Atle Mysterud

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Phone +47 22854045
Room 3425
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo


Most of my work is focussed on foraging ecology, life history and population ecology of ungulates. I am also interested in the impact of herbivores on the ecosystems - such as plants, invertebrates and small rodents. Apart from ungulate research, I work a little bit also with effects of climate on ecological systems in general.

Higher education and employment history

Previous academic positions.

  • 2006-present Professor, UiO
  • 2001-2005 Researcher, UiO
  • 1999-2001 Post doc, UiO
  • 1999-1999 Researcher, UiO


  • 1998 PhD, UiO


  • The article (Stenseth, Mysterud et al., see publ. list.) entitled "Ecological effects of climate fluctuations" as published in the journal "SCIENCE" on AUG 23, 2002 has been determined by ISI® to be one of the most cited recent papers in the field of ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY by January 2004 - “New Hot Paper”. The same paper got status as “Emerging Research Front” in August 2008.
  • Awarded as “Outstanding Young Investigator” (YFF) by the Research Council of Norway in 2004.
  • Fritjof Nansen award for young scientists 2005 (“Nansenbelønningen for yngre forskere”). Decided by the Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Scientific pledge

I have read and promise to adhere to the NENT.

Tags: Animal Migration, Foraging ecology, Life-history evolution, Migration, Partial migration, Plant-herbivore interactions, Ruminants, Ungulate grazing ecology, climate change ecology, Climate effects, Deer, Ecology, Grazing ecology, Large herbivores, Ungulates
Published May 26, 2011 9:47 PM - Last modified Oct. 31, 2018 1:36 PM