Research topic

Development assistance

David Barton

Ecosystem accounting, Environmental impact assessment (EIA), natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), non-market valuation of environmental impacts, environmental and economic risk analysis, decision-support systems and analysis, water resource economics, integrated water resource modelling and management.


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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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Trine Hay Setsaas


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Graciela Monica Rusch

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.


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John Durrus Linnell

Ecology, behaviour, population dynamics and conservation of carnivores and wild ungulates. Conservation of species that cause conflicts with humans. Ecology – social science interdisciplinarity.


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Tor Fredrik Næsje

  • Major practical experience in planning and carrying out research projects, in particular projects related to freshwater ecosystems and axploitation
  • Many years of advisory experience to national, regional and local authorities concerning managment and utilisation of inland fish resources
  • Many years of experience in consequence analysis of encroachment in reivers and lakes, in particular hydroelectric power plants
  • Experience from developing countries performing feasibility studies on fisheries and hydroelectric power plants, and as advisor to authorities

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