PhD Students

PhD students registered within the IRSAE network

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Aarhus UniversityHenning Heldbjerghenning.heldbjerg@dof.dkCitizen Science based bird population studies
Aarhus UniversityEmilio Økosystem effekter af megafauna
Aarhus UniversityJesper
Aarhus UniversityMichael af remote sensing til conservation af megafauna
Aarhus UniversityPil B. M. opportunities and consequences of a new approach towards nature management based on reestablishment of diverse wild megafauna (rewilding)
Aarhus UniversitySimon Schowanek diversitet hos store herbivorer
Aarhus UniversityNynne Hjort Nielsennhn@ghsdk.dkHarbour porpoises in Greenland: abundance, movement, dive behaviour and management
Aarhus UniversityRasmus Østegaard interactions on a macro-evolutionary scale
Aarhus UniversityRune Skjold Tjørnløvrst@dmu.dkEstimation of demographic parameters and population modelling of the Baltic-Wadden Sea flyway population of Common eiders Somateria mollissima
Aarhus University Natalia Escobedo León Madsen New technologies for sustainable pest control
Aarhus University Samira Kolyaie remote sensing applications for vegetation ecology
Aarhus University Bjarke Madsen grassland diversity dynamics using drone-based remote sensing
Aarhus University Oskar Liset Pryds Hansen Consequences of trophic rewilding for arthropods
Aarhus University Carlos Andres Ramirez-Vargas Kinetics and Hydrodynamics of Microbial Electrochemical Technology-based Constructed Wetlands (METland) for Domestic Wastewater Treatment
Aarhus University Liang Zhang Removal of emerging organic contaminants in constructed wetland system
Fondazione Edmund MachCamilla Capellicamilla.capelli@fmach.itAnatoxin producing cyanobacteria in the large lakes south of the Alps: colonization rates, detection of new producers and molecular identification methods (CYANO_-D)
Fondazione Edmund MachCleopatra Leontidoucleopatra.leontidou@fmach.itBiodiversity of alpine air samples: a high throughput plant species identification on environmental DNA
Fondazione Edmund MachCristina Fevolacristina.fevola@fmach.itVirus evolution and ecology: zoonotic pathogens, carried by rodents, and their role in various human diseases.
Fondazione Edmund MachEmily Pascoeemilylouise.pascoe@fmach.itHow the macrobiome interacts with the gut bacteria (microbiome), and to determine if the ecological interplay between them has implications for host health and disease emergence.
Fondazione Edmund MachGiovanni Marinigiovanni.marini@fmach.itSpatio-temporal dynamical modelling for the abundance and local presence of invasive insect species accounting for climatic heterogeneity, seasonal abundance, detailed spatial information and landscape structure.
Fondazione Edmund MachIvana Barakovaiva.barakova@gmail.comMathematical modelling to assess the risk of the emergence and spread of a series of tick-borne pathogens
Fondazione Edmund MachJeroen Pullensjohannes.pullens@fmach.itModelling water and carbon cycles in peatlands to understand and predict the future of these ecosystem’s soil carbon stocks.
Fondazione Edmund MachJohannes De Groevejohannes.degroeve@fmach.itA wildlife journey in space and time: methodological advancements in the assessment and analysis of spatiotemporal patterns of animal movement in a changing European environment
Fondazione Edmund MachKaja Kandarekaja.kandare@fmach.itRemote sensing data fusion techniques for the analysis of forest areas
Fondazione Edmund MachMauro Paolinimauro.paolini@fmach.itInnovative methods for isotopic analysis in organic fractions of nitrogen to enable the traceability of food
Fondazione Edmund MachNathan Rancnathan.ranc@fmach.itForecasting the effects of global change on ungulate spatial distributions
Fondazione Edmund MachPaola Semenzatopaola.semenzato@yahoo.itMovement ecology of female Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
Fondazione Edmund MachRachele Nierirachele.nieri@fmach.itagricultural entomology
Fondazione Edmund MachTiziana Oppedisanotiziana.oppedisano@fmach.itNew insights into the biology and ecology of the insect vetors of apple proliferation for the development of sustainable control strategies
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesAnne Randi Græslianne.grasli@inn.noThe use of physiological sensors in wildlife
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesCicik Udayanacicik.udayana@inn.noForest rehabilitation in Indonesia
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesDavid Carricondo Sanchezdavid.sanchez@inn.noThe application of noninvasive techniques for studying distribution and space use of mesopredators
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesDegitu Endale Borechadegitu.borecha@inn.noRate of natal philopatry and dispersal in grouse population
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesDorothee Kolbergdorothee.kolberg@inn.noOptimal seedbed preparation in a changing climate
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesGjermund Gomogjermund.gomo@nord.noRed fox biology and management
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesJens Enganjens.h.engan@gmail.comPhenotipic variations in antlers
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesJo Inge Breisjø, jib@statskog.noFramtidens rypeforvaltning i Statskog; sammenhengen mellom skogshøns, smågnagere og rev
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesKaja Johnsenkaja.johnsen@inn.noThe effect of climate on vole population dynamics
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMadhu Chetrimadhu.chetri@inn.noSnowlepard ecology and conservation in Nepal
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMarcel Schrijvers-Gonlagmarcel.schrijversgonlag@inn.noSignificance of vole browsing in plant-herbivore interactions in the boreal ecosystem
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMari Hagenlundmari.hagenlund@inn.noGenetic structure and geneflow in key vertebrate species in a boreal forest in Norway
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMarius Hagen Hassvemarius.hassve@inn.noAssessing management units in the polymorphic arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.)
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMorjgan Mirzaeimojgan_11884@yahoo.comPoint and non-point source pollution in Zayandehrood river basin
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesMorten Tofastrudmorten.tofastrud@inn.noHabitat selection and grazing behaviour of free ranging cattle in South foreal forests in Norway
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesNúria Fandos Esteruelasnuria.esteruelas@inn.noCapture and handling in brown bears (Ursus arctos). An assessment of stress and short- and long-term effects on physiology and behavior
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesRosemary Mrambarosemary.mramba@inn.noFeeding interaction between elephants and small browsers in relation to soil resource availability
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesTorfinn Jahrentorfinn.jahren@inn.noSpatial and temporal factors affecting nest survival in capercaillie and black grouse – Perspective, mechanisms and consequences
Inland Norway University of Applied SciencesZea Waltonzea.walton@inn.noSpatial ecology of a generalist mesopredator, the red fox, Vulpes vulpes, in a changing ecosystem
Karlstad UniversityAnna Hagelinanna.hagelin@kau.seSalmonid spawning behaviour, fisk migration behaviour and downstream passage
Karlstad UniversityStina Gustafssonstina.gustafsson@energy.kth.seRiver rehabilitation: restore longitudinal connectivity and re-establish migration routes of different aqatic species in fragmented streams.
Nord UniversityKristin Odden Nystuenkristin.o.nystuen@hint.noAlpine plant community consequences of willow shrub encroachment
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINALars R. EriksenLars.Rod-Eriksen@nina.noTerrestrial Ecology: ecosystem functionality, expansion and retreat of species in the Scandinavian mountain tundra. Generalist expansion (red fox) into apline areas.
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINASigne Christensen-Dalsgaardsigne.dalsgaard@nina.noOffshore wind power plants - Effect on seabirds
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINATania Zakowskitania.zakowski@nina.noEffect of hydropeaking on benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Norwegian rivers
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUDawit Gebregziabherdawit.gebregziabher@nmbu.noGovernance of Community Managed Exclosures in Tigray, Ethiopia: Rehabilitated forests in Dryland degraded areas
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUAnne Hertelanne.hertel@nmbu.noPotential effects of climate change on brown bear population ecology and bear-caused human injuries
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUCathrine Torjussencathrine.torjussen@nmbu.noAdaptive habitat selection: habitat-specific prey-capture rates in Adaptive habitat selection: habitat-specific prey-capture rates in raptorial birds
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUErik Francis Acanakwoerik.acanakwo@nmbu.noEcological significance of termites: Influence on large herbivores and bats in a Savanna landscape
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUFredrick Ssalifredrick.ssali@nmbu.noTropical forest ecology
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUGro Kveldrup Moengro.moen@nmbu.noBrown bears
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUHannah Lee Harrisonhannah.lee.harrison@nmbu.noProspectives and attitudes on production of Atlanic salmon for stock enhancement from within the fish production industry
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUKaja Heltorpkaja.heltorp@nmbu.noForestry and forest management in an uncertain environment - adaption to climate change
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUKaja Kandarekaja.kandare@nmbu.noRemote sensing data fusion techniques for the analysis of forest areas
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUKate
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUKristel van Zuijlenkristel.van.zuijlen@nmbu.noFunctional traits of primary producers and their effects on decomposition in alpine ecosystems
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUMahdieh Touranimahdieh.tourani@nmbu.noRevealing anthropogenic effects on carnivore guilds using non-invasive monitoring
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUMari Steinertmari.steinert@nmbu.noHuman disturbance, functional redundancy and ecosystem services
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUMarte Synnøve Lilleengmarte.lilleeng@nmbu.noEcosystem responses to long term grazing by red deer (Cervus elaphus) - Experiments along a density and resource gradient
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUMiguel Munoz Mazonmiguel.munoz.mazon@nmbu.noElevation, disturbance and competitive exclution in the neotropics: how disturbances affect plant species distributions at Costa Rican mountains
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUPhinney Nathannathan.harris.phinney@nmbu.noHydration regimes as drivers of macrolichen morphology, performance and distribution
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBURannveig Jacobsenrannveig.jacobsen@nmbu.noInteraksjonen mellom vedlevende insekter og sopp i løpet av kolonisering og suksesjon
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBURoss
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBURuben Erik Roos ruben.erik.roos@nmbu.noFunctional traits across primary producer groups and their effects on alpine arthropod communities
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUThomas C Sawethomas.sawe@nmbu.noForest and Crop pollination in East Africa: the effects of forest cover and pollinating insects on the production of coffee and other crops in Tanzania
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUWegasie Mekdes Ourgemekdes.ourge@nmbu.noEcological study of Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata in Hugumbrda regional forest priority area
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBUYennie Bredinyennie.bredin@nmbu.noForest structure, aboveground biomass, and carbon storage of Amazonian floodplain forests.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, GrimsöÖrjan Johanssonorjan.johansson@slu.seSpatial ecology and predation patterns of snow leopards
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, GrimsöAnn Eklundann.eklund@slu.seStakeholder and public perceptions of large carnivore management actions
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, GrimsöHeather Hemmingmoore heather.hemmingmoore@slu.seDispersal pattern and genetic structure in lynx - Projecting the Recolonization of the Eurasian Lynx in Southern Sweden
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, GrimsöTeresa Montras Janerteresa.montras.janer@slu.seCranes and geese in agricultural landscapes
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattbergElisabeth Wallinelisabeth.wallin@slu.seSeedling vitality and field establishment
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattbergEwa Orlikowskaewa.orlikowska@slu.seEvaluating Natura 2000 sites for conservation of biodiversity
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattbergMersha Gebrehiwotmersha.gebrehiwot@slu.seRole of agroforestry homegardens in sustainable rural livelihoods in Ethiopia
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SkinnskattbergPablo Garridomailto:pablo.garrido@slu.seCultural oak landscapes as green infrastructures for biodiversity conservation and human well-being. Learning from a latitudinal north-south case study gradient
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, animal nutrition and managementTherese SivertsenTherese.Sivertsen@slu.seReindeer and brown bear interactions and space use in the boreal forest
The Arctic University of NorwayFilippo Marollafilippo.marolla@uit.noThe combined impact of environmental change and harvesting on arctic tundra food webs, focusing on reindeer Rangifer tarandus as a key species in the system.
The Arctic University of NorwayMalin Ekmalin.ek@uit.noEntemology
University College of Southeast NorwayValeriya Filipovavaleriya.filipova@usn.noImproving the methods for estimating extreme floods for dam safety
University College of Southeast NorwayAsle Økelsrudasle.okelsrud@usn.noImpact of selenium on mercury concentration in fish
University College of Southeast NorwayGauri Bandekargauri.g.bandekar@usn.noImportance of air and soil temperatures for bioclimatic delimitations in Norwegian mountains
University College of Southeast NorwayHannah B. Crosshannah.cross@usn.noTerritoriality and olfactory communication in the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)
University College of Southeast NorwayHelga V. Tinnesandhelga.v.tinnesand@usn.noOlfactory communication in carnivores; a study of two different social systems – the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and European badger (Meles meles)
University College of Southeast NorwayIkumi Umetaniikumi.umetani@usn.noFatty acid production in microalgae
University College of Southeast NorwayIngunn Skalstadingunn.skalstad@usn.noUteområdet som erfarings- og læringsarena i naturfag
University College of Southeast NorwayJean-Marc Costanzijean-marc@costanzi.frThe effect of habitat isolation on rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) population dynamics and genetics
University College of Southeast NorwayMartin Mayermartin.mayer@usn.noThe social organization in Eurasian beavers
University College of Southeast NorwayNiranjan Parulekarniranjan.n.parulekar@usn.noOccurrence of heterotrophic bacteria in cyanobacteria blooms world wide
University College of Southeast NorwayOdbayar Tumendemberelodko2008@yahoo.comEcological genetics and taxonomy of Gobi bear (Ursus arctos)
University College of Southeast NorwayPriyank Sharad Nimjepriyank.s.nimje@usn.noThe effect of social organization on genetic estimates of fitness in Eurasian beavers
University College of Southeast NorwayRoisin conservation projects can impact on the individual health and welfare of Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber)
University College of Southeast NorwaySannija Goleva-Fjelletsannija.goleva-fjellet@usn.noPhysical activity and health: age, genes and trainability
University College of Southeast NorwayShane Frankshane.frank@usn.noThe social organization of brown bears: spatio-temporal life history strategies and their fitness effects
University College of Southeast NorwayShea A. Sundstølshea.a.sundstol@usn.noEcology of lichen heaths in Southern Norwegian mountains: substrate and climate characteristics and predictions of possible vegetation changes as a result of future climate change
University College of Southeast NorwayThida Swethidaswe@gmail.comDevelopment of a classification system for lakes in Myanmar based on phytoplankton and aquatic macrophytes comparable to the EU-WFD
University College of Southeast NorwayTom Robin
University College of Southeast NorwayNicolas de
University of AberdeenDeon bio-economic approach to optimising the management of emerging rodent crop pests
University of AberdeenFrancesca the wildlife tourism commons
University of AberdeenJose van management to enhance carbon sequestration: the role of phosphorus
University of AberdeenLynn MARINe protocols to the south Pacific to determine community structure, biogeographic patterns, and regime change in Peruvian rocky intertidal ecosystems
University of AberdeenRupert Houghton of acting now to protect the future: American crayfish invasion of Scotland as a paradigm
University of AberdeenWilliam at low density: optimising strategies for species restoration and assisted spread
University of AberdeenZara Morris social and ecological impacts of rising cashmere production on Mongolian Rangelands
University of AberdeenAndronikos competition between marine resource users in Marine Spatial Planning
University of AberdeenDagmar Ecosystem Service Impacts of Bioenergy Production in Europe
University of AberdeenEwan more with less: optimising invasive American mink control for conservation of water voles and other riparian biodiversity
University of AberdeenIsla, tolerance and conflict: Understanding the drivers of conflict over raptors in Scotland
University of AberdeenKeziah the economic and conservation impacts of the pine marten, a recovering predator, on non-native grey squirrels, and forest land management
University of AberdeenLaura variation in harbour porpoise distribution and activity
University of AberdeenMaria forest ecology, botany
University of AberdeenRobert evolution under climate change in damselflies: roles of species interactions, thermal plasticity and habitat connectivity/dispersal rates to limit or facilitate current range expansions and habitat shifts.
University of AberdeenRoman the Effect from Sea Lice on Population Dynamics in Wild Atlantic Salmon
University of AberdeenSvenja the late-life within-individual variation of key life-history traits such as body mass and reproductive success in wild yellow-bellied marmots.
University of AberdeenSri Mulyati of forest tenure & conflict in Indonesia
University of AberdeenPetra Conflict Resolution and Adaptive Management in the Revival of White-tailed Eagles in Scotland
University of AberdeenAoife Evolution under climate change
University of AberdeenKathryn the Impact of the Electrification of Transport to Reduce Carbon Emissions on Natural Capital
University of AberdeenAmy of land use change on biodiversity, food security and ecosystem services
University of AberdeenJennifer the Conflicts between Demands on Organic Wastes in Rural Ethiopia – Optimum Solutions for Food, Energy and Water Security
University of AberdeenJuan Pablo Iñ potential of alternative livestock systems to contribute to food security and climate change mitigation in the tropics
University of AberdeenAnna Assessing trajectories to remain within planetary boundaries in Scotland
University of AberdeenAinoa peatland restoration for invertebrate assemblages
University of AberdeenRita RazauskaiteRita.razauskaite@gmail.comModelling current and future greenhouse gas balances from forest soils in the UK
University of IcelandRagnhildur Guðmundsdóttirrag41@hi.isMicroorganisms associated with the groundwater amphipod Crangonyx islandicus