County of Kronoberg, Växjö (57° N, 14° E)
In February 2009, we marked 25 moose in the area around Växjö (5 males and 20 females). In January 2010, we marked additional 6 moose in order to replace those we had lost in 2009. Early 2012, we marked additional 39 moose (29 females, 10 males) to replace some of the losses from previous years as well as to expand the research effort in this area. The area around Växjö is very exciting for several reasons. First, questions concerning moose and forestry after the storms "Gudrun" (2005) and “Per” (2007) are central. Second, the area is also very interesting for that fact that it provides possibilities to study questions about multi-species ungulate system as well as concerning wildlife and traffic. The current project in this area, “Älg och rådjur i stormarnas spar” focus specifically on the distribution and habitat selection of moose and roe deer. For those questions, we started to mark roe deer with GPS neck collars in the same area in winter 2016/2017. By the end of 2017, 65 adult moose (49 females, 16 males) have been marked in the area, and we have been able to document the birth and survival of 255 calves of the year. The project is basically finished, but some moose have still their devices.
Map showing first tagging position.
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies