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Anders Nielsen

Medlem av faggruppen for fremmede organismer og handel med truede arter (CITES).

Curriculum vitae


Researcher at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo, PI of the project


  • May 2003 – June 2007: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), PhD in Ecology
    Aug. 1990 – Jan. 1998: University of Oslo (UiO), cand. mag (bachelor) and cand. scient (master) in Terrestrial Ecology


  • July 2012 – Oct. 2013: Researcher at the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • July 2009 – June 2012: Post doc at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), University of Oslo
  • Jan 2009 – June 2009: Researcher at the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Jan. 2008 – Oct. 2008: Post doc. at the University of the Aegean, Greece
  • June 2007 – Des. 2007: Researcher at the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Øvrig faglig bakgrunn:

  • Member of the panel on Alien Organisms and trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM)
  • Representing Norway in the Management Committee of the COST Action: Sustainable pollination in Europe: joint research on bees and other pollinators (SUPER-B).
  • External member of the evaluation committee for the Master program “Ecology” at the department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
  • Scientific consultant for the mobile exhibition “Humlebuzz” teaching primary school children about pollination

Utvalgte publikasjoner:

Peer reviewed papers:

  • Reitan T. & Nielsen A. (2016) Do Not Divide Count Data with Count Data; A Story from Pollination Ecology with Implications Beyond. PLoS ONE, 11, e0149129
  • Nielsen, A. & Totland, Ø. 2014. Structural properties of mutualistic networks withstand habitat degradation while species functional roles might change. Oikos. 123(3), 323-333.
  • Johannesen, A.B., Nielsen, A. & Skonhoft, A. 2013. Potential effects of climate change on vegetation and the economy of sheep farming at northern latitudes. Ecological Economics 93: 239-248.
  • Nielsen, A., Steinheim, G. and Mysterud, A. 2013. Do sheep breeds eating different proportions of browse and grass show equal responses to climate fluctuations?  Basic and Applied Ecology 14(2): 137-145.
  • Nielsen, A., Dauber, J., Biesmeijer, J.C., Kunin, W.E., Lamborn, E., Meyer, B., Moora, M., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S., Sõber, V., Settele, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stout, J.C., Tscheulin, T.,Vivarelli, D., & Petanidou, T. 2012. Effects of spatial plant population structure on the pollinator community of wild plants: a pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13(6): 489-499.
  • Nielsen, A., Yoccoz, N.G., Steinheim, G., Storvik, G.O., Rekdal, Y., Angeloff, M., Pettorelli, N., Holand, Ø. & Mysterud, A. 2012. Are responses of herbivores to environmental variability spatially consistent in alpine ecosystems? Global Change Biology 18(10): 3050-3062.
  • Mysterud, A., Nielsen, A. & Holand, Ø. 2012. Climate and the infield production of winter fodder for sheep at northern latitudes: are farmers adapting to change? Climate Research 53: 55-61.
  • Nielsen, A., I. Steffan-Dewenter, C. Westphal, O. Messinger, S. Potts, S. Roberts, J. Settele, H. Szentgyörgyi, B. Vaissière, M. Vaitis, M. Woyciechowski, I. Bazos, J. Biesmeijer, R. Bommarco, W. Kunin, T. Tscheulin, E. Lamborn, and T. Petanidou. 2011. Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26: 969-983.
  • Hegland, S. J., Dunne, J., Nielsen, A., & Memmott, J. 2010. How to monitor an ecological community cost-efficiently. Biological Conservation 143: 2270-2279.
  • Tylianakis, J. M., Laliberté, E., Nielsen, A., & Bascompte, J. 2010. Conservation of species interaction networks. Biological Conservation: 143: 2092-2101.
  • Lazaro, A., Nielsen, A., & Totland, Ø. 2010. Factors related to the inter-annual variation in plants’ pollination generalization levels within a community. Oikos 119(5): 825-834.
  • Dauber, J., Biesmeijer, J.C., Gabriel, D., Kunin, W.E., Lamborn, E., Meyer, B., Nielsen, A., Potts, S.G., Sõber, V., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Settele, J., Stout, J.C., Teder, T., Tscheulin, T., Vivarelli, D., & Petanidou, T. 2010. Effects of patch size and density on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants at two spatial scales: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188-196.
  • Hegland, S.J., Nielsen, A., Lazaro, A., Bjerknes A.L., & Totland, Ø. 2009. How does climate warming affect plant-pollinator interactions? Ecology letters 12(2): 184-195.
  • Bjerknes A.L., Totland T., Hegland S.J. & Nielsen A. 2007. Do alien plant invasions really affect pollination success in native plant species? – Biological conservation 138(1-2): 1-12
  • Nielsen, A. & Bascompte, J. 2007. Ecological networks, nestedness and sampling effort. Journal of Ecology 95(5): 1134-1141.
  • Nielsen, A., Totland, Ø. & Ohlson, M. 2007. The effect of forest management operations on population performance of Vaccinium myrtillus on a landscape-scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 8(3): 231-241
  • Totland, O., Nielsen, A., Bjerknes, A.L. & Ohlson, M. 2006. Effects of an exotic plant and habitat disturbance on pollinator visitation and reproduction in a boreal forest herb. American Journal of Botany 93: 868-873.
  • Kjøhl, M., Nielsen A., & Stenseth. N. C. 2011. Potential effects of climate change on crop pollination. FAO Report, Rome.
  • Trømborg, E., Nielsen, A. & Hoen, H.F. (red.) 2007. Klimagasser og bioenergi fra landbruket - kunnskapsstatus og forskningsbehov. INA Fagrapport nr. 11 (in Norwegian).

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