Background and activities

Discipline/work area

I am currently engaged as a researcher at the NTNU University Museum affiliated with multiple research projects.


My previous research mainly dealt with the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity, thus involving a variety of stakeholders. I am experienced in biological modelling, statistical data analyses, and in designing and conducting field studies in various conditions. I have both a great interest in and experience with macroecology, conservation, biodiversity and interdisciplinary work. 


  • Teacher, Slotshaven Gymnasium (Biology C, Mathematics A)
  • M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Section for Ecology and Evolution. Thesis title: “Zoochorous seed dispersal by red deer (Cervus elaphus): comparison of dung, fur and hooves”.
  • Exchange student, B.Sc. University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Arctic Biology
  • B.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark (Geological Museum). Thesis title: “Fossil elasmobranch teeth (Chondrichthyes) from Angola, Western Africa”. 

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

Journal publications


  • Jepsen, Jane Uhd; Speed, James David Mervyn; Austrheim, Gunnar; Rusch, Graciela; Petersen, Tanja Kofod; Asplund, Johan; Bjerke, Jarle W.; Bjune, Anne Elisabeth; Eide, Nina Elisabeth; Herfindal, Ivar; Ims, Rolf Anker; Israelsen, Markus Fjellstad; Kapfer, Jutta; Kolstad, Anders Lorentzen; Nordén, Jenni; Sandercock, Brett; Stien, Jenny; Tveito, Ole Einar Ellingbø; Yoccoz, Nigel. (2022) Panel-based Assessment of Ecosystem Condition – a methodological pilot for four terrestrial ecosystems in Trøndelag. 2022. ISBN 978-82-426-4882-2. NINA rapport (2094).
  • Petersen, Tanja Kofod; Austrheim, Gunnar; Speed, James David Mervyn; Grøtan, Vidar. (2021) Biodiversity dynamics in urban areas under changing land-uses. 2021. ISBN 978-82-326-5218-1.