Publications listed below have been published since the establishment of NIBIO’s Department of Ecosystems in the Barents Region in 2018. For older articles, please go to the People page and follow the links to Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and LinkedIn. The department has also a ResearchGate profile with more research items.


Klütsch, C. F. C., Aspholm, P. E., Polikarpova, N., Veisblium, O., Bjørn, T.-A., Wikan, A., Gonzalez, V. & Hagen, S. B. 2021. Studying phenological phenomena in subarctic biomes with international school pupils as citizen scientists. Ecology and Evolution, in press. [Pdf]

Frank, S. C., Pelletier, F., Kopatz, A., Bourret, A., Garant, D., Swenson, J. E., Eiken, H. G., Hagen, S. B. & Zedrosser, A. 2021. Harvest is associated with the disruption of social and fine-scale genetic structure among matrilines of a solitary large carnivore. Evolutionary Applications, in press. [Pdf]

Thitz, P., Hagerman, A. E., Randriamanana, T., Virjamo, V., Kosonen, M., Lännenpää, M., Nyman, T., Mehtätalo, L., Kontunen-Soppela, S. & Julkunen-Tiitto. R. 2021. Genetic modification of the flavonoid pathway alters growth and reveals flexible responses to enhanced UVB – role of foliar condensed tannins. Plant–Environment Interactions, in press. [Pdf]

Kunnasranta, M., Niemi, M., Auttila, M., Valtonen, M., Kammonen, J. & Nyman, T. 2021. Sealed in a lake – biology and conservation of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal: A review. Biological Conservation 253: e108908. [Pdf]

Michell, C. T. & Nyman, T. 2020. Microbiomes of willow-galling sawflies: effects of host plant, gall type, and phylogeny on community structure and function. Genome, in press.

Elameen, A., Klütsch, C. F. C., Fløystad, I., Knudsen, G. K., Tasin, M., Hagen, S. B. & Eiken, H. G. 2020. Large-scale genetic admixture suggests high dispersal in an insect pest, the apple fruit moth. PLoS ONE 15: e0236509. [Pdf]

Paruch, L., Paruch, A. M., Eiken, H. G., Skogen, M. & Sørheim, R. 2020. Seasonal dynamics of lotic bacterial communities assessed by 16S rRNA gene amplicon deep sequencing. Scientific Reports 10: e16399. [Pdf]

Peart, C. R., Tusso, S., Pophaly, S. D., Botero-Castro, F., Wu, C.-C., Aurioles, D., Baird, A., Bickham, J., Forcada, J., Gelatt, T. S., Galimberti, F., Gemmell, N., Hoffman, J. I., Kovacs, K. M., Kunnasranta, M., Lydersen, C., Nyman, T., Oliviera, L. R., Orr, A. J., Sanvito, S., Trillmich, F., Valtonen, V., Shafer, A. B. A. & Wolf, J. B. W. 2020. Determinants of genetic variation across eco-evolutionary scales in pinnipeds. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1095–1104. [Pdf]

Maduna, S. N., Vivian-Smith, A., Jónsdóttir, Ó. D. B., Imsland, A. K. D., Klütsch, C. F. C., Nyman, T., Eiken, H. G. & Hagen, S. B. 2020. Genome- and transcriptome-derived microsatellite loci in lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus: molecular tools for aquaculture, conservation and fisheries management. Scientific Reports 10: e559. [Pdf]

Thitz, P., Mehtätalo, L., Välimäki, P., Randriamanana, T., Lännenpää, M., Hagerman, A. E., Andersson, T., Julkunen-Tiitto, R. & Nyman, T. 2020. Phytochemical shift from condensed tannins to flavonoids in transgenic Betula pendula decreases consumption and growth but improves growth efficiency of Epirrita autumnata larvae. Journal of Chemical Ecology 46: 217–231. [Pdf]

González, V. T., Moriana-Armendariz, M. & Hagen, S. B., Lindgård, B., Reisersen, R., Bråthen, K. A. 2019. High resistance to climatic variability in a dominant tundra shrub species. PeerJ 7: e6967. [Pdf]

Rivrud, I. M., Frank, S., Bischof, R., Mysterud, A., Steyaert, S., Hertel, A. G., Hagen, S. B., Eiken H. G., Swenson, J. & Zedrosser, A. 2019. Heritability of head size in a hunted large carnivore, the brown bear (Ursus arctos). Evolutionary Applications 12: 1124–1135. [Pdf]

Gülzari, Ş. Ö., Jørgensen, G. H., Eilertsen S. M., Hansen, I., Hagen S. B., Fløystad, I. & Palme, R. 2019. Measuring faecal glucocorticoid metabolites to assess adrenocortical activity in reindeer. Animals 9: e987. [Pdf]

Nyman, T., Onstein, R. E., Silvestro, D., Wutke, S., Taeger, A., Wahlberg, N., Blank, S. M. & Malm, T. 2019. Early wasp plucks the flower: disparate extant diversity of sawfly superfamilies (Hymenoptera: ‘Symphyta’) may reflect asynchronous switching to angiosperm hosts. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 128: 1–19. [Pdf]

Klütsch, C. F. C., Maduna, S. N., Polikarpova, N., Forfang, K., Aspholm, P. E., Nyman, T., Eiken, H. G., Amundsen, P. A. & Hagen, S. B. 2019. Genetic changes caused by restocking and hydroelectric dams in demographically bottlenecked brown trout in a transnational subarctic riverine system. Ecology and Evolution 9: 6068–6081. [Pdf]

Prentice, M. B., Bowman, J., Murray, D. L., Klütsch, C. F. C., Khidas, K. & Wilson, P. J. 2019. Evaluating evolutionary history and adaptive differentiation to identify conservation units of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Global Ecology and Conservation 20: e00708. [Pdf]

Thompson, L. M., Klütsch, C. F. C., Manseau, M. & Wilson, P. J. 2019. Spatial differences in genetic diversity and northward migration suggest genetic erosion along the boreal caribou southern range limit and continued range retraction. Ecology and Evolution 9: 7030–7046. [Pdf]

Suhonen, J., Ilvonen, J. J., Nyman, T. & Sorvari, J. 2019. Brood parasitism in eusocial insects (Hymenoptera): role of host geographic range size and phylogeny. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B: Biol. Sci. 374: e20180203. [Pdf]

Koskinen, J., Roslin, T., Nyman, T., Abrego, N., Michell, C. & Vesterinen, E. J. 2019. Finding flies in the mushroom soup: host specificity of fungus-associated communities revisited with a novel molecular method. Molecular Ecology 28: 190–202. [Pdf]

Holmala, K., Herrero, A., Kopatz, A., Schregel, J., Eiken, H. G. & Hagen, S. B. 2018. Genetic evidence of female kin clusters in a continuous population of a solitary carnivore, the Eurasian lynx. Ecology and Evolution 8: 10964–10975. [Pdf]

Elameen, A., Eiken, H. G., Bardalen Fløystad, I. M., Knudsen, G. & Hagen, S. B. 2018. Monitoring of the apple fruit moth: detection of genetic variation and structure applying a novel multiplex set of 19 STR markers. Molecules 23: e850. [Pdf]

Schregel, J., Remm, J., Eiken, H. G., Swenson, J., Saarma, U. & Hagen, S. B. 2018. Multi‐level patterns in population genetics: variogram series detects a hidden isolation‐by‐distance‐dominated structure of Scandinavian brown bears Ursus arctos. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 1324–1334. [Pdf]

Du, S., Niu, G., Nyman, T. & Wei, M. 2018. Characterization of the mitochondrial genome of Arge bella Wei & Du sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Argidae). PeerJ 6: e6131. [Pdf]

Boevé, J.-L., Nyman, T., Shinohara, A. & Schmidt, S. 2018. Endogenous toxins and the coupling of gregariousness to conspicuousness in Argidae and Pergidae sawflies. Scientific Reports 8: e17636. [Pdf]

Gravel, D., Baiser, B., Dunne, J. A., Kopelke, J.-P., Martinez, N., Nyman, T., Poisot, T., Stouffer, D., Tylianakis, J. M., Wood, S. & Roslin, T. 2018. Bringing Elton and Grinnell together: a quantitative framework to represent the biogeography of ecological interaction networks. Ecography 41: 1–15. [Pdf]

Nylin, S., Agosta, S., Bensch, S., Boeger, W. A., Braga, M. P., Brooks, D. R., Forister, M. L., Hambäck, P. A., Hoberg, E. P., Nyman, T., Schäpers, A., Stigall, A. L., Wheat, C. W., Österling, M. & Janz, N. 2018. Embracing colonizations: a new paradigm for species association dynamics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33: 4–14. [Pdf]


Fløystad, I. M., Brøseth, H., Banken Bakke, B., Eiken, H. G. & Hagen, S. B. 2019. Populasjonsovervåking av brunbjørn. DNA-analyse av prøver innsamlet i Norge i 2018. NINA Rapport 1658, 24 pp. [Pdf]

Kopatz, A., Kleven, O., Kindberg, J., Kojola, I., Aspi, J., Spong, G., Gyllenstrand, N., Dalén L., Fløystad, I. M., Hagen, S. B. & Flagstad, Ø. 2019. Estimation of gene flow into the Scandinavian brown bear population. NINA Report 1618, 38 pp. [Pdf]

Forfang, K., Hagen, S. B., Elameen, A., Fløystad, I. & Eiken, H. G. 2018. Undersøkelse av antibiotikaresistensmarkørgenet nptII i norsk natur. Analyserapport: Forekomst av antibiotikaresistensmarkørgenet neomycin fosfotransferase II (nptII) i prøver fra 12 ville arter fra Norge. NIBIO Rapport 4: 100, 28 pp. [Pdf]

Fløystad, I. M., Brøseth, H., Banken Bakke, B., Eiken, H. G. & Hagen, S. B. 2018. Populasjonsovervåking av brunbjørn. DNA-analyse av prøver innsamlet i Norge i 2017. NINA Rapport 1494, 26 pp. [Pdf]