg, H. & V. Wille (2004): Migration routes and returnal rates of Whitefronted Geese ringed at Lower Rhine Area 1999/00 - 2001/02. - Charadrius 39: 122-132 (In German with an English summary).

Kruckenberg, H. (2005): When do the young mature? An examination of family stability of neckbanded White-fronted Geese Anser alb. albifrons. - Vogelwelt 126: 253-258 (In German with an English summary).

Jaene-Borbach, J. (2002): Anthropogen bedingte Verluste von Lebensraum und ihre Folgen - Zur Ökologie und zum Verhalten in der nordwestdeutschen Küstenlandschaft überwinternder Wildgänse. [Anthropogenic caused losses of habitat and it`s consequences - Studies of ecology and behaviour of wintering geese at the coastal area of nordwest Germany, in German]- PhD Uni Osnabrück.Download (9,3 MB).

Ebbinge, B.S. (2000) Ganzenvangen voor de wetenschap; ringonderzoek aan wilde ganzen. [Traditional goose catching for science: results of banding on wilde geese, in Dutch]- Alterra-Rapport 155. Download (5,3MB).

Ebbinge, B.S., G.J.D.M. Müskens, J.G. Oord, A.J. Beintema & N.W. van den Brink (2000) Stuurbaarheid van ganzen door verjaging en flankerende jacht rondom het ganzenopvanggebied Oost-Dongeradeel (Friesland) in 1999-2000 [Herding wild geese by shooting around a goose reserve in Friesland: in Dutch] - Alterra-Rapport 128. Download (2,3 MB) .