We use quantitative data to explain and model mammalian communities and behaviour. We use these quantitative approaches to answer applied questions in natural resource management and conservation.


  • We are interested in both the processes that lead to ecological patterns and the processes that lead to observations. Much of our work focuses on extracting information from non-invasive field methods, such as eDNA and camera trapping. For example, our group has developed methods (nimbleSCR) that are now used to map the density of wolves, bears, and wolverines across Scandinavia. These maps, as well as abundance and vital rate estimates, are provided annually to wildlife management agencies in Norway and Sweden. We also study the vulnerability and activity patterns of terrestrial mammal communities inhabiting tropical forests. Finally, we develop better methods to quantify individuals' space using GPS collars.

  • RovQuant3

    RovQuant estimates and maps densities of Scandinavian large carnivores


    WildMap advances the methods for spatial analysis of wildlife populations


    Empty Forests studies extinction risk in tropical forest mammals


    PopFlow Studies how individual life-trajectories shape population flows

    FoxTrack studies the movement and space use of foxes

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    CatTrack studies the movement and space use of domestic cats

The Group

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    Soumen Dey


    Mahdieh Tourani

    Mahdieh Tourani

    University of Montana

    Joseph Chipperfield

    Joseph Chipperfield

    Norsk institutt for naturforskning