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Extreme Weather Links Arctic Population Cycles (4 of 5)

Caption: This shows wild Svalbard reindeer and Svalbard rock ptarmigan co-feeding on an ice-free ridge in late winter. 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 Nicolas Lecomte, Norwegian Polar Institute]

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