Snap trapping data of rodents on the Varanger and Nordkynn peninsula. This dataset has data from the COAT regional 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 10.48425/0006503
Version 1
Visibility Public
Topic Category Code Biota
Embargo end date
Contact Person Dorothee Ehrich
Email Address
Title of Position Researcher
Organization Name UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Associated Parties
Persons Eeva Soininen, Rolf Ims, Siw Killengreen
Temporal Extent - start date 2004-06-01
Temporal Extent - end date 2018-09-30
Geographic Location
  • Jakobselv
  • Stjernevann
  • Varanger
  • Rakkonjarga
  • Nordkynn
  • Komagdalen
  • Vestre Jakobselv
  • Olggut Corgas Oarje Deatnu
  • Bekkarfjord
  • Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar
  • Varjjatnjarga
  • Ifjordfjellet
Scientific Name
  • Lemmus lemmus
  • Microtus oeconomus
  • Myodes rufocanus
  • Myodes rutilus
Resource Citation et al., 2021, v_rodents_snaptrapping_abundance_regional_v1: COAT project data. Available online:
Associated Scripts
Associated study protocol
  • protocol-snap-trapping-of-rodents_v1
Bibliographic citation
Funding Source Norwegian Environment Agency

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