Rehnus Maik

Langzeituntersuchung zu Verbreitung, Abundanz und Dynamik einer Schneehasenpopulation im SNP

Project Number: CH-6753
Project Type: Permanent/Monitoring_Project
Project Duration: 03/01/2020 - 12/31/2027
Funding Source: other ,
Leading Institution: WSL
Project Leader: Dr. Maik Rehnus
Biodiversität und Naturschutzbiologie
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Phone: ; +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
e-Mail: maik.rehnus(at)

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general biology

As a post-glacial relict species, the mountain hare is a suitable model species for studies on the effects of environmental change on ??Alpine wildlife. Such changes are caused by climate and land use changes (incl. outdoor activities) or by hunting. We have therefore developed a reliable, non-invasive method for a long-term mountain hare population monitoring (1). We are currently using this method to investigate the population dynamics of a free-living, protected mountain hare population in the Swiss National Park as well as the interactions with other species (e.g. predators, European hare).

Rehnus, M., 2022: Wechselhafte Frühlingsgefühle bei der Schneehäsin. Schweizer Jäger, 107, 3: 36-38. Rehnus, M.; Bollmann, K., 2022: Saisonaler Einstandswechsel bei Schneehasen bestätigt. Anblick, 22-24. Rehnus, M.; Bollmann, K., 2022: Schneehasen auf der «grünen Welle». Jagd und Natur, 22, 1: 34-37.

Last update: 12/20/22
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