Recent Submissions

  • Genetic and demographic history define a conservation strategy for earth’s most endangered pinniped, the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus 

    Karamanlidis, Alexandros A.; Skrbinsek, Tomaz; Amato, George; Dendrinos, Panagiotis; Gaughran, Stephen; Kasapidis, Panagiotis; Kopatz, Alexander; Stronen, Astrid Vik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a flagship species for marine conservation, but important aspects of its life history remain unknown. Concerns over imminent extinction motivated a nuclear DNA study of ...
  • Restoration of transborder connectivity for Fennoscandian brown bears (Ursus arctos) 

    Kopatz, Alexander; Kleven, Oddmund; Kojola, Ilpo; Aspi, Jouni; Norman, Anita J.; Spong, Göran; Gyllenstrand, Niclas; Dalén, Love; Fløystad, Ida; Hagen, Snorre; Kindberg, Jonas; Flagstad, Øystein (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
    Knowledge about the connectivity among natural populations is essential to identify management units for effective conservation actions. Conservation-minded management has led to the recovery of large carnivore populations ...
  • Down a hole: missing GPS positions reveal birth dates of an underground denning species, the red fox 

    Walton, Zea Ann; Mattisson, Jenny (Others, 2021)
    Global positioning system (GPS) technology is increasingly used to study animal behavior. However, some animals exhibit behaviors that may result in the failure to acquire a GPS position, such as for species with underground ...
  • A risk assessment of the effects of mercury on Baltic Sea, Greater North Sea and North Atlantic wildlife, fish and bivalves 

    Dietz, Rune; Fort, Jérôme; Sonne, Christian; Albert, Céline; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Christensen, Thomas Kjær; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Danielsen, Jóhannis; Dastnai, Sam; Eens, Marcel; Erikstad, Kjell E; Galatius, Anders; Garbus, Svend-Erik; Gilg, Oliver; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Helander, Björn; Helberg, Morten; Jaspers, Veerle; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jónsson, Jón Einar; Kauhala, Kaarina; Kolbeinsson, Yann; Kyhn, Line A.; Labansen, Aili Lage; Larsen, Martin M.; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Rigét, Frank F.; Roos, Anna; Strand, Jakob; Strøm, Hallvard; Søndergaard, Jens; Sun, Jiachen; Teilmann, Jonas; Therkildsen, Ole Roland; Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg; Tjørnløv, Rune Skjold; Wilson, Simon; Eulaers, Igor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    A wide range of species, including marine mammals, seabirds, birds of prey, fish and bivalves, were investigated for potential population health risks resulting from contemporary (post 2000) mercury (Hg) exposure, using ...
  • First observation of fouling of externally attached radio transmitters in an African river 

    Jacobs, Francois Jakob; Weyl, Olaf Lawrence Friedrich; Ulvan, Eva Marita; Hay, Clinton; Næsje, Tor (Others, 2020)
    Fouling of externally attached tags is an important consideration in long-term tagging studies as it may affect fish behaviour and well-being. Two externally attached radio transmitters on African tigerfish Hydrocynus ...
  • Contrasting Spatial and Seasonal Trends of Methylmercury Exposure Pathways of Arctic Seabirds: Combination of Large-Scale Tracking and Stable Isotopic Approaches 

    Renedo, Marina; Amouroux, David; Albert, Céline; Bérail, Sylvain; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Gavrilo, Maria; Grémillet, David; Helgason, Hálfdán H.; Jakubas, Dariusz; Mosbech, Anders; Strøm, Hallvard; Tessier, Emmanuel; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna; Bustamante, Paco; Fort, Jérôme (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Despite the limited direct anthropogenic mercury (Hg) inputs in the circumpolar Arctic, elevated concentrations of methylmercury (MeHg) are accumulated in Arctic marine biota. However, the MeHg production and bioaccumulation ...
  • Escape history and proportion of farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar on the coast and in an adjacent salmon fjord in Norway 

    Aronsen, Tonje; Ulvan, Eva Marita; Næsje, Tor; Fiske, Peder (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    To gain more knowledge about escaped farmed salmon Salmo salar in the wild, we investigated the proportion of escapees, body length at escape, proportion escaped as smolts/post-smolts (≤300 mm) and number of winters in the ...
  • Long-term effects of colonization–extinction dynamics of generalist versus specialist wood-decaying fungi 

    Moor, Helen; Nordén, Jenni; Pentitilä, Reijo; Siitonen, Juha; Snäll, Tord (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    1. Long-term metapopulation persistence is mediated by the dynamics of colonization and extinction. To understand and predict future species occupancy in changing landscapes, we must account for the dynamic rates that shape ...
  • Breeding status influences timing but not duration of moult in the Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 

    Grissot, Antoine; Graham, Isla M.; Quinn, Lucy; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Thompson, Paul M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    Seabirds are key marine top predator species that are often used as indicators of the environmental quality of the oceans. Their breeding phenology has been studied extensively, but their pelagic habits mean less is known ...
  • Insect herbivory strongly modifies mountain birch volatile emissions 

    Rieksta, Jolanta; Li, Tao; Junker, Robert R.; Jepsen, Jane Uhd; Ryde, Ingvild; Rinnan, Riikka (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Insect herbivory is known to augment emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs). Yet few studies have quantified BVOC responses to insect herbivory in natural populations in pan-Arctic regions. Here, we assess ...
  • Salmon louse infestation in wild brown trout populations generates multi-modal mixture distributions 

    Diserud, Ola Håvard; Hedger, Richard David; Finstad, Bengt; Hendrichsen, Ditte Katrine; Jensen, Arne Johan; Ugedal, Ola (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    For successful evaluation of the overall effects of salmon louse infestation on brown trout population dynamics, it is crucial to have a realistic understanding of how lice infestation distributions are generated and how ...
  • Offshore oil rigs – a breeding refuge for Norwegian Black-legged Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla? 

    Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Langset, Magdalene; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    In recent decades, the population of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla has declined substantially in most parts of the North Atlantic. Concurrently, there has been an increased urbanisation of the species, with ...
  • Individual migration strategy fidelity but no habitat specialization in two congeneric seabirds 

    Merkel, Benjamin; Descamps, Sebastien; Yoccoz, Nigel; Grémillet, David; Daunt, Francis; Erikstad, Kjell E; Ezhov, Aleksey V.; Harris, Mike P.; Gavrilo, Maria; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Steen, Harald; Systad, Geir Helge Rødli; Þórarinsson, Þorkell Lindberg; Wanless, Sarah; Strøm, Hallvard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Abstract Aim: In migratory species, individuals often use fixed and individual-specific migration strategies, which we term individual migration strategy fidelity (IMSF). Our goal was to test if guillemots have flexible ...
  • Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements 

    Noonan, Michael J.; Fleming, Christen H.; Tucker, Marlee A.; Kays, Roland; Harrison, Autumn-Lynn; Crofoot, Margaret C*; Abrahams, Briana; Alberts, Susan C.; Ali, Abdullahi H.; Altmann, Jeanne; Antunes, Pamela Castro; Belant, Jerrold L.; Attias, Nina; Beyer Jr., Dean E.; Bidner, Laura R.; Blaum, Niels; Boone, Randall B.; Caillaud, Damien; De Paula, Rogerio Cunha; de la Torre, J. Antonio; Dekker, Jasja; DePerno, Christopher S.; Farhadinia, Mohammad; Fennessy, Julian; Fichtel, Claudia; Fischer, Christina; Ford, Adam; Goheen, Jacob R.; Havmøller, Rasmus W.; Hirsch, Ben T.; Hurtado, Cindy; Isbell, Lynne A.; Janssen, René; Jeltsch, Florian; Kaczensky, Petra; Kappeler, Peter; Kaneko, Yayoi; Katna, Anjan; Kauffman, Matthew; Koch, Flavia; Kulkarni, Abhijeet; LaPoint, Scott; Leimgruber, Peter; Macdonald, David W.; Markham, A. Catherine; McMahon, Laura; Mertes, Katherine; Moorman, Christopher E.; Morato, Ronaldo G.; Moßbrucker, Alexander M.; Mourão, Guilherme; O’Connor, David; Gustavo R, Luiz; Oliveira-Santo, Luiz Gustavo R.; Pastorini, Jennifer (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Accurately quantifying species’ area requirements is a prerequisite for effective area-based conservation. This typically involves collecting tracking data on species of interest and then conducting home-range analyses. ...
  • Ensuring a post-covid economic agenda tackles global biodiversity loss 

    McElwee, Pamela; Turnout, Esther; Chiroleu-Assouline, Mireille; Clapp, Jennifer; Isenhour, Cindy; Jackson, Tim; Kelemen, Eszter; Miller, Daniel C.; Rusch, Graciela; Spangenberg, Joachim H.; Waldron, Anthony; Baumgartner, Rupert J.; Bleys, Brent; Howard, Michael W.; Mungatana, Eric; Ngo, Hien; Ring, Irene; Santos, Rui (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic and unprecedented impacts on both global health and economies. Many governments are now proposing recovery packages to get back to normal, but the 2019 Intergovernmental Science-Policy ...
  • Effects of mountain biking versus hiking on trails under different environmental conditions 

    Evju, Marianne; Hagen, Dagmar; Jokerud, Mari; Olsen, Siri Lie; Selvaag, Sofie Kjendlie; Vistad, Odd Inge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Recreational use of nature areas is increasing worldwide. All trail-based activities have a certain degradation effect on vegetation and soil, and conflicts between conservation values and recreation may occur. Controversy ...
  • Seabird-induced natural mortality of forage fish varies with fish abundance: Evidence from five ecosystems 

    Saraux, Claire; Sydeman, William J.; Piatt, John F.; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Hentati-Sundberg, Jonas; Bertrand, Sophie; Cury, Philippe M.; Furness, Robert W.; Mills, James A.; Österblom, Henrik; Passuni, Giannina; Roux, Jean-Paul; Shannon, Lynne J.; Crawford, Robert J. M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
  • Effective biodiversity monitoring needs a culture of integration 

    Kühl, H.S.; Bowler, Diana Elizabeth; Bösch, L.; Bruelheide, H.; Dauber, J.; Eichenberg, D.; Eisehower, N.; Fernandez, N.; Guerra, Carlos A.; Henle, Klaus; Herbinger, Ilka; Isaac, Nick J.B.; Jansen, Florian; König-Ries, Birgitta; Kühn, Ingolf; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland; Pe'er, Guy; Richter, Anett; Schulte, Ralf; Settele, Josef; van Dam, Nicole M.; Voigt, Maria; Wägele, Wolfgang J.; Wirth, Christian; Bonn, Aletta (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Despite conservation commitments, most countries still lack large-scale biodiversity monitoring programs to track progress toward agreed targets. Monitoring program design is frequently approached from a topdown, data-centric ...
  • Local Perceptions of Ecosystem Services Across Multiple Ecosystem Types in Spain 

    García-Llorente, Marina; Castro, Antonio J.; Quintas-Soriano, Cristina; Oteros-Rozas, Elisa; Iniesta-Arandia, Irene; González, José A.; García Del Amo, David; Hernández-Arroyo, Marta; Casado-Arzuaga, Izaskun; Palomo, Ignacio; Gomez-Baggethun, Erik; Onaindia, Miren; Montes, Carlos; Martín-López, Berta (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    ecosystem service diversity; governance; local communities; place-based approach; socio-cultural valuation; social perception
  • The missing pieces for better future predictions in subarctic ecosystems: A Tornetra¨sk case study 

    Pascual, Didac; Åkerman, Jonas; Becher, Marina; Callaghan, Terry V.; Christensen, Torben R.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Emanuelsson, Urban; Giesler, Reiner; Hammarlund, Dan; Hanna, Edward; Hofgaard, Annika; Jin, Hongxiao; Johansson, Cecilia; Jonasson, Christer; Klaminder, Jonatan; Karlsson, Jan; Lundin, Erik; Michelsen, Anders; Olefeldt, David; Persson, Andreas; Phoenix, Gareth K.; Ra˛czkowska, Zofia; Rinnan, Riikka; Ström, Lena; Tang, Jing; Varner, Ruth K.; Wookey, Philip; Johansson, Margareta (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Arctic and subarctic ecosystems are experiencing substantial changes in hydrology, vegetation, permafrost conditions, and carbon cycling, in response to climatic change and other anthropogenic drivers, and these changes ...

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