Fish and wildlife in the Swedish mountain region: Resources, use and management

Eriksson T, Andersson J, Bystroem P, Hoernell-Willebrand M, Laitila T, Sandstroem C, & Willebrand T (2006). Fish and wildlife in the Swedish mountain region: Resources, use and management. International Journal of Biodiversity Science & Management 2 (4): 334-342. DOI:10.1080/17451590609618154.

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Abstract

Hunting and fishing are an important part of life for many Swedes. The The importance of fish and wildlife is even greater in the northern part of Sweden and especially in the Swedish mountain area, which covers a large geographical area but is sparsely populated. The biological systems in the mountain ecosystems can be characterised as arctic with low productivity and biodiversity. This article addresses two important species typical for this region (willow grouse and Arctic char), provides an up-to-date characterisation of current use and management, and presents a range of management models that frame the mechanisms of population dynamics of fish and game. It is concluded that lack of knowledge of population responses of fish and game in the mountain region to different harvesting options and management strategies is a practical obstacle, as is knowledge and understanding of the costs and benefits associated with different ecological management strategies. However, it is also crucial to integrate other disciplines with ecology for successful management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish; Wildlife; Arctic char; Willow grouse; Ecology; Management; Property regimes
Research Programs: Forestry (FOR)
Postdoctoral Scholars (PDS)
Bibliographic Reference: International Journal of Biodiversity Science & Management; 2(4):334-342 (2006)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:19
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 12:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7873

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