N C Stenseth

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oslo
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. pmc Climatically driven synchrony of gerbil populations allows large-scale plague outbreaks
    Kyrre Linné Kausrud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1963-9. 2007
  2. pmc Trees wanted--dead or alive! Host selection and population dynamics in tree-killing bark beetles
    Kyrre L Kausrud
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS ONE 6:e18274. 2011
  3. pmc The cryptic African wolf: Canis aureus lupaster is not a golden jackal and is not endemic to Egypt
    Eli Knispel Rueness
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS ONE 6:e16385. 2011
  4. pmc Plague and climate: scales matter
    Tamara Ben-Ari
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS Pathog 7:e1002160. 2011
  5. pmc Spawning stock and recruitment in North Sea cod shaped by food and climate
    Esben Moland Olsen
    Institute of Marine Research Flødevigen, N 4817 His, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 278:504-10. 2011
  6. pmc Comparisons of infant Escherichia coli isolates link genomic profiles with adaptation to the ecological niche
    Eric J de Muinck
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Genomics 14:81. 2013
  7. pmc Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia: palaeoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millennium
    Kyrre Linné Kausrud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Dept of Biology, University of Oslo, P, O, Box 1066, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Biol 8:112. 2010
  8. pmc Climate, changing phenology, and other life history traits: nonlinearity and match-mismatch to the environment
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13379-81. 2002
  9. pmc Seasonality, density dependence, and population cycles in Hokkaido voles
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1031 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:11478-83. 2003
  10. pmc Seasonal plankton dynamics along a cross-shelf gradient
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2831-8. 2006

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Publications94

  1. pmc Climatically driven synchrony of gerbil populations allows large-scale plague outbreaks
    Kyrre Linné Kausrud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1963-9. 2007
    ..Based upon predicted climate changes, our study suggests that during the next century, plague epizootics may become more frequent in central Asia...
  2. pmc Trees wanted--dead or alive! Host selection and population dynamics in tree-killing bark beetles
    Kyrre L Kausrud
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS ONE 6:e18274. 2011
    ..Model predictions are compared to empirical observations, and we identify some factors determining the occurrence and self-limitation of epidemics...
  3. pmc The cryptic African wolf: Canis aureus lupaster is not a golden jackal and is not endemic to Egypt
    Eli Knispel Rueness
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS ONE 6:e16385. 2011
    ..The only grey wolf species to inhabit the African continent is a cryptic species for which the conservation status urgently needs assessment...
  4. pmc Plague and climate: scales matter
    Tamara Ben-Ari
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS Pathog 7:e1002160. 2011
    ..This linearity assumption is discussed in the light of recent research that suggests some of its limitations...
  5. pmc Spawning stock and recruitment in North Sea cod shaped by food and climate
    Esben Moland Olsen
    Institute of Marine Research Flødevigen, N 4817 His, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 278:504-10. 2011
    ..Specifically, our approach predicts that a full recovery of the North Sea cod stock might not be expected until the environment becomes more favourable...
  6. pmc Comparisons of infant Escherichia coli isolates link genomic profiles with adaptation to the ecological niche
    Eric J de Muinck
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Genomics 14:81. 2013
    ..An important step toward achieving a more complete understanding of E.coli biology entails elucidating relationships between gene content and adaptation to the ecological niche...
  7. pmc Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia: palaeoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millennium
    Kyrre Linné Kausrud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Dept of Biology, University of Oslo, P, O, Box 1066, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Biol 8:112. 2010
    ..Earlier studies have shown clear evidence of climatic forcing on contemporary plague abundance in rodents and humans...
  8. pmc Climate, changing phenology, and other life history traits: nonlinearity and match-mismatch to the environment
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:13379-81. 2002
  9. pmc Seasonality, density dependence, and population cycles in Hokkaido voles
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1031 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:11478-83. 2003
    ..Altogether, we demonstrate that seasonality plays a key role in determining whether a vole population is cyclic or not...
  10. pmc Seasonal plankton dynamics along a cross-shelf gradient
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2831-8. 2006
    ..With the inclusion of the environmental factors, the main observed seasonal and inter-annual dynamic patterns within the studied plankton assemblage also indicate the prevalence of bottom-up regulatory control...
  11. pmc Interaction between seasonal density-dependence structures and length of the seasons explain the geographical structure of the dynamics of voles in Hokkaido: an example of seasonal forcing
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050, Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1853-63. 2002
    ..Altogether, this indicates that the geographical pattern in multi-annual density dynamics in the grey-sided vole may be a result of seasonal forcing...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ecological effects of climate fluctuations
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, Post Office Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Science 297:1292-6. 2002
    ..We review how two of the best-known climate phenomena-the North Atlantic Oscillation and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation-affect ecological patterns and processes in both marine and terrestrial systems...
  13. pmc Plague: past, present, and future
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS Med 5:e3. 2008
  14. pmc Sexual selection forms the structure and dynamics of ecological communities
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5576-7. 2003
  15. pmc Ecological and genetic impact of Atlantic cod larval drift in the Skagerrak
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1085-92. 2006
    ..This corresponds to about 1-10% of the total 0-group population in each fjord on average. These findings clearly demonstrate a direct link between larval drift and gene flow in the marine environment...
  16. pmc Plague dynamics are driven by climate variation
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:13110-5. 2006
    ..Threats of outbreaks may thus be increasing where humans live in close contact with rodents and fleas (or other wildlife) harboring endemic plague...
  17. pmc Review article. Studying climate effects on ecology through the use of climate indices: the North Atlantic Oscillation, El Niño Southern Oscillation and beyond
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2087-96. 2003
    ....
  18. pmc Snow conditions may create an invisible barrier for lynx
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10632-4. 2004
    ..This study highlights the importance of snow, and exemplifies how large-scale climatic fluctuations can mechanistically influence population biological patterns...
  19. pmc Modelling non-additive and nonlinear signals from climatic noise in ecological time series: Soay sheep as an example
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1985-93. 2004
    ..The FCTAR method suggests that climate fluctuations can drive the Soay sheep population between different dynamical regimes--from stable population size through limit cycles and non-periodic fluctuations...
  20. pmc The effect of climatic forcing on population synchrony and genetic structuring of the Canadian lynx
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, P O Box 1031 Blindern, and Bioinformatics Group, Department of Informatics, P O Box 1080 Blindern, University of Oslo, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:6056-61. 2004
    ....
  21. pmc Phase- and density-dependent population dynamics in Norwegian lemmings: interaction between deterministic and stochastic processes
    N C Stenseth
    Centre for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1957-68. 1998
    ..Stochasticity is seen to play an important role in the determination of the periodicity. The ecological implications of these statistical and mathematical results are discussed...
  22. pmc Environmental variation shapes sexual dimorphism in red deer
    E Post
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:4467-71. 1999
    ..Thus, the evolutionary trajectories of growth related to reproduction in the sexes (i) originate from sexual and competitive selection, (ii) produce sexual size dimorphism, and (iii) are molded by environmental variation...
  23. pmc Transport of North Sea cod larvae into the Skagerrak coastal populations
    Halvor Knutsen
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Deparment of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316, Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1337-44. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that offshore cod may influence coastal cod populations over large distances...
  24. pmc A combination of hydrodynamical and statistical modelling reveals non-stationary climate effects on fish larvae distributions
    M Hidalgo
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 279:275-83. 2012
    ..Our new methodological approach combines numerical and statistical modelling to draw robust inferences from observed distributions and will be of general interest for studies of many marine fish species...
  25. ncbi request reprint Genetic structure of Siberian lemmings (Lemmus sibiricus) in a continuous habitat: large patches rather than isolation by distance
    D Ehrich
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050, Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Heredity (Edinb) 86:716-30. 2001
    ..Average gene flow per generation was estimated to be in the range of several hundred metres...
  26. ncbi request reprint Density dependence and density independence during the early life stages of four marine fish stocks
    Gjert E Dingsør
    Department of Biology, University of Bergen, P O Box 7800, N 5020 Bergen, Norway
    Ecology 88:625-34. 2007
    ..We found strong indications for interactions among the studied species, pointing to the importance of viewing the problem of species recruitment variability as a community, rather than as a population phenomenon...
  27. pmc Effects of age, sex and density on body weight of Norwegian red deer: evidence of density-dependent senescence
    A Mysterud
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 268:911-9. 2001
    ..We discuss the ability of these two different, not mutually exclusive hypotheses in explaining the observed pattern of senescence...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cryptic population structuring in Scandinavian lynx: reply to Pamilo
    P E Jorde
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Ecol 15:1189-92. 2006
    ..Pamilo disapproved of our choice of population model and also how we compared the outcome of the simulations with data. As these issues should be of interest to a wider audience we discuss them in some detail...
  29. ncbi request reprint Spatial structure of lemming populations (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus) fluctuating in density
    D Ehrich
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1050 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Ecol 10:481-95. 2001
    ..Such dispersal is unlikely to occur only during population density peaks...
  30. ncbi request reprint Detecting genetic structure in migrating bowhead whales off the coast of Barrow, Alaska
    P E Jorde
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Ecol 16:1993-2004. 2007
    ..We discuss possible explanations for the results, including population substructuring, demographic consequences of historical overexploitation, and social structuring during migration...
  31. pmc Importance of climatological downscaling and plant phenology for red deer in heterogeneous landscapes
    Nathalie Pettorelli
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, CEES PO Box 1066, Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2357-64. 2005
    ..Our results emphasize the importance of incorporating spring as well as the interaction between winter climate and topography when aiming at understanding how plant and animal respond to climate change...
  32. doi request reprint Linking climate change to lemming cycles
    Kyrre L Kausrud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Nature 456:93-7. 2008
    ..The pattern of less regular rodent peaks, and corresponding changes in the overall dynamics of the alpine ecosystem, thus seems likely to prevail over a growing area under projected climate change...
  33. doi request reprint Are low but statistically significant levels of genetic differentiation in marine fishes 'biologically meaningful'? A case study of coastal Atlantic cod
    H Knutsen
    Institute of Marine Research, Flødevigen, N 4817 His, Norway
    Mol Ecol 20:768-83. 2011
    ..We estimated the genetically effective sizes (N(e) ) of the two coastal cod populations to 198 and 542 and found a N(e) /N (spawner) ratio of 0.14...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nonlinear effects of large-scale climatic variability on wild and domestic herbivores
    A Mysterud
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
    Nature 410:1096-9. 2001
    ....
  35. pmc Environmental change and rates of evolution: the phylogeographic pattern within the hartebeest complex as related to climatic variation
    O Flagstad
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Blindern, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 268:667-77. 2001
    ..Reciprocal monophyly between southern and northern lineages may suggest that reproductive barriers exist and that the hartebeest complex comprises two different species...
  36. ncbi request reprint Bayesian population dynamics of interacting species: great gerbils and fleas in Kazakhstan
    Arnoldo Frigessi
    Section of Medical Statistics, University of Oslo, N 0317 Oslo, Norway
    Biometrics 61:230-8. 2005
    ..We estimate that on average 35% of the gerbil population survives the winter. Our study shows that hierarchical Bayesian models can be useful in extracting ecobiological information from observational data...
  37. pmc Environmental forcing as a main determinant of bloom dynamics of the Chrysochromulina algae
    Kyrre Lekve
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 273:3047-55. 2006
    ..Assuming these to be general results, we might hypothesis that marine algal communities are governed by seasonally varying abiotic factors to a large extent...
  38. pmc Cycles and trends in cod populations
    O N Bjørnstad
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:5066-71. 1999
    ..Resonant effects may occur in many marine populations that exhibit this combination of traits...
  39. ncbi request reprint Reproductive asynchrony increases with environmental disturbance
    E Post
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Evolution 55:830-4. 2001
    ....
  40. pmc Ocean climate prior to breeding affects the duration of the nestling period in the Atlantic puffin
    Joel M Durant
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Biol Lett 2:628-31. 2006
    ..e. low temperature and high salinity in March, have a negative effect on puffin reproduction by degradation of the prey availability (mainly Clupea harengus) for chick-feeding adults three months later...
  41. ncbi request reprint Northeast Arctic cod population persistence in the Lofoten-Barents Sea system under fishing
    Joel M Durant
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Ecol Appl 18:662-9. 2008
    ..Capelin abundance is the main variable that to some degree can be adjusted in order to maintain the population size at a given level of cod harvesting. Our results point to the importance of managing conjointly cod and capelin stocks...
  42. doi request reprint Climatic change as an engine for speciation in flightless Orthoptera species inhabiting African mountains
    Kjetil Lysne Voje
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Ecol 18:93-108. 2009
    ..Perceiving forests as centres of speciation reinforces the importance of conserving the remaining forest patches in the region...
  43. ncbi request reprint Testing five hypotheses of sexual segregation in an arctic ungulate
    Leif Egil Loe
    Centre of Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 75:485-96. 2006
    ..Several mechanisms are thus interacting to explain the full-year pattern of sexual segregation and the combination of mechanisms varies among species and populations...
  44. pmc Food web dynamics affect Northeast Arctic cod recruitment
    Dag Ø Hjermann
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 274:661-9. 2007
    ..Based on this model, we analyse data on cod, herring and temperature going back to 1921 and find that food-web effects explain a significant part of the cod recruitment variation back to around 1950...
  45. ncbi request reprint Life-history traits of voles in a fluctuating population respond to the immediate environment
    T Ergon
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Nature 411:1043-5. 2001
    ..Transplanted voles did not retain the characteristics of their source population, and we demonstrate an over-riding role of the immediate environment in shaping life-history traits of small rodents...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cryptic population structure in a large, mobile mammalian predator: the Scandinavian lynx
    E K Rueness
    Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1031, Blindern 0315 Oslo, Norway
    Mol Ecol 12:2623-33. 2003
    ..Our study demonstrates how molecular markers may be used to detect cryptic population structure, invisible using traditional methods...
  47. pmc Glacial survival of the Norwegian lemming (Lemmus lemmus) in Scandinavia: inference from mitochondrial DNA variation
    V B Fedorov
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 268:809-14. 2001
    ....
  48. pmc Direct and indirect climate forcing in a multi-species marine system
    Leif Christian Stige
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 277:3411-20. 2010
    ..In particular, our findings exemplify that climate impacts are barely propagated to later life stages when density dependence is strong...
  49. doi request reprint Lower extinction risk in sleep-or-hide mammals
    Lee Hsiang Liow
    Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066, Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Am Nat 173:264-72. 2009
    ..Mammals with SLOH behavior have a greater propensity to survive in the current extinction crisis and probably also in past crises because of reduced exposure to environmental stress...
  50. pmc Climate change and spring-fruiting fungi
    Håvard Kauserud
    Microbial Evolution Research Group MERG, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, NO 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1169-77. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that global warming has lead to progressively earlier fruiting of spring fungi in northwest Europe during the last half century...
  51. pmc Wolf reintroduction to Scotland: public attitudes and consequences for red deer management
    Erlend B Nilsen
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 274:995-1002. 2007
    ..Farmers hold more negative attitudes, but far less negative than the organizations that represent them...
  52. ncbi request reprint Spatial anatomy of species survival: effects of predation and climate-driven environmental variability
    Lorenzo Ciannelli
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, P O Box 1066, University of Oslo, Oslo N 0316, Norway
    Ecology 88:635-46. 2007
    ..Results from these and similar studies, focusing on the spatial variability of survival rates, can be used to characterize species habitat quality of marine renewable resources...
  53. pmc Divergent trends in anadromous salmonid populations in Norwegian and Scottish rivers
    Leif Asbjørn Vøllestad
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 276:1021-7. 2009
    ..Furthermore, Scottish salmon populations exhibit recent negative trends in contrast to some more positive trends in Norway--especially in the north...
  54. pmc The ideal free pike: 50 years of fitness-maximizing dispersal in Windermere
    Thrond O Haugen
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2917-24. 2006
    ..Demonstration of ideal free habitat selection on an operational field scale like this has never been undertaken before...
  55. ncbi request reprint Ecology: living in synchrony on Greenland coasts?
    Jon Olav Vik
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Nature 427:697-8; discussion 698. 2004
    ..However, logical and mathematical errors undermine their finding. Whether or not large-scale weather can be a major synchronizing factor across species remains an open question...
  56. pmc Mushroom's spore size and time of fruiting are strongly related: is moisture important?
    Håvard Kauserud
    Microbial Evolution Research Group MERG, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Biol Lett 7:273-6. 2011
    ....
  57. pmc Spatio-temporal dynamics of species richness in coastal fish communities
    Kyrre Lekve
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1781-9. 2002
    ..At the regional level, exposure to the open sea plays a homogenizing role, possibly due to coastal currents and advection...
  58. pmc The rise and fall of species: implications for macroevolutionary and macroecological studies
    Lee Hsiang Liow
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, Oslo N 0316, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2745-52. 2007
    ..The negative of these biotic interactions could then cause a gradual geographic decline. We discuss the multiple implications of our findings with reference to macroecological and macroevolutionary studies...
  59. doi request reprint Environmental toxicology: population modeling of cod larvae shows high sensitivity to loss of zooplankton prey
    Leif Christian Stige
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Mar Pollut Bull 62:395-8. 2011
    ..Our study illustrates how knowledge about population dynamics may guide which indirect effects to consider in environmental impact studies...
  60. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal variability of richness estimators: coastal marine fish communities as examples
    Kyrre Lekve
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050, Blindern, Oslo, 0316, Norway
    Oecologia 144:308-17. 2005
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Continuous and discrete extreme climatic events affecting the dynamics of a high-arctic reindeer population
    Kung Sik Chan
    Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Oecologia 145:556-63. 2005
    ..A simulation study demonstrates that our approach is able to properly detect the ecological effects of such extreme climate events...
  62. pmc Hierarchical path analysis of deer responses to direct and indirect effects of climate in northern forest
    Atle Mysterud
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2359-68. 2008
    ..No solid evidence of direct effects of snow depth was found on autumn body mass. We discuss the implications of our results relative to our ability to predict effects of global change on large mammalian herbivores in the boreal forest...
  63. pmc The timing of life-history events in a changing climate
    E Post
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Blindern, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 268:15-23. 2001
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Ecological and genetic spatial structuring in the Canadian lynx
    Eli Knispel Rueness
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1031 Blindern, N 0315 Oslo, Norway
    Nature 425:69-72. 2003
    ..No evidence for isolation in different glacial refugia within North America was found. We suggest that ecological factors underlying the spatial dynamic structuring also strongly influence the genetic structuring of the Canadian lynx...
  65. doi request reprint Seasonal effects of Pacific-based climate on recruitment in a predator-limited large herbivore
    Troy M Hegel
    Department of Biology, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, Blindern N 0316, Oslo, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 79:471-82. 2010
    ..Incorporating herd-specific characteristics, such as variable predator densities or terrain characteristics within a herd range, may shed greater light on the complex relationship between climate and ungulate population dynamics...
  66. pmc Mushroom fruiting and climate change
    Håvard Kauserud
    Microbial Evolution Research Group and Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066 Blindern, NO 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:3811-4. 2008
    ..The recent changes in autumnal mushroom phenology coincide with the extension of the growing season caused by global climate change and are likely to continue under the current climate change scenario...
  67. pmc Age- and density-dependent reproductive effort in male red deer
    Nigel G Yoccoz
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1523-8. 2002
    ..The pattern of reproductive effort in males with regard to age and density therefore differs markedly from the pattern reported for females...
  68. pmc Human plague in the USA: the importance of regional and local climate
    Tamara Ben Ari
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Biol Lett 4:737-40. 2008
    ..Our analysis furthermore provides insights into the consistency of plague mechanisms at larger scales...
  69. pmc The relative role of winter and spring conditions: linking climate and landscape-scale plant phenology to alpine reindeer body mass
    Nathalie Pettorelli
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050, Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Biol Lett 1:24-6. 2005
    ..This study underlines the major impact of winter and spring climatic conditions, determining the spring and summer food availability, and the subsequent growth of calves among alpine herbivores...
  70. ncbi request reprint Increased effect of harsh climate in red deer with a poor set of teeth
    Leif Egil Loe
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Oecologia 147:24-30. 2006
    ..This study indicates that a well-functioning set of teeth is essential for mammal performance, and that selection pressure against (dental) anomalies is more pronounced when climate is unfavorable...
  71. pmc Multiple glacial refugia in the North American Arctic: inference from phylogeography of the collared lemming (Dicrostonyx groenlandicus)
    Vadim B Fedorov
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2071-7. 2002
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  72. pmc Competition among fishermen and fish causes the collapse of Barents Sea capelin
    Dag Ø Hjermann
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Post Office Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:11679-84. 2004
    ..Such collapses, which have occurred twice in 20 years, affect the entire Barents Sea ecosystem, a region that for ages has provided food for all of Europe...
  73. ncbi request reprint Decelerating and sex-dependent tooth wear in Norwegian red deer
    Leif Egil Loe
    Department of Biology, Division of Zoology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1050 Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
    Oecologia 135:346-53. 2003
    ..Earlier reports in the literature of a positive correlation between tooth height and body weight may therefore be due to initial size differences rather than differences in condition due to tooth wear...
  74. pmc Higher origination and extinction rates in larger mammals
    Lee Hsiang Liow
    Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6097-102. 2008
    ..SLOH behavior is more common in some small mammals, and, as a result, SLOH small mammals contribute to higher average survivorship and lower origination probabilities among small mammals...
  75. ncbi request reprint Activity pattern of arctic reindeer in a predator-free environment: no need to keep a daily rhythm
    Leif Egil Loe
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O Box 1066 Blindern, 0316, Oslo, Norway
    Oecologia 152:617-24. 2007
    ..We provide insight into the behavioural strategy of Svalbard reindeer which enables them to cope with such an extreme environment...
  76. pmc The effect of climate variation on agro-pastoral production in Africa
    Leif Christian Stige
    Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3049-53. 2006
    ..Management measures include annual changes in crop selection and storage strategies in response to El Niño Southern Oscillation-based and North Atlantic Oscillation-based predictions for the next growing season...
  77. ncbi request reprint Four decades of opposing natural and human-induced artificial selection acting on Windermere pike (Esox lucius)
    Stephanie M Carlson
    Department of Biology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis CEES, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo, Norway
    Ecol Lett 10:512-21. 2007
    ..The long-term ramifications of such human-induced modifications to adaptive landscapes are currently unknown and certainly warrant further investigation...
  78. doi request reprint Transcriptional regulation in liver and testis associated with developmental and reproductive effects in male zebrafish exposed to natural mixtures of persistent organic pollutants (POP)
    Rasoul Nourizadeh-Lillabadi
    Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:112-30. 2009
    ..The effects observed in the experimental zebrafish model raise the question of whether chemical pollution represents a risk to the reproductive health of wild fish inhabiting the freshwater system...
  79. pmc Trophic interactions under climate fluctuations: the Atlantic puffin as an example
    Joel M Durant
    Centre d Ecologie et Physiologie Energétique, CNRS, 23 rue Becquerel, F 67087 Strasbourg Cedex 02, France
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1461-6. 2003
    ..The best model also demonstrates that the breeding success of the Røst puffins may be quantitatively predicted from the size of first-year herring and sea temperature...
  80. ncbi request reprint Predictive thresholds for plague in Kazakhstan
    Stephen Davis
    Danish Pest Infestation Laboratory, Skovbrynet 14, DK 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
    Science 304:736-8. 2004
    ..We parameterized predictive models that should reduce the costs of plague surveillance in central Asia and thereby encourage its continuance...
  81. pmc From patterns to processes and back: analysing density-dependent responses to an abiotic stressor by statistical and mechanistic modelling
    S Jannicke Moe
    Norwegian Institute for Water Research NIVA PO Box 173, Kjelsas, 0411 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2133-42. 2005
    ..The combination of the two modelling approaches provided new insight into mechanisms for compensatory responses to abiotic stressors...
  82. pmc Multiple causes of sexual segregation in European red deer: enlightenments from varying breeding phenology at high and low latitude
    Christophe Bonenfant
    UMR 5558 Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 43, Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
    Proc Biol Sci 271:883-92. 2004
    ..We conclude that latitude-dependent breeding phenology shapes the seasonal pattern of sexual segregation and that sexual segregation in ungulates has multiple causes...
  83. ncbi request reprint Rapid advance of spring arrival dates in long-distance migratory birds
    Niclas Jonzen
    Department of Theoretical Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Science 312:1959-61. 2006
    ..We argue that this may reflect a climate-driven evolutionary change in the timing of spring migration...
  84. doi request reprint Ecology: destabilized fish stocks
    Nils Chr Stenseth
    Nature 452:825-6. 2008
  85. ncbi request reprint Ecology. On the crest of a population wave
    Esa Ranta
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, FIN 00014, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Science 298:973-4. 2002
  86. ncbi request reprint Smoothing for spatiotemporal models and its application to modeling muskrat-mink interaction
    Wenyang Zhang
    Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF, UK
    Biometrics 59:813-21. 2003
    ..Based on the proposed method, we are able to model the temporal dynamics which reflects the food chain interaction of the two species...
  87. ncbi request reprint Social rank, feeding and winter weight loss in red deer: any evidence of interference competition?
    Vebjørn Veiberg
    Norwegian Red Deer Center, 6914 Svanøybukt, Norway
    Oecologia 138:135-42. 2004
    ..Our study therefore underlines that, although frequent aggression is observed at artificial feeding sites of northern herbivores, this is not necessarily sufficient to give rise to interference competition...
  88. pmc Population dynamics of a South American rodent: seasonal structure interacting with climate, density dependence and predator effects
    Mauricio Lima
    Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, PO Box 114 D, Santiago CP 6513677, Chile
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2579-86. 2002
    ..Assuming such interactions to be typical of ecological systems, we conclude that appropriate predictions of the ecological consequences of climate change will depend on having an in-depth understanding of the community-weather system...
  89. pmc Population dynamics of small mammals in semi-arid regions: a comparative study of demographic variability in two rodent species
    Mauricio Lima
    Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, PO Box 114 D, Santiago CP 6513677, Chile
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1997-2007. 2003
    ..In sum, we demonstrate through this comparative study that much is to be learnt from studying the dynamics of fluctuating small rodents-a focal issue within much of population ecology...
  90. pmc The effect of climate variations on the dynamics of pasture-livestock interactions under cooperative and noncooperative management
    Kjell Arne Brekke
    Ragnar Frish Centre for Economic Research, Gaustadalleen 21, N 0349 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:14730-4. 2007
    ..In short, through this study we have brought time (and temporal dynamics) into the Hardin's tragedy of the commons and show that the tragedy might be profoundly worsened...
  91. pmc Climate change causing phase transitions of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) recruitment dynamics
    Lorenzo Ciannelli
    Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1735-43. 2005
    ..Such changes may in turn cause a phase transition of recruitment dynamics with profound implications for the management of the entire stock...
  92. pmc Good reindeer mothers live longer and become better in raising offspring
    Robert B Weladji
    Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, PO Box 5003, 1432 As, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1239-44. 2006
    ..Our study reveals a more complex relationship between longevity and fitness in large mammals than the simple increase of the number of reproductive attempts when living longer...
  93. pmc Dynamic effects of predators on cyclic voles: field experimentation and model extrapolation
    Erkki Korpimäki
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 269:991-7. 2002
    ..This supports the findings of the field experiment and is in agreement with the predation hypothesis. We conclude that predators may indeed generate the cyclic population fluctuations of voles observed in northern Europe...
  94. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a trade-off between early growth and tooth wear in Svalbard reindeer
    Vebjørn Veiberg
    University Centre in Svalbard, Department of Arctic Biology, PB 156, N 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 76:1139-48. 2007
    ..This suggests that foraging conditions are more extreme than the environment in which the species originally evolved...