People at CBD

People at CBD

  • Agnes Holstad, PhD candidate, NTNU
  • Aline Magdalena Lee, Associate Professor II, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population dynamics, stochastic modeling, population structure, species interactions
  • Anders G. Finstad, Associate Professor, NTNU University Museum
  • Arild Husby, Associate Senior Lecturer, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Astrid Raunsgard, PhD candidate, NINA
  • Bart Peeters, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Population ecology, species interactions, management, climate effects, biodiversity
  • Bernt-Erik Sæther, Professor, 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, NINA
  • Caitlin Mandeville, PhD candidate, NTNU University museum
  • Cameron Ghalambor, Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Chloé Rebecca Nater, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • 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
  • Debora Goedert, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Dilan Saatoglu, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Ellen C. Martin, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Emily G. Simmonds, Postdoc, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Population dynamics, community ecology, climate effects, species interactions
  • Erlend Nilsen, Senior Research Scientist, NINA
  • Erling J. Solberg, Senior Research Scientist, NINA
  • Fabian L. Kellner, PhD candidate, NTNU University Museum
  • Geir H. Bolstad, Researcher, NINA
    Quantitative genetics, eco-evo, genetic architecture, evolvability, micro- to macroevolution
  • Hamish Burnett, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Hannah Froy, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Life-history evolution, evolutionary ecology, population dynamics, senescence
  • Hanno Sandvik, Researcher, 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, Head 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, 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, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Janne Catrin Hetle Aspheim, PhD candidate, Department of Mathemathical Sciences, NTNU
  • 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
  • Knut Anders Hovstad, Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
  • Lara Veylit, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
    Life history evolution, population dynamics, early-late tradeoffs, managed populations
  • Lars Rød Eriksen, Researcher, NINA
  • Lasse Frost Eriksen, PhD candidate NINA
  • Laura Bartra Cabré, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Lisa Dickel, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Lisa Sandal, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Lisbeth Pedersen, Coordinator, CBD, NTNU
  • Maria Lie Selle, PhD candidate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Marie Vestergaard Henriksen, Postdoc, NIBIO
  • 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, Postdoc, 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
  • Myranda O'Shea, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, Professor II, CBD, NTNU and CEES UiO
  • Ola Diserud, Senior Research Scientist, NINA
  • Oskar Speilberg, Staff engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Otso Ovaskainen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Statistical ecology, mathematical ecology, spatial ecology, bioinformatics
  • Paul Acker, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Peter S. Ranke, Head engineer, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Rémi Fay, Postdoc, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Ragnhild Bjørkås, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Russell Lande, Professor, CBD, NTNU
    Quantitative genetics, evolution, population dynamics, community dynamics, conservation
  • Safa Chaabani, PhD candidate, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stefanie Muff, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
  • Steinar Engen, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
    Stochastic models, population dynamics, age-structure, quantitative genetics, evolution
  • Svenja Kroeger, Postdoc, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
  • Stig W. Omholt, Professor, NTNU Biotechnology
  • Tanja K. Petersen, PhD candidate, The Department of Natural History, 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, NINA
    Population ecology, population monitoring, wildlife management, life history
  • Vidar Grøtan, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Yann Czorlich, Postdoc, NINA
  • 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

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

New employees at CBD

Postdoc Debora Goedert
CBD welcomes Debora Goedert. Debora is an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in diversification and the maintenance of diversity at the genetic and phenotypic levels. In her past research, she has ventured into fields of behavioural ecology, population genomics, and quantitative genetics, and worked with a variety of organisms (e.g. birds, frogs, fish, insects). At CBD, she will dive deeper into population and quantitative genetics, investigating questions that also have applied implications to conservation genetics.

Staff Engineer Oskar Speilberg
CBD welcomes Oskar Speilberg. He has studied Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology with specialization in biotechnology. His did his MSc-thesis at the Dept. of Biotechnology, NTNU, where he focused on developing a method to extract gelatin from salmon. This is an important alternative to gelatin from pigs, which many people cannot eat due to religion or lifestyle. He has afterwards worked as engineer at the Dept. of Biotechnology and the Dept. of Biology. Oskar is currently extracting DNA for SNP-genotyping of more than 17,000 house sparrows.

PhD candidate Agnes Holstad
CBD welcomes Agnes Holstad, a new PhD candidate here at CBD. Agnes did her Master at NTNU on the use of evolvability to link micro- and macroevolution. During her PhD, she will be part of the NFR project “Understanding evolvability”. She will use meta-analyses and comparative approach to understand patterns of short-term evolvability on quantitative traits. She will also do part of her PhD in collaboration with Mihaela Pavlicev at the university of Vienna, Austria. Her supervisors are Christophe Pelabon, and Thomas F. Hansen (UiO).

Postdoc Paul Acker
CBD welcomes Paul Acker who started his postdoc on September 15th. Paul is doing research in demography, addressing the causes and consequences of life-history variation. He focuses on modelling individual trajectories to study the relationship between behaviour, life-history traits, and population dynamics. During his PhD, he studied breeding decision and dispersal in Larids, with Emmanuelle Cam at the University of Toulouse. He then worked on partial migration in shags during his postdoc at the University of Aberdeen, with Jane Reid. He developed capture-recapture models to make inference on phenotypic variation of seasonal migration versus residence, and quantify the selective landscape of this trait. At NTNU, he will extend the scope of his research on the eco-evolutionary dynamics of seasonal migration with Jane Reid, notably aiming at the estimation of key quantitative genetic parameters.

PhD candidate Laura Bartra Cabré
CBD welcomes Laura Bartra Cabré who started her PhD here at CBD this summer. Laura did her BSc in Environmental Sciences (University of Barcelona) and MSc in Ecology (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) on the topic “Disentangling the drivers of European badger activity at multiple temporal scales”. Her PhD will focus on climate change effects (in particular extreme events) on community and population dynamics, using a combination of empirical data and simulations. She will be supervised by Brage Bremset Hansen, Aline Magdalena Lee and Vidar Grøtan.

PhD candidate Hamish Burnett
CBD welcomes Hamish Burnett, a new PhD candidate here at CBD. Hamish did his honours year research at the University of Western Australia modelling the microclimates, thermoregulation, and physiology of dragon lizards in restored mine-site habitats, and then completed his Master’s here at NTNU with a thesis titled “Genomic consequences of anthropogenic reintroduction in high-arctic Svalbard reindeer”. During his PhD, he will be working with the house sparrow group to investigate the importance of inbreeding and genetic drift in the conservation of subdivided populations. His supervisors are Henrik Jensen, Jane Reid, and Stefanie Muff.

PhD candidate Myranda O'Shea
CBD welcomes Myranda O'Shea, who started as a PhD candidate in July this yer. Myranda’s PhD will focus on social interactions, demographic covariance in fitness and evolutionary rescue, using a combination of theoretical modelling and analysis of existing data on long-term bird studies. Myranda received her MSc in natural resource management (NTNU) on the role of indirect genetic effects in evolutionary rescue and her BSc in biology (University of Ottawa). She is supervised by Jonathan Wright, Yimen Araya-Ajoy, Jane Reid, Stefanie Muff and Henrik Jensen.

PhD candidate Janne Cathrin Hetle Aspheim
CBD welcomes Janne Aspheim who started as a PhD candidate at CBD in July. She will work on the project "From pedigrees to genomics: an integrated quantitative genetics framework" with Stefanie Muff as her main supervisor. Before that, she received her Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics from NMBU in Ås, and she has a general interest in all types of data, both big and small.