Current staff and students

Principal Investigator
Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Prof. Torbjørn Haugaasen: – tropical ecology and conservation


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PhD students
Thesis topic
Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Yennie Bredin
Tree species composition, aboveground biomass and carbon stocks in Amazonian várzea floodplain forest  

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU
Laura Maira
Natural resource management in Amazonian indigenous reserves
Elildo Carvalho Jr. 
Wildlife responses to wildfires and illegal logging in Eastern Amazonia
MSc students
Thesis topic
Nina Storm
Use of camera trapping arrays to quantify humand disturbance of large mammal species, Honduras

Guillermo Alba 
Amphibian assemblages across an altitudinal and moisture gradient in the Colombian Andes

Joe Partyka 
Anthropogenic impacts on the immune function and host-parasite relationship of the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Belize

Linda Zsemberovszky
Breeding behaviour of night frogs, Western Ghats, India

Emmanuel Owusu Sekyere
Butterfly assemblage structure and composition across different land-use types in Ghana



Alexander Anderson

Functional diversity of birds in the Colombian Andes
James Gilroy  Effects of land-use change on biodiversity in the Colombian Chocó-Andes and Llanos
PhD students
Whaldener Endo  Game vertebrate responses to rural populations in Neotropical protected areas
Rafael Leandro de Assis Tree species diversity, distribution and habitat specificity on Amazonian floodplains
MSc students
Liss Mortveit  Primate assemblage structure and habitat associations in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Peru
Margarita Lopez Garcia Recovery of butterfly assemblages in secondary Andean cloud forests, Colombia
Gabriella Krivek Fruit choice and habitat use of the Greater Mascarene Flying Fox (Pteropus niger) on Mauritius
Rudy Badia Exploring the environmental factors determining forest bird composition and distribution on the island of Ta'u, American Samoa
Jørgen Sand Sæbø Spatial and temporal distributions and interactions in a neotropical ground-dwelling animal community
Martin Austad Nest site selection and nesting success by terns and skimmers in Manu National Park, Peru
Ramón Soto Madrid The effect of selective logging on the community of chewing lice and feather mites associated with forest birds in Sabah, Malaysia
Marte Sofie Søreide Effect of tree-fall gaps on fruit-feeding nymphalid butterfly assemblages and vertical stratification in Manu National Park, Peru
Petter Lilleengen Assemblage structure of fruit-feeding nymphalids (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) in floodplain and upland forest at Cocha Cashu, Peru
Pauline Kajl  Effects of alien plant species removal on biodiversity and species interactions in two native forest areas on Mauritius
Marte Fandrem Bird-parasite dynamics in a Bornean rainforest: the effects of selective logging and host characteristics
Silvana Gallegos Effect of forest conversion on the aquatic macro-invertebrate fauna in the Ecuadorian Andes
Fernanda de Almeida Meirelles  Conservação de roedores caviomorfos em uma reserva de desenvolvimento sustentável na Amazônia: efeitos da estrutura do habitat e atividades extrativistas
Ajaya Nagarkoti A comparative study of abundance of tiger prey base in Bardia-Katarniaghat (Khata) corridor and south-west corner of Bardia National Park, Nepal
Molly Maria Greger Traditional healers as a foundation pillar of medicinal plant conservation in Uganda
Tahir Mahmood Assessing snow leopard (Unica unica) by sign surveys and camera trapping in northern Pakistan
Janak Raj Khatiwada Amphibian species richness and composition along an elevational gradient in Chitwan, Nepal
Joaquin Urrutia Physical factors influencing macro-invertebrate assemblages in epiphytic bromeliads in the rainforest of Belize
Maarten van der Eyden Effects of fire history on species richness and carbon stocks in a Peruvian puna grassland, and development of allometric equations for biomass estimation of common puna species
Karl Rickard Persson Seed dispersal of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) by scatter-hoarding rodents in central Amazonian secondary forest
Jorunn Ospedal Vallestad Bird species composition in primary and secondary forests of the lower Caquetá region, Colombia
Laura Maira Status and ecology of the Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa Spix, 1825) in the lower Caquetá river, Colombia
Daniel Thorsell Ecology of the Malay Civet (Viverra tangalunga) in Lambusango forest on Buton Island, Sulawesi
Published 8. August 2017 - 21:22 - Updated 16. October 2017 - 13:34