Research topic

Power lines

Frank Ole Hanssen

  • Expertise: Cartography, GIS and remote sensing
  • Core competence: Tool development, spatial analysi, modelling and geoprocessing (ESRI ArcGIS og ENVI).
  • Administration: Coordination, user support, advisory, strategy work, Digital Norway
  • Research and assessment: Wind energy and wildlife, environmental design, spatial planning, termic, landscape metrics, landscape ecology, geomorphology, ecosystem services, green infrastructure
  • Project portfolio:
    • Bird-friendly design of power lines (BirdPOL)
    • Environmental design and siting of wind power plants and power-lines (ConSite, INTACT)
    • Spatial assessment of environment-economy trade-offs to reduce wind power conflicts (WindLand)
    • Prediction of high-risk areas for the invasive black-mouthed goby
    • Green Infrastructures and Ecosystem Services in urban spatial planning (IMAGINE)
    • LIDAR-based tree segmentation and tree canopy volume estimation (URBAN EEA)

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Roelof Frans May

  • Conservation biology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Carnivore and raptor ecology
  • Renewable energy and wildlife
  • (Strategic) environmental impact assessments
  • Ecological networks and habitat fragmentation
  • Avian radar technology (MERLIN and ROBIN) and radar ornithology
  • Project management and acquisition

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Bård Gunnar Stokke

Evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, conservation biology and ornithology (birds). Stokke is working with questions related to renewable energy, alien species, recreational activities in protected areas and adaptations in Arctic passerines


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Signe Nybø

  • Project management
  • Ecosystem condition
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Nature Index of Norway http://www.naturindeks.no/
  • Radioecology
  • Renewable energy (wind and powerlines) and environmeltal design
  • Restoring nature

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Audun Ruud

  • Policy and governance related to production, transmission and use of renewable energy
  • Public engagement
  • Corporate environmental management
  • Environment and climate policy and practice

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Kjetil Bevanger

• Behavioural and population ecology of mammals and birds • Terrestrial ecology; issues on population and habitat ecology and community structure. Major practical experiences cover a variety of bird and mammal census techniques (and invertebrate sampling) in several habitat types and ecosystems • Behavioural ecology of Norwegian game species and assessment of mortality and population impacts caused by e.g. game bird collisions with air wires and fences, wind turbines, hunting, predation, and issues relating to sustainable harvest of game populations in general • Biodiversity issues on mortality factors of red listed species and ecological impacts of exotic species • Urban and landscape ecology; restoration ecology and issues on habitat fragmentation and biodiversity preservation • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) – in particular related to bird and mammal communities following hydropower development in Norway, Africa and Asia • Professional assessments of conservation value and status of rivers and landscapes, developing and using ornithological and other conservation criteria • Extensive experience from working in Third World Countries, in particular East Africa; EIAs and project assessments for NORAD and international consultancy companies


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Zander Venter

Remote sensing (satellite and aerial), vegetation ecology, ecosystem services, pollution, GIS


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