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Publications about pink-footed geese

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Fox, A.D., Eide, N.E., Bergersen, E. & Madsen, J. (2009): Resource partitioning in sympatric arctic-breeding geese: summer habitat use, spatial and dietary overlap of Barnacle and Pink-footed Geese in Svalbard. – Ibis 151: 122-133.

Madsen, J., Tombre, I.M. & Eide, N.E. (2009): Effects of disturbance on geese in Svalbard: implications for management of increasing tourism activities. - Polar Research (in press).

Trinder, M. N. & Madsen, J. (2009): Predictive modelling of the Svalbard pink-footed goose population: an evaluation of the potential impacts of increased hunting pressure. –Vogelwelt (in press).


Bauer, S., van Dinther, M., Høgda, K.-A., Klaassen, M. & Madsen, J. (2008): The consequences of climate-driven stop-over site changes on migration schedules and fitness of Arctic geese. – Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 654-660.

Bauer, S., Gienapp, P. & Madsen, J. (2008): The relevance of local environmental conditions for departure decision changes en route in migrating geese - Ecology 89: 1953-1960.

Jensen, R.A., Madsen, J., O'Connell, M., Wisz, M.S. & Mehlum, F. (2008): Prediction of the nesting distribution of pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) in Svalbard under a warmer climate scenario. - Global Change Biology 14: 1-10.

Jensen, R.A., Wisz, M.S. & Madsen, J. (2008): Prioritizing refuge sites for migratory geese to alleviate conflicts with agriculture. - Biological Conservation 141: 1806-1818.

Klaassen, M., Bauer, S., Madsen, J. & Possingham, H. (2008): Optimal management of a goose flyway: migrant management at minimum cost. - Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1446-1452.

Madsen, J. & Boertmann, D. (2008): Animal behavioral adaptation to changing landscapes: Spring-staging geese habituate to wind farms. – Landscape Ecology 23: 1007-1011.

Tombre, I. M., Høgda, K.A., Madsen, J., Griffin, L.R., Kuijken, E., Shimmings, P., Rees, E. & Verscheure, C. (2008): The onset of spring and timing of migration in two arctic nesting goose populations: the pink-footed goose Anser brachyrhynchus and the barnacle goose Branta leucopsis. – Journal of Avian Biology 39: 691-703.

Wisz, M., Dendoncker, N., Madsen, J., Rounsevell, M., Jespersen, M., Kuijken, E., Courtens, W., Verscheure, C. & Cottaar, F. (2008): Modelling pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) wintering distributions for the year 2050: Potential effects of land use change in Europe. - Diversity and Distributions 14: 721-731.

Wisz, M.S., Tamstorf, M.P., Madsen, J. & Jespersen, M. (2008): Where might the western Svalbard tundra be vulnerable to pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) population expansion? Clues from species distribution models. - Diversity and Distributions 14: 26-37.


Fox, A.D., Bergersen, E., Tombre, I.M. & Madsen, J. (2007): Minimal intra-seasonal dietary overlap of barnacle and pink-footed geese on their breeding grounds in Svalbard. - Polar Biology 30(6): 759-776.
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Glahder, C.M., Fox, A.D., O'Connell, M., Jespersen, M. & Madsen, J. (2007): Eastward moult migration of non-breeding pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) in Svalbard. - Polar Research 26(1): 31-36.
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Madsen, J. & Riget, F.F. (2007): Do embedded shotgun pellets have a chronic effect on body condition of pink-footed geese? . - Journal of Wildlife Management 71(5): 1427-1430 .
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Madsen, J., Tamstorf, M.P., Klaassen, M., Eide, N., Glahder, C.M., Riget, F.F., Nyegaard, H. & Cottaar, F. (2007): Effects of snow cover on the timing and success of reproduction in high-Arctic pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus. - Polar Biology 30(11): 1363-1372.
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Noer, H., Madsen, J. & Hartmann, P. (2007): Reducing wounding of game by shotgun hunting: effects of a Danish action plan on pink-footed geese. - Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 653-662.
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O'Connell, M.J., Huiskes, A.H.L., Loonen, M.L., Madsen, J., Klaassen, M. & Rounsevell, M. (2007): Developing an integrated approach to understanding the effects of climate change and other environmental alterations at a flyway level. In: Boere, G.C., Galbraith, C.A. & Stroud, D.A. (eds): Waterbirds around the world. A global overview of the conservation, management and research of the world's waterbird flyways. Edinburgh Stationery Office. Pp. 385-397.
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Bauer, S., Madsen, J. & Klaassen, M. (2006): Intake rates, stochasticity or onset of spring - what aspects of food availability affect spring migration patterns in Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus? . - Ardea 94(3): 555-566.
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Glahder, C.M., Fox, A.D., Hübner, C.E., Madsen, J. & Tombre, I.M. (2006): Pre-nesting site use of satellite transmitter tagged Svalbard Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus. - ARDEA 94(3): 679-690.
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Kéry, M., Madsen, J. & Lebreton, J.-D. (2006): Survival of Svalbard pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus in relation to winter climate, density and land use. - Journal of Animal Ecology 75(5): 1172-1181.
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Klaassen, M., Bauer, S., Madsen, J. & Tombre, I. (2006): Modelling behavioural and fitness consequences of disturbance for geese along their spring flyway. - Journal of Applied Ecology 43(1): 92-100.
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Madsen, J. & Klaassen, M. (2006): Assessing body condition and energy budget components by scoring abdominal profiles in free-ranging pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus. - Journal of Avian Biology 37(3): 283-287.
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Fox, A.D., Madsen, J., Boyd, H., Kuijken, E., Norriss, D.W., Tombre, I.M. & Stroud, D.A. (2005): Effects of agricultural change on abundance, fitness components and distribution of two arctic-nesting goose populations. - Global Change Biology 11(6): 881-893.

Ruokonen, M., Aarvak, T. & Madsen, J. (2005): Colonization history of the high-arctic pink-footed goose Anser brachyrhynchus. - Molecular Ecology 14(1): 171-178.

Tombre, I.M., Madsen, J., Tømmervik, H., Haugen, K.-P. & Eythórsson, E. (2005): Influence of organised scaring on distribution and habitat choice of geese on pastures in Northern Norway. - Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 111(1-4): 311-320.

Tombre, I.M., Tømmervik, H. & Madsen, J. (2005): Land use changes and goose habitats, assessed by remote sensing techniques, and corresponding goose distribution, in Vesterålen, Northern Norway. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 109(3-4): 284-296.


Madsen, J., Frederiksen, M. & Ganter, B. (2002): Trends in Annual and Seasonal Survival of Pink-Footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus). - Ibis 144(2): 218-226.


Ganter, B. & Madsen, J. (2001): An Examination of Methods to Estimate Population Size in Wintering Geese. - Bird Study 48: 90-101.

Madsen, J. (2001): Spring Migration Strategies in Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus and Consequences for Spring Fattening and Fecundity. - Ardea 89(special issue): 43-55.

Madsen, J., Kuijken, E., Kuijken-Verscheure, C., Hansen, F. & Cottaar, F. (2001): Incidents of Neckband Icing and Consequences for Body Condition and Survival of Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus. - Wildlife Biology 7(1): 49-53.


Larsen, J.K. & Madsen, J. (2000): Effects of Wind Turbines and other Physical Elements on Field Utilization by Pink-Footed Geese(Anser brachyrhynchus) : a Landscape Perspective. - Landscape Ecology 15: 755-764.

Therkildsen, O. R. & Madsen, J. (2000): Energetics of Feeding on Winter Wheat Versus Pasture Grasses : a Window of Opportunity for Winter Range Expansion in the Pink-Footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus. - Wildlife Biology 6(2): 65-74.

Therkildsen, O.R. & Madsen, J. (2000): Assessment of Food Intake Rates in Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus based on Examination of Oesophagus Contents. - Wildlife Biology 6(3): 167-172.


Madsen, J., Kuijken, E., Meire, P., Cottaar, F., Haitjema, T., Nicolaisen, P.I., Bønes, T. & Mehlum, F. (1999): Pink-Footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus : Svalbard. In: Madsen, J., Cracknell, G. & Fox, T. (eds.): Goose Populations of the Western Palearctic. A Review of Status and Distribution. National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark and Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands. - Wetlands International Publication 48: 82-93.


Madsen, J. (1998): Changing Trade-Offs between Predation Risk and Food Intake : Gaining Access to Feeding Patches during Spring-Fattening in Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus. - Norsk Polarinstitutt Skrifter 200: 295-303.


Fox, A.D., Mitchell, C.R., Madsen, J. & Boyd, H. (1997): Pink-Footed Goose. - BWP Update 1: 37-48.


Madsen, J. (1996): Exposure of Spring-Staging Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus to Pesticide-Treated Seed. - Wildlife Biology 2(1): 1-9.

Madsen, J. & Noer, H. (1996): Decreased Survival of Pink-Footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus Carrying Shotgun Pellets. - Wildlife Biology 2(2): 75-82.

Noer, H. & Madsen, J. (1996): Shotgun Pellet Loads and Infliction Rates in Pink-Footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus. - Wildlife Biology 2(2): 65-73.

NERI Technical Reports and consultancy publications


Madsen, J. (2008): Fodring af kortnæbbede gæs om foråret i Vestjylland. Biologiske fakta til understøttelse af fremtidig forvaltningsstrategi. - Faglig Rapport fra DMU nr. 676. 20 pp.

Madsen, J., Tombre, I.M. & Eide, N. (2008): Ferdsel og forstyrrelseseffekter for gjess på Svalbard. Anbefalinger til forvaltningen. - NINA Rapport 334: 39 pp.

Tombre, I.M., Madsen, J., Nicolaisen, P.I., Wisz, M.S., Jensen, R.A., Ødegaard, P.I., Søreng, S.U., Trinder, M.N., Hansen, F. (2008): Kortnebbgås i Nord-Trøndelag våren 2007. - NINA Rapport nr. 353.

Tombre, I.M., Bakken, J., Jacobsen, K.-O., Madsen, J. (2008): Registreringer af gjess i Vesterålen. Resultater fra våren 2008. - NINA Rapport vol. 394.


Tombre, I., Madsen, J., Bakken, J., Bergland, O.-P., Kristensen, J.B. & Røsshag, B. (2005): Kortnebbgjess og hvitkinngjess i Vesterålen. Bruk av områder og individuell adferd. Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning. - NINA Rapport 3: 32 s.
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Tombre, I., Madsen, J., Bergersen, E. & Bakken, J. (2005): Vårtrek av arktiske gjess i Vesterålen. Innspill til en regional forvaltningsplan. Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning. - NINA Rapport 83: 38 pp.
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Tombre, I.M., Tømmervik, H., Madsen, J. & Eythórsson, E. (2005): Kortnebbgjess, landbruk og arealkonflikter i Vesterålen. In: Heggberget, T.M. & Jonsson, B. (eds.): Landskapsøkologi: arealbruk og landskapsanalyse. NINAs strategiske instituttprogrammer 2001-2005. - NINA Temahefte 32: 41-45.
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Tombre, I., Madsen, J., Bakken, J., Kristensen, P.H., Nicolaisen, P.I. & Røsshag, B. (2004): Gåsetrekket i Vesterålen og Nord-Trøndelag 2004. En evaluering av effekter av iverksatte tiltak. Norsk institutt for naturforskning. - NINA Oppdragsmelding 840: 34 s.
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Tombre, I., Madsen, J., Tømmervik, H. & Eythórsson, E. (2004): Vårrastende kortnebbgjess i Vesterålen. Konflikter med landbruket, årsaker og konsekvenser. Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning. - NINA Fagrapport 77: 25 s.
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Noer, H., Hartmann, P., Madsen, J., Christensen, T.K., Kanstrup, N. & Simonsen, N.H. (2001): Anskydning af vildt. Status for undersøgelser 2001. Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser. - Faglig rapport fra DMU 367: 45 s.
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Madsen, J., Jørgensen, H.E. & Hansen, F. (2000): Effekt af døgnregulering af jagt på gæs. Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser. - Faglig rapport fra DMU 312: 65 s.
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Madsen, J. (1998): De kortnæbbede gæs indtager Vejlerne. I: Hald-Mortensen, P. (red): Vejlernes natur. Status over reservatets mangfoldighed - 1998. Aage V. Jensens Fonde. s. 163-169.

Noer, H., Madsen, J., Hartmann, P., Kanstrup, N. & Kjær, T. (1998): Anskydning af vildt. Status for undersøgelser 1997-1998. Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser. - Faglig rapport fra DMU 233: 61 s.
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Madsen, J. & Fox, A.D. (1997): Pink-Footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus. In: Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J. (Eds.): The EBCC Atlas of European Birds. their Distribution and Abundance. Poyser. 74.

Madsen, J., Hansen, F. & Kjeldsen, J.P. (1997): Spring Exposure of Pink-Footed Geese to Pesticide-Treated Seed. Danish Environmental Protection Agency. - Pesticides Research 33: 32 pp.

Madsen, J., Hansen, F.,Kristensen, J.B. & Boyd, H. (1997): Spring Migration Strategies and Stopover Ecology of Pink-Footed Geese. Results of Field Work in Norway, 1996. National Environmental Research Institute. - NERI Technical Report 204: 31 pp.
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Popular articles and reports


Madsen, J. & Tombre, I.M. (2002): Kortnebbgjess i Vesterålen: problemer for norsk gåseforvaltning? - Ottar 239(1): 22-29.

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