Publications 2016

Abrego, N., Dunson, D., Halme, P., Salcedo, I. & Ovaskainen, O. 2016. Wood-inhabiting fungi with tight associations with other species have declined as a response to forest management. Oikos (In press) >>

Albon, S.D., Irvine, R.J., Halvorsen, O., Langvatn, R., Loe, L.E., Ropstad, E., Veiberg, V., van der Wal, R., Bjørkvoll, E.M., Duff, E.I., Hansen, B.B., Lee, A.M., Tveraa, T. & Stien, A. 2016. Contrasting effects of summer and winter warming on body mass explain population dynamics in a food-limited Arctic herbivore. Global Change Biology >>

Beumer, L.T., Varpe, Ø. & Hansen, B.B. 2016. Cratering behaviour and faecal C:N ratio in relation to seasonal snow-pack characteristics in a high-Arctic ungulate. Polar Research, in press

Beyer, H.L., Gurarie, E., Börger, L., Panzacchi, M., Basille, M., Herfindal, I., Van Moorter, B., Lele, S. & Matthiopoulos J. 2016. "You shall not pass!'': quantifying barrier permeability and proximity avoidance by animals. Journal of Animal Ecology 85 (1): 43-53 >>

Bjørkvoll, E., Lee, A.M., Grøtan, V., Sæther, B.-E., Stien, A., Engen, S., Albon, S., Loe, L.E. & Hansen, B.B. 2016. Demographic buffering of life histories? Implications of the choice of measurement scale. Ecology 97 (1): 40-47 >>

Bleu, J., Gamelon, M. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Reproductive costs in terrestrial male vertebrates: insights from bird studies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1823):20152600 >>

Engen, S., Solbu, E. B. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Neutral or non-neutral communities: temporal dynamics provide the answer. Oikos, in press

Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. r- and K-selection in fluctuating populations is determined by the evolutionary trade-off between two fitness measures: growth rate and lifetime reproductive success. Evolution (in press).

Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Phenotypic evolution by distance in fluctuating environments: The contribution of dispersal, selection and random genetic drift. Theoretical Population Biology 109: 16-27 >>

Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Spatial synchrony in population dynamics: The effects of demographic stochasticity and density regulation with a spatial scale. Mathematical Biosciences 274: 17-24 >>

Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Optimal age of maturity in fluctuating environments under r- and K-selection. Oikos, in press >>

Firmat, C., Alibert, P., Mutin, G., Losseau, M., Pariselle, A. & Sasal, P. 2016. A case of complete loss of gill parasites in the invasive cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus. Parasitology Research 115 (9): 3657-3661 >>

Foldvik, A., Einum, S, & Finstad, A.G. 2016. Spatial diffusion modelling of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) shows ontogenetic increase in movement rates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in press >>

Foldvik, A., Einum, S., Finstad, A.G. & Ugedal, O. 2016. Linking watershed and microhabitat characteristics: effects on production of Atlantic salmonids (Salmo salar and Salmo trutta). Ecology of Freshwater Fish, in press. >>

Herfindal, I., Melis, C., Åhlén, P.-A. & Dahl, F. 2016. Lack of sex-specific movement patterns in an alien species at its invasion front – consequences for invasion speed. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5570-5584 >>

Hilde, C.H., Pélabon, C., Guéry, L., Gabrielsen, G.W., & Descamps, S. 2016. Mind the wind: microclimate effects on incubation effort of an arctic seabird. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1914-1921 >>

Holand, H., Kvalnes, T., Gamelon, M., Tufto, J., Jensen, H., Pärn, H., Ringsby, T.H. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Spatial variation in senescence rates in a bird metapopulation. Oecologia 181: 865–871 >>

Järnegren, J., Brooke, S. & Jensen, H. 2016. Effects of drill cuttings on larvae of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Deep Sea Research Part II (In press) >>

Langhamer, O., Holand, H. and Rosenqvist, G. 2016. Effects of an offshore wind farm (OFW) on the common shore crab Carcinus maenas: Tagging pilot experiments in the lillegrund offshore wind farm (Sweden). Plos one 11(10): e0165096 >>

Loe, L.E., Hansen, B.B., Stien, A., Albon, S.D., Bischof, R., Carlsson, A., Irvine, J., Meland, M., Rivrud, I.M., Ropstad, E., Veiberg, V. & Mysterud, A. (2016). Behavioral buffering of extreme weather events in a high-Arctic herbivore. Ecosphere 7 (6): 1-13 >>

Lumley, A.J., Diamond, S.E., Einum, S., Yeates, S.E., Peruffo, D., Emerson, B.C. & Gage, M.J.G. 2016. Post-copulatory opportunities for sperm competition and cryptic female choice provide no offspring fitness benefits in externally fertilizing salmon. Royal Society Open Science 3: 150709 >>

Milner, J., Varpe, Ø., van der Wal, R. & Hansen, B.B. 2016. Experimental icing affects growth, mortality, and flowering in a high Arctic dwarf shrub. Ecology and Evolution, in press >>

Myhre, A. M., Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016. Effective size of density-dependent populations in fluctuating environments. Evolution, in press 

Nossen, I., Ciesielski, T.M., Dimmen, M.V., Jensen, H., Ringsby, T.H., Polder, A., Rønning, B., Jenssen, B.M. & Styrishave, B. 2016. Steriods in house sparrows (Passer domesticus): Effects of POPs and male quality signalling. Science of the Total Environment 547: 295-304 >>

Opedal, Ø.H., Listemann, J., Albertsen, E., Armbruster, W.S. & Pélabon, C. 2016. Multiple effects of drought on pollination and mating-system traits in Dalechampia scandens. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177 (8): 682-693. >>

Panzacchi, M., Van Moorter, B., Strand, O., Saerens, M., Kivimäki, I., St Clair, C., Herfindal, I. & Boitani, L. 2016. A unifying framework to define and identify movement corridors and barriers using Step Selection Functions and Randomized Shortest Paths. Journal of Animal Ecology 85 (1): 32-42 >>

Pélabon, C.,  Hennet, L., Bolstad, G.H., Albertsen, E., Opedal, H.Ø., Ekrem, R.K. & Armbruster, W.S. 2016. Does stronger pollen competition improve offspring fitness when pollen load does not vary? American Journal of Botany 103 (3): 522-531 >>

Ruse, M.G., Hasselquist, D., Hansson, B., Tarka, M. & Sandsten, M. 2016. Automated analysis of song structure in complex birdsongs. Animal Behaviour 112 (1): 39-51 >>

Rønning, B., Broggi, J., Bech, C., Moe, B., Ringsby, T.H., Pärn, H., Hagen, I.J., Sæther, B.-E. & Jensen, H. 2016. Is basal metabolic rate associated with recruit production and survival in free-living house sparrows? Functional Ecology 30: 1140-1148 >>

Sandvik, H., Barrett, R.R., Erikstad, K.E., Myksvoll, M.S., Vikebø, F., Yoccoz, N.G., Anker‑Nilssen, T., Lorentsen, S.-H., Reiertsen, T.K., Skarðhamar, J., Skern‑Mauritzen, M. & Systad. G.H. 2016. Modelled drift patterns of fish larvae link coastal morphology to seabird colony distribution. Nature Communications, 7, 11599 >>

Solbu, E. B., Diserud, O.H. and Engen, S. 2016. Characteristics of temporal changes in communities where dynamics differ between species. Theoretical Population Biology 111: 65-74 >>

Sundin, J., Rosenqvist, G., Myhren, S. and Berglund, A. 2016. Algal turbidity hampers ornament perception, but not expression, in a sex-role-reversed pipefish. Ethology 122 (3): 215-225 >>

Sæther, B.-E., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Coulson, T., Grant, P.R., Visser, M.E., Brommer, J.E., Grant, B.R., Gustafsson, L., Hatchwell, B.J., Jerstad, K., Karell, P., Pietiäinen, H., Roulin, A., Røstad, O.W. & Weimerskirch, H. 2016. Demographic routes to variability and regulation in bird populations. Nature Communications 7, 12001 >>

Vickers, H., Høgda, K.A., Solbø, S., Karlsen, S.R., Tømmervik, H., Aanes, R. & Hansen, B.B. 2016. Changes in greening in the High Arctic - insights from a 30-year AVHRR max NDVI dataset for Svalbard. Environmental Research Letters, in press

Yashchenko, V., Fossen, E.I., Kielland, Ø.I. & Einum, S. 2016. Negative relationships between population density and metabolic rates are not general. Journal of Animal Ecology, in press >>

Featured publications

Sandvik, H., et al. 2016. Modelled drift patterns of fish larvae link coastal morphology to seabird colony distribution. Nature Communications, 7, 11599 >>
This paper provide evidence for that the distribution of seabird colonies along the Norwegian coast is explained by variations in the availability and predictability of fish larvae. The findings illustrate how animals cope with environmental stochasticity by choosing breeding sites that maximise the long-term predictability of resources, and shows how small-scale spatio-temporal variation is translated into a macroecological pattern.

Sæther, B.-E. et al. 2016. Demographic routes to variability and regulation in bird populations. Nature Communications 7, 12001.  >>
This paper provides strong support for Lack's hypothesis for regulation and limitation of the size of populations. Regulation of population size towards the carrying capacity occurs by increased density-dependent mortality mainly during the non-breeding season. Thus, at small population sizes avian population fluctuations are caused mainly by environmentally-driven variation in fecundity whereas differences in survival are the key demographic driver of population variability around the carrying capacity. 

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