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Aktiv cristin-person Nils Christian Stenseth

  • Stilling:
    Professor
    ved Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultets administrasjon ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Stilling:
    Professor
    ved Institutt for naturvitenskapelige fag ved Universitetet i Agder

Klassifisering

Emneord

Biologi • Zoologi

Bakgrunn Bakgrunn

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

Nothing so boundless, nothing so patient: Obituary for Professor Jeffrey Alexander Hutchings (1958–2022).

Rebekah, Oomen; Knutsen, Halvor; Moland, Even; Olsen, Esben Moland; Knutsen, Jan Atle; Bernatchez, Louis; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Hart, Paul. 2022, Fish and Fisheries. UIO, UIA, HAVFORSKVitenskapelig artikkel

Contrasting phenology responses to climate warming across the northern extra-tropics.

Geng, Xiaojun; Zhang, Yaru; Fu, Yongshuo H.; Hao, Fanghua; Janssens, Ivan A.; Peñuelas, Josep; Piao, Shilong; Tang, Jing; Wu, Zhaofei; Zhang, Jing mfl.. 2022, Fundamental Research. BNU, UIO, KU, PKU, UA, UADB, SVERIGEVitenskapelig artikkel

Conflicting nuclear and mitogenome phylogenies reveal ancient mitochondrial replacement between two North American species of collared lemmings (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus, D. hudsonius).

Fedorov, Vadim B.; Trucchi, Emiliano; Goropashnaya, Anna V.; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2022, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. UIO, UNIVPM, UAFVitenskapelig artikkel

The role of rodents in the conservation of endangered species in the Ethiopian highlands.

Atickem, Anagaw Meshesha; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2022, Therya. AAU, UIAVitenskapelig artikkel

The transfer function method reveals how age-structured populations respond to environmental fluctuations with serious implications for fisheries management.

Sadykov, Alexander; Farnsworth, Keith; Sadykova, Dinara; Stenseth, Nils Christian. 2022, Population Ecology. CEH, UIO, TQUOBVitenskapelig 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