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Background and activities

I am a biologist, but with training in both archaeology and anthropology. Research interests: Zoology (vertebrates), conservation biology, human ecology and the long-term effects of climate change and human land use on animals.

Currently I am employed as a postdoc on the project "Hunting domestic reindeer - tracing an intimate relationship between humans and reindeer through space and time". This project is tied to the archaeological project SPARC, the NFR network “Forskning i fellesskap”, and is partly financed by the Norwegian Environmental Agency.

In addition I am trying to map past and present use of alpine glaciers and ice patches by birds and mammals. See more on Frozen Fauna

Past projects:

- PhD project: "Ungulates in a dynamic and increasingly human dominated landscape". Which investigated the prehistory of moose, red deer and wild boar in Norway using distribution analysis, morphometrics, stable isotopes and ancient DNA.

- Identification of bones through hyperspectral camera.

Link to my research results, information and scientific activities on Cristin

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

Part of book/report

  • Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Austrheim, Gunnar; Stene, Kathrine; Hjelle, Kari Loe; Rosvold, Jørgen; Tretvik, Aud Mikkelsen. (2015) Fjellets kulturlandskapshistorie. Fjellets kulturlandskap. Arealbruk og landskap gjennom flere tusen år.
  • Bjørneraas, Kari; Rosvold, Jørgen; Andersen, Reidar. (2012) Om vårt hjortevilt og om villsvin. Klauvvilt i norsk natur - historie, biologi og forvaltning.
  • Rosvold, Jørgen; Haanes, Hallvard; Andersen, Reidar; Røed, Knut H.; Bjørneraas, Kari. (2012) Artenes historie i Norge - bestandsutvikling, genetikk og forvaltning. Klauvvilt i norsk natur - historie, biologi og forvaltning.


  • Sørumgård, Marit; Stenøien, Hans K.; Rosvold, Jørgen; Sylvester, Morten; Cyvin, Øylov Emma; Sandbakk, Elin; Pedersen, Solbjørg; Foosnæs, Kristin. (2015) Evig endring, fra istid til framtid. Dreiebok for utstilling. 2015.
  • Rosvold, Jørgen. (2013) Ungulates in a dynamic and increasingly human dominated landscape - A millennia-scale perspective. 2013. ISBN 978-82-471-4148-9. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2013:28).
  • Rosvold, Jørgen; Andersen, Reidar. (2008) Wild boar in Norway - is climate a limiting factor?. 2008. ISBN 978-82-7126-788-9. NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet Rapport zoologisk serie (1).