Recent Submissions

  • Paint it black: Efficacy of increased wind turbine rotor blade visibility to reduce avian fatalities 

    May, Roelof Frans; Nygård, Torgeir; Falkdalen, Ulla; Åström, Jens; Hamre, Øyvind; Stokke, Bård Gunnar (Peer reviewed, 2020)
    As wind energy deployment increases and larger wind-power plants are considered, bird fatalities through collision with moving turbine rotor blades are expected to increase. However, few (cost-) effective deterrent or ...
  • Towards a systematics of ecodiversity: The EcoSyst framework 

    Halvorsen, Rune; Skarpaas, Olav; Bryn, Anders; Bratli, Harald; Erikstad, Lars; Simensen, Trond; Lieungh, Eva (Journal article, 2020)
    Background Although a standard taxonomy of organisms has existed for nearly 300 years, no consensus has yet been reached on principles for systematization of ecological diversity (i.e., the co‐ordinated variation of abiotic ...
  • COVID-19 lockdowns cause global air pollution declines 

    Venter, Alexander Samuel; Aunan, Kristin; Chowdhury, Sourangsu; Lelieveld, Jos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The lockdown response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused an unprecedented reduction in global economic and transport activity. We test the hypothesis that this has reduced tropospheric and ground-level air ...
  • Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe 

    Pilotto, Francesca; Kühn, Ingolf; Adrian, Rita; Alber, Renate; Alignier, Audrey; Andrews, Christopher; Bäck, Jaana; Barbaro, Luc; Beaumont, Deborah; Beenaerts, Natalie; Benham, Sue; Boukal, David S.; Bretagnolle, Vincent; Camatti, Elisa; Canullo, Roberto; Cardoso, Patricia G.; Ens, Bruno J.; Everaert, Gert; Evtimova, Vesela V.; Feuchtmayr, Heidrun; García-Gonzále, Ricardo; Gómez García, Daniel; Grandin, Ulf; Gutowski, Jerzy M.; Hadar, Liat; Halada, Lubos; Halassy, Melinda; Hummel, Herman; Huttunen, Kaisa-Leena; Jaroszewicz, Bogdan; Jensen, Thomas Correll; Kalivoda, Henrik; Schmidt, Inger Kappel; Kröncke, Ingrid; Leinonen, Reima; Martinho, Filipe; Meesenburg, Henning; Meyer, Julia; Minerbi, Stefano; Monteith, Don; Nikolov, Boris P.; Oro, Daniel; Ozoliņš, Dāvis; Padedda, Bachisio M.; Pallett, Denise; Pansera, Marco; Pardal, Miguel Ângelo; Petriccione, Bruno; Pipan, Tanja (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Local biodiversity trends over time are likely to be decoupled from global trends, as local processes may compensate or counteract global change. We analyze 161 long-term biological time series (15–91 years) collected ...
  • Alien species in Norway: results from quantitative ecological impact assessments 

    Sandvik, Hanno; Hilmo, Olga; Henriksen, Snorre; Elven, Reidar; Åsen, Per Arvid; Hegre, Hanne; Pedersen, Oddvar; Pedersen, Per Anker; Solstad, Heidi; Vandvik, Vigdis; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Ødegaard, Frode; Åström, Sandra Charlotte Helene; Elven, Hallvard; Endrestøl, Anders; Gammelmo, Øivind; Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Solheim, Halvor; Nordén, Björn; Sundheim, Leif; Talgø, Venche; Falkenhaug, Tone; Gulliksen, Bjørn; Jelmert, Anders; Oug, Eivind; Sundet, Jan Henry; Forsgren, Elisabet; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Hesthagen, Trygve H.; Nedreaas, Kjell Harald; Wienerroither, Rupert; Husa, Vivian; Fredriksen, Stein; Sjøtun, Kjersti; Steen, Henning; Hansen, Haakon; Hamnes, Inger Sofie; Karlsbakk, Egil; Magnusson, Christer; Ytrehus, Bjørnar; Pedersen, Hans Christian; Swenson, Jon; Syvertsen, Per Ole; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Dolmen, Dag; Kjærstad, Gaute; Johnsen, Stein Ivar; Jensen, Thomas Correll; Hassel, Kristian; Gederaas, Lisbeth (Journal article, 2020)
    1. Due to globalisation, trade and transport, the spread of alien species is increasing dramatically. Some alien species become ecologically harmful by threatening native biota. This can lead to irreversible changes in ...
  • Long-Term Consequences of Water Pumping on the Ecosystem Functioning of Lake Sekšu, Latvia 

    Zawiska, Izabela; Dimante-Deimantovica, Inta; Luoto, Tomi P.; Rzodkiewicz, Monika; Saarni, Saija; Stivrins, Normunds; Wojciech, Tylmann; Lanka, Anna; Robeznieks, Martins; Jilbert, Tom (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Cultural eutrophication, the process by which pollution due to human activity speeds up natural eutrophication, is a widespread and consequential issue. Here, we present the 85-year history of a small, initially Lobelia–Isoëtes ...
  • Making Messy Data Work for Conservation 

    Dobson, A.D.M.; Milner-Gulland, E.J.; Aebischer, Nicholas J.; Beale, Colin M.; Brozovic, Robert; Coals, Peter; Critchlow, Rob; Dancer, Anthony; Greve, Michelle; Hinsley, Amy; Ibbett, Harriet; Johnston, Alison; Kuiper, Timothy; Le Comber, Steven; Mahood, Simon P.; Moore, Jennifer F.; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland; Pocock, Michael J.O.; Quinn, Anthony; Travers, Henry; Wilfred, Paulo; Wright, Joss; Keane, Aidan (Journal article, 2020)
    Conservationists increasingly use unstructured observational data, such as citizen science records or ranger patrol observations, to guide decision making. These datasets are often large and relatively cheap to collect, ...
  • Conserving on the edge: genetic variation and structure in Northern populations of the endangered plant Dracocephalum ruyschiana L. (Lamiaceae) 

    Kyrkjeeide, Magni Olsen; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Kleven, Oddmund; Evju, Marianne; Endrestøl, Anders; Brandrud, Marie Kristine; Stabbetorp, Odd Egil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Loss of biodiversity is accelerating, including the loss of genetic diversity. Conservation of small, isolated populations may be important, as they can provide valuable contributions to overall genetic variation and ...
  • Improving collaboration between ecosystem service communities and the IPBES science-policy platform 

    Washbourne, C.-L.; Dendoncker, N.; Jacobs, S.; Mascarenhas, A.; De Longueville, F.; van Oudenhoven, A. P. E.; Schroter, M.; Willemen, L.; Campagne, S.; Jones, S.K.; Garcia-Llorente, M.; Iniesta-Arandi, I.; Baró, F.; Fisher, J.; Forster, J. L.; Jericó-Daminelo, C.; Lecina-Diaz, J.; Lavorel, S.; Lliso, B.; Montealgre Talero, C.; Morán-Ordóñez, A.; Roces-Díaz, J.V.; Schlaepfer, M.A.; van Dijk, Jiska Joanneke (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    The end of the first working program of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) provided an opportunity to draw lessons from its work. This perspective paper captures ...
  • Ecosystem services mapping and assessment for policy- and decision-making: Lessons learned from a comparative analysis of European case studies 

    Geneletti, Davide; Esmail, Blal Adem; Cortinovis, Chiara; Arany, Ildikó; Balzan, Mario; van Beukering, Pieter J. H.; Bicking, Sabine; Borges, Paulo AV; Borisova, Bilyana; Gil, Artur; Inghe, Ola; Kopperoinen, Leena; Kruse, Marion; Liekens, Inge; Lowicki, Damian; Mizgajski, Andrzej; Mulder, Sara; Nedkov, Stoyan; Ostergard, Hannah; Picanço, Ana; Ruskule, Anda; Santos-Martín, Fernando; Sieber, Ina M.; Svensson, Johan; Vačkářů, Dava; Veidemane, Kristina; Broekx, Steven; Burkhard, Benjamin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    This paper analyses and compares a set of case studies on ecosystem services (ES) mapping and assessment with the purpose of formulating lessons learned and recommendations. Fourteen case studies were selected during the ...
  • Loven øst for Glomma. Om støtte for ulovlig jakt på ulv som uttrykk for politisk motstand 

    Krange, Olve; Skogen, Ketil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Konfliktene som utspiller seg rundt forvaltningen av ulv har etablert seg som et stabilt og synlig trekk i den norske politiske offentligheten. Også på bakken, ute blant vanlige folk, er kontroversene sterke. I deler av ...
  • Vegetation response to climate warming across the forest-tundra ecotone: species-dependent upward movement 

    Løkken, Jørn Olav; Evju, Marianne; Söderström, Lars; Hofgaard, Annika (Journal article, 2020)
  • Green Apartheid: Urban green infrastructure remains unequally distributed across income and race geographies in South Africa 

    Venter, Alexander Samuel; Shackleton, Charlie M.; Van Staden, Francini; Selomane, Odirilwe; Masterson, Vanessa A. (Journal article, 2020)
    Urban green infrastructure provides ecosystem services that are essential to human wellbeing. A dearth of national-scale assessments in the Global South has precluded the ability to explore how political regimes, such as ...
  • The Political dimensions of illegal wolf hunting: anti-elitism, lack of trust in institutions and acceptance of illegal wolf killing among Norwegian hunters 

    Skogen, Ketil; Krange, Olve (Journal article, 2020)
    Qualitative studies have indicated that the illegal killing of wolves is often attributed a protest dimension. However, we have limited knowledge about the factors that impact this judgement. The present study investigates ...
  • The firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) new to the Norwegian fauna – with an explosive expansion in Northern Europe 

    Endrestøl, Anders; Roth, Steffen (Journal article, 2020)
    The Firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) is presented new to the Norwegian fauna. Several hundred individuals were observed in a residential area in southeast Norway, centred around two ...
  • Parturition dates in wild Eurasian lynx: evidence of a second oestrus? 

    Mattisson, Jenny; Odden, John; Linnell, John Durrus; Painer, Johanna; Persson, Jens; Andrén, Henrik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Understanding reproductive physiology of a species is important to assess their potential to respond to environmental variation and perturbation of their social system during the mating or pre-mating seasons. We report 175 ...
  • Annual adult survival drives trends in Arctic-breeding shorebirds but knowledge gaps in other vital rates remain 

    Weiser, Emily L.; Lanctot, Richard B.; Brown, Stephen C.; Gates, H. River; Bêty, Joël; Boldenow, Megan L.; Brook, Rodney W.; Brown, Glen S.; English, Willow B.; Flemming, Scott A.; Franks, Samantha E.; Gilchrist, H. Grant; Giroux, Marie-Andrée; Johnson, Andrew; Koloski, Laura; Kwon, Eunbi; Lamarre, Jean-François; Lank, David B.; Latty, Christopher J.; Lecomte, Nicolas; Liebezeit, Joseph R.; McGuire, Rebecca L.; McKinnon, Laura; Nol, Erica; Payer, David; Perz, Johanna; Rausch, Jennie; Robards, Martin; Saalfeld, Sarah T.; Senner, Nathan R.; Smith, Paul A.; Soloviev, Mikhail; Solovyeva, Diana; Ward, David H.; Woodard, Paul F.; Sandercock, Brett; Kendall, Steve (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Conservation status and management priorities are often informed by population trends. Trend estimates can be derived from population surveys or models, but both methods are associated with sources of uncertainty. Many ...
  • High-resolution modeling of uplift landscapes can inform micrositing of wind turbines for soaring raptors 

    Hanssen, Frank Ole; May, Roelof Frans; Nygård, Torgeir (Journal article, 2020)
    Collision risk of soaring birds is partly associated with updrafts to which they are attracted. To ident ify the risk-enhancinglandscape features, a micrositing tool was developed to model orographic and thermal updraft ...
  • Wolf habitat selection when sympatric or allopatric with brown bears in Scandinavia 

    Ordiz Fernandez, Andres Avelino; Uzal, Antonio; Milleret, Cyril Pierre; Sanz-Perez, Ana; Zimmermann, Barbara; Wikenros, Camilla; Wabakken, Petter; Kindberg, Jonas; Swenson, Jon; Sand, Håkan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Habitat selection of animals depends on factors such as food availability, landscape features, and intraand interspecific interactions. Individuals can show several behavioral responses to reduce competition for habitat, ...
  • Impacts of a weir and power station on downstream migrating Atlantic salmon smolts in a German river 

    Havn, Torgeir Børresen; Thorstad, Eva Bonsak; Borcherding, Jost; Heermann, Lisa; Teichert, Maxim A. K.; Ingendahl, Detlev; Tambets, Meelis; Sæther, Stein Are; Økland, Finn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Weirs are barriers built across rivers for a wide range of other purposes than hydropower production. Like hydropower installations, weirs can negatively impact fish migrations. Downstream migration and mortality of Atlantic ...

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