Vidar Grøtan. Associate professor at Department of Biology. Current research involves statistical analysis of community dynamics and population dynamics with emphasis on effects of environmental fluctuations.
Otso Ovaskainen. Professor at the University of Helsinki and visiting professor at CBD. Current research involves the development statistical methods for community ecology, in particular joint species distribution models.
Bob O'Hara. Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Currently mainly working on modelling the distribution and dynamics of species, using a variety of data sources. He also gets himself involved in other projects, ranging from flying cranes to Finnish faces.
Anders Gravbrøt Finstad. Associate professor at Department of Natural History. Current research involves community dynamics, population dynamics and resulting species distribution of freshwater organisms, particularly fish populations, with emphasis on cumulative effects of anthropogenic and natural induced environmental fluctuations.
Ola Diserud. Senior research scientist at Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and adjunct associate professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences. Monitoring communities’ response to changes in the environment is an important part in many projects for nature management authorities. This includes the use of eDNA to describe community composition in aquatic systems, use of paleolimnological sediment samples as references and analyses of how heterogeneity in species dynamics affect community dynamics.
Emma-Liina Marjakangas. PhD student at CBD and at NTNU's strategic research area of Sustainability. Working on community dynamics and mutualistic interactions in fragmented forest landscapes.
Sam Perrin. Sam completed his MSc at the University of Bremen, Germany, writing his thesis on exchange at the CBD in 2016. Sam completed his BSc at the University of Melbourne. Having grown up in Australia, Sam has a keen interest in mitigating the effects of invasive species on native communities.