Vegetasjonsøkologi, effekter av naturinngrep. Konsekvensanalyser, forurensningøkologi, miljøovervåking, biologisk mangfold.
Plant ecology. Vegetation dynamics. Biological diversity. Endangered species. Vegetation monitoring. Effects of air pollution and climate change. Terrestrial liming. Environmental Impact Assessment. Conservation. Soil analysis. Cultural landscape and management. Studies on interactions between vegetation, fire and browsing/grazing of animals. Multivariate data analysis in plant communities and biogeography.
2001: Dr. scient. University of Bergen. 1985: Cand. real. in botany, University of Bergen. 1981: Diploma of Education (Teaching diploma), University of Bergen.
1994-present: Researcher, Norwegian institute for nature research, NINA. 1993-1994: Employed at Norwegian institute of Forest Research (NISK), and amanuensis at Sogn & Fjordane Collage. 1992: Environmental impact assessment research at University of Bergen, teaching. 1988-1992: Research fellow, University of Bergen. 1983-1988: Teaching and environmental impact assessment research at University of Bergen. 1974- 1983: Posts as deputy-teacher, primary, secondary and high schools. 1972-1993: Teacher at Fjørtoft primary and secondary school.
11th-13th November 2004: COST Action E27. PROFOR-Protected Forest Areas. Joint management Committee and Working Group Meeting. Sicily, Italy. 11th-13th September 2004: COST Action E27. PROFOR-Protected Forest Areas. Joint management Committee and Working Group Meeting. Galway, Ireland. 7th -9th September 2004: Nordic acidification and liming conference, Umeå, Sweden. 13.10.2003: NOx network-meeting. Statoil, Bergen. 13th - 15th March 2003: Effects of Fire, Elephants and other Herbivores on the Chobe Riverfront Ecosystem. Workshop in Kasane, Botswana. DWNP, NINA, NORAGRIC. 11th -13th November 2002: Expert Workshop on Empirical Critical Loads for Nitrogen Deposition on (Semi-) natural Ecosystems. UN/ECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. Berne, Switzerland 4.-5. sept. 2000: ICP, Expert Panel on Ground Vegetation Assessment, fourth meeting Lillehammer. 9. nov. 1999: Environmental effects of wind mills on biodiversity. Workshop. Oslo. 3th - 4th November 1999: Use and management of outlying fields. Seminar. Oslo, Norway. 24th November 1999: Programme Biodiversity Monitoring, Norwegian-Russain Biodiversity group. Workshop.Tromsø, Norway. 23th November 1999: Management related environmental monitoring of the Northern areas. Workshop. Tromsø, Norway. 4th -8th May 1999: COST Action E4 Forest Reserves Research Network. Workinggroup II., Thessaloniki. 25th - 28th April 1998: COST Action E4 Forest Reserves Research Network. Workinggroup II., Ljubliana. 24th -25th October 1997: COST Action E4 Forest Reserves Research Network. Workinggroup II. Brussels. 21th - 23th 1997: COST Action E4 Forest Reserves Research Network. Workinggroup II. Göttingen. 13th -14th 1997: Forest fire - ecosystem dynamics. Workshop. Oslo, Norway. 7th -10th March 1995: Biological Methods for use in Monitoring the Artic. Workshop. Svanvik, Norway. 11th - 12th April 1994: Environmental monitoring. Workshop. Stjørdal. 3th - 4th March 1994: Counteractions against acidification in forest ecosystems. Workshop. Mastemyr, Norway. Two Nordic research courses («Soils and growth conditions of plants», «Analysis of spatial data in ecology and biogeography»).
Norway, Russia, Botswana
2004- 2006: National member of COST Action E27 PROFOR-Protected Forest Areas of Europe. 2000-2003: Representative member of the NINA-NIKU nomination board. 2000-2001: Member in committee “Endangered and vulnerable Norwegian vegetation types". 1999-2000: L