• Alien plants, animals, fungi and algae in Norway:an inventory of neobiota 

      Sandvik, Hanno; Dolmen, Dag; Elven, Reidar; Falkenhaug, Tone; Forsgren, Elisabet; Hansen, Haakon; Hassel, Kristian; Husa, Vivian; Kjærstad, Gaute; Ødegaard, Frode; Pedersen, Hans Christian; Solheim, Halvor; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Åsen, Per Arvid; Åström, Sandra Charlotte Helene; Brandrud, Tor Erik; Elven, Hallvard; Endrestøl, Anders; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Fredriksen, Stein; Gammelmo, Øivind; Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Gulliksen, Bjørn; Hamnes, Inger Sofie; Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Hegre, Hanne; Hesthagen, Trygve H.; Jelmert, Anders; Jensen, Thomas Correll; Johnsen, Stein Ivar; Karlsbakk, Egil; Magnusson, Christer; Nedreaas, Kjell Harald; Nordén, Björn; Oug, Eivind; Pedersen, Oddvar; Pedersen, Per Anker; Sjøtun, Kjersti; Skei, Jon Kristian; Solstad, Heidi; Sundheim, Leif; Swenson, Jon; Syvertsen, Per Ole; Talgø, Venche; Vandvik, Vigdis; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Wienerroither, Rupert; Ytrehus, Bjørnar; Hilmo, Olga; Henriksen, Snorre; Gederaas, Lisbeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-03)
      We present the results of an inventory and status assessment of alien species in Norway. The inventory covered all known multicellular neobiota, 2496 in total, 1039 of which were classified as naturalised. The latter ...
    • Alien species in Norway: Results from quantitative ecological impact assessments 

      Sandvik, Hanno; Hilmo, Olga; Henriksen, Snorre; Elven, Reidar; Åsen, Per Arvid; Hegre, Hanne; Pedersen, Oddvar; Pedersen, Per Anker; Solstad, Heidi; Vandvik, Vigdis; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Ødegaard, Frode; Åström, Sandra Charlotte Helene; Elven, Hallvard; Endrestøl, Anders; Gammelmo, Øivind; Hatteland, Bjørn Arild; Solheim, Halvor; Nordén, Björn; Sundheim, Leif; Talgø, Venche; Falkenhaug, Tone; Gulliksen, Bjørn; Jelmert, Anders; Oug, Eivind; Sundet, Jan Henry; Forsgren, Elisabet; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Hesthagen, Trygve H.; Nedreaas, Kjell Harald; Wienerroither, Rupert; Husa, Vivian; Fredriksen, Stein; Sjøtun, Kjersti; Steen, Henning; Hansen, Haakon; Hamnes, Inger Sofie; Karlsbakk, Egil; Magnusson, Christer; Ytrehus, Bjørnar; Pedersen, Hans Christian; Swenson, Jon; Syvertsen, Per Ole; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Gjershaug, Jan Ove; Dolmen, Dag; Kjærstad, Gaute; Johnsen, Stein Ivar; Jensen, Thomas Correll; Hassel, Kristian; Gederaas, Lisbeth (Journal article, 2020)
      1. Due to globalisation, trade and transport, the spread of alien species is increasing dramatically. Some alien species become ecologically harmful by threatening native biota. This can lead to irreversible changes in ...
    • Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databases 

      Sporbert, Maria; Bruelheide, Helge; Seidler, Gunnar; Keil, Petr; Jandt, Ute; Austrheim, Gunnar; Biurrun, Idoia; Campos, Juan Antonio; Čarni, Andraž; Chytrý, Milan; Csiky, János; De Bie, Els; Dengler, Jürgen; Golub, Valentin; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Indreica, Adrian; Jansen, Florian; Jiroušek, Martin; Lenoir, Jonathan; Luoto, Miska; Marcenó, Corrado; Moeslund, Jesper Erenskjold; Pérez-Haase, Aaron; Rūsiņa, Solvita; Vandvik, Vigdis; Vassilev, Kiril; Welk, Erik (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Aim: Biodiversity databases are valuable resources for understanding plant species distributions and dynamics, but they may insufficiently represent the actual geographic distribution and climatic niches of species. Here ...
    • Back to Africa: monitoring post-hydropower restoration to facilitate reintroduction of an extinct-in-the-wild amphibian 

      Vandvik, Vigdis; Måren, Inger Elisabeth; Ndangalasi, Henry J.; Taplin, James; Mbago, Frank; Lovett, Jon C. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-08-11)
      Monitoring of the ecological efficiency of different restoration and mitigation measures is important to inform decision-making but can be challenging, especially in remote and low-resource settings. Species composition ...
    • bioCEED Survey 2015 

      Hole, Torstein Nielsen; Jeno, Lucas Matias; Holtermann, Kristin; Raaheim, Arild; Velle, Gaute; Simonelli, Anne Laure; Vandvik, Vigdis (Research report, 2016-04)
      The bioCEED Survey 2015 is a baseline study of major tertiary-level biology education in Norway. The survey addresses themes such as learning in practice, transferable skills, motivation, laboratory and field learning, ...
    • Biotic rescaling reveals importance of species interactions for variation in biodiversity responses to climate change 

      Vandvik, Vigdis; Skarpaas, Olav; Klanderud, Kari; Telford, Richard J.; Halbritter, Aud Helen; Goldberg, Deborah E (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Generality in understanding biodiversity responses to climate change has been hampered by substantial variation in the rates and even directions of response to a given change in climate. We propose that such context ...
    • Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate. 

      Plue, Jan; Van Calster, Hans; Auestad, Inger; Basto, Sofia; Bekker, Renee M.; Bruun, Hans Henrik; Chevalier, Richard; Decocq, Guillaume; Grandin, Ulf; Hermy, Martin; Jacquemyn, Hans; Jakobsson, Anna; Jankowska‐Błaszczuk, Małgorzata; Kalamees, Rein; Koch, Marcus A.; Marrs, Rob H.; Marteinsdóttir, Bryndís; Milberg, Per; Måren, Inger Elisabeth; Pakeman, Robin J.; Phoenix, Gareth K.; Thompson, Ken; Vandvik, Vigdis; Wagner, Markus; Auffret, Alistair G. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim: Climate and land use are key determinants of biodiversity, with past and ongoing changes posing serious threats to global ecosystems. Unlike most other organism groups, plant species can possess dormant life‐history ...
    • Can bryophyte groups increase functional resolution in tundra ecosystems? 

      Lett, Signe; Jónsdóttir, Ingibjörg Svala; Becker-Scarpitta, Antoine; Christiansen, Casper T.; During, Heinjo; Ekelund, Flemming; Henry, Greg H.R.; Lang, Simone; Michelsen, Anders; Rousk, Kathrin; Alatalo, Juha; Betway, Katlyn Rose; Busca, Sara; Callaghan, Terry; Carbognani, Michele; Cooper, Elisabeth J.; Cornelissen, J. Hans C.; Dorrepaal, Ellen; Egelkraut, Dagmar Dorothea; Elumeeva, Tatiana G.; Haugum, Siri Vatsø; Hollister, Robert D.; Jägerbrand, Annika K.; Keuper, Frida; Klanderud, Kari; Lévesque, Esther; Liu, Xin; May, Jeremy L.; Michel, Pascale; Mörsdorf, Martin; Petraglia, Alessandro; Rixen, Christian; Robroek, Bjorn J.M.; Rzepczynska, Agnieszka M.; Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.; Tolvanen, Anne; Vandvik, Vigdis; Volkov, Igor; Volkova, Irina; van Zuijlen, Kristel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The relative contribution of bryophytes to plant diversity, primary productivity, and ecosystem functioning increases towards colder climates. Bryophytes respond to environmental changes at the species level, but because ...
    • Changing contributions of stochastic and deterministic processes in community assembly over a successional gradient 

      Måren, Inger Elisabeth; Kapfer, Jutta; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Vandvik, Vigdis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Successional dynamics in plant community assembly may result from both deterministic and stochastic ecological processes. The relative importance of different ecological processes is expected to vary over the successional ...
    • Coastal heathland vegetation is surprisingly resistant to experimental drought across successional stages and latitude 

      Haugum, Siri Vatsø; Thorvaldsen, Pål; Vandvik, Vigdis; Velle, Liv Guri (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      In the last decade, several major dwarf-shrub dieback events have occurred in northern European coastal heathlands. These dieback events occur after extended periods with sub-zero temperatures under snow-free conditions ...
    • Conditions favouring hard seededness as a dispersal and predator escape strategy 

      Paulsen, Torbjørn Rage; Högstedt, Göran; Ken, Thompson; Vandvik, Vigdis; Eliassen, Sigrunn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-09-16)
      1. The water-impermeable seed coat of ‘hard’ seeds is commonly considered a dormancy trait. Seed smell is, however, strongly correlated with seed water content, and hard seeds are therefore olfactionally cryptic ...
    • Consistent trait-environment relationships within and across tundra plant communities 

      Kemppinen, Julia; Niittynen, Pekka; le Roux, Peter C.; Momberg, Mia; Happonen, Konsta; Aalto, Juha; Rautakoski, Helena; Enquist, Brian J.; Vandvik, Vigdis; Rechsteiner, Aud Helen Halbritter; Maitner, Brian S.; Luoto, Miska (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      A fundamental assumption in trait-based ecology is that relationships between traits and environmental conditions are globally consistent. We use field-quantified microclimate and soil data to explore if trait–environment ...
    • The crypsis hypothesis explained: a reply to Jayasuriya et al. (2015) 

      Paulsen, Torbjørn Rage; Colville, Louise; Daws, Matthew I.; Eliassen, Sigrunn; Högstedt, Göran; Kranner, Ilse; Thompson, Ken; Vandvik, Vigdis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-08-18)
      In imbibing seeds, resumption of metabolism leads to the unavoidable release of volatile by-products that are perceived as cues by rodent seed predators. The crypsis hypothesis proposes that the primary function of a ...
    • Different sets of traits explain abundance and distribution patterns of European plants at different spatial scales 

      Sporbert, Maria; Welk, Erik; Seidler, Gunnar; Jandt, Ute; Acíc, Svetlana; Biurrun, Idoia; Campos, Juan Antonio; Čarni, Andraž; Cerabolini, Bruno E.L.; Chytrý, Milan; Custerevska, Renata; Dengler, Jürgen; De Sanctis, Michele; Dziuba, Tetiana; Fagúndez, Jamie; Field, Richard; Golub, Valentin; He, Tianhua; Jansen, Florian; Lenoir, Jonathan; Marcenó, Corrado; Martín-Forés, Irene; Moeslund, Jesper Erenskjold; Moretti, Marco; Niinemets, Ülo; Peñuelas, Josep; Pérez-Haase, Aaron; Vandvik, Vigdis; Vassilev, Kiril; Vynokurov, Denys; Bruelheide, Helge (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim Plant functional traits summarize the main variability in plant form and function across taxa and biomes. We assess whether geographic range size, climatic niche size, and local abundance of plants can be predicted ...
    • Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies 

      Telford, Richard J.; Vandvik, Vigdis; Birks, Harry John Betteley (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2006)
      In contrast with macroorganisms, whose geographical ranges are typically restricted, many microbial species appear to have cosmopolitan distributions. This observation has been explained as a consequence of ubiquitous ...
    • Distinguishing the roles of dispersal in diversity maintenance and in diversity limitation 

      Vandvik, Vigdis; Goldberg, Deborah E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2005-07)
      In recent years, a considerable research effort has gone into studying how dispersal might affect the diversity of local communities. While this general topic has received attention from theoretical and empirical ecologists ...
    • Editorial: Responses to climate change in the cold biomes 

      De Boeck, Hans J.; Hiltbrunner, Erika; Jentsch, Anke; Vandvik, Vigdis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-28)
    • Evolutionary rescue as a mechanism allowing a clonal grass to adapt to novel climates 

      Münzbergová, Zuzana; Vandvik, Vigdis; Hadincová, Věroslava (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Filing gaps in our understanding of species' abilities to adapt to novel climates is a key challenge for predicting future range shifts and biodiversity loss. Key knowledge gaps are related to the potential for evolutionary ...
    • From a crisis to an opportunity: Eight insights for doing science in the COVID‐19 era and beyond 

      Chacón-Labella, Julia; Boakye, Mickey; Enquist, Brian J.; Farfan-Rios, William; Gya, Ragnhild; Halbritter Rechsteiner, Aud Helen; Middleton, Sara L.; von Oppen, Jonathan; Pastor-Ploskonka, Samuel; Strydom, Tanya; Vandvik, Vigdis; Geange, Sonya Rita (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The COVID-19 crisis has forced researchers in Ecology to change the way we work almost overnight. Nonetheless, the pandemic has provided us with several novel components for a new way of conducting science. In this perspective ...
    • Functional traits of alpine plant communities show long-term resistance to changing herbivore densities 

      Vuorinen, Katariina Elsa Maria; Austrheim, Gunnar; Mysterud, Atle; Gya, Ragnhild; Vandvik, Vigdis; Grytnes, John Arvid; Speed, James David Mervyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Herbivores shape vegetation by suppressing certain plant species while benefitting others. By thus modifying plant species functional composition, herbivores affect carbon cycling, albedo, vegetation structure and species' ...