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Hedmark University College
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management
Ecosystem ecology, community ecology, trophic cascades, herbivory-plant interactions, biodiversity, indirect interactions
I have a Cand. Scient degree (Norwegian equivalent to MSc) in wildlife ecology / tropical ecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. I have also studied one year of population biology in Université de Bourgogne, France. I have earlier worked with research projects on effects of forest fires in lowland dipterocarp rainforest in Indonesian Borneo, on termites, ants and sun bears (Ursus malayanus). I have also studied the relationship between reproductive investment and antioxidant blood levels in great tits (Parus major) in France.
In april 2011 i completed my PhD thesis on effects of moose (Alces alces) browsing on several trophic levels: field layer vegetation, flower-visiting insects and birds, and how these effects are modified by productivity and supplementary feeding of moose. Read more about my PhD project: Indirect effects of moose on the birds and the bees.
Currently I am working on a project on forestry and moose, how to increase natural winter forage for moose and reduce browsing damage to forestry, through changing forestry practices.
Rural Traditional Heritage (RUTH)
Nordic Nature Management (Iceland)
Mathisen, K. M., A. Rémy, and C. Skarpe 2015. Shoot growth responses at supplementary feeding stations for moose in Norway. Alces (51), 123-133
Mathisen, K. M, Milner, J. M, van Beest, F. M. and Skarpe, C. 2014. Long-term effects of supplementary feeding of moose on browsing impact at a landscape scale. Forest Ecology and Management 314C, pp. 104-111 DOI information: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.037
Mathisen, Karen Marie; Pedersen, Simen; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland; Skarpe, Christina. 2011. Contrasting responses of two passerine bird species to moose browsing. European Journal of Wildlife Research 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10344-011-0601-3
Mathisen, Karen Marie (2011) Indirect effects of moose on the birds and the bees . Doctoral diss. Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU. Acta Universitatis agriculturae Sueciae vol. 2011:13.
Mathisen, K. M. and C. Skarpe 2011. Cascading effects of moose management on birds. Ecologcial Research. 26 (3), 563-574
Mathisen, K. M. , F. Buhtz, K. Danell, R. Bergström, C. Skarpe, O. Suominen, I. L. Persson.2010. Moose density and habitat productivity affects reproduction, growth and species composition in field-layer vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science. 21 (4), 705-716.
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.
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