Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
Fields of research
Aquaculture and wild salmonids
Escaped farm salmon
Fisheries and aquaculture
The Arctic fox
Climate effect research
The Norwegian Nature Index
Outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism
Environmental policy and natural resource management
Balancing use and protection of natural resources
Urban EEA - Urban ecosystem accounting
Moose and hare
Children and nature
Land use in Norway and Scotland
Picture story of kulan transport & release
KulanSteppe project information
Alien hitchhikers with imported plants
Search for publications
NINA Special Report
Work in NINA
Ethics and Social responsibility
Expertise and services
Research and assessments
Dialogue and dissemination
Subtropical and tropical ecosystems
Graciela Monica Rusch
Wide research interests on plant sciences, specifically on functional ecology, ecosystem function and ecological processes related to land-use, herbivory and the maintenance and management of biological diversity. Extensive international experience including research and consultancy projects in Europe, North America, South and Central America, and East Africa. Experience of project coordination including a number of international projects (Research Council of Norway and EU). A number of these projects are cross-disciplinary with components of ecology/biology and social/economic sciences. The work related to the projects have comprised own research, supervision of MSc and PhD students, consultancy and project coordination activities.
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Bjørn Petter Kaltenborn
Key academic and project management qualifications:
Social science research, particularly in the fields of protected areas, resource conflicts human-wildlife interactions, nature tourism, outdoor recreation, human dimensions of resource management, environmental preferences, human-environment interactions.
Environment and development research
Rapid response assessments
Designing and conducting surveys, interviews, analysis of social science and integrated land use data.
Protected areas, participatory planning, community involvement, conflict resolution
Environmental impact assessments and monitoring, strategies and procedures for decision-making.
Particular focus on environmentally and socially/culturally sensitive areas.
Land use management and planning, procedures, techniques, policy, and implementation.
Natural resources and recreation resources inventorying, mapping and analysis, including systems analysis.
Project management (design, funding, planning and administration).
Managing and leading research groups
Field experience and related skills:
Extensive field experience in a range of environments through all seasons. Field work in arctic, mountain, northern forest, tropical, savannah and desert environments. Survival training, field logistics and navigation in remote regions. Experience with indigenous communities, local community relations and communication. Freelance photography and lecturing. Certified dog trainer (Norwegian Kennel Klub). Hunting instructor (NJFF).
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