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Extreme Weather Links Arctic Population Cycles (3 of 5)

Caption: Extreme rain events in winter encapsulate most of the herbivore food plants in ground-ice, and the reindeer must seek alternative food sources. This calf is searching for kelp and sea-weed along the shoreline. This image relates to a paper that appeared in Jan. 18, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Brage Hansen at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and colleagues was titled, “Climate Events Synchronize the Dynamics of a Resident Vertebrate Community in the High Arctic.”

Credit: [Image courtesy of Brage Bremset Hansen]

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