PhD student

marcel looking at bilberry inside exclosure

Photo: Marieke Gonlag-Schrijvers


Phone: +47 62430842
Fax: +47 62430851

Mailing address:
Hedmark University College
Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management
Campus Evenstad
NO-2480 Koppang

Research interests:

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.




Bilberry. Photo: Marcel Schrijvers-Gonlag

enclosure in the forest

Forest enclosure. Photo: Marcel Schrijvers-Gonlag


Fugler og virvelløse dyr (Birds and invertebrates)


Selected publication:

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)

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