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 Project Aims:

To determine whether moose harvest yield, and hence moose-related income, can be increased by improving the availability of forage

  1. to understand the effects of winter supplementary feeding on moose body condition, reproductive rates and autumn slaughter weights
  2. to investigate whether manipulation of summer forage conditions can improve autumn weights and pregnancy rates
  3. to assess the economic potential for enhancing moose production by improving summer and/or winter foraging condition



  • van Beest, F.M. & Milner, J.M. (2013) Behavioural responses to thermal conditions affect seasonal weight change in a heat-sensitive northern ungulate. PLoS One 8, e65972.
  • Milner, J. M., van Beest, F. M., & Storaas, T. (2013). Boom and bust of a moose population – a call for integrated forest management. European Journal of Forest Research, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s10342-013-0727-9
  • van Beest, F.M., van Moorter, B., Milner, J.M. (2012) Temperature-mediated habitat use and selection by a heat-sensitive northern ungulate. Animal Behaviour 84, 723-735.
  • Milner, J.M., Wedul, S.J., Laaksonen, S. & Oksanen, A. (2013) Gastrointestinal nematodes of moose (Alces alces) in relation to supplementary feeding. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49, 69-79.
  • Milner, J.M., van Beest, F.M., E.J. Solberg & Storaas, T. (2013) Reproductive success and failure – the role of winter body mass in reproductive allocation in Norwegian moose. Oecologia, 172, 995-1005.
  • Milner, J.M. & van Beest, F.M. (2013) Ecological correlates of a tick-borne disease, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, in moose in southern Norway. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59, 399-406.
  • van Beest, F. M., Rivrud, I.M., Loe, L.E., Milner, J.M. & Mysterud, A. (2011) What determines variation in home range size across spatiotemporal scales in a large browsing herbivore?Journal of Animal Ecology. 80,771-785.
  • van Beest, F. M., Mysterud, A., Loe, L.E. & Milner, J.M. (2010) Forage quantity, quality and depletion as scale-dependent mechanisms driving habitat selection of a large browsing herbivore.Journal of Animal Ecology79, 910-922.
  • van Beest, F. M. 2010, Factors affecting the spatiotemporal distribution of moose, with a special emphasis on supplementary feeding. PhD, University of Oslo.
  • van Beest, F. M., Gundersen, H., Mathisen, K. M., Milner, J. M. and Skarpe, C. 2010. Long-term browsing impact around diversionary feeding stations for moose in Southern Norway. Forest Ecology and Management, 259, 10, 1900-1911.
  • van Beest, F. M., Loe, L. E. , Mysterud, A. & Milner, J. M. 2010. Comparative space use and habitat seleciton of moose around feeding stations. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(2): 219-227.
  • Milner, J., van Beest, F., Nicolaysen, K.B., Thorkildsen, B., Klasson, S., Nordtun, G., Anderson, T. & Storaas, T. (2011) Uten mat og drikke, duger helten ikke. Hjorteviltet 21, 84-87
  • Milner, J., van Beest, F., Nicolaysen, K.B., Thorkildsen, B., Storaas, T. (2010) To feed or not to feed? – røynsler med silof ôring av elg vinterstid. Hjorteviltet 20, 64-66.
  • Storaas, T. 2008. Elgfôringsprosjektet i Telemark og Østerdalen. Hjorteviltet, 18, s 72-74
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