Snap trapping data of rodents on the Varanger peninsula. This dataset has data from the COAT intensive study design. Each entry corresponds to a trapped individual. Two related datasets have information on i) site-based abundances 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 10.48425/0096324
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_individuals_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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