Congratulations to Andreas Zedrosser, the new President of the International Association of Bear Research and Management (IBA)!

Andreas, who is a central researcher with the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project and member of its Steering Committee, has been elected president of the IBA.  This is the largest worldwide organization that promotes the research, management, and conservation of bears.  Andreas is the first president that is not based in North America.  He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southeast Norway in Bø.  Good luck, Andreas!!

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Three PhD students who cooperated with the Bear Project defended their theses in 2016

In 2016, three PhD students who did part of their theses (at least one chapter) in cooperation with the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project defended their theses successfully.  We would like to congratulate these cooperators on their well-deserved PhD degrees and thank them for their excellent cooperation.  They are:

Aimee Tallian, who defended her thesis entitled “The behavior and ecology of cursorial predators and dangerous prey: integrating behavioral mechanisms with population-level patterns in large mammal systems” at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA.

Ellinor Sahlén, who defended her thesis entitled “Indirect effects of predation in human-modified landscapes” at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

Cyril Milleret who defended his thesis entitled “Spatial ecology of wolves in Scandinavia – from spatio-temporal dynamics of  wolf  pairs to wolf population dynamics” at the Hedmark University of Applied Sciences, Evenstad, Norway.

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Inbjudan Björnsymposium 2016 i Orsa Grönklitt 14-15 dec 2016

Welcome to Björnsymposium 2016 at Orsa Grönklitt.

Date: 14th – 15th December 2016

Start: 8:00 AM

Prel. Contributors (the final list will be send to all participnts at Nov 30th):

  • Naturvårdverkets nya viltstrategi. (Maria Hörnell-Willebrand, Naturvårdsverket)
  • Det Skandinaviska Björnprojektet till nytta för förvaltningen (Jon Swenson, Björnprojektet)
  • Hur rovdjursförvaltningen ser ut på nationell nivå (Michael Schneider, Naturvårdsverket)
  • Beståndsstatus och övervakning av björnstammen i Sverige och Norge (Jonas Kindberg, Björnprojektet)
  • Hur har björndödligheten förändrats över åren? (Tomas Meijer, SVA)
  • Björnens reaktion på jakthundar (Ole Gunnar Støen, Björnprojektet)
  • Björnjaktens utveckling de senaste 20 åren (Rasmus Boström, Björnjägare)
  • What happens when bears and wolves share a forested landscape? (Andrés Ordiz, Björnprojektet)
  • Kan studier av björnens fysiologi hjälpa oss lösa humanmedicinska problem? (Ole Fröbert, Örebro Universitetssjukhus)
  • Hur björnar skydda sig mot att tappa muskulatur och benstyrka trots njursvikt och immobilisering (Peter Stenvinkel, Karolinska Institutet)
  • Kan vi ha nytta av att forska på björnar i en djurpark? (Andreas Zedrosser, Björnprojektet)
  • Effekter av bly i slakterester: får bjørnen ADHD og nedsatt IQ? (Jon Arnemo, Björnprojektet)

The symposium will be held in Swedish/Norwegian language.

In case you would like to participate or know somebody who would like to, please download/share our invitation below (pdf-file)

Inbjudan Björnsymposium 2016

Welcome!

Your SBBRP – Team

 

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Four PhD theses defended; three in March 2016!

In December, Marine Plumel successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Optimization of quantitative proteomics analytical strategies: application to studying metabolic adaptive responses in various organisms” at the Institut pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien in Strasbourg, France. Then March was a big moth for the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project, when three candidates successfully defended their theses. The first was Inge G. Revsbech on 4 March. The title of her thesis was “Molecular mechanisms regulating oxygen transport and consumption in high altitude and hibernating mammals in Northern Europe”. The thesis defense was conducted at Aarhus University in Denmark. Two additional candidates were examined on 18 March, Alina Lynn Evans defended her thesis entitled “Ecophysiology of brown bears; basic physiology and effects of hibernation, pregnancy, body mass, and capture” at Hedmark University College in Evenstad, Norway, and Anita J. Norman defended her thesis entitled “Genomic studies of contemporary processes in wild populations with the Scandinavian brown bear as a model” at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. We want to congratulate Marine, Inge, Alina, and Anita on their well-deserved PhD degrees. Doctoral students in the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project have now produced 24 PhD theses.

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Congratulations to Julia Schregel

….who successfully defended her PhD thesis on October 23, 2015. Julia is the twentieth person to have completed a PhD within the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. The title of her thesis was “Genetic structure and gene flow in a continuously distributed large terrestrial carnivore – the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Northern Europe”. The thesis defense was conducted at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås.

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Congratulations to Andrea Friebe…

… who with the successful defense of her PhD thesis on February 4, 2015 became the nineteenth person to have completed a PhD within the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. The title of her thesis was “Winter ecology of brown bears” and it was defended at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Launch of the new logo!

We have finally a new logo! It depicts a female brown bear with a dependent offspring. The idea behind the logo is that the bear family shown represents our study species, the brown bear, as well as our main research method, which is to follow females and their offspring.

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Scientific paper on infanticide discussed in VG

Link to article: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10144225

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Congratulations to Marcus Elfström…

… who with the successful defense of his PhD thesis on the 6th of September 2013 became the eighteenth person to have completed a PhD within the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project. The title of his thesis was “Patterns and mechanisms behind the occurrence of bears close to human settlements.”

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Åtelrapporten är nu online!

Åtelrapporten är nu online! Vänligen ladda ner den i våra publikationer avsnittet. Sök efter nyckelordet “baiting”

The report on the effects of baitng for huting purposes is now online! Please download it in our publications section; search after the keyword “baiting”

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