Two PhD students in the Bear Project defended their theses in spring 2017

We congratulate the following new doctors who wrote and defended excellent PhD degrees and thank them for their important cooperation to the Bear Project.  They are:

Therese Sivertsen, who defended her thesis entitled “Risk of brown bear predation on semi-domesticated reindeer calves – Predation patterns, brown bear-reindeer interactions and landscape heterogeneity” at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.


Anne Gabriela Hertel, who defended her thesis entitled “The effect of berry abundance and mortality risk on behavior and life history in Scandinavian brown bears” at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås.

Therese and Anne are the  28th and 29th PhD candidates, respectively, to complete their PhD thesis in the Bear Project.