People at CBD

  • Alina Niskanen, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population genetics, quantitative genetics, genomics, inbreeding, immunogenetics
  • Aline Magdalena Lee, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, stochastic modeling, population structure, species interactions
  • Anders Finstad, Associate Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Ane Marlene Myhre, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, evolution, stochastic modelling, conservation
  • Anna Marie Holand, Researcher, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Anna Solvang Båtnes, Engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Arild Husby, Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bart Peeters, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, landscape genetics, management, climate effects, Arctic ecosystems
  • Bernt-Erik Sæther, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Bernt Rønning, Engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Bob O'Hara, Professor, CBD, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Brage Bremset Hansen, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population and community dynamics, ecology, trophic interactions, climate change
  • Bram Van Moorter, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
  • Christophe Pélabon, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Dilan Saatoglu, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Elena Albertsen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Emma-Liina Marjakangas, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Community ecology, species interactions, conservation biology, statistical modelling
  • Endre Grüner Ofstad, PhD-candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Erik Blystad Solbu, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Statistical learning, stochastic processes, mathematical modelling
  • Erlend I. F. Fossen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Phenotypic plasticity, quantitative genetics, eco-evo, population dynamics, evolution
  • Erling J. Solberg, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
  • Geir H. Bolstad, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
    Quantitative genetics, eco-evo, genetic architecture, evolvability, micro- to macroevolution
  • Gunilla Rosenqvist, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Hanno Sandvik, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, invasion biology, climate change, seabird dynamics
  • Hans K. Stenøien, Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Henrik Jensen, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Henrik Pärn, Senior engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Dispersal, metapopulation biology, water vole
  • Håkon Holand, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Ecology, evolution, life history, selection, demography
  • Ingelin Steinsland, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistical modeling, Bayesian inference, quantitative genetics 
  • Ingerid Julie Hagen, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Irja Ida Ratikainen, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Adaptation to variable environments, behaviour, life history, evolution, modeling
  • Ivar Herfindal, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, climate effects, spatial and temporal dynamics, life history traits
  • Jarle Tufto, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistics, evolution, quantitative genetics, population genetics, ecology
  • Jonatan Fredricson Marquez, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Jonathan Wright, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolution of cooperation, parent-offspring conflict, life history, adaptation to stochasticity
  • Joost Raeymaekers, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, landscape genomics, population genetics
  • Jostein Gohli, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolution, genomics, phylogenetic comparative methods
  • Kate Layton Matthews, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Lara Veylit, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Life history evolution, population dynamics, early-late tradeoffs, managed populations
  • Maja Tarka, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolution, evolutionary constrains, natural selection, quantitative genetics, sexual dimorphism
  • Manuela Panzacchi, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
  • Maria Lie Selle, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Marlène Gamelon, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, life history strategies, population dynamics, evolution
  • Mathilde Le Moullec, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Spatial and temporal dynamics, dendrochronology, landscape genetic, Arctic field ecology
  • Michael Pepke Pedersen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, Professor II, CBD, NTNU and CEES UiO
  • Ola Diserud, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
  • Otso Ovaskainen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistical ecology, mathematical ecology, spatial ecology, bioinformatics
  • Peter S. Ranke, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Russell Lande, Professor, CBD, NTNU
    Quantitative genetics, evolution, population dynamics
  • Sam Perrin, PhD candidate, NTNU University Museum
    Freshwater ecology, community dynamics
  • Semona Issa, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Shelly Cao, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Phenotypic evolution, state-space models, selection, climate change
  • Sigrun Skjelseth, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Sigurd Einum, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, evo-eco, phenotypic plasticity
  • Sindre Sommerli, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, population dynamics, metapopulations
  • Solveig Johnsen Centre coordinator, CBD
  • Steinar Engen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Stochastic models, population dynamics, age-structure, quantitative genetics, evolution
  • Stig W. Omholt, Professor, NTNU Biotechnology
  • Stine Svalheim Markussen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Thomas Haaland, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Thomas Kvalnes, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, age-structure, quantitative genetics, evolution, adaptation
  • Thor Harald Ringsby, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Tim Burton, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Vidar Grøtan, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Varvara Iaschcenko, Engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Yimen Araya-Ajoy, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, life history evolution, phenotypic plasticity
  • Øystein Hjorthol Opedal, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Floral evolution, plant-animal interactions, pollination, quantitative genetics
  • Øystein Kielland, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU

Collaborative partners

Marcel Visser, CTE Heteren, The Netherlands
Norman Owen-Smith, University of Witwatersrand, S Africa
Jon Slate, University of Sheffield, UK
Rob Freckleton, University of Sheffield, UK
Philip Hedrick, Arizona State University, USA
Henri Weimerskirch, CEBC-CNRS, Chizé, France
Henrik Andrén, Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Sweden
Charles Godfray, Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK
Tim Coulson, Imperial College London, UK
Anne Loison, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, University of Savoie, France
Philip Devries, University of New Orleans, USA
Jean-Michel Gaillard, CNRS, Lyon, France
Sondre Aanes, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

New employees at CBD

New Professor at CBD
According to Bob O'Hara himself, he is forever unclear about whether he is a biologist or a statistician (He says it depends on who he is talking to). Most of his work is at the interface of the two.
He spends most of his time working on ecology and evolutionary biology, mainly statistical analyses. At present he is mainly working on developing niche models for species distributions, incorporating observation processes, and looking to add temporal dynamics and interactions between species into the models. This has meant the development of statistical models and methods to deal with such complex and messy data. Bob O'Hara also collaborates with biologists by providing statistical support, which has meant working on subjects as diverse as charcoal in lakes and dog psychology.

PhD candidate Sam Perrin
CBD welcomes Sam Perrin, who will work at the Department of Natural History at the NTNU University Museum. Sam completed his MSc at the University of Bremen, writing his thesis on exchange at CBD. Sam completed his BSc at the University of Melbourne. Sam will be working on the on the ODYSSEUS project, investigating the effects of climate change and invasive species on native European fish communities, under the advisement of Anders Finstad. Together with institutes in Spain, France and Sweden, the project's end goal is to demonstrate decision making support tools for local organizations concerned with freshwater ecosystems management. Sam's work will initially centre around dispersal of fish species and effects on fish communities in Scandinavia.

PhD candidate Lara Veylit
CBD welcomes Lara Veylit, who will study population dynamics and life-history strategies for populations of wild boar under the advisement of Marlène Gamelon. Lara completed her Bachelors of Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and Masters by Research at the University of Oxford in 2016. Her thesis will focus on modelling life-history traits using capture-mark-recapture data to better understand how wild boar respond to variations in hunting pressures and climate. This project is an international collaboration with the French Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage as well as research groups in Lyon, Montpellier, and Italy.  

PhD candidate Michael Pepke Pedersen PhD Candidate Michael Pepke Pedersen
CBD would like to welcome PhD student Michael Pepke, who is joining the House Sparrow Project to study the functional relationships between telomere dynamics and variation in life-history traits and population fluctuations. Michael did his M.Sc. at the University of Copenhagen on avian phylogenetics and island biogeography and he has a B.Sc. in molecular nanoscience. Michael will be supervised by Thor Harald Ringsby and this spring he will join Pat Monaghan’s group at the University of Glasgow to do his telomere analyses.

New PhD candidate: Jonatan Fredricson Marquez
CBD welcomes PhD student Jonatan Fredricson, who will study interspecific interactions in harvested marine and terrestrial systems under environmental fluctuations, such as those caused by climate change. Jonatan is Spanish/Swedish, took his B.Sc. at James Cook University and M.Sc. at Lund University, while joining DTU-aqua researchers during his thesis to study the effects that climate change had had on the North Sea fish community. Here at CBD he will work within the Sustain project with applied predictive models to investigate dynamics and interactions in ecological systems.  

CBD welcomes PhD candidate Shelly Cao
CBD are happy to welcome PhD student Shelly Cao supervised by  Prof. Jarle Tufto. Shelly completed a Bachelor degree in Information and Computing Science at Wuhan University of Technology in 2010 and a Master degree in Statistics from KU Leuven in 2016 writing her master thesis on model averaging for high-dimensional regression models.  At CBD she will use state space modelling to estimate patterns of fluctuating selection and evolutionary responses to such fluctuations in age-structured populations using long-term time-series data.

Nils Christian Stenseth
CBD is happy to present Professor Nils Christian Stenseth, University of Oslo, as member of the centre, where he will hold a professor II position as part of NTNU's programme to promote excellence in science. Prof. Stenseth is the chair of the CoE Centre of Evolutionary and Ecological Synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo, where he over several decades have established one of the international leading research centres within ecology and evolution. Prof. Stenseth's research should be widely known, being one of the most cited researchers within ecology and evolution. At CBD his principal focus will be to initiate research on evolution of virulence and immunity. A peak into some of his main research activity can be found by visiting his home page at the CEES or the CEES web page.