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Peak season at Grimsö - montitoring series, steering group meeting and chain saw course

A pair of roe deer siblings, age ca 5 days, that right after the photo was taken got marked with small telemetry transmitters. Photo; Madeleine Christiansson. A pair of roe deer siblings, age ca 5 days, that right after the photo was taken got marked with small telemetry transmitters. Photo; Madeleine Christiansson.

It is now peak season for several of Grimsös` monitoring series on wildlife and forest, where some surveys overlap in time, as also for many of the external projects. For some weeks now around May-June for example season for the marking of roe deer fawns. This is often an exciting work including stalking, waiting and now and then handling newly born fawns. These data are used for e.g. mortality studies, but especially in combination with the long term data set on marked adult roe deers.
 

Members of SITES`Steering group get introduced to the work at Grimsös` DNA laboratory. Photo; Gunnar Jansson. Members of SITES`Steering group get introduced to the work at Grimsös` DNA laboratory. Photo; Gunnar Jansson.

At June 3rd SITES` Steering group visited Grimsö for a meeting, but then most of the afternoon was spent touring inside the station and outdoors. For example, Mikael Åkesson explained the work at the DNA laboratory and the day was completed by a trip through parts of the 13 000 ha research area.

Two of Grimsös` field technicians and the course leader (to the left) during the chain saw course at Grimsö in 6-8 May. Photo; Madeleine Christiansson. Two of Grimsös` field technicians and the course leader (to the left) during the chain saw course at Grimsö in 6-8 May. Photo; Madeleine Christiansson.

For three days in early May some of the SITES staff took a chain saw course, and thereby obtained a “driving license” and the competence to use chain saws at work. It is important that at least a couple of coworkers keep this competence so that someone is always available to take care of potential trees fallen over roads etc.

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