People

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People

 

Senior researchers

 

Bente Jessen Graae. PhotoBente Jessen Graae

Professor, PhD
bente.j.graae@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

​Projects: Vegetation, Carbon, and Albedo

Research interests: Plant community ecology and ecosystem function in Arctic, alpine, temperate deciduous forest and savanna vegetation.


 

Richard Strimbeck. PhotoRichard Strimbeck

Associate professor, PhD
richard.strimbeck@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Projects: Carbon and Vegetation.

Research interests: Richard Strimbeck is a plant ecophysiologist with research interests in winter ecophysiology of temperate and boreal conifers and physiological responses of plants to global change. His recent work has focused on the biochemistry and mechanisms of extreme frost tolerance, winter light stress, and effects of winter warming on gas exchange and carbon balance in various conifer species.


 

Håkon Holien. PhotoHåkon Holien

Associate professor, PhD
hakon.holien@nord.no

Institution: Nord University and NTNU

Projects: Vegetation

Research interest: Lichen taxonomy, diversity and ecology. Lichenicolous fungi. Particularly interested in epiphytic lichens of the boreal rainforests of coastal, Central Norway. At present working on sterile, saxicolous, crustose lichens in Norway and preparing projects on the lichen family Lecanoraceae and phyllogeography of lichens in boreal rainforests. Member of the Norwegian Red List Group on lichens. Also working on 3th edition of a Norwegian Lichen Book – Norsk Lavflora.


 

​​​​​​​Ivan Nijs. PhotoIvan Nijs

Professor, PhD
ivan.nijs@uantwerpen.be

Institution: University of Antwerp

Projects: Albedo

Research interests: Plant communities / biodiversity and ecosystem functioning / climate change / biological invasions / grassland / tundra / desert


 

Brian J. Enquist. PhotoBrian J. Enquist

Professor, PhD
benquist@email.arizona.edu

Institution: University of Arizona

Projects: Carbon

Research interests: Macroecology, Plant Ecophysiology, Scaling, Trait-based ecology.


 

Kristian Hassel. PhotoKristian Hassel

Associate professor, PhD
kristian.hassel@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Natural History, NTNU University Museum

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: The main focus areas of my research are systematics, phylogeography, conservation biology and ecosystem function of bryophytes.


 

Simone LangSimone Lang. Photo

Researcher, PhD
simone.lang@smnk.de

Institution: State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe

Projects: Albedo and Carbon

Research interests: Albedo, climate change, ecosystem function, radiation, trait, arctic, alpine


 

Pieter De Frenne

​​​​​Associate professor, PhDPieter De Frenne. Photo
Pieter.DeFrenne@UGent.be

Institution: Ghent University

Research interests: General applied botany, climate change, global change ecology, biodiversity, seed ecology, forest, grassland, alpine vegetation.

 


 

Juul Limpens

Associate professor, PhD
juul.limpens@wur.nl

Institution: Wageningen University

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: climate change, ecology, education, environmental governance, plant ecology, soil chemistry, bog plants, field tests, flora, desiccation, dunes, mosses, nature, nitrogen, nitrogen response, peatlands, plant interaction, tundra, veins, vegetation restoration, climate adaptation, beaches


 

PhD candidates

 

Mia Vedel Sørensen. Photo

Mia Vedel Sørensen

PhD candidate, MSc​​​​​​​
mia.vedel.sorensen@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Projects: Carbon

Research interests : Carbon fluxes, carbon stocks, ecology, eco-physiology, botany, climate change, ecosystem function, leaf traits, species distribution models, arctic, alpine, tropical, temperate ecosystems, conservation.


 

Kristin Odden Nystuen

​​​​​​​Kristin Odden Nystuen. PhotoPhD candidate, MSc
kristin.o.nystuen@nord.no

Institutions: Department of Biology, NTNU and Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University.

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: Arctic-alpine ecology, plant-herbivore interactions and vegetation dynamics. I am especially interested in processes affecting the recruitment phase of plants.

 


 

Engineers

 

Sigrid Lindmo. PhotoSigrid Lindmo

Senior Engineer, MSc in botanical ecology
sigrid.lindmo@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Research interests: Botanical ecology

 


 

Master and bachelor students

 

Kristine Sundsdal

Master student, BSc
kristine.sundsdal@gmail.com

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Projects: Vegetation


 

Diana EckertDiana Eckert. Photo

Master-student, BSc
diana00e@gmail.com

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Projects: Carbon

Research interests: Alpine plant physiology and ecology


 

Bee VanheckeBee Vanhecke. Photo

Master-student, BSc
​​​​​​​bee.vanhecke@student.uantwerpen.be

Institution: University of Antwerp

Projects: Albedo 

Research interests: Climate change, renewable energy, phytoremediation, renewable resources.

 


 

Arnt Ove LiasjøArnt Ove Liasjø. Photo

Master student, BSc
​​​​​​​aoliasjo@stud.ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Projects: Carbon

​​​​​​​Research interests: Carbon exchange in mosses, and animal and plant adaptions to climate change. 


 

Andreas BaeleAndreas Baele. Photo

Master student, BSc
​​​​​​​andreas@baele.eu

Institution: Wageningen Univeristy

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: Climate change, biodiversity, conservation, invasive species.


 

Karl Andreas Johannessen

Bachelor student, field assistant
karl.a_johannessen@live.com

Institution: Nord-Trøndelag University College (HiNT)

Projects: Vegetation 


 

Simen Dille

Bachelor student, field assistant

Institution: Nord-Trøndelag University College (HiNT)

Projects: Vegetation


 

Nick StamNick Stam. Photo

Master student, BSc
​​​​​​​nick.stam1993@gmail.com

Institution: Wageningen University and Research Centre

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: Ecology, biodiversity and nature conservation.

 


Lars Uphus

Master student, BSc
lars.uphus@wur.nl

Institution: Wageningen University

Projects: Vegetation

Research interests: (alpine) ecology-geography relations, species’ shifts and adaptations to climate change, plant traits, GIS, land use planning, ecosystem services


 

Sofie Jonsson Sofie Jonsson. Photo

Bachelor student
jon.sofie@gmail.com

Institution: Nord University

Projects: Vegetation

 


 

Volunteers

 

Øystein Hjorthol OpedalØystein Hjorthol Opedal. Photo

PhD candidate, MSc
oystein.h.opedal@ntnu.no

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU

Research interests: I'm interested in various topics within ecology and evolutionary biology. My current main research activities concerns the evolution of plant mating systems, which I study using the Neo-tropical vine Dalechampia scandensas a model system. Our group study these plants both in the field, in the greenhouse and by molecular-genetic methods. I am also interested in understanding how alpine plants, and plant communities, respond to environmental change.

 


Benjamin BlonderBenjamin Blonder. Photo

PhD candidate, MSc.
bblonder@gmail.com

Research interests: Macroecology, biogeography, community ecology.

 

 


 

Rozalia Kapas

Rozalia Kapas. Photo

Superior field assistant, MSc in Environmental science
kapasroz@hotmail.com

Research interest: Invasive species and their effects, GIS in vegetation science, landscape changes.

 

 


 

Christian Stærke HansenChristian Stærke Hansen. Photo

Field cook and assistant
christiansspand@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

Mons Badia. PhotoMons Badia

Field assistant
mons.snom@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

Lisa SandalLisa Sandal. Photo

Field assistant
lisa.sandal@gmail.com

 

 

 


 

Eirik Ryvoll Åsheim

Field assistant, BA-student
eirikas@outlook.com

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU


 

Snorre FloSnorre Flo. Photo

Field assistant, BA-student
snorreflo@gmail.com

Institution: Department of Biology, NTNU