• An integrated population model for a long-lived ungulate: more efficient data use with Bayesian methods 

      Lee, Aline Magdalena; Bjørkvoll, Eirin Marie; Hansen, Brage Bremset; Albon, Steve D.; Stien, Audun; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Engen, Steinar; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Loe, Leif Egil; Grøtan, Vidar (Journal article, 2015)
      We develop an integrated population model for Svalbard reindeer Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus, and demonstrate how this type of model can be used to extract more information from the data and separate different sources ...
    • Behavioral buffering of extreme weather events in a high-Arctic herbivore 

      Loe, Leif Egil; Hansen, Brage Bremset; Stien, Audun; Albon, Steve D.; Bischof, Richard; Carlsson, Anja M.; Irvine, Justin; Meland, Morten; Rivrud, Inger Maren; Ropstad, Erik; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Mysterud, Atle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      As global warming advances, there is a growing concern about the impact of extreme weather events on ecosystems. In the Arctic, more frequent unseasonal warm spells and rain-on- snow events in winter cause changes in ...
    • Climate and density-dependence cause changes in adult sex ratio in a large Arctic herbivore 

      Peeters, Bart; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Pedersen, Åshild Ønvik; Stien, Audun; Irvine, Robert Justin; Aanes, Ronny; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Strand, Olav; Hansen, Brage Bremset (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Variation in adult sex ratio (ASR) affects population demography and dynamics of large mammals. The mechanisms behind this variation are largely unclear, but may be partly related to climatic drivers and density dependence ...
    • Climate Events Synchronize the Dynamics of a Resident Vertebrate Community in the High Arctic 

      Hansen, Brage Bremset; Grøtan, Vidar; Aanes, Ronny; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Stien, Audun; Fuglei, Eva; Ims, Rolf Anker; Yoccoz, Nigel; Pedersen, Åshild Ønvik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Recently accumulated evidence has documented a climate impact on the demography and dynamics of single species, yet the impact at the community level is poorly understood. Here, we show that in Svalbard in the high Arctic, ...
    • Contrasting effects of summer and winter warming onbody mass explain population dynamics in a food-limitedArctic herbivore 

      Albon, Steve D.; Irvine, R. Justin; Halvorsen, Odd; Langvatn, Rolf; Loe, Leif Egil; Ropstad, Erik; Veiberg, Vebjørn; van der Wal, René; Bjørkvoll, Eirin Marie; Duff, Elizabeth I.; Hansen, Brage Bremset; Lee, Aline Magdalena; Tveraa, Torkild; Stien, Audun (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The cumulative effects of climate warming on herbivore vital rates and population dynamics are hard to predict, given that the expected effects differ between seasons. In the Arctic, warmer summers enhance plant growth ...
    • Demographic buffering of life histories? Implications of the choice of measurement scale 

      Bjørkvoll, Eirin Marie; Lee, Aline Magdalena; Grøtan, Vidar; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Stien, Audun; Engen, Steinar; Albon, Steve D.; Loe, Leif Egil; Hansen, Brage Bremset (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Life-history theory predicts that the vital rates that influence population growth the most should be buffered against environmental fluctuations due to selection for reduced variation. However, it remains unclear whether ...
    • Modellering av tap av tamrein til rovvilt - en risikomodell 

      Herfindal, Ivar; Brøseth, Henrik; Kjørstad, Morten Andre; Linnell, John Durrus; Odden, John; Persson, Jens; Stien, Audun; Tveraa, Torkild; Ersson, L. (NINA rapport;819, Research report, 2012)
      I januar 2011 fikk NINA i oppdrag av Direktoratet for naturforvaltning (DN) å vurdere om tilgjengelige forskningsdata kunne brukes til modellering av risikobasert erstatning for tap av tamrein til rovvilt. Oppdraget ble ...
    • More frequent extreme climate events stabilize reindeer population dynamics 

      Hansen, Brage Bremset; Gamelon, Marlène; Albon, Steve D.; Lee, Aline Magdalena; Stien, Audun; Irvine, Robert Justin; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Loe, Leif Egil; Ropstad, Erik; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Grøtan, Vidar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Extreme climate events often cause population crashes but are difficult to account for in population-dynamic studies. Especially in long-lived animals, density dependence and demography may induce lagged impacts of ...
    • Spatiotemporal patterns of rain-on-snow and basal ice in high Arctic Svalbard: detection of a climate-cryosphere regime shift 

      Peeters, Bart; Pedersen, Åshild Ønvik; Loe, Leif Egil; Isaksen, Ketil; Veiberg, Vebjørn; Stien, Audun; Kohler, Jack; gallet, jean-charles; Aanes, Ronny; Hansen, Brage Bremset (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Arctic winters have become increasingly warmer and rainier. Where permafrost prevails, winter rain (or rain-on-snow; ROS) is known to occasionally cause extensive ice layers at the snow/ground interface, i.e. "basal ice" ...
    • Spatiotemporal variation in abundance of key tundra species: from local heterogeneity to large-scale synchrony 

      Le Moullec, Mathilde (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:20, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
      Summary of thesis: From local heterogeneity to large-scale synchrony of wildlife abundance in the high Arctic. The Arctic is a ‘hot-spot’ for climate change, and understanding its impacts on tundra ecosystems will ...