Background and activities
Eivin Røskaft (PhD) is a professor in evolutionary biology at the Department of Biology, NTNU. His scientific interest is to use evolutionary biology in conservation. Conservation of African and Asian protected areas is challenging because of human population increase, biodiversity encroachment and human activities /incl. tourism. Thus it is important to understand any kind of encroachment of natural resources in the light of evolution and human behaviour. Røskaft is leading projects in Africa and Asia related to human-wildlife conflict, population dynamics of animals, and animal behaviour in relation to human activities.
Additionally Røskaft is involved in a coevolutionary project between avian brood parasites and their hosts, as well as how environment affects human fitness in Norway.
Capacity building in Africa/Asia is one of Røskaft’s main interests; he has trained around 150 MSc students and 55 PhD students from most continents to their final degrees. Røskaft has published more than 300 papers of which more than 200 in per reviewed scientific journals. His web of science h-index is 49 and google scholar h-index = 63.
Røskaft has been the Dean at the Faculty of life sciences, director of the centre for development and environment and head of department at NTNU, as well as director of NINA.
- Head of Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 2002-2009
- Professor in Evolutionary Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 1999-present
- Director, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research 1994-1999
- Deputy Director, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research 1993-1994
- Professor (20 %), Norwegian University of Science and Technology 1991-1999
- Director, University of Trondheim, Centre for Environment and Development 1991-1993
- Dean, University of Trondheim, Faculty of Science 1990-1991
- Scientific Advisor, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research 1989-1993
- Associate Professor, University of Trondheim 1988-1991
- Associate Professor, University of Trondheim, Program for Applied Ecology 1986-1988
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Behavioural and demographic changes in impala populations after 15 years of improved conservation management. Global Ecology and Conservation. vol. 27.
- (2021) Pattern and distribution of human-elephant conflicts in three conflict-prone landscapes in Myanmar. Global Ecology and Conservation. vol. 25.
- (2020) Attitudes of local leaders towards wildlife conservation in village areas in Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Karatu District, Tanzania. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 12 (3).
- (2020) Applying Multi-Temporal Landsat Satellite Data and Markov-Cellular Automata to Predict Forest Cover Change and Forest Degradation of Sundarban Reserve Forest, Bangladesh. Forests. vol. 11.
- (2020) Community Dependency and Perceptions of a Park in a Threatened Ecoregion of Myanmar. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 12 (4).
- (2020) Triiodothyronine (T3) levels fluctuate in response to ambient temperature rather than nutritional status in a wild tropical ungulate. Conservation Physiology. vol. 8 (1).
- (2020) Consequences of climate-induced vegetation changes exceed those of human disturbance for wild impala in the Serengeti ecosystem. Conservation Physiology. vol. 8 (1).
- (2020) A dead giveaway: Foraging vultures and other avian scavengers respond to auditory cues. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 10.
- (2020) Evaluating the use of local ecological knowledge (LEK) in determining habitat preference and occurrence of multiple large carnivores. Ecological Indicators. vol. 118.
- (2020) Faecal Glucocorticoids Metabolite Response in Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) in Relation to Protected Area Management Objectives in Tanzania. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry. vol. 2 (1).
- (2020) Do carnivore surveys match reports of carnivore presence by pastoralists? A case of the eastern Serengeti ecosystem. Global Ecology and Conservation. vol. 24:e01324 (e01324).
- (2020) Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Human–Wildlife Conflicts in the Kenya Greater Tsavo Ecosystem. Human-Wildlife Interactions. vol. 14 (2).
- (2020) How does human disturbance affect brood parasitism and nest predation in hosts inhabiting a highly fragmented landscape?. Global Ecology and Conservation. vol. 24.
- (2020) Assessment of communities’ perceptions regarding the impact of the proposed Hoima-Tanga crude oil pipeline on the loss of biodiversity in Swagaswaga Game Reserve, Tanzania. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 12 (4).
- (2020) Value of the Storm Protection Function of Sundarban Mangroves in Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainable Development. vol. 13 (3).
- (2020) Small mammal community demography and reproductive seasonality under protection, pastoralism and agriculture in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 12 (4).
- (2019) Vigilance Behaviour of Wild Herbivores when Foraging With or Without Livestock. Environment and Natural Resources Research. vol. 9 (1).
- (2019) Human-elephant interactions in areas surrounding the Rungwa, Kizigo, and Muhesi Game Reserves, central Tanzania. Oryx.
- (2019) Drivers of conservation crimes in the Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi Game Reserves, Central Tanzania. Global Ecology and Conservation. vol. 17.
- (2019) No evidence of handling-induced mortality in Serengeti's African wild dog population. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 9 (3).