Background and activities
Researcher in population ecology at Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD)
My research focuses mainly on how spatial and temporal variation in the environment influence individuals and populations. A central question is how individuals relate to their habitat and resources, and individual behaviour and the consequences this has for individual fitness. Systems for these indivudal-based studies include moose at the Vega island in northern Norway, and in chamois and ibex in the Swiss national park.
At larger scale, I am interested in what causes variation in demographic rates among populations, and how shared environmental signal causes co-fluctuations in population dynamics. However, even when the environment is strongly correlated over large distances, we still often observe low synchrony in population dynamics. Understanding mechanisms causing population syncrhony, or lack of such, is something I also look into.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2020) When does weather synchronise life history traits? Spatiotemporal patterns in juvenile body mass of two ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 89.
- (2020) Decomposing demographic contributions to the effective population size with moose as a case study. Molecular Ecology. vol. 29 (1).
- (2020) Opposing fitness consequences of habitat use in a harvested moose population. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 89 (7).
- (2019) Spatial scaling of population synchrony in marine fish depends on their life history. Ecology Letters. vol. 22 (11).
- (2019) Spatial heterogeneity in climate change effects decouples the long‐term dynamics of wild reindeer populations in the high Arctic. Global Change Biology. vol. 25 (11).
- (2019) Climate, competition and weather conditions drive vertical displacement and habitat use of an alpine ungulate in a highly topographic landscape. Landscape Ecology. vol. 34 (11).
- (2019) Use, selection, and home range properties: complex patterns of individual habitat utilization. Ecosphere. vol. 10:e02695 (4).
- (2018) Determinants of age at first reproduction and lifetime breeding success revealed by full paternity assignment in a male ungulate. Oikos. vol. 128 (3).
- (2018) Subtle foodscape displacement of a native ungulate by free-ranging livestock in a forest agroecosystem. Ecosphere. vol. 9 (6).
- (2017) Weather affects temporal niche partitioning between moose and livestock. Wildlife Biology. vol. 2017 (1).
- (2017) Fitness correlates of age at primiparity in a hunted moose population. Oecologia. vol. 186 (2).
- (2017) Demographic influences of translocated individuals on a resident population of house sparrows. Oikos. vol. 126 (10).
- (2017) On fitness and partial migration in a large herbivore – migratory moose have higher reproductive performance than residents. Oikos. vol. 126 (4).
- (2016) 'You shall not pass!': Quantifying barrier permeability and proximity avoidance by animals. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 85 (1).
- (2016) Lack of sex-specific movement patterns in an alien species at its invasion front - consequences for invasion speed. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 6 (16).
- (2016) Home ranges, habitat and body mass: Simple correlates of home range size in ungulates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 283 (1845).
- (2016) Predicting the continuum between corridors and barriers to animal movements using Step Selection Functions and Randomized Shortest Paths. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 85 (1).
- (2015) Influence of migratory ungulate management on competitive interactions with resident species in a protected area. Ecosphere. vol. 6 (11:228).
- (2015) Age-specific survival and annual variation in survival of female chamois differ between populations. Oecologia. vol. 179 (4).
- (2015) Associational relationships at multiple spatial scales affect forest damage by moose. Forest Ecology and Management. vol. 348.
- (2015) Climatic conditions cause complex patterns of covariation between demographic traits in a long-lived raptor. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 84 (3).
- (2014) Population properties affect inbreeding avoidance in moose. Biology Letters. vol. 10 (12).
- (2014) Moose body mass variation revisited: Disentangling effects of environmental conditions and genetics. Oecologia. vol. 174 (2).
- (2014) Landscape characteristics explain large-scale variation in demographic traits in forest grouse. Landscape Ecology. vol. 29 (1).
- (2014) Spatial variation in the relationship between performance and metabolic rate in wild juvenile Atlantic salmon. Journal of Animal Ecology. vol. 83 (4).
- (2014) Long-term morphological changes in the skeleton of red deer (Artiodactyla, Cervidae) at its northern periphery. Journal of Mammalogy. vol. 95 (3).