Graciela Monica Rusch

Position:    Senior Research Scientist

 Telephone: +47 930 08 503
 Department:Terrestrial biodiversity

Knowledge areas

Ecology, trans-disciplinary research, ecosystem services.

Key qualifications

Wide research interests on plant sciences, specifically on functional ecology, ecosystem function and ecological processes related to land-use, herbivory and the maintenance and management of biological diversity. Extensive international experience including research and consultancy projects in Europe, North America, South and Central America, and East Africa. Experience of project coordination including a number of international projects (Research Council of Norway and EU). A number of these projects are cross-disciplinary with components of ecology/biology and social/economic sciences. The work related to the projects have comprised own research, supervision of MSc and PhD students, consultancy and project coordination activities.


1992, PhD in Plant Ecology, Uppsala University, Sweden. 1982, Agronomy (plant physiology and ecology), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


2010- present Senior Research Scientist, NINA

1998- 2010 Research scientist, NINA

1995-1997 Post-doc researcher at the Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, USA.

1987-1992 PhD candidate, Uppsala University

1982 - 1986 Research associate, Argentina Research Council


Spanish (mother tounge), English (fluent), Swedish (fluent), French (fair)