• A "clearcut" case? Brown bear selection of coarse woody debris and carpenter ants on clearcuts 

      Frank, Shane C.; Steyaert, Sam; Swenson, Jon; Storch, Ilse; Kindberg, Jonas; Barck, Hanna; Zedrosser, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-07-05)
      Forest management alters habitat characteristics, resulting in various effects among and within species. It is crucial to understand how habitat alteration through forest management (e.g. clearcutting) affects animal ...
    • Ecological implications from spatial patterns in human-caused brown bear mortality 

      Steyaert, Sam; Zedrosser, Andreas; Elfström, Marcus; Ordiz Fernandez, Andres Avelino; Leclerc, Martin; Frank, Shane C.; Kindberg, Jonas; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Brunberg, Sven; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Humans are important agents of wildlife mortality, and understanding such mortality is paramount for effective population management and conservation. However, the spatial mechanisms behind wildlife mortality are often ...
    • Heritability of head size in a hunted large carnivore, the brown bear (Ursus arctos) 

      Rivrud, Inger Maren; Frank, Shane C.; Bischof, Richard; Mysterud, Atle; Steyaert, Sam; Hertel, Anne Gabriela; Hagen, Snorre; Eiken, Hans Geir; Swenson, Jon; Zedrosser, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Wild animal populations experience selection pressures from both natural and anthropogenic sources. The availability of extensive pedigrees is increasing along with our ability to quantify the heritability and evolvability ...
    • Hunting promotes spatial reorganization and sexually selected infanticide 

      Leclerc, Martin; Frank, Shane C.; Zedrosser, Andreas; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, Fanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Harvest can affect the ecology and evolution of wild species. The removal of key individuals, such as matriarchs or dominant males, can disrupt social structure and exacerbate the impact of hunting on population growth. ...
    • Sociodemographic factors modulate the spatial response of brown bears to vacancies created by hunting 

      Frank, Shane C.; Leclerc, Martin; Pelletier, Fanie; Rosell, Frank; Swenson, Jon; Bischof, Richard; Kindberg, Jonas; Eiken, Hans Geir; Hagen, Snorre; Zedrosser, Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      1. There is a growing recognition of the importance of indirect effects from hunting on wildlife populations, e.g. social and behavioural changes due to harvest, which occur after the initial offtake. Nonetheless, little ...
    • The effects of harvest on the sociospatial and genetic structure of a solitary-living large carnivore, the brown bear Ursus arctos 

      Frank, Shane C. (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;28, Doctoral thesis, 2017-10-20)
      Understanding the effects of harvest is integral for sustainable wildlife management and conservation. And yet, the focus of managers has predominantly been on the direct mortality of harvest, often ignoring the indirect ...