Ane Victoria Vollsnes

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I work with experimental plant physiology, and do experiments in the field and under controlled environment conditions in the Phytotron. Previously, I have worked with the effects of nitrogen deposition on alpine graminoids, freeze tolerance of grasses, root-soil interactions and different aspects of heat and herbivore stress in spruce plants. I have also studied the abiotic stress of tropsopheric ozone on several herbaceous species, partly using biophysical methods. I studied the effects of long daylength (like during summer in Nordic countries) on increasing the development of ozone-induced injuries. The causal link between the light signalling molecule phytochrome and the observed daylength dependent response was established. Since 2017, I have led a project on this subject, connected to climate modelling of the present and future climates and ozone levels in subarctic areas. This project is named "The double punch: ozone and climate stresses on vegetation" and is further described on a separate page, see link on the right.

From 2012 to 2018 I have studied several plant physiological and ecological aspects of an environmentally friendly method of protecting planted spruce seedlings (Picea abies) against pine weevils (Hylobius abietis), feeding on the bark. The previosly dominant method has been the use of different insecticides, including neonicotinoids, causing trouble for bee populations. The alternative method includes application of melted wax on the lower shoot parts of seedlings before they are planted in the forest. When the wax is cooled, it forms a physical barrier protecting the bark. In 2015, a field experiment (Alvogran) was established in a coastal forest in Vestfold, in an area with high abundance of pine weevils. The protective properties of an insecticide (the neonicotinoid imidacloprid) and wax were compared over a period of two summer seasons. It is normally assumed that the young spruce plants need protection for two years after a clear-felling. These are the years with the highest abundance of pine weevils and at the same time the most important period for the young plants, when it comes to getting established in their new environment. Similar experiments were planted in nine locations in Norway during 2016 and 2017, adding up the data about the success of the method in protecting the seedlings for two years. The wax method is as efficient as the insecticide method, or better, when it comes to survival of seedlings after two summer seasons in all sites.

The wax is hot when it is applied, so the effects of heat have been among the subjects I have studied. Root growth is important for the establishment of young spruce plants in the field. Therefore, root development have been given extra attention, for instance via an X-ray micro-computerized tomography (CT) method of studying undisturbed roots inside a soil core. This study was performed at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Courses taught

Tags: plant physiology, ecology, experimental biology, climate, controlled conditions, phenotypic plasticity, sub-arctic vegetation, tropospheric ozone

Publications

  • Mwafongo, Elizabeth Brighton Mvula; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Nordal, Inger & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Leaf mottling/variegation and shape in the Ledebouria revoluta complex ? Development, stability and putative function. Flora: Morphologie, Geobotanik, Oekophysiologie.  ISSN 0367-2530.  236-237, s 33- 43 . doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.09.009 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Futsæther, Cecilia Marie; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Kruse, Ole Mathis Opstad; Indahl, Ulf Geir; Kvaal, Knut & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2015). Daylength influences the response of three clover species (Trifolium spp.) to short-term ozone stress. Boreal environment research.  ISSN 1239-6095.  20(1), s 90- 104 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Futsæther, Cecilia Marie & Kruse, Ole Mathis Opstad (2012). Reversible phytochrome regulation influenced the severity of ozone-induced visible foliar injuries in Trifolium subterraneum L. Plant growth regulation (Print).  ISSN 0167-6903.  68(3), s 517- 523 . doi: 10.1007/s10725-012-9729-8
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Melø, Thor Bernt & Futsæther, Cecilia Marie (2012). Photomorphogenesis and pigment induction in lentil seedling roots exposed to low light conditions. Plant Biology.  ISSN 1435-8603.  14(3), s 467- 474 . doi: 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2011.00516.x Show summary
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Futsæther, Cecilia & Bengough, A.G. (2010). Quantifying rhizosphere particle movement around mutant maize roots using time-lapse imaging and particle image velocimetry. European Journal of Soil Science.  ISSN 1351-0754.  61(6), s 926- 939 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01297.x Show summary
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Kruse, Ole Mathis Opstad; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Oxaal, Unni & Futsæther, Cecilia (2010). In vivo root growth dynamics of ozone exposed Trifolium subterraneum. Environmental and Experimental Botany.  ISSN 0098-8472.  69(2), s 183- 188 . doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.03.007 Show summary

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  • Mwafongo, Elizabeth; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten; Nordal, Inger & Eriksen, Aud Berglen (2018). Anthocyaniner, pigmenter med mange roller.
  • Stordal, Frode; Berntsen, Terje Koren; Büker, Patrick; Falk, Stefanie; Rydsaa, Johanne Hope; Gillies, David & Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2018). Ozone and climate stresses on sub-ARctic tundra vegetation: Modelling of stomatal fluxes in midnight sun.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Berglen (2018). Ozonhage.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Berglen (2018). Varmetoleranse hos unge granplanter.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen; Berntsen, Terje Koren; Kauserud, Håvard; Büker, Patrick; Emberson, Lisa D. & Stordal, Frode (2018). The double punch: ozone and climate stresses to sub-Arctic vegetation.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen; Büker, Patrick; Kauserud, Håvard; Falk, Stefanie & Stordal, Frode (2018). Ozone stress on sub-Arctic tundra vegetation: ozone exposure experiments with daylength manipulation..
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen; Falk, Stefanie; Berntsen, Terje Koren; Kauserud, Håvard; Emberson, Lisa D. & Stordal, Frode (2018). Project The double punch: ozone and climate stresses on vegetation.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen; Falk, Stefanie; Bryn, Anders; Viken, Jeanette & Stordal, Frode (2018). Ozonforurensning. Klima, vegetasjon og matproduksjon.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen; Kauserud, Håvard; Berntsen, Terje Koren & Stordal, Frode (2018). The double punch: ozone and climate stresses on vegetation.
  • Elizabeth, Mwafongo; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Charlotte Sletten, Bjorå; Inger, Nordal & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Anthocyaniner, pigmenter med mange roller.
  • Jeanette, Viken; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Berntsen, Terje Koren & Stordal, Frode (2017). DO3SEiNORD.
  • Stordal, Frode; Tang, Hui; Berntsen, Terje Koren; Büker, Patrick; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Berglen & Kauserud, Håvard (2017). Modelling combined effects of ozone and climate stresses on Arctic and boreal species.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2017). Beskyttelse mot gransnutebiller i ni fylker 2016-2018. Rapport etter to eller en sesong, desember 2017..
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2017). BiVaGran. Biller, varme og gran.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2017). Hvorfor blir bladene røde om høsten?.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2017). Planters forsvar mot insekter.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2017). Vegetasjonen i nord presses av langtransportert luftforurensning (ozon) og klimaendringer.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Berglen (2017). Forsøk med voksede planter, ute og inne..
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Berglen (2017). Recent field results and effects of overheating..
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Granplanting på hogstfelt uten insektsgift.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Heat stress tolerance limit in Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Heat stress tolerance limit in Norway spruce (Picea abies) seedlings.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Hvorfor vokse planter?.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2017). Reforestation without insecticides. Protecting spruce seedlings against pine weevils on a clear-felling..
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Håvard, Kauserud; Terje, Berntsen & Frode, Stordal (2017). Prosjekt som starter i 2017. The double punch: ozone and climate stresses on vegetation.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2016). Feltforsøk med ideelt voksed planter. 2. høst i Vestfold og 1. høst i tre fylker.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2016). Merit Forest- og voksbeskyttede planter på Brunlanes, Vestfold.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Fløistad, Inger & Skjølaas, Dag (2016). Gransnutebillen møter motstand i Norge. Skog.  ISSN 1892-9990.  (3), s 12- 13
  • Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen & Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2014). Miljøvennlig beskyttelse av gran-planter mot snutebilleangrep.
  • Mwafongo, Elizabeth; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Bjorå, Charlotte Sletten & Nordal, Inger (2014). Leaf mottling in Ledebouria (Hyacinthaceae) – development, stability and putative function.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2014). 3D root architecture of Norway spruce saplings studied with microCT skanner (High Resolution X-ray micro-Computed Tomography).
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2014). Stress responses of clovers are affected by ploidy level and daylength at northern latitudes.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2014). WeevilSTOP-prosjektet.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen & Melø, Thor Bernt (2014). Heat stressed Norway spruce saplings: needle light absorption, reflection and chlorophyll fluorescence.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen & Melø, Thor Bernt (2014). Needle light absorption and chlorophyll fluorescence in Norway spruce saplings protected against pine weevil feeding.
  • Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen & Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2013). A comparative anatomical study in a diploid and tetraploid red clover (Trifolium pratense L.).
  • Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen & Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2013). Med voks mot snutebilla. Skog.  ISSN 1892-9990.  s 24- 25
  • Futsæther, Cecilia Marie; Kruse, Ole Mathis Opstad; Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2013, 04. november). Større ozonskader i lyse sommernetter. [Internett].  forskning.no.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2013). Måling av klorofyll-fluorescens i stressede planter.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2013). The effect of application of warm wax on lower stem of Norway spruce seedlings; needle and bark chlorophyll.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria (2012). Plantebevegelser.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria & Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen (2012). Do the effects of climate change depend on plant ploidy level? Two cultivars of Trifolium pratense L. with different ploidy level responded differently to increasing ground level ozone and temperature.
  • Vollsnes, Ane Victoria; Eriksen, Aud Else Berglen; Futsæther, Cecilia Marie & Kruse, Ole Mathis Opstad (2011). Night-time P(r):P(fr) ratio and daytime stomatal ozone uptake.

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