Project Details


Faroese Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus). Currently, I am working on Faroese rat. I collect rats from different places around islands. I have around 260 specimens of the brown rat in my freezer. They are collected from 24 locations on 6 of the 7 islands, where the brown rats live in the Faroe Islands. Eleven of the islands are free of rats.

At the moment we are working with population genetic on the Faroese rats. The aim of this work is to get answers to the following questions:

1) Are there genetic differences between rats in different places in the Faroe Islands?
2) Where did the Faroese rats came from?
3) Which ectoparasites live on the Faroese rats
4) Are Faroese rats resistance to the anticoagulant rodenticides?
Effective start/end date20/11/11 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Brown Rats
  • Rattus norvegicus


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