The ungulate ecology group

We are physically within the CEES at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. Some of the listed researchers/students have main affiliations elsewhere, and visit more or less regularly. Some of them even work with non-ungulates... Seems like we got a "bug-problem" lately - several work with ticks and tick-borne diseases. Also, the emergence of Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway is a key current focus.


Atle Mysterud

Atle Mysterud

Post docs:

Inger Maren Rivrud

PhD students:

Master students (CEES, UoO):

FORMER   Time period
Post docs    
Lucie Debeffe Migration in deer 2016-2017
Wibke Peters Migration in deer 2015-2016
Anders Nielsen Sheep and climate 2009-2012
Richard Bischof Red deer migration and NDVI 2010
Leif Egil Life Ungulate ecology 2004-2010
Vebjørn Veiberg Life history of ungulates 2007
Jos Milner Harvesting of red deer 2003-2007
Lars Korslund Sheep competition with rodents 2006-2007
Christophe Bonenfant Life history of ungulates 2004-2005
Robert B. Weladji Reindeer life history 2003-2005
Nathalie Pettorelli NDVI and ungulate life history
PhD students Thesis title Finished
16. Anne Hertel The effect of berry abundance and mortality risk on behavior and life history in Scandinavian brown bears [main s. Jon E. Swenson, NMBU, co-s.]  2017
15. Erling L. Meisingset Space use of red deer (Cervus elaphus) and its implications for management in Norway [main s., co-s. Leif Egil Loe]  2015
14. Karen Lone LIDAR, habitat structure and the ecology of ungulates in a landscape of fear. [main s. Leif Egil Loe, co-s. Terje Gobakken] 2015
13. Lars Qviller The distribution of ticks and large hosts relations in a northern forest ecosystem. [main s., co-s. Hildegunn Viljugrein, Bjørnar Ytrehus, VI].  2014
12. Knut Madslien Deer ked (Lipoptena cervi) and moose (Alces alces) - interactions between an invading ectoparasite, a host and the environment. [main s. Bjørnar Ytrehus, Hildegunn Viljugrein VI] 2013
11. Inger Maren Rivrud Space use, climate and selective harvesting of red deer. [main s., co-s. Leif Egil Loe]  2013
10. Ragnhild Mobæk Density dependent foraging ecology and performance of domestic sheep on alpine ranges [main s. Øystein Holand, UMB] 2012
9. Vegard Martinsen Effects of sheep grazing on cycling of carbon and nitrogen at a low-alpine site in S-Norway. [main s. Jan Mulder, UMB] 2011
8. Floris Van Beest Factors affecting the spatiotemporal distribution of moose, with special emphasis on supplementary feeding [main s. Jos Milner, Hedmark University College] 2010
7. Jonas Nordström Temporal and spatial variation in predation on roe deer fawns [main s. Petter Kjellander, Grimsø, SLU, Sweden] 2010
6. Richard Bischof Selective harvesting: short- and long-term consequences for wild populations and their management. [main s. Jon Swenson, UMB]
5. Marianne Evju Sheep grazing and dynamics of alpine plants in a landscape-scale experiment. [with Rune Halvorsen, UoO, Gunnar Austrheim, NTNU] 2009
4. Aline Kühl The conservation ecology of the saiga antelope [main s. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Imperial College, UK] 2008
3. Vebjørn Veiberg Patterns, causes and consequences of tooth wear in cervids. 2007
2. Erlend B. Nilsen

The effects of predation and selective harvesting on ungulate populations.

1. Leif Egil Loe Patterns and processes in the life history of red deer. 2004
Master students    
34. Fredrik Munkelien The distribution of small mammals and its relationship with ticks in two coastal areas of Norway (Co-supervisor: Torbjørn Ergon.) 2018
Harald Linløkken
33. Harald K. Linløkken
The effect of small mammal population fluctuations on tick load and pathogen prevalence in two contrasting ecosystems (with Hildegunn Viljugrein) 2017
32. Silje Wold Hereid

The effect of ticks (Ixodes ricinus) on early survival of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) fawns. (main supervisor Leif Egil Loe, NMBU, with Petter Kjellander)

31. Caroline Skar Mjønes Developing a DNA-based mass spectrometry approach determining last blood meals in ticks (with R.W. Easterday & E. de Muinck) 2016
30. Ingrid Vikingsdal Seland The distribution of ticks and tick-borne pathogens from coast to inland in south-east Norway (with Hildegunn Viljugrein) 2016
28.-29. Hans Bull & Mikkel S. Kvernstuen What does the landowner think? A landowner survey about red deer management along the west coast of Norway (with L.E. Loe) 2016
27. Brit Karen Vike Red deer migration and dietary quality: testing the role of landscape characteristics for the forage maturation hypothesis.  2016
26. Ragna Byrkjeland The role of small rodents and shrews as hosts for ticks and reservoirs of tick-borne pathogens in a northern coastal forest ecosystem. 2015
25. Jørgen Kvernhaugen Norum Habitat use by roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) under the predation risk of lynx (Lynx lynx) and humans: A life in the squeeze between two contrasting predators. 2014
24. Anna W. Blix Feedback processes in grazing ecosystems: Are sheep grazing in alpine habitats affecting long-term use and productivity? 2012
23. Eva-Charlotte K. Rønning

Sheep grazing effects on beetles (Coleoptera) in an alpine ecosystem

22. Nina Risnes Olsen Landscape level variation in tick abundance and red deer migration pattern. 2011
21. Madeleine Lagergren Effects of mother condition on pregnancy and early losses of calves in semi-domestic reindeer 2011
20. Anders Bjørnsgård Aas Diversity and species composition of fungal endophytes in Avenella flexuosa under different sheep grazing regimes [main supervisors Håvard Kauserud and Trude Vrålstad] 2010
19. Therese Sivertsen Moose (Alces alces) survival patterns in the presence of wolves (Canis lupus) in south-eastern Norway. 2008
18. Harald Askilsrud Spatial pattern of grazing pressure of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Norway. 2008
17. Kirsten Kleveland Seasonal home ranges and migration of red deer Cervus elaphus in Norway. 2007
16. Inger Maren Rivrud Habitat selection of red deer (Cervus elaphus) at the within home-range scale. 2007
15. Joseph Bull

A population viability analysis for wolves in Norway under different management regimes [from Imperial College, UK]

14. Line Gustavsen The diet of a facultative scavenger, the wolverine (Gulo gulo), after recolonization of wolf (Canis lupus) in southern Norway 2006
13. Kristina Ehrlinger Annual and density-dependent variation in foraging and growth rates of sheep on alpine pastures. 2006
12. Irja Ratikainen Winter habitat use of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in the presence of lynx (Lynx lynx). 2005
11. Ragnar Mathias Aaserud The effect of sheep grazing on beetles and spiders in an alpine ecosystem. 2005
10. Ingeborg W. Finstad Life history variation in the Norefjell-Reinsjøfjell reindeer population: Any evidence of a decline in performance? 2005
9. Liv Guro Kvernstuen Bruk av genetiske teknikker for bestemmelse av bestandsstørrelse av hjort (Cervus elaphus atlanticus). 2004
8. Kyrre Kausrud Foraging behaviour of domestic sheep in high mountain pastures: dependence on scale and density. 2004
7. Camilla Iversen Sheep foraging pattern in an altitudinal gradient at high and low density [from UMB, Ås]. 2004
6. Anna Skog A phylogeographic study of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in Europe. 2003
5. Nina Holmengen Effects of density and climate on early development in wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). 2002
4. Lise-Berith Lian Romlig skala og rådyrets (Capreolus capreolus) beitevalg vinterstid i Lier, Buskerud. 1998
3. Per Kristian Larsen Komparativ areal- og habitatbruk hos rådyr (Capreolus capreolus) og sau (Ovis aries) i Lier, Buskerud. 1997
1/2. Kristine Lodgaard &
Ann-Cathrin Nergård
Areal- og habitatbruk hos rådyr (Capreolus capreolus) langs en høydegradient. 1997

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