Research topic

Use and conservation

Erik Framstad

Main scientific experience covers population and habitat ecology of small mammals in boreal forests and mountain ecosystems. Applied research and consultancy work includes studies and assessments of boreal forest ecology, protected areas, ecological effects of agriculture and forestry on species and ecosystems, environmental impact assessments of infrastructure development projects, as well as assessments, indicators and monitoring of terrestrial biodiversity.

Main administrative experience covers management of NINA's research department in Oslo over > 25 yrs, as well as coordination of terrestrial ecosystem monitoring and major research projects and programmes on boreal forests or cultural landscapes.


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Marianne Evju

plant ecology, monitoring of biodiversity, nature types, demography and population dynamics, plant-herbivore interactions


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Siri Lie Olsen

Planteøkologi, populasjonsdynamikk, samfunnsøkologi, samspill mellom arter, klimaendringer, fremmede arter, arealbruksendring, biologisk mangfold, fjell, skog, kulturlandskap


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Jenni Nordén

Community ecology, ecosystem ecology, spatial ecology, fungal ecology, dispersal ecology, population dynamics, conservation biology, trait ecology, functional ecology, forest ecology, evolutionary biology, decomposer fungi, environmental DNA, climate change, land use change, forest management


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Bente Rønning


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Zander Venter

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


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Dagmar Hagen

Restoration ecology, planning, management, plant ecology, seedbank, arctic and alpine vegetation, monitoring, vegetation disturbance and recovery.


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Bjørn Petter Kaltenborn

Key academic and project management qualifications:

  • Social science research, particularly in the fields of protected areas, resource conflicts human-wildlife interactions, nature tourism, outdoor recreation, human dimensions of resource management, environmental preferences, human-environment interactions.
  • Environment and development research
  • Rapid response assessments
  • Designing and conducting surveys, interviews, analysis of social science and integrated land use data.
  • Protected areas, participatory planning, community involvement, conflict resolution
  • Environmental impact assessments and monitoring, strategies and procedures for decision-making.
  • Particular focus on environmentally and socially/culturally sensitive areas.
  • Land use management and planning, procedures, techniques, policy, and implementation.
  • Natural resources and recreation resources inventorying, mapping and analysis, including systems analysis.
  • Project management (design, funding, planning and administration).
  • Managing and leading research groups

Field experience and related skills:

  • Extensive field experience in a range of environments through all seasons. Field work in arctic, mountain, northern forest, tropical, savannah and desert environments. Survival training, field logistics and navigation in remote regions. Experience with indigenous communities, local community relations and communication. Freelance photography and lecturing. Certified dog trainer (Norwegian Kennel Klub). Hunting instructor (NJFF).

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Odd Inge Vistad

Studies of environmental perception. Recreational impacts, monitoring, carrying capacity, limits of acceptable change. Establishment and management of national parks. Outdoor recreation. Resource based tourism. Environmental Impact Assessment, and Evaluation. Access rights. Integrated resource management. Studies of local communities and local participation in planning processes. Studies of cultural landscapes and heritage.


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