My research focuses on the relationship between grazing, forest regeneration and forest damage. My area of expertise is the management of ungulates and their forage resources in relation to land use. Ungulate species such as moose and roe deer affect the regeneration of trees and thus the composition of trees in the forest. A hard grazing pressure can lead to forest damages and thus long-term impacts on forest productivity. With their browsing selection on tree species like rowan, aspen and oak, ungulate species shape the habitat of other species that dependent on older trees. Ungulates like deer species are important game, and also become an increasing tourist value. With my research, I study the effects of ungulate browsing for the regrowth and re-establishment of trees, animals' forage preferences, and the relationship between browsing, forestry, forage quality and quantity.
2. Monitoring of wildlife
Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies,
Faculty of Forest Sciences
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