Dataset under embargo


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.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
DOI 10.48425/0037447
Version 4
Visibility Public
Topic Category Code Biota
Embargo end date 2023-12-09
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 2021-09-30
    Geographic Location
    • Varanger
    • Varanger - Olggut Corgas Oarje Deatnu
    • Varanger - Olggut Corgas Oarje Deatnu - Nordkynn
    • Varanger - Rakkonjarga
    • Varanger - Rakkonjarga - Stjernevann
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Bekkarfjord
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv - Jakobselv
    Scientific Name
    • Cricetidae - Lemmus lemmus (norwegian lemming/lemen)
    • Cricetidae - Microtus oeconomus (tundra vole/fjellmarkmus alt fjellrotte)
    • Cricetidae - Myodes rufocanus (grey-sided vole/grÃ¥sidemus)
    • Cricetidae - Myodes rutilus (northern red-backed vole/rødmus)
    Resource Citation et al., 2021, v_rodents_snaptrapping_abundance_regional_v4: COAT project data. Available online:
    Associated Scripts
    Associated study protocol protocol-snap-trapping-of-rodents_v1
    Bibliographic citation
    Funding Source Norwegian Environment Agency