Publications 2013

Publications 2013

Aronsen, T., Berglund, A., Mobley, K.B., Ratikainen, I.I. and Rosenqvist, G. 2013. Sex ratio and density affect sexual selection in a sex-role reversed fish. Evolution 67, 3243-3257

Aronsen, T., Mobley, K.B, Berglund, A., Sundin, J., Billing, A.M. and Rosenqvist, G. 2013. The operational sex ratio and density influence spatial relationships between breeding pipefish. Behavioural Ecology 24, 888-897

Basille, M., Van Moorter, B., Herfindal, I., Martin, J., Linnell, J.D.C., Odden, J., Andersen, R. and Gaillard, J.-M. 2013. Selecting habitat to survive: the impact of road density on survival in a large carnivore. PLoS ONE 8, e654931

Diserud, O.H., Stur, E. and Aagaard, K. 2013. How reliable are Malaise traps for biomonitoring? - A bivariate species abundance model evaluation using alpine Chironomidae (Diptera). Insect Conservation and Diversity 6, 561–571

Engen, S., Lande, R. and Sæther, B.-E. 2013. A quantitative genetic model of r- and K-selection in a fluctuating population. American Naturalist 181, 725-736

Engen, S., Sæther, B.-E., Armitage, K.B., Blumstein, D.T., Clutton-Brock, T.H., Stephen Dobsen, F., Fiesta-Bianchet, M., Oli, M.K., and Ozgul, A. 2013. Estimating the effect of temporally autocorrelated environments on the demography of density-independent age-structured populations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4, 573-584.

Erikstad, K.E., Reiertsen, T.K., Barrett, R.T., Vikebø, F. and Sandvik, H. 2013. Seabird-fish interactions: the fall and rise of a common guillemot Uria aalge population. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 475, 267–276

Erikstad, K.E., Sandvik, H., Reiertsen, T.K., Bustnes, J.O. and Strøm, H. 2013. Persistent organic pollution in a high-Arctic top predator: sex-dependent thresholds in adult survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280, 20131483

Falahati-Anbaran, M., Stenøien, H.K., Pelabon, C., Bolstad, G.H., Perez-Barrales, R., Hansen, T.F. and Armbruster, W.S. 2013. Development of microsatellite markers for the neotropical vine Dalechampia Scandens (Euphoribiaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 1, 1200492

Finstad, A.G., Sættem, L.M. and Einum, S. 2013. Historical abundance and spatial distributions of spawners determine juvenile habitat accessibility in salmon: implications for population dynamics and management targets. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70, 1339–1345

Firmat, C., Alibert, P., Losseau, M., Baroiller, J.-F. and Schliewen, U.K. 2013. Successive invasion-mediated interspecific hybridizations and population structure in the endangered cichlid Oreochromis mossambicus. PLoS ONE 8, e63880

Flatt, T., Amdam, G.V., Kirkwood, T.B.L. and Omholt, S.W. 2013. Life history evolution and the polyphenic regulation of somatic maintenance and survival. The Quarterly Review of Biology 88, 185-218

Haanes, H., Markussen, S.S., Herfindal, I., Røed, K.H., Solberg, E.J., Heim, M., Midthjell, L. and Sæther, B.E. 2013. Effects of inbreeding on fitness-related traits in a small isolated moose population. Ecology & Evolution 3, 4230-4242

Hagen, I.J., Herfindal, I., Donnellan, S. and Bull, C.M. 2013. Fine scale genetic structure in a population of the prehensile tailed lizard Corucia zebrata. Journal of Herpetology 47, 5-8

Hagen, I.J., Billing, A., Rønning, B., Pedersen, S.A., Pärn, H., Slate, J. and Jensen, H. 2013. The easy road to genome-wide medium density SNP screening in a non-model species: development and application of a 10K SNP-chip for the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Molecular Ecology Resources 13, 429-439

Hansen, B.B., Grøtan, V., Aanes, R., Sæther, B.-E., Stien, A., Fuglei, E., Ims, R.A., Yoccoz, N.G. and Pedersen, Å.Ø. 2013. Climate events synchronize the dynamics of a resident vertebrate community in the High Arctic. Science 339, 313-315

Holand, A.M., Steinsland, I., Martino, S. and Jensen, H. 2013. Animal models and Integrated Nested Laplace Approximations. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 3, 1241-1251

Holand, H., Jensen, H., Tufto, J., Sæther, B.-E. and Ringsby, T.H. 2013. Temporal and spatial variation in prevalence of the parasite Syngamus trachea in a metapopulation of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Parasitology 140, 1275-1286

Huisman, J. and Tufto, J. 2013. Modelling wild-domestic interbreeding: How selection on a quantitative trait affects gene flow at a neutral locus. Journal of Theoretical Biology 33, 42-51

Jensen, H., Moe, R., Hagen, I.J., Holand, A.M., Kekkonen, J., Tufto, J. and Sæther, B.-E. 2013. Genetic variation and structure of house sparrow populations: is there an island effect? Molecular Ecology 22, 1792-1805

Kvalnes, T., Ringsby, T.H., Jensen, H. and Sæther, B.-E. 2013. Correlates of egg size variation in a population of house sparrow Passer domesticus. Oecologia 171, 391-402

Linnerud, M., Sæther, B.-E., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Noble, D.G. and Freckleton, R.B. 2013. Interspecific differences in stochastic population dynamics explains variation in Taylor's temporal power law. Oikos 122, 1207-1216

Melis, C., Nilsen, E.B., Panzacchi, M., Linnell, J.D.C. and Odden. J. 2013. Roe deer face competing risks between predators along a gradient in abundance. Ecosphere 4, art 111

Melis, C., Borg, Å.A., Espelien, I.S. and Jensen, H. 2013. Low neutral genetic variability in a specialist puffin hunter: the Norwegian Lundehund. Animal Genetics 44, 348-351

Melis, C., Borg, Å.A., Jensen, H., Bjørkvoll, E., Ringsby, T.H. and Sæther, B.-E. 2013. Genetic variability and structure of the water vole Arvicola amphibius across four metapopulations in northern Norway. Ecology and Evolution 3, 770-778

Mutzel, A., Blom, M.P.K., Spagopoulou, F., Wright, J., Dingemanse, N.J. and Kempenaers, B. 2013. Temporal trade-offs between nestling provisioning and defence against nest predators in blue tits. Animal Behaviour 85, 1459–1469

Myking, T., Solberg, E.J., Austrheim, G., Speed, J.D.M., Bohler, F., Astrup, R. and Eriksen, R. 2013. Browsing of sallow (Salix caprea L.) and rowan (Sorbus aucuparia L.) in the context of life history strategies: a literature review. European Journal of Forest Research 132, 399–409

Myksvoll, M.S., Erikstad, K.E., Barrett, R.T., Sandvik, H. and Vikebø, F. 2013. Climate-driven ichthyoplankton drift model predicts growth of top predator young. PLoS One 8, e79225

Pélabon, C., Osler, N.C., Diekmann, M., and Graae, B.J. 2013. Decoupled phenotypic variation between floral and vegetative traits: distinguishing between developmental and environmental correlations. Annals of  Botany  111, 935-944

Pélabon, C., Bolstad, G.H., Egset, C.K., Cheverud, J.M., Pavlicev, M. and Rosenqvist, G. 2013. On the relationship between ontogenetic and static allometry. American Naturalist 181, 195-212

Pérez-Barrales, R., Bolstad, G.H., Pélabon, C., Hansen, T.F. and Armbruster, W.S. 2013. Pollinators and seed predators generate conflicting selection on Dalechampia blossoms. Oikos 122, 1411-1428

Ratikainen, I.I. and Wright, J. 2013. Adaptive management of body mass by Siberian jays. Animal Behaviour 85, 427-434

Reed, T., Grøtan, V., Jenouvrier, S., Sæther, B.-E. and Visser, M.E. 2013. Population growth in a wild bird is buffered against phenological mismatch. Science 340, 488-491

Robertsen, G., Skoglund, H. and Einum, S. 2013. Offspring size effects vary over fine spatio-temporal scales in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70, 5-12

Sandvik, H., Sæther, B.-E., Holmern, T., Tufto, J., Engen, S. and Roy, H.E. 2013. Generic ecological impact assessments of alien species in Norway: a semi-quantitative set of criteria. Biodiversity and Conservation 22, 37-62

Solbu, E. B., Engen, S. and Diserud, O. 2013. Changing environments causing time delays in population dynamics. Mathematical Biosciences 244: 213-223

Sundin, J., Rosenqvist, G. and Berglund, A. 2013. Altered oceanic pH impairs mating propensity in a pipefish. Ethology 119, 86-93

Sæther, B.-E., Engen, S. & Grøtan, V. 2013. Species diversity and community similarity in fluctuating environments: parametric approaches using species abundance distributions. Journal of Animal Ecology 82, 721-738

Sæther, B.-E., Coulson, T., Grøtan, V., Engen, S., Altwegg, R., Armitage, K.B., Barbraud, C., Becker, P.H., Blumstein, D.T., Dobson, F.S., Festa-Bianchet, M., Gaillard, J.-M., Jenkins, A., Jones, C., Nicoll, M.A.C., Norris, K., Oli, M.K., Ozgul, A. & Weimerskirch, H. 2013. How life history influences population dynamics in fluctuating environments. American Naturalist 182, 743–759

Teichert, M.A.K., Einum, S., Finstad, A.G., Ugedal, O. and Forseth, T. 2013. Ontogenetic timing of density dependence: location-specific patterns reflect distribution of a limiting resource. Population Ecology 55, 575–583

Van Moorter, B., Visscher, D., Herfindal, I., Basille, M., and Mysterud, A. 2013. Inferring behavioural mechanisms in habitat selection studies - getting the null-hypothesis right for functional and familiarity responses. Ecography 36, 323-330

Van Moorter, B., Bunnefeld, N., Panzacchi, M., Rolandsen, C.M., Solberg, E.J., Sæther, B.-E. and Fryxell, J. 2013. Understanding scales of movement: animals ride waves and ripples of environmental change. Journal of Animal Ecology 72, 770-780

Westneat, D.F., Schofield, M. and Wright, J. 2013. Parental behavior exhibits among-individual variance, plasticity, and heterogeneous residual variance. Behavioral Ecology 24, 598–604

Yeates, S.E., Diamond, S.E., Einum, S., Emerson, B.C., Holt, W.V. and Gage, M.J.G. 2013. Cryptic choice of conspecific sperm controlled by the impact of ovarian fluid on sperm swimming behavior. Evolution 67, 3523–3536

Featured publications

Featured publications

Hansen B.B., Grøtan V. et al. 2013. Climate Events Synchronize the Dynamics of a Resident Vertebrate Community in the High Arctic. Science 339:313-315.

How climate change impacts wildlife beyond the species level is poorly understood. Here, we show that in high-arctic Svalbard, extreme weather events synchronize population fluctuations across an entire community of resident vertebrate herbivores and cause lagged correlations with the secondary consumer, the arctic fox. This synchronization is driven by heavy rain on snow that encapsulates the vegetation in ice and blocks winter forage availability for herbivores. Thus, indirect and bottom-up climate forcing drives the population dynamics across all overwintering vertebrates. Icing is predicted to become more frequent in the circumpolar Arctic and may therefore strongly affect ecosystem characteristics.