Movement and Population Ecology

Movement and Population Ecology
Theme leaders: Francesca Cagnacci,  Øyvind Steifetten and Erlend Nilsen

Ecology is fundamentally spatial, as all processes, from individual survival to inter-individual competition, to population distribution, depend on the ecological context. The availability of outstanding tools to record and quantify both individual animal movement and ecosystem characteristics has spurred lots of interest in this domain. This Thematic group aims at training PhD students in the advanced technologies and methodologies that constitute the state-of-the-art of such research domain, while also focusing on the main applied questions that can be addressed by the study of animal movement and landscapes. Hence, we aim at translating general approaches of the ecological theory into problem-solving tools for current and pressing issues in applied ecology, such as, for example, connectivity, fragmentation, climate change impact, and effect of anthropogenic resources on wildlife communities.

Understanding how wildlife populations develop and function is becoming ever more important in a world where populations are increasingly subjected to new challenges. This especially concerns applied sciences such as wildlife management and conservation biology. The proposed group will be a sub-group of the “Movement and spatial ecology” group, but will focus more on how basic demographic and environmental factors affect the development, dynamics and viability of populations. However, the two groups are not completely separated, neither formally nor scientifically; topics covered in the former group are likely to also be relevant to members of this group. Teaching will have both a theoretical and a practical (e.g. methods/tools to estimate population density and viability) approach. Most importantly, the group will act as a forum where individual students can present their own research, and share with others any questions, problems or possible solutions related to different aspects of population ecology and dynamics.

 

Members:

Partner Institute Name Surname Contact
Aarhus University Henning Heldbjerg henning.heldbjerg@dof.dk
Aarhus University Michael Munk munk@bios.au.dk
Aarhus University Nynne Hjort Nielsen nhn@ghsdk.dk
Aarhus University Simon Schowanek simon.schowanek@bios.au.dk
Aarhus University Rune Skjold Tjørnløv rst@dmu.dk
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Anjan Katna anjan.katna@atree.org
Fondazione Edmund Mach Johannes De Groeve johannes.degroeve@fmach.it
Fondazione Edmund Mach Cristina Fevola cristina.fevola@fmach.it
Fondazione Edmund Mach Kaja Kandare kaja.kandare@fmach.it
Fondazione Edmund Mach Nathan Ranc nathan.ranc@fmach.it
Fondazione Edmund Mach Paola Semenzato paola.semenzato@yahoo.it
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Degitu Endale Borecha degitu.borecha@inn.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Ane Eriksen ane.eriksen@inn.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Alina Evans alina.evans@hihm.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Anne Randi Græsli anne.grasli@inn.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Kaja Johnsen kaja.johnsen@inn.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Benjamin McKeown E-Mail benmckeown@live.co.uk
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences David Carricondo Sanchez david.carricondo@inn.no
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Bert van der Veen bert_van_der_veen@hotmail.com
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Zea Walton zea.walton@inn.no
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA Signe Christensen-Dalsgaard signe.dalsgaard@nina.no
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA Lars R. Eriksen Lars.Rod-Eriksen@nina.no
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU Rannveig Jacobsen rannveig.jacobsen@nmbu.no
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU Cathrine Torjussen cathrine.torjussen@nmbu.no
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU Mahdieh Tourani mahdieh.tourani@nmbu.no
University College of Southeast Norway Jean-Marc Costanzi jean-marc.costanzi@usn.no
University College of Southeast Norway Shane Frank shane.frank@usn.no
University College of Southeast Norway Martin Mayer martin.mayer@usn.no
University College of Southeast Norway Niranjan Parulekar niranjan.n.parulekar@usn.no
University College of Southeast Norway Odbayar Tumendemberel odko2008@yahoo.com
University College of Southeast Norway Ikumi Umetani ikumi.umetani@usn.no
University of Aberdeen Andronikos Kafas a.kafas.11@aberdeen.ac.uk
University of Aberdeen Ewan McHenry ewan.mchenry@abdn.ac.uk
University of Aberdeen William Morgan william.morgan@abdn.ac.uk
University of Aberdeen Laura Williamson l.williamson@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

NameInstitutionProject titleE-mail
Victoria GonzálezUniversity of TromsøEcological role of the dwarf shrub Empetrum nigrum - what controls the expansion of an allelopathic plant?victoria.gonzalez@uit.no
Erla SturludóttirUniversity of IcelandStatistical analysis of trends in data from ecological monitoringerlasturl@gmail.com
Robert FittUniversity of Aberdeenr01rnf13@abdn.ac.uk
Claire DaviesUniversity of AberdeenParasite dynamics and community richness in a naturally fragmented water vole (Arvicola amphibious) metapopulationc.davies@abdn.ac.uk
Rupert HaughtonUniversity of Aberdeenr02rjh13@abdn.ac.uk
Sri Mulyati University of AberdeenGovernance of forest tenure & conflict in Indonesiasri.mulyati5@yahoo.com
Maria KayeUniversity of Aberdeenr01mek12@abdn.ac.uk
Ewan McHenryUniversity of AberdeenDoing more with less: optimising invasive American mink control for conservation of water voles and other riparian biodiversityewan.mchenry@abdn.ac.uk
William MorganUniversity of AberdeenDispersal at low density: optimising strategies for species restoration and assisted spreadwilliam.morgan@abdn.ac.uk
Rupert HoughtonUniversity of AberdeenBarriers of acting now to protect the future: American crayfish invasion of Scotland as a paradigmr02rjh13@abdn.ac.uk
Anastasia FountouliUniversity of AberdeenAre pH driven shifts to soil physical structure caused by chemical or biological processes? r01af13@abdn.ac.uk
Zara Morris-TrainorUniversity of AberdeenImpact of cashmere production on snow leopard and wild ungulate conservation in the South Gobi, Mongoliazmt@abdn.ac.uk
Dagma Nadja HennerUniversity of AberdeenModelling Ecosystem Service Impacts of Bioenergy Production in Europer01dnh14@abdn.ac.uk
Lynn Michele WilburUniversity of AberdeenBringing MARINe protocols to the south Pacific to determine community structure, biogeographic patterns, and regime change in Peruvian rocky intertidal ecosystemsro01lw13@abdn.ac.uk
Patricia M. GrafUniversity College of Southeast NorwayBehavioural sex differences in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)patricia.m.graf@hit.no
Helga V. TinnesandUniversity College of Southeast NorwayOlfactory communication in carnivores, a study of two different social systems – the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and European badger (Meles meles)helga.v.tinnesand@hit.no
Eva M. StøaUniversity College of Southeast NorwayEnergy expenditure among obese and type II diabetics, training interventions, testing and genomic variabilityeva.m.stoa@hit.no
Shea A. SundstølUniversity College of Southeast NorwayEcology of lichen heaths in Southern Norwegian mountains: substrate and climate characteristics and predictions of possible vegetation changes as a result of future climate changeshea.a.sundstol@hit.no
Kjersti S. KvieUniversity College of Southeast NorwayGenetic structure and gene flow in diverging populations of wild Norwegian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in fragmented landscapeskjersti.s.kvie@hit.no
Asle ØkelsrudUniversity College of Southeast NorwayImpact of selenium on mercury concentration in fishasle.okelsrud@hit.no
Anja GabrielsenUniversity College of Southeast NorwayEducation for sustainable development, teaching ecology as an introduction to student understanding?anja.gabrielsen@hit.no
Hannah B. CrossUniversity College of Southeast NorwayTerritoriality and olfactory communication in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)hannah.cross@hit.no
Roisin Campbell-PalmerUniversity College of Southeast NorwayHow conservation projects can impact on the individual health and welfare of Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber)rcampbellpalmer@rzss.org.uk
Gauri BandekarUniversity College of Southeast NorwayImportance of air and soil temperatures for bioclimatic delimitations in Norwegian mountainsgauri.g.bandekar@hit.no
Niranjan ParulekarUniversity College of Southeast NorwayOccurrence of heterotrophic bacteria in cyanobacteria blooms world wideniranjan.n.parulekar@hit.no
Marianne OlsenUniversity College of Southeast NorwayEcosystem effects of mercury contaminated sedimentsmarianne.olsen@hit.no
Valeriya FilipovaUniversity College of Southeast NorwayImproving the methods for estimating extreme floods for dam safetyvaleriya.filipova@hit.no
Shane FrankUniversity College of Southeast NorwayThe social organization of brown bears: spatio-temporal life history strategies and their fitness effectsshane.frank@hit.no
Martin MayerUniversity College of Southeast NorwayThe social organization in Eurasian beaversmartin.mayer@hit.no
Priyank Sharad Nimje University College of Southeast NorwayThe effect of social organization on genetic estimates of fitness in Eurasian beaverspriyank.s.nimje@hit.no
Jean-Marc CostanziUniversity College of Southeast NorwayThe effect of habitat isolation on rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) population dynamics and geneticsjean-marc@costanzi.fr
Ikumi UmetaniUniversity College of Southeast NorwayFatty acid production in microalgaeikumi.umetani@hit.no
Örjan JohanssonSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, GrimsöSpatial ecology and predation patterns of snow leopardsorjan.johansson@slu.se
Malin AronssonSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Grimsömalin.aronsson@slu.se
Lovisa NilssonSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Grimsölovisa.uk.nilsson@slu.se
Ann EklundSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Grimsöann.eklund@slu.se
Therese Sivertsen Swedish University of Agricultural SciencesReindeer and brown bear interactions and space use in the boreal forestTherese.Sivertsen@slu.se
Pablo GarridoSwedish Universit of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattebergCultural oak landscapes as green infrastructures for biodiversity conservation and human well-being. Learning from a latitudinal north-south case study gradientpablo.garrido@slu.se
Vladimir NaumovSwedish Universit of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattebergIntensification of wood production and conservation of forest biodiversity in boreal Europe: trade-offs towards sustainable forest managementvladimir.naumov@slu.se
Natalie StryametsSwedish Universit of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattebergUse and governance of non-wood forest products in transition and market economies: case studies in Ukraine, Russia and SwedenNatalie.Stryamets@slu.se
Elisabeth WallinSwedish Universit of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattebergSeedling vitality and field establishmentelisabeth.wallin@slu.se
Ewa OrlikowskaSwedish Universit of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattebergEvaluating Natura 2000 sites for conservation of biodiversityewa.orlikowska@slu.se
Anna JanssonNovia/Aroniaanna.jansson@abo.fi
Julia ScheininNovia/AroniaUnderstanding changes in sea duck populations - role of food resources in the decline of the Baltic Sea Eider duckjnystrom@abo.fi
Anna-Karin AlménNovia/Aroniaanna-karin.almen@novia.fi
Karen LoeNorwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)LiDAR, habitat structure and the ecology of ungulates in a landscape of feakaren.lone@umb.no
Signe Christensen-DalsgaardNorwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)Offshore wind power plants - Effect on seabirdssigne.dalsgaard@nina.no
Tania ZakowskiNorwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)Effect of hydropeaking on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Norwegian riverstania.zakowski@nina.no
Øyvind SolemNorwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)oyvind.solem@nina.no
Helene FigariNorwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)helene.figari@nina.no
Kristin Odden NystuenNord-Trøndelag University CollegeAlpine plant community consequences of willow shrub encroachmentkristin.o.nystuen@hint.no
Anne HertelNMBUPotential effects of climate change on brown bear population ecology and bear-caused human injuriesanne.hertel@nmbu.no
Erik Francis AcanakwoNMBUEcological significance of termites: Influence on large herbivores and bats in a Savanna landscapeerik.acanakwo@nmbu.no
Daniel NyqvistKarlstad UniversityDownstream migration and passage of Atlantic salmon in regulated riversdaniel.nyqvist@kau.se
Torfinn JahrenHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural SciencesSpatial and temporal factors affecting nest survival in capercaillie and black grouse – Perspective, mechanisms and consequencestorfinn.jahren@hihm.no
Rosemary MrambaHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciencesmramba2008@yahoo.com
Obeid MahenyaHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural SciencesBrowsing by giraffe in a heterogeneous savanna in Arusha National Park, Tanzaniaomahenya@mwekawildlife.org
Kaja JohnsenHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceThe effect of climate on vole population dynamicskaja.johnsen@hihm.no
Marcel Schrijvers-GonlagHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceSignificance of vole browsing in plant-herbivore interactions in the boreal ecosystemmarcel.schrijversgonlag@hihm.no
Cyril MilleretHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceSpatio-temporal variation in individual performance and population dynamics of wolves in Scandinaviacyril.milleret@hihm.no
Marius Hagen Hassve Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceAssessing management units in the polymorphic arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.)marius.hassve@hihm.no
Degitu Endale Borecha Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceRate of natal philopatry and dispersal in grouse populationdegitu.borecha@hihm.no
Jo Inge BreisjøbergetHedmark University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural ScienceFramtidens rypeforvaltning i Statskogjo.breisjoberget@hihm.no, jib@statskog.no
Federico OssiFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Ecological determinants of roe deer spatial behaviour and movement in the Alpsfederico.ossi@fmach.it
Rachele NieriFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)agricultural entomology rachele.nieri@fmach.it
Cristina FevolaFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)virus evolution and ecologycristina.fevola@fmach.it
Emily PascoeFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)host-parasite ecologyemilylouise.pascoe@fmach.it
Matteo MarcantonioFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) GIS and remote sensingmatteo.marcantonio@fmach.it
Giovanni MariniFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)giovanni.marini@fmach.it
Alessandro FranzoiFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Animal Ecology through Stable Isotope Ratiosalessandro.franzoi@fmach.it
Sajid PareethFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Rapid warming of large lakes in Italy: assessment of trends and impacts using long-term in situ and satellite-based data (WarmLakes)sajid.pareeth@fmach.it
Cleopatra LeontidouFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Biodiversity of alpine air samples: a high throughput plant species identification on environmental DNAcleopatra.leontidou@fmach.it
Camilla CapelliFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Anatoxin producing cyanobacteria in the large lakes south of the Alps: colonization rates, detection of new producers and molecular identification methods (CYANO_-D)camilla.capelli@fmach.it
Alexis MarchesiniFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Rana temporaria in the alpine region of Trentino: landscape genetics and study of the interactions between genetic diversity, amphibian species diversity and ecosystem diversityalexis.marchesini@fmach.it
Mauro PaoliniFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Innovative methods for isotopic analysis in organic fractions of nitrogen to enable the traceability of foodmauro.paolini@fmach.it
Johannes De GroeveFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)A wildlife journey in space and time: methodological advancements in the assessment and analysis of spatiotemporal patterns of animal movement in a changing European environmentjohannes.degroeve@fmach.it
Nathan RancFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Forecasting the effects of global change on ungulate spatial distributionsnathan.ranc@fmach.it
Kaja KandareFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Remote sensing data fusion techniques for the analysis of forest areaskaja.kandare@fmach.it
Jeroen PullensFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Peatland organic soil modellingjohannes.pullens@fmach.it
Umberto SalvagninFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Genetic Engineering manuipulation of terpenes biosynthesis in Vitis vinifera for the control of the Grapevine Moth, Lobesia botranaumberto.salvagnin@fmach.it
Tiziana OppedisanoFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)New insights into the biology and ecology of the insect vetors of apple proliferation for the development of sustainable control strategiestiziana.oppedisano@fmach.it
Adam CieplinskiFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Rotifer cryptic diversity along alitutude (RotiAlti)adam.cieplinski@fmach.it
Juan Sebastian Lopez FernandezFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)Endophytes: a new therapy for healthy , high quailty grapejuan.lopezfernandez@fmach.it]
Sylvie Pighini FEMEmission of Greenhouse Gas from lakes in the Alpine regionsylvie.pighini@fmach.it
Paola SemenzatoFEMMovement ecology of female Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)paola.semenzato@yahoo.it
Rikke Reisner Hansen Aarhus University, Department of BioscienceClimate change responses of insects and spiders on Greenlandrrh@dmu.dk
Stine Højlund Pedersen Aarhus University, Department of BioscienceUpscaling climate change effects for Arctic terrestrial ecosystems to regional and continent scale using SnowModel, remote sensing and process knowledge from Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring programmeshp@dmu.dk
Pil Birkefeldt Møller PedersenAarhus University, Department of BioscienceEcological opportunities and consequences of a new approach towards nature management based on reestablishment of diverse wild megafauna (rewilding) pil.birkefeldt@gmail.com, pil.pedersen@biology.au.dk
Nynne Hjort NielsenAarhus University Harbour porpoises in Greenland: abundance, movement, dive behaviour and managementnhn@ghsdk.dk
Rune Skjold TjørnløvAarhus UniversityEstimation of demographic parameters and population modelling of the Baltic-Wadden Sea flyway population of Common eiders Somateria mollissimarst@dmu.dk
Henning HeldbjergAarhus UniversityCitizen Science based bird population studieshenning.heldbjerg@dof.dk
Valentina ImparatoAarhus UniversityLinks between microbial and protozoan diversity, and soil ecosystem functionsvim@envs.au.dk
Rasmus Østegaard PedersenAarhus Universityrasmus.pedersen@bios.au.dk
Caroline Ernberg SimonsenAarhus UniversityModelling spatial distribution, the effect of scaring and economic cost of Pink-footed geese during spring staging in Norwayces@bios.au.dk
Anjan KatnaAshoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the EnvironmentMovement strategies among sympatric mesocarnivores in human-dominated landscapesanjan.katna@atree.org
Odbayar TumendemberelUniversity College of Southeast NorwayEcological genetics and taxonomy of Gobi bear (Ursus arctos)odko2008@yahoo.com
Thida SweUniversity College of Southeast NorwayDevelopment of a classification system for lakes in Myanmar based on phytoplankton and aquatic macrophytes comparable to the EU-WFDzthidaswe@gmail.com
Sannija Goleva-FjelletUniversity College of Southeast NorwayPhysical activity and health: age, genes and trainabilitysannija.goleva-fjellet@hit.no
Svenja KroegerUniversity of Aberdeenr01sbk13@abdn.ac.uk
Amanda TraskUniversity of Aberdeena.trask@abdn.ac.uk
Andronikos KafasUniversity of AberdeenSpace competition between marine resource users in Marine Spatial Planninga.kafas.11@aberdeen.ac.uk
Keziah HobsonUniversity of AberdeenAssessing the economic and conservation impacts of the pine marten, a recovering predator, on non-native grey squirrels, and forest land managementkeziah.hobson@abdn.ac.uk
José van PaassenUniversity of AberdeenUpland management to enhance carbon sequestration: the role of phosphorusr01jgv15@abdn.ac.uk
Roman SusdorfUniversity of AberdeenModelling the Effect from Sea Lice on Population Dynamics in Wild Atlantic Salmonr.susdorf@abdn.ac.uk
Deon RoosUniversity of Aberdeen multi-scale bio-economic approach to optimising the management of emerging rodent crop pestsr01dr16@abdn.ac.uk
Laura WilliamsonUniversity of AberdeenSpatio-temporal variation in harbour porpoise distribution and activityl.williamson@abdn.ac.uk
Francesca ManciniUniversity of AberdeenManaging the wildlife tourism commonsr03fm14@abdn.ac.uk