We have opportunities for both master and bachelor projects, as well as smaller term projects focused on various aspects of the moth-mountain birch ecosystem. Whether you are keen on field work, laboratory experiments or remote sensing and GIS, there will be something of interests. Take a look at our research activities for more details.
Current opportunities (2017)
Student projects will be posted here as they become available, but you are always welcome to contact us with your own ideas. Please include your CV at first contact.
Topics of recent student projects
Ragnhild Bjørkås (2017). Spatio-temporal dynamics in breeding occurrence of passerine birds in subarctic birch forest. MSc thesis. UIT Arctic University of Norway.
Petter Bernhard Carlsen (2017). Numerical responses of wood living beetles to dead birch left by moth outbreak in northern Scandinavia. MSc thesis. Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
Ole Petter L. Vindstad (2015). Cyclically outbreaking geometrid moths in sub-arctic mountain birch forest: the organization and impacts of their interactions with animal communities. PhD thesis, UIT Arctic University of Norway.
Jakob Iglhaut (2014). Can map-derived environmental data explain fine-scale mosaic created by gepmetrid moth defoliation in northern-boreal birch forests? BSc thesis in International Forest Ecosystem Management, University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany.
Moritz Klinghardt (2013). Short term effects of clear cutting on the regeneration of sub-arctic birch forest following severe outbreaks by geometrid moths. MSc thesis in Biology, UIT Arctic University of Norway.
Tino Schott (2013). Determinants and effects of moth population dynamics in altitudinal gradients in northern Fennoscandia. PhD thesis, UIT Arctic University of Norway.
Sabrina Schultze (2012). Do saproxylic beetles respond numerically to rapid changes in dead wood availability forllowing moth outbreaks? MSc thesis in Biology, UIT Arctic University of Norway.