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Department of Arctic and Marine Biology rolf.ims@uit.no +4777646476 91544576 Tromsø Biologibygget 2.023

Ims, Rolf Anker


Professor of Ecology

Job description

  • Professor of Ecology
  • Leader of COAT – Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra

  • Kyrre Linné Kausrud, Vigdis Vandvik, Daniel Flø, Sonya Rita Geange, Stein Joar Hegland, Jo Skeie Hermansen et al.:
    Impacts of climate change on the forest ecosystem
    VKM Report 2022
  • Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Helge Molvig, Rolf Anker Ims :
    A pioneering pest: the winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is expanding its outbreak range into Low Arctic shrub tundra
    Arctic Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nils Christian Stenseth, Rolf Anker Ims, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Luis Cadahia, Ivar Herfindal, Aline Magdalena Lee et al.:
    Sustainable management of populations impacted by harvesting and climate change
    Climate Research (CR) 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filippo marolla, John-André Henden, Eva Fuglei, Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Mikhail Itkin, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Iterative model predictions for wildlife populations impacted by rapid climate change
    Global Change Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Samuel M. Llobet, Heidi Ahonen, Christian Lydersen, Jørgen Berge, Rolf Anker Ims, Kit M. Kovacs :
    Bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) vocalizations across seasons and habitat types in Svalbard, Norway
    Polar Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Albert Palomino-González, Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen, Rolf Anker Ims, Andrew D. Lowther :
    Drones and marine mammals in Svalbard, Norway
    Marine mammal science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Clément Brun, Marie-Anne Blanchet, Rolf A. Ims, Jon Aars :
    Stability of space use in svalbard coastal female polar bears: Intra-individual variability and influence of kinship
    Polar Research 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dominique Fauteux, Audun Stien, Nigel Yoccoz, Eva Fuglei, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Climate variability and density-dependent population dynamics: Lessons from a simple High Arctic ecosystem
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jarad Mellard, John-André Henden, Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Filippo Marolla, Sandra Hamel, Nigel Yoccoz et al.:
    Food web approach for managing Arctic wildlife populations in an era of rapid environmental change
    Climate Research (CR) 27. May 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • John-André Henden, Torkild Tveraa, Audun Stien, Jarad Mellard, Filippo Marolla, Rolf Anker Ims et al.:
    Direct and indirect effects of environmental drivers on reindeer reproduction
    Climate Research (CR) 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Isabell Eischeid, Eeva M Soininen, Jakob J. Assmann, Rolf Anker Ims, Jesper Madsen, Åshild Ø. Pedersen et al.:
    Disturbance mapping in arctic tundra improved by a planning workflow for drone studies: Advancing tools for future ecosystem monitoring
    Remote Sensing 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Magne Neby, Stefaniya Kamenova, Olivier Devineau, Rolf Anker Ims, Eeva M Soininen :
    Issues of under-representation in quantitative DNA metabarcoding weaken the inference about diet of the tundra vole Microtus oeconomus
    PeerJ 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jonas Mölle, Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Rolf Anker Ims, Eeva M Soininen :
    Using subnivean camera traps to study arctic small mammal community dynamics during winter
    Arctic Science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sarah Cubaynes, Jon Aars, Nigel Yoccoz, Roger Pradel, Øystein Wiig, Rolf Anker Ims et al.:
    Modeling the demography of species providing extended parental care: A capture–recapture multievent model with a case study on polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
    Ecology and Evolution 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sandra Hamel, Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Challenges and opportunities when implementing strategic foresight: lessons learned when engaging stakeholders in climate-ecological research
    Climate Research (CR) 2021 DOI
  • John-André Henden, Dorothee Ehrich, Eeva Marjatta Soininen, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Accounting for food web dynamics when assessing the impact of mesopredator control on declining prey populations
    Journal of Applied Ecology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jarad Mellard, Sandra Hamel, John-André Henden, Rolf Anker Ims, Audun Stien, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Effect of scavenging on predation in a food web
    Ecology and Evolution 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jennifer Alejandrina Carbonell Ellgutter, Dorothee Ehrich, Siw Turid Killengreen, Rolf Anker Ims, Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir :
    Dietary variation in Icelandic arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) over a period of 30 years assessed through stable isotopes
    Oecologia 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • John-André Henden, Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Yoccoz, Einar Johannes Asbjørnsen, Audun Stien, Jarad Pope Mellard et al.:
    End-user involvement to improve predictions and management of populations with complex dynamics and multiple drivers
    Ecological Applications 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Tone Birkemoe, Rolf Anker Ims, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson :
    Environmental conditions alter successional trajectories on an ephemeral resource: a field experiment with beetles in dead wood
    Oecologia 07. October 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ivan G. Pokrovsky, Dorothee Ehrich, Ivan A. Fufachev, Rolf Anker Ims, Olga Kulikova, Aleksandr Sokolov et al.:
    Nest association between two predators as a behavioral response to the low density of rodents
    The AUK: A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dorothee Ehrich, Niels M. Schmidt, Gilles Gauthier, Ray Alisauskas, Anders Angerbjörn, Karin Clark et al.:
    Documenting lemming population change in the Arctic: Can we detect trends?
    Ambio 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filippo Marolla, Tomas Aarvak, Ingar Jostein Øien, Jarad Pope Mellard, John-André Henden, Sandra Hamel et al.:
    Assessing the effect of predator control on an endangered goose population subjected to predator-mediated food web dynamics
    Journal of Applied Ecology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Charmain Danielle Hamilton, Jade Vacquie-Garcia, Kit M. Kovacs, Rolf Anker Ims, Jack Kohler, Christian Lydersen :
    Contrasting changes in space use induced by climate change in two Arctic marine mammal species
    Biology Letters 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Rolf Anker Ims, John-André Henden, Marita Anti Strømeng, Anders Voss Thingnes, Mari Garmo, Jane Uhd Jepsen :
    Arctic greening and bird nest predation risk across tundra ecotones
    Nature Climate Change 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Eva Fuglei, John-André Henden, Chris T. Callahan, Olivier Gilg, Jannik Hansen, Rolf Anker Ims et al.:
    Circumpolar status of Arctic ptarmigan: Population dynamics and trends
    Ambio 2019 DOI
  • Torill Mørk, Rolf Anker Ims, Siw Turid Killengreen :
    Rodent population cycle as a determinant of gastrointestinal nematode abundance in a low-arctic population of the red fox
    International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz, Ottar Nordal Bjørnstad, Michel d. S. Mesquita, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Spatial synchrony in sub-arctic geometrid moth outbreaks reflects dispersal in larval and adult life cycle stages
    Journal of Animal Ecology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Jenny Stien, Pernille Bronken Eidesen, Rolf Anker Ims, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Audun Stien et al.:
    High goose abundance reduces nest predation risk in a simple rodent-free high-Arctic ecosystem
    Polar Biology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Malin Ek, Adam A. Pepi, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Can novel pest outbreaks drive ecosystem transitions in northern-boreal birch forest?
    Journal of Ecology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • John Markus Bjørndalen, Otto Anshus, Tore Brox-Larsen, Hoai Phuong Ha, Rolf Anker Ims, Jane Uhd Jepsen et al.:
    Building a Sensor System for a Large Scale Arctic Observatory
    IOS Press 2018 DOI
  • Jade Vacquié-Garcia, Christian Lydersen, Rolf Anker Ims, Kit M. Kovacs :
    Habitats and movement patterns of white whales Delphinapterus leucas in Svalbard, Norway in a changing climate
    Movement Ecology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Rolf Anker Ims, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Ole Einar Ellingbø Tveito, Eeva M. Soininen :
    Klima-økologisk Observasjonssystem for Arktisk Tundra (COAT)
    Ottar 2022
  • Jane Uhd Jepsen, James David Mervyn Speed, Gunnar Austrheim, Graciela Rusch, Tanja Kofod Petersen, Johan Asplund et al.:
    Panel-based Assessment of Ecosystem Condition – a methodological pilot for four terrestrial ecosystems in Trøndelag
    2022 FULLTEKST
  • Lars Rød-Eriksen, Siw Turid Killengreen, Dorothee Ehrich, Rolf Anker Ims, Ivar Herfindal, Arild Landa et al.:
    Fjellrevens samspill med andre rovdyr i høyfjellet
    2022
  • Lars Rød-Eriksen, Siw Turid Killengreen, Dorothee Ehrich, Rolf Anker Ims, Ivar Herfindal, Arild Landa et al.:
    Predator guild interactions in alpine and arctic tundra in relation to fluctuating prey
    2022
  • Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz :
    A multi-scale approach to studying disturbance dynamics in the tundra-forest ecotone: a decade of experience
    2021
  • Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Ingrid Marie Garfelt Paulsen, Eva Fuglei, Jesper Bruun Mosbacher, Virve Ravolainen et al.:
    Norwegian Arctic tundra: a panel-based assessment of ecosystem condition
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Audun Stien, Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Yoccoz, Torkild Tveraa, Jennifer Stien :
    Berettiget kritikk av NMBU sin reindriftsforskning
    Forskning.no 2021 ARKIV
  • Audun Stien, Torkild Tveraa, Rolf Anker Ims, Jennifer Stien, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Unfounded claims about productivity beyond density for reindeer pastoralism systems
    Pastoralism 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Jenny Stien, S Albon, Eva Fuglei, K. Isaksen, G. Liston et al.:
    Climate-Ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT)
    2020
  • Dorothee Ehrich, Niels M. Schmidt, Gilles Gauthier, Ray Alisauskas, Anders Angerbjörn, Karin Clark et al.:
    Correction to: Documenting lemming population change in the Arctic: Can we detect trends?
    Ambio 2020 DOI
  • Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Yoccoz, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Nils Christian Stenseth :
    Naturovervåkingen i Norge må trappes kraftig opp
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 24. March 2020
  • Jane Uhd Jepsen, Per Arneberg, Rolf Anker Ims, Anna Siwertsson, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Panel-based Assessment of Ecosystem Condition (PAEC) – Technical protocol version 2
    2020 FULLTEKST
  • Rolf Anker Ims, John-André Henden, Marita Anti Strømeng, Jane Uhd Jepsen :
    The Arctic is greening, bird populations are declining: is there a link=
    Fram Forum 2020
  • Jane Uhd Jepsen, Per Arneberg, Rolf Anker Ims, Anna Siwertsson, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz :
    Test av fagsystemet for økologisk tilstand. Erfaringer fra pilotprosjekter for arktisk tundra og arktisk del av Barentshavet
    2019 FULLTEKST
  • John-André Henden, Eva Fuglei, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Populasjonssykluser hos rype – stor variasjon i rom og tid
    Naturen 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Filippo Marolla, Tomas Aarvak, Ingar J. Øien, Jarad Pope Mellard, John-André Henden, Sandra Hamel et al.:
    The need of evidence-based management: the case of the of the Lesser White-Fronted Goose in Northern Norway
    2018
  • Filippo Marolla, Tomas Aarvak, Ingar J. Øien, Jarad Pope Mellard, John-André Henden, Sandra Hamel et al.:
    Contrasting effect of small rodents and reindeer carcasses on an endangered Arctic-nesting goose species: implications for management
    2018
  • Dorothee Ehrich, Rolf Anker Ims, Siw Turid Killengreen :
    Ecosystem drivers and adaptive management of the critically endangered arctic fox in northeastern Norway
    2018

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    Research interests

    • Dynamics of population, communties and ecosystems, especially in boreal and Arctic environments
    • Impacts of climate change in boreal and Arctic ecosystems
    • Adaptive monitoring and management of populations and ecosystems



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