• 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; 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 ...
    • 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; Kindberg, Jonas; Støen, Ole-Gunnar; Brunberg, Sven; Swenson, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    • Harvest is associated with the disruption of social and finescale genetic structure among matrilines of a solitary large carnivore 

      Frank, Shane; Pelletier, Fanie; Kopatz, Alexander; Bourret, Audrey; Garant, Dany; Swenson, Jon; Eiken, Hans Geir; Hagen, Snorre; Zedrosser, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Harvest can disrupt wildlife populations by removing adults with naturally high survival. This can reshape sociospatial structure, genetic composition, fitness, and potentially affect evolution. Genetic tools can detect ...
    • Heritability of head size in a hunted large carnivore, the brown bear (Ursus arctos) 

      Rivrud, Inger Maren; Frank, Shane; 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, M; Frank, Shane; Zedrosser, Andreas; Swenson, Jon; Pelletier, F (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. ...
    • Reindeer carcasses provide foraging habitat for insectivorous birds of the alpine tundra 

      Badia, Rudy; Steyaert, Sam; Puliti, Stefano; Blaalid, Rakel; Frank, Shane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      On August of 2016, almost an entire herd (n = 323) of wild tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) was killed by lightning on Hardangervidda in southern Norway. While conducting fieldwork for another study in 2017, we ...