Category Archives: Publication

The pursuit of populations collapses: long-term dynamics of semi-domestic reindeer in Sweden

In Scandinavia there is a growing concern that the reindeer husbandry is in a state of crisis, but results from our recent study indicates that the Swedish reindeer husbandry is in fact in better condition now compared to the past (1945-1965). Continue reading

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Market economy vs. risk management: how do nomadic pastoralists respond to increasing meat prices?

Just got paper published in Human Ecology that looks at the old question of what exactly motivates nomadic pastoralists.

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Risk-sensitive reproductive allocation: fitness consequences of body mass losses in two contrasting environments

Just got a paper published in Ecology and Evolution. It is basically about reindeer life history and risk sensitivity.

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Why Herd Size Matters – Mitigating the Effects of Livestock Crashes

Just got a paper published in PLOS ONE. Basically, it provides the rationale for why it pays off for pastoralists to keep large herds of livestock.

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Climate Change, Risk Management and the End of Nomadic Pastoralism

While not a particularly good quality map, it at least show the area my latest publication pertains to (Aru Basin). It is published in the journal International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. The topic of the paper is … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Displacement for Indigenous Communities in Arctic Scandinavia

A paper written for the Brookings Institute, by Ilan Kelman and Marius Warg Næss. The paper can be found here.

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My latest publication

A bit earlier this year I got a paper published in Evolution and Human Behavior. In general, the paper investigates how pastoral slaughter strategies are shaped in the reindeer husbandry in Norway. From a governmental point of view, the reindeer … Continue reading

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