Post doc


Phone: +47 62430843

Fax: +47 62430851


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Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Campus Evenstad

Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences

Hedmark University College

NO-2480 Koppang


Simen Pedersen

Research interests:

For my PhD I worked with indirect effects of large herbivores on small mammals and birds in one study system in Scandinavia, and another in Australia. Read more about my PhD project here: Indirect effects of cervids on small mammalian herbivores.


I’m currently involved in a transdisciplinary research project on spatial planning, management and function of green infrastructures spanning from city parks to the boreal forest, focusing on the importance of these green infrastructures to ecosystem functioning and human well-being and health. The project involves stakeholders and researches from several disciplines. Within this project I will focus on natural resource management systems in Norway, Sweden and Russia, as well as ecosystem impacts of moose and other deer across Europe. Merging ecological and societal research will be a new and interesting challenge.


As side projects I’m also interested in ecotoxicology and almost anything concerning mountain hare.


Simen Pedersen rodent



Simen Pedersen skitracks


Evolution and Biogeography (7.5 ECTS)


Selected publications:

Pedersen S, Andreassen HP, Keith DA, Skarpe C, Dickman CR, Gordon IJ, Crowther MS, McArthur C. 2013 (online, in press). Relationships between native small mammals and native and introduced large herbivores. Austral Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aec.12072


Angelstam P, Andersson K, Annerstedt M, Axelsson R, Elbakidze M, Garrido P, Grahn P, Jönsson I, Pedersen S, Schlyter P, Skärbäck E, Smith M, Stjernquist I. 2013. Solving problems in social-ecological systems: definition, practice and barriers of transdisciplinary research. AMBIO 42: 254-265.


Pedersen S and Pedersen HC. 2012. The population status of mountain hare in Norway – state of knowledge. NINA Report 886. 41 pp. (In Norwegian with English abstract).


Nilsen EB, Pedersen S, Brøseth H. and Pedersen HC. 2012. Rock ptarmigan – State of knowledge. NINA Report 869. 38 pp. (In Norwegian with English abstract).


Mathisen KM, Pedersen S, Nilsen EB and Skarpe C. 2012. Contrasting responses of two passerine bird species to moose browsing European Journal of Wildlife Research 58(3): 535-547.


Pedersen S. 2011. Effects of native and introduced cervids on small mammals and birds. PhD Thesis. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 133 pp.


Pedersen S, Andreassen HP, Persson I-L, Julkunen-Tiitto R, Danell K and Skarpe C. 2011. Vole preference of bilberry along gradients of simulated moose density and site productivity. Integrative Zoology 6: 341-351.


Nilsen EB, Pedersen S, Linnell JDC. 2008. Can minimum convex polygon home ranges be used to draw biologically meaningful conclusions? Ecological Research 23(3): 635-639.


Storaas T, Pedersen S, Andreassen HP, Arnemo JM, Dötterer M, Eriksen A, Frugaard A, Gundersen H, Haug TA, Milner J, Maartmann E, Nicolaysen KB, Nilsen EB, Rønning H, Sivertsen T, Solberg EJ, Steinset OK, Strømseth T, Wabakken P, Zimmermann B and Aalbu F. 2008. Effects of wolves on moose: when the wolf came and went from Koppangkjølen. Høgskolen i Hedmark, Oppdragsrapport 1-2008. 57 pp. (In Norwegian with English summary).


Pedersen S, Nilsen EB and Andreassen HP. 2007. Moose winter browsing affects the breeding success of great tits. Écoscience 14(4): 499-506.


Pedersen Sand Lierhagen, S. 2006. Heavy metal accumulation in arctic hares (Lepus arcticus) inNunavut,Canada. Science of the Total Environment 368: 951-955.


                       Please email me for a pdf of any of the publications

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