Background and activities

Steinar Engen (1946) is a Professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He belongs to Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics Research Group, and the Statistics Group at The Department of Mathematical Sciences. Professor Engen has an MSc in Physics with diploma in Statistics from NTNU and a D.Phil. degree  from the Department of Biomathematics, University of Oxford.

Work Experience

  • 1990- Full Professor in Biostatistics, AVH/NTNU, Department of Math. and Stat.
  • 1988- Advisor, 20% position at The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, (NINA)
  • 1978-1990 Associate Professor, Norges Lærerhøgskole, University of Trondheim
  • 1977 Assistant Professor, NTNU, Mathematical Institute
  • 1975-1977 Scholarship, University of Trondheim
  • 1971-1975 Scholarship, NAVF and the Royal Society in England

Honors and awards

  • 2015 Recipient of the Wildlife Society Publication Award – Outstanding Article for Evolutionary Consequences of nonselective harvesting in density-dependent populations by Steinar Engen, Russell Lande and Bernt-Erik Sæther. American Naturalist 184(6):714-726, 2014
  • 2013 The Norwegian Research Council Award for outstanding research (Møbius Prize) together with Professor Bernt-Erik Sæther
  • 2005 The Norwegian Academy of Science, elected member
  • 2003 Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, elected member
  • 2002 International Statistical Institute, member

Research Experience from Foreign Institutions

  • 2001-2013 Frequent visits of 1-2 weeks at Eugene, Oregon, University of California, San Diego, University of Oxford and Imperial College, London and Silwood Park2001 4 weeks. Centre of Biodiversity Studies, Natural Museum, Milwaukee
  • 2000 3 weeks. University of California, San Diego, Biological Institute
  • 1998 2 weeks. University of California, San Diego, Biological Institute
  • 1995 4 weeks. University of Oregon, Biological Institute
  • 1993 4 months. University of Oregon, Biological Institute
  • 1978 3 weeks. Penn State University, Statistical Institute
  • 1972-75 Oxford, Department of Biomathematics

Scientific production and citations

173 papers in international journals, Web of science: h-index  39 (including two books), more than 4800 citations (including two books and some book chapters). Google scholar: More than 6500 sitations, h-index 46. (august 2015)

Teaching Experience

Professor Engen has supervised 12 cand.scient. students, 3 dr.scient. students in Statistics, and 6 dr.scient. in Biology. He has supervised 9 candidates with completed doctoral degree.

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