Jane Uhd Jepsen

Position:    Senior Research Scientist

 Telephone: +47 417 65 419
 E-mail: jane.jepsen@nina.no

Knowledge areas

Herbivore-plant interactions, ecosystem ecology, ecological monitoring, geometrids, insect outbreaks, birch forest, spatial modeling, GIS, remote sensing

Key qualifications

Ecologist with expertise in northern populations and ecosystems, in particular plant-herbivore interactions in sub-arctic birch forests and the forest-tundra ecotone. Among my main interests are studies of the spatio-temporal dynamics of outbreaking geometrid moth species, and the effects of insect outbreaks on forest ecosystems. I am an experienced used of GIS and remote sensing in population and landscape studies.


• 2004: PhD, wildlife ecology and ecological modelling, Univ. of Copenhagen

• 1999: MSc, wildlife ecology, Univ. of Aarhus and Univ. Centre on Svalbard

  • 2014-present: Senior researcher, NINA Tromsø
  • 2009-2014: Researcher, NINA Tromsø
  • 2006 - 2009: Postdoc fellow, Univ. of Tromsø
  • 2005: Postdoc fellow, UFZ-Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle
  • 2003: Marie Curie Training Site fellowship, UFZ-Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle


Danish (native); Norwegian; English; some German

Worked in

Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany