Research topic

Population ecology

Marianne Evju

plant ecology, monitoring of biodiversity, nature types, demography and population dynamics, plant-herbivore interactions 
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Odd Egil Stabbetorp

Research Ecologist Field of work: Vegetation ecology, botany, population ecology, population genetics, conservation biology, species and area management, agricultural landscapes, environmental impact assessments, landscape analysis, geographic information systems (GIS).
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Olav Skarpaas

Ecology, biodiversiy, population dynamics, demography, dispersal, demography, spatial ecology, conservation biology, biostatics, modeling
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Kjell Einar Erikstad

My main research activity has been in population ecology, lifehistory adaptions and genetical structures of populations. Research has focused on ecological theory and includes a variety of animals (especially birds) both in terrestrial and marine environment. Most studies have been carried out in arctic and subarctic areas and I have also been involved in population studies on birds in the Antarctic. During recent years I have also studied the relationships between organochlorine contaminations and its effect on life history traits in Glaucous Gulls in the arctic.
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Hans Christian Pedersen


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Jonas Kindberg


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Jenny Mattisson

Spatial and behavioural ecology, predator-prey interactions, human-wildlife conflicts
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Bror Jonsson

Applied and Basic Ecology of Fishes
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Siri Lie Olsen


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Ole-Gunnar Støen


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Erik Framstad

Main scientific experience covers population and habitat ecology of small mammals in boreal forests and mountain ecosystems. Applied research and consultancy work includes studies and assessments of boreal forest ecology, protected areas, ecological effects of agriculture and forestry on species and ecosystems, environmental impact assessments of infrastructure development projects, development of indicators for biodiversity, and monitoring of terrestrial biodiversity.

Main administrative experience covers management of NINA's research department in Oslo, as well as coordination of terrestrial ecological monitoring and major research projects and programmes on boreal forests or cultural landscapes.


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Jenni Nordén

Community ecology, spatial ecology, fungal ecology, dispersal ecology, population dynamics, species interactions, species traits, environmental DNA, decomposer fungi, conservation biology, forest ecology


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Brett K. Sandercock

Arctic, demography, harvest, migratory birds, ptarmigan, sensitive species, small game and wildlife.



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Geir Rune Rauset


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John Odden


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Erlend Birkeland Nilsen

• Population dynamics • Demography • Life history theory • Trophic interactions • Predation • Harvesting • Ungulates • Carnivores • Small game • Small rodents • Statistical modeling
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Ola Ugedal

Aquatic radioecology, population ecology, life history, ecological modelling, fisheries management.
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Eva Bonsak Thorstad

• Planning, designing, leading and carrying out fish research projects in freshwater and marine ecosystems. Consultancy work for management authorities, power companies etc. • Main subjects: fish ecology, biological effects of hydropower development and other human impacts, fish behaviour and habitat use, predator-prey interactions, catch-and-release angling, effects of salmon farm escapees, salmonid production and biology, European eel ecology and migrations, introduced species with emphasis on European minnow, exploitation and management of fish resources, telemetry methods, fish tagging, fish swimming and leaping capacity, fish migration in rivers, fjord systems and coastal areas in relation to water quality / water discharge / water temperature / migration barriers. • Broad experience with different telemetry methods: Radio telemetry, acoustic telemetry, physiological telemetry (EMG), coded transmitters, activity transmitters, depth and salinity transmitters, conventional transmitters, manual tracking, one-antenna and multiple antenna data logging systems, different tagging methods.
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Vebjørn Veiberg

  • Population ecology of cervids (especially red deer and Svalbard reindeer), particularly in relation to management topics.
  • Ungulate population monitoring.
  • Investigation of ungulate life-history strategies in relation to tooth wear.
  • Ecological consequences of climate change
  • Wildlife responses to human disturbance

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Karl Øystein Gjelland


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Odd Terje Sandlund

Major research experience: aquatic ecology, freshwater ecosystems (lakes and rivers), ecology of freshwater fishes, and exploitation of fish populations. Cross-disciplinary research (natural and social sciences) related to natural resources management and watershed management. Strategic and institutional development on conservation biology and biodiversity-related research, including development of cross-sectoral research collaboration. Development of multidisciplinary graduate university course on biodiversity. Participation in the national and international follow-up process to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Many years of experience advising national, regional and local authorities and private organisations regarding management of freshwater fish resources. Experience from developing countries includes research collaboration, environmental impact assessments, feasibility studies on fisheries, advice and evaluation of projects regarding natural resource management, assessment of environmental status, and programme strategies for environmental support.
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