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 (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. & 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 >>

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 (in press) >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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