Current and potential threats to Nordic duck populations - a horizon scanning exercise

Fox Anthony D., Jonsson Jon Einar, Aarvak Tomas, Bregnballe Thomas, Christensen Thomas Kjaer, Clausen Kevin Kuhlmann, Clausen Preben, Dalby Lars, Holm Thomas Eske, Pavon-Jordan Diego, Laursen Karsten, Lehikoinen Aleksi, Lorentsen Svein-Hakon, Moller Anders Pape, Nordström Mikael, Markus Öst, Söderquist Pär, Therkildsen Ole Roland

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)


We review the current and future threats to duck populations that breed, stage, moult and/or winter in the Nordic countries. Migratory duck species are sensitive indicators of their changing environment, and their societal value confirms the need to translate signals from changes in their distribution, status and abundance into a better understanding of changes occurring in their wetland environments. We used expert opinion to highlight 25 major areas of anthropogenic change (and touch briefly on potential mitigation measures through nature restoration and reserve management projects) that we consider key issues likely to influence Nordic duck populations now and in the near future to stimulate debate, discussion and further research. We believe such reviews are essential in contributing to development of successful management policy as well as stimulating specific research to support the maintenance of duck species in favourable future conservation status in the face of multiple population pressures and drivers.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)193–220
JournalAnnales Zoologici Fennici
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Cite this