Behavioural adaptations to changing winter climate in Svalbard reindeer

There is a lack of studies on how arctic ungulates respond behaviourally to climate-induced changes in resource availability. Understanding behavioural adaptations is needed to be able to predict population-dynamical responses. I will use a multi-scale approach to examine how Svalbard reindeer respond to ice-blocked pastures and how behavioural plasticity may buffer populations against climate change.