People at CBD

  • Alina Niskanen, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population genetics, quantitative genetics, genomics, inbreeding, immunogenetics
  • Aline Magdalena Lee, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, stochastic modeling, population structure, species interactions
  • Anders G. Finstad, Associate Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Ane Marlene Myhre, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, evolution, stochastic modelling, conservation
  • Arild Husby, Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Bart Peeters, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, landscape genetics, management, climate effects, Arctic ecosystems
  • Bernt-Erik Sæther, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Bernt Rønning, Engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Bert van der Veen, PhD candidate Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Bob O'Hara, Professor, CBD, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Brage Bremset Hansen, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population and community dynamics, ecology, trophic interactions, climate change
  • Brett Sandercock , Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
  • Christoffer H. Hilde, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Christophe Coste, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Matrix population matrices, individual heterogeneity, life history theory, evolutionary demography
  • Christophe Pélabon, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Dilan Saatoglu, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Elena Albertsen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Emily G. Simmonds, Postdoc, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Population dynamics, community ecology, climate effects, species interactions
  • Emma-Liina Marjakangas, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Community ecology, species interactions, conservation biology, statistical modelling
  • Endre Grüner Ofstad, PhD-candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Erlend I. F. Fossen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Phenotypic plasticity, quantitative genetics, eco-evo, population dynamics, evolution
  • Erlend Nilsen, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.NINA
  • Erling J. Solberg, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
  • Geir H. Bolstad, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
    Quantitative genetics, eco-evo, genetic architecture, evolvability, micro- to macroevolution
  • Gunilla Rosenqvist, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Hannah Froy, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Life-history evolution, evolutionary ecology, population dynamics, senescence
  • Hanno Sandvik, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
    Population ecology, invasion biology, climate change, seabird dynamics
  • Hans K. Stenøien, Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Henrik Jensen, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Henrik Pärn, Senior engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Dispersal, metapopulation biology, water vole
  • Ingelin Steinsland, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistical modeling, Bayesian inference, quantitative genetics 
  • Ingerid Julie Hagen, Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
  • Irja Ida Ratikainen, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Adaptation to variable environments, behaviour, life history, evolution, modeling
  • Ivar Herfindal, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, climate effects, spatial and temporal dynamics, life history traits
  • Jane Reid, Professor, University of Aberdeen
  • Jarle Tufto, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistics, evolution, quantitative genetics, population genetics, ecology
  • Jonatan Fredricson Marquez, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Marine ecology, climate change, spatial distribution, life history traits, fisheries
  • Jonathan Wright, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolution of cooperation, parent-offspring conflict, life history, adaptation to stochasticity
  • Kate Layton Matthews, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Knut Anders Hovstad, Researcher, Nibio
  • Lara Veylit, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Life history evolution, population dynamics, early-late tradeoffs, managed populations
  • Lars Rød Eriksen, PhD candidat NINA
  • Lasse Frost Eriksen, PhD candidate NINA
  • Lisa Sandal, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Lisbeth Pedersen, Coordinator, CBD, NTNU
  • Maria Lie Selle, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Marlène Gamelon, Researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, life history strategies, population dynamics, evolution
  • Martin Lind, Guest researcher, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Mathilde Le Moullec, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Spatial and temporal dynamics, dendrochronology, landscape genetic, Arctic field ecology
  • Mette Helene Finnøen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Michael Pepke Pedersen, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Michael D. Martin, Associate Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, Professor II, CBD, NTNU and CEES UiO
  • Ola Diserud, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
  • Otso Ovaskainen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistical ecology, mathematical ecology, spatial ecology, bioinformatics
  • Peter S. Ranke, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Russell Lande, Professor, CBD, NTNU
    Quantitative genetics, evolution, population dynamics, community dynamics, conservation
  • Sam Perrin, PhD candidate, NTNU University Museum
    Freshwater ecology, community dynamics
  • Sarah Lundregan, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU 
  • Semona Issa, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Shelly Cao, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Phenotypic evolution, state-space models, selection, climate change
  • Sigurd Einum, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, evo-eco, phenotypic plasticity
  • Sindre Sommerli, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, population dynamics, metapopulations
  • Stefan Vriend, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, density-dependent selection, avian ecology
  • Steinar Engen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Stochastic models, population dynamics, age-structure, quantitative genetics, evolution
  • Stig W. Omholt, Professor, NTNU Biotechnology
  • Tanja K. Petersen, PhD candidate, The Department of Natural History, NTNU
  • Thomas Haaland, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Thomas Kvalnes, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, age-structure, quantitative genetics, evolution, adaptation
  • Thor Harald Ringsby, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Tim Burton, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Vebjørn Veiberg, Senior Research Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA
    Population ecology, population monitoring, wildlife management, life history
  • Vidar Grøtan, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Yimen Araya-Ajoy, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Evolutionary ecology, behavioral ecology, life history evolution, phenotypic plasticity
  • Wouter Koch, PhD candidate, Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
  • Øystein N. Kielland, Researcher, NTNU University Museum
  • Ådne Messel Nafstad, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU

Collaborative partners

Marcel Visser, NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands
Norman Owen-Smith, University of Witwatersrand, S Africa
Jon Slate, University of Sheffield, UK
Rob Freckleton, University of Sheffield, UK
Philip Hedrick, Arizona State University, USA
Henri Weimerskirch, CEBC-CNRS, Chizé, France
Henrik Andrén, Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Sweden
Charles Godfray, Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK
Tim Coulson, Imperial College London, UK
Anne Loison, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, University of Savoie, France
Philip Devries, University of New Orleans, USA
Jean-Michel Gaillard, CNRS, Lyon, France
Sondre Aanes, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Joost Raeymaekers, Nord University, Norway
Øystein Varpe, University Centre in Svalbard

New employees at CBD

PhD candidate Caitlin Mandeville
Caitlin did her B.Sc at University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.Sc in freshwater ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working on climate impacts on stream fish communities. She will work jointly at the CBD and at the Department of Natural History at the NTNU University Museum with Anders G. Finstad as main supervisor. Her PhD project is part of the «Transforming Citizen Science for Biodiversity» project funded by the NTNU Digital Transformation initiative and lead by Prof. Bob O’Hara.

Professor Jane Reid
Jane Reid, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, will start as an International Chair Professor at NTNU, where she will be a part of CBD. Professor Reid is a population biologists, particularly focusing on genetic and environmental causes of variation in individual life-histories. Reid also aims to understand the consequences of such variation for population and evolutionary dynamics. These aims are achieved by applying a combination of statistical, quantitative genetic and molecular genetic analyses to long-term data from wild populations, coupled with mathematical and simulation modelling. Professor Reid will start at NTNU on the October 1 2019.

PhD candidate Ådne Messel Nafstad
Ådne did his MSc-thesis at the NTNU University Museum. In his master he examined how to identify factors affecting the growth performance of king scallop. The PhD-project of Ådne is funded by the Dept. of Biology and will focus on the role of energy budgets in the eco-evolutionary dynamics of natural bird populations, using data from experimental and non-experimental house sparrow populations. Ådne will be supervised by Henrik Jensen, Clare Stawski, Bernt Rønning, Stefanie Muff, and Katja Räsänen.

Postdoc Hannah Froy
CBD welcomes Hannah Froy. Hannah did her PhD at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh, exploring the ecology of ageing in albatrosses. She remained in Edinburgh to do a postdoc with Loeske Kruuk, looking at the impacts of climate change on a population of red deer, and another postdoc with Dan Nussey examining the physiological and behavioural drivers of demographic senescence in two wild ungulate populations. At the CBD, she will join the team working on the long-term study of the house sparrow meta-population in northern Norway. Her project will involve stochastic modelling of the island populations in order to identify large-scale climatic drivers of synchronous population dynamics across space. 

 

Postdoc Christophe Coste
CBD welcomes Christophe Coste, who will work in the interface between research area 3 (Community dynamics) and research area 2 (Evolutionary biology). Christophe did a PhD in theoretical ecology and evolutionary demography at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris in the Evolutionary Anthropology team of the Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology lab of the Musée de l’Homme. He focused his research on extending matrix population models in order to implement multiple characteristics, in particular pertaining to dynamic and fixed components of individual heterogeneity. He used this framework to analyze some of the evolutionary consequences of the costs of reproduction. At NTNU, he will work – principally with Bernt-Erik Sæther, Steinar Engen and Vidar Grøtan – on the evolutionary aspects of community ecology.