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Hedmark University College
Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management
Plant-herbivore interactions, especially herbivory by small mammals and large ungulates, nature management, restoration ecology, landscape ecology, vegetation science, Natura 2000, mosses, lichens.
As a vegetation ecologist (I obtained my MSc in Biology at the Agricultural University of Wageningen in The Netherlands - nowadays just called Wageningen University) I have profound experience in restoration ecology and nature management in primarily The Netherlands but also in several other countries. I gained these experience mainly by working as an ecologist for the Dutch Government. Since May 1st, 2012 I am working as a PhD student at Hedmark University College. Within the project ‘Significance of vole browsing in plant-herbivore interactions in the boreal ecosystem’ I am focusing on herbivory by small herbivores, especially bank vole (Myodes glareolus) on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) in some boreal forests in southeastern Norway. These plant-herbivore interactions might be of significant importance for vegetation dynamics, interactions between herbivores and soil nutrient cycling processes.
Fugler og virvelløse dyr (Birds and invertebrates)
Smit, R., J. Bokdam, J. den Ouden, H. Olff, H. Schot-Opschoor &M. Schrijvers. 2001. Effects of introduction and exclusion of large herbivores on small rodent communities. Plant Ecology 155:119-127 (pdf)