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Arctic geese in North America

January 1, 2022

Multiple species of geese spend part of their annual cycle in the circumpolar Arctic and serve as a source of nutrition and cultural affirmation for many peoples. Arctic geese function as important indicators of environmental changes and some species also have the potential to alter ecosystem processes when they become overabundant. In 2022, despite an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in North America and variable spring weather conditions, the population sizes of most Arctic geese remained at or above historical levels.

Publication Year 2022
Title Arctic geese in North America
DOI 10.25923/txnp-hb02
Authors John M. Pearce, Josh Dooley, Vijay P. Patil, Todd L. Sformo, Bryan Daniels, Andy Greene, Jim Leafloor
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Technical Report
Series Number OAR ARC 22-12
Index ID 70240709
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB