Background and activities


Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)


Main research interests

Population ecology, community ecology, behavioural ecology, trophic (e.g. plant-herbivore) interactions.


Current main focus

The project "Predicting effects of climate change on Svalbard reindeer population dynamics - a mechanistic approach" (REINCLIM) has received funding for the period 2012-2015 from the Norwegian Research Council (POLARPROG programme). The goal is to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and predict climate change effects on arctic ungulates, using high-arctic reindeer populations at Svalbard as a model system. REINCLIM is run by CBD at NTNU (Brage B. Hansen), and project partners include the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, James Hutton Institute, University of Aberdeen, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norwegian Polar Institute, Northern Research Institute, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and the University Centre in Svalbard.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Pedersen, Åshild Ønvik; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Hansen, Brage Bremset. (2014) Jegernes egne data. Analyser av jaktstatistikk og kjevemateriale fra svalbardrein. 2014. ISBN 978 82 7666 304 4. Norwegian Polar Institute Brief Report Series (027).
  • Hansen, Brage Bremset; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Aanes, Ronny. (2012) Material from harvested Svalbard reindeer: Evaluation of the material, the data and their areas of application for research and management. 2012. ISBN 978-82-7666-288-7. Norwegian Polar Institute Brief Report Series (24).
  • Hansen, Brage Bremset. (2008) The Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) and its food base: plant-herbivore interactions in a high-arctic ecosystem. 2008.
  • Hansen, Brage Bremset. (2002) Effects of forage depletion on spatial use and feeding strategy in the high arctic Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). 2002.

Postal address

Department of Biology Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway