Employee info

Kristin Evensen Mathiesen
Position:    Research Director

  Telephone: +47 907 29 614
  E-mail: kristin.mathiesen@nina.no
 Department:  NINA Lillehammer

Knowledge areas
Research management, strategy work, facilitation of collaboration and interaction.
Forskningsledelse, strategiarbeid, og tilrettelegging for samarbeid og samhandling.

In my research I have focused on spatial ecology, wildlife management and conservation. I spent many years working on how the establishment of large carnivores (and the wolf in particular) affected local communities, created conflicts but also created curiosity. I have continued to work with human - wildlife interactions, conflicts,  communication and dialogue work. I have for many years worked as an institute leader, assistant dean and dean additional to be an associate professor in applied ecology.    

I have experence in teaching and supervising bachelor's, master's and PhD-students. 

Key qualifications
  • Ecology, spatial ecology, conservation
  • Geographical scales and conservation of biodiversity 
  • Human - wildlife interactions and conflicts 
  • Large carnivore management and related conflicts
  • Ecology – social science interdisciplinarity

  • Økologi, bevaring av biomangfold
  • Interaksjoner mellom mennesker og store rovdyr
  • Konflikter i bevaring av natur
  • Konflikter grunnet mismatch mellom økologisk geografisk skala og samfunnsinteresser 
  • Tverrfaglig forskning mellom økologi og samfunnsvitenskap


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