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Aktiv cristin-person Nils Christian Stenseth

  • Stilling:
    Professor
    ved Institutt for biologi ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Stilling:
    Professor
    ved Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultets administrasjon ved Universitetet i Oslo

Klassifisering

Emneord

Biologi • Zoologi

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
22854400

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Tittel

Nils Christian Stenseth

Sammendrag

My research interests span a broad spectrum of ecological and evolutionary topics, most of which are rooted in population biology. Before the early 1990s, much of my work was purely theoretical. Later, I have adopted the research strategy of 'asking' available data what the underlying ecological or evolutionary process might most likely be - all within a theoretical perspective. I strongly favour comparative studies - by comparing similar features between different (but comparable) systems, we typically learn more than we otherwise would have done. Variations in population densities in time and space - and the underlying demographic processes - have been a main interest of mine over the years. An important example is the interdependent relation between density-dependent and density-independent processes, where the ecological effect of climate is an important example of the latter. Most of my work relates to basic issues. (I have never claimed that my research is of any immediate use, although I do hope it will be in the long run.) However, I find great pleasure in working on more applied issues as well; I have never been ashamed of my research being of practical use here and now. These applied interests have brought me into work on pest control (e.g., rodents in Africa), harvesting (marine and terrestrial), bio-economics (e.g., the ecological dynamics of dry-land pastoral systems) and epidemiology (Plague). I do believe that it is helpful to try to understand what has happened in the past, in preparing for what might happen in the future, e.g., ecological and evolutionary effects of climate change. For this reason, I value the existence of long-term time series - and the analysis of them. I love interacting with colleagues, and find great pleasure in building and maintaining teams. I am an ISI highly cited researcher, and had the January 2004 'hot paper' in ISI's Essential Science Indicators. I am an elected member/fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and the Letters, DNVA, the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, DKNVS, Academia Europaea, French Académie des Sciences and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. I also do quite a bit of editorial work, including as Associated Editor of Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B and as Editor-in-Chief of Climate Research..

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

My research interests span a broad spectrum of ecological and evolutionary topics, most of which are rooted in population biology. Before the early 1990s, much of my work was purely theoretical. Later, I have adopted the research strategy of 'asking' available data what the underlying ecological or evolutionary process might most likely be - all within a theoretical perspective. I strongly favour comparative studies - by comparing similar features between different (but comparable) systems, we typically learn more than we otherwise would have done. Variations in population densities in time and space - and the underlying demographic processes - have been a main interest of mine over the years. An important example is the interdependent relation between density-dependent and density-independent processes, where the ecological effect of climate is an important example of the latter. Most of my work relates to basic issues. (I have never claimed that my research is of any immediate use, although I do hope it will be in the long run.) However, I find great pleasure in working on more applied issues as well; I have never been ashamed of my research being of practical use here and now. These applied interests have brought me into work on pest control (e.g., rodents in Africa), harvesting (marine and terrestrial), bio-economics (e.g., the ecological dynamics of dry-land pastoral systems) and epidemiology (Plague). I do believe that it is helpful to try to understand what has happened in the past, in preparing for what might happen in the future, e.g., ecological and evolutionary effects of climate change. For this reason, I value the existence of long-term time series - and the analysis of them. I love interacting with colleagues, and find great pleasure in building and maintaining teams. I am an ISI highly cited researcher, and had the January 2004 'hot paper' in ISI's Essential Science Indicators. I am an elected member/fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and the Letters, DNVA, the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, DKNVS, Academia Europaea, French Académie des Sciences and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. I also do quite a bit of editorial work, including as Associated Editor of Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B and as Editor-in-Chief of Climate Research..

Tittel

Nils Christian Stenseth

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

I am a Core Member, Research Professor and the Chair of CEES. In addition, I am a Chief Scientist at the Institute of Marine Research.

My research interests span a broad spectrum of ecological and evolutionary topics, most of which are rooted in population biology. Before the early 1990s, much of my work was purely theoretical. Later, I have adopted the research strategy of 'asking' available data what the underlying ecological or evolutionary process might most likely be - all within a theoretical perspective. I strongly favour comparative studies - by comparing similar features between different (but comparable) systems, we typically learn more than we otherwise would have done. Variations in population densities in time and space - and the underlying demographic processes - have been a main interest of mine over the years. An important example is the interdependent relation between density-dependent and density-independent processes, where the ecological effect of climate is an important example of the latter.

Most of my work relates to basic issues. (I have never claimed that my research is of any immediate use, although I do hope it will be in the long run.) However, I find great pleasure in working on more applied issues as well; I have never been ashamed of my research being of practical use here and now. These applied interests have brought me into work on pest control (e.g., rodents in Africa), harvesting (marine and terrestrial), bio-economics (e.g., the ecological dynamics of dry-land pastoral systems) and epidemiology (Plague).

I do believe that it is helpful to try to understand what has happened in the past, in preparing for what might happen in the future, e.g., ecological and evolutionary effects of climate change. For this reason, I value the existence of long-term time series - and the analysis of them.

I love interacting with colleagues, and find great pleasure in building and maintaining teams. I am an ISI highly cited researcher, and had the January 2004 'hot paper' in ISI's Essential Science Indicators.

I am an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and the Letters, DNVA; currently I'm the President of this Academy. In addition I am an elected member/fellow of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters, DKNVS, Academia Europaea, French Académie des Sciences and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

I also do quite a bit of editorial work, including as Editor-in-Chief of Climate Research.

Research interests

Population biology (ecology and genetic structuring); large-scale ecological and evolutionary patterns; effects (ecology and evolution) of climate variation; terrestrial, marine and freshwater systems.

Publications

ISI search

Resultater Resultater

Is Colobus guereza gallarum a valid endemic Ethiopian taxon?

Zinner, Dietmar; Delkaso, Dereje Tesfaye; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Bekele, Afework; Mekonnen, Aemro; Doeschner, Steve; Atickem, Anagaw Meshesha; Roos, Christian. 2019, Primate Biology (PB). AAU, UIO, DPG, TYSKLANDVitenskapelig artikkel

Foraging ecology of African wolves (Canis lupaster) and its implications for the conservation of Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis).

Gutema, Tariku Mekonnen; Atickem, Anagaw Meshesha; Alemu, Diress Tsegaye; Bekele, Afework; Sillero-Zubiri, Claudio; Marino, Jorgelina; Kasso, Mohammed; Venkataraman, Vivek V.; Fashing, Peter; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2019, Royal Society Open Science. UoO, CSU, AAU, STORBRITAN, UIO, DPG, JU, FRANKRIKEVitenskapelig artikkel

Use of cultivated foods and matrix habitat by Bale monkeys in forest fragments: Assessing local human attitudes and perceptions.

Mekonnen, Addisu ; Fashing, Peter; Bekele, Afework; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2019, American Journal of Primatology. CSU, AAU, UIOVitenskapelig artikkel

Historical records reveal the distinctive associations of human disturbance and extreme climate change with local extinction of mammals.

Wan, Xinru; Jiang, Guangshun; Yan, Chuan; He, Fangliang; Wen, Rongsheng; Gu, Jiayin; Li, Xinhai; Ma, Jianzhang; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Zhang, Zhibin. 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. CAS, ECNUS, UALBERTA, UCAS, UIO, NFUVitenskapelig artikkel

How sampling-based overdispersion reveals India's tiger monitoring orthodoxy.

Gopalaswamy, Arjun M.; Karanth, K. Ullas; Delampady, Mohan; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2019, Conservation Science and Practice (CSP). TIFR, WCS, UIO, INDIA, ISIVitenskapelig artikkel
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Utmerkelser

  • 2012 - Forskningsrådets pris for forskningsformidling
  • 2011 - Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur [Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour]
  • 2011 - Æresdoktorat ved Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), Frankrike
  • 2010 - ESA Sustainability Science Award
  • 2010 - Bonnevieprisen
  • 2008 - President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 2006 - Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science