Dovrefjell


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Dovrefjell

(dô`vrəfyĕl), mountainous region of S Norway, c.100 mi (160 km) long and 40 mi (60 km) wide, culminating in Snøhetta (7,500 ft/2,286 m high). It is crossed by the Dovre railway and highway and is the source of several important rivers. It is a symbol of steadfastness and independence in Norwegian folklore and literature.

Dovrefjell

 

a plateau in western Norway. It rises to an altitude of 2,286 m (Mt. Snöhetta). The bare, rocky surface of Dovrefjell is dissected by deep river valleys. In low areas are many lakes and marshes. The summits are granite, with cirques and other alpine forms of relief; there are névés. The vegetation is mainly mountain tundra with lichens and mosses and, in places, dwarfed forms of willow, birch, and juniper.

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The impact of climate change on recent vegetation changes on Dovrefjell, Norway.
8, range = 2-11 animals), but in the Dovrefjell and Forelhogna mountains in Norway (where food resources were plentiful) reindeer aggregated into large groups ([bar]x = 290, range = 55-1,300 animals).
The Dovrefjell population in Norway is considered to be the last mountain reindeer herd in Europe (Skogland 1989a).
The Forelhogna herd in Norway east of Dovrefjell consisted of about 1,700 individuals.
Population Genetic Method of Hunting origin ranging pressure Dovrefjell Wild - 1 Svalbard Wild - 0 Wrangell Feral - 1 Forelhogna Feral - 1 Vaygach Tame Free 0 Bol'shezemel'skaya Tame Close 0 Tundra Chukotka Tame Close 0 Lapland Tame Free 0 Population Predation Group Presence of pressure composition newborns Dovrefjell 1 1,0 -1,0 Svalbard 0 1,0 -1,0 Wrangell 0 1,0 -1,0 Forelhogna 1 1,0 -1,0 Vaygach 0 1 1,-1 Bol'shezemel'skaya 0 1 1,-1 Tundra Chukotka 1 1 1,-1 Lapland 1 1 -1 Table 2.
The Dovrefjell population was much more vigilant and exhibited longer flight distances than other populations (Tables 2 and 3).
Feral reindeer on Wrangell Island demonstrated a longer flight distance than all other populations except the Dovrefjell population (Table 2), and differed significantly from domestic populations (Table 3).