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.
- 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)
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
- (2021) Sustainable strategies for harvesting predators and prey in a fluctuating environment. Ecological Modelling. vol. 440.
- (2020) Phenotypic evolution in stochastic environments: The contribution of frequency- and density-dependent selection. Evolution. vol. 74 (9).
- (2020) Spatial scales of population synchrony in predator-prey systems. The American Naturalist. vol. 195 (2).
- (2020) Decomposing demographic contributions to the effective population size with moose as a case study. Molecular Ecology. vol. 29 (1).
- (2020) Spatial covariation of competing species in a fluctuating environment. Ecology. vol. 101 (1).
- (2020) Density-Dependent Adaptive Topography in a Small Passerine Bird, the Collared Flycatcher. The American Naturalist. vol. 197 (1).
- (2020) Consequences of barriers and changing seasonality on population dynamics and harvest of migratory ungulates. Theoretical Ecology. vol. 13.
- (2020) Contrasting patterns of density-dependent selection at different life stages can create more than one fast–slow axis of life-history variation. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 10 (6).
- (2019) Ecological dynamics and large scale phenotypic differentiation in density-dependent populations. Theoretical Population Biology. vol. 127.
- (2019) Spatial scaling of population synchrony in marine fish depends on their life history. Ecology Letters. vol. 22 (11).
- (2019) Accounting for interspecific competition and age structure in demographic analyses of density dependence improves predictions of fluctuations in population size. Ecology Letters. vol. 22.
- (2019) Towards a predictive conservation biology: the devil is in the behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 374 (1781).
- (2018) The effect of harvesting on the spatial synchrony of population fluctuations. Theoretical Population Biology. vol. 123.
- (2018) Spatial distribution and optimal harvesting of an age-structured population in a fluctuating environment. Mathematical Biosciences. vol. 296.
- (2018) Spatial scales of population synchrony of two competing species: effects of harvesting and strength of competition. Oikos. vol. 127 (10).
- (2018) Heterogeneity among species and community dynamics – Norwegian bird communities as a case study. Ecological Modelling. vol. 388.
- (2017) Spatial synchrony and harvesting in fluctuating populations:Relaxing the small noise assumption. Theoretical Population Biology. vol. 116.
- (2017) Extinction risk and lack of evolutionary rescue under resource depletion or area reduction. The American Naturalist. vol. 190 (1).
- (2017) Interactions between demography and environmental effects are important determinants of population dynamics. Science Advances. vol. 3 (2).
- (2017) Reversal of response to artificial selection on body size in a wild passerine bird. Evolution. vol. 71 (8).