Snap trapping data of rodents on the Varanger peninsula. This dataset has data from the COAT intensive study design and has data on site-based abundances. Two related datasets have information on i) trapped individuals and ii) trap status, i.e. missing and closed traps.

The dataset includes four different types of files and all files are saved as ;-separated txt-files:

  • One data file per year (_YEAR.txt)
  • One coordinate file with coordinates of all sites (_coordinates.txt)
  • One auxiliary file with information about which sites are included in the study design (_aux.txt)
  • One readme file with additional information (_readme.pdf)

The dataset has a two-year embargo, older versions of the dataset are publicly available for download.

Additional Info

Field Value
DOI 10.48425/0039023
Version 3
Visibility Public
Topic Category Code Biota
Embargo end date 2022-11-10
Contact Person Eeva Marjatta Soininen
Email Address
Title of Position Researcher
Organization Name UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Associated Parties
Persons John-André Henden, Siw Killengreen
Temporal Extent - start date 2005-07-01
Temporal Extent - end date 2020-09-30
Geographic Location
  • Sandfjorddalen
  • Komagdalen Ovre
  • Suolojavri
  • Varanger
  • Eastordalen
  • Iesjohka
  • Ifjordfjellet
  • Komagdalen
  • Varjjatnjarga
  • Komagdalen Midtre
  • Jakobselv
  • Bearalveaijohka
  • Gurrojohka
  • Giksjohka
  • Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar
  • Torvhaugdalen
  • Komagdalen Nedre
  • Storelva
  • Vestre Jakobselv
Scientific Name
  • Lemmus lemmus
  • Microtus oeconomus
  • Myodes rufocanus
  • Myodes rutilus
Resource Citation Eeva Marjatta Soininen et al., 2022, v_rodents_snaptrapping_abundance_intensive_v3: COAT project data. Available online:
Associated Scripts
Associated study protocol
  • protocol-snap-trapping-of-rodents_v1
Bibliographic citation
Funding Source Fram Centre, Research Council of Norway, Norwegian Environment Agency

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