Background and activities

I am currently engaged as a PhD student at the NTNU University Museum. My project will model spatial and temporal dynamics of plant and animal species and communities within terrestrial habitats along gradients of human impact/urbanization. Red- and black listed species and species important for ecosystem function are of special interest.  This project will focus on key questions for environmental sustainability such as:

  • What characterizes biodiversity hotspots in an urban-suburban/municipality scale?
  • What are suitable habitats for red-listed species and/or species important for ecosystem function and services, and which drivers are associated with degradation of habitats important for these species?
  • What are the most important drivers promoting black-listed species, which type of land use should be prevented?