Bilde av Ims, Rolf Anker
Bilde av Ims, Rolf Anker
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology rolf.ims@uit.no +4777646476 91544576 You can find me here

Rolf Anker Ims


Professor of Ecology

Job description

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


  • Magne Neby, Rolf Anker Ims, Stefaniya Kamenova Kamenova, Olivier Devineau, Eeva Marjatta Soininen :
    Is the diet cyclic phase-dependent in boreal vole populations?
    Ecology and Evolution 17. April 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Simon Lacombe, Rolf Anker Ims, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz, Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Pedro Guilherme Antunes Lopes Da Silva Nicolau, Dorothee Ehrich :
    Effects of resource availability and interspecific interactions on Arctic and red foxes' winter use of ungulate carrion in the Fennoscandian low-Arctic tundra
    Ecology and Evolution 2024 DOI
  • Gerardo Celis, Peter Ungar, Aleksandr Sokolov, Eeva M Soininen, Hanna Böhner, Desheng Liu et al.:
    A versatile, semi-automated image analysis workflow for time-lapse camera trap image classification
    Ecological Informatics 2024 DOI
  • Hanna Böhner, Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Rolf Anker Ims, Eeva M Soininen :
    A semi-automatic workflow to process images from small mammal camera traps
    Ecological Informatics 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Frédéric Barraquand, Olivier Gimenez, John-André Henden, Rolf Anker Ims, Eeva M Soininen et al.:
    A Dynamic Occupancy Model for Interacting Species with Two Spatial Scales
    Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Isabell Eischeid, Jesper Madsen, Rolf Anker Ims, Bart A. Nolet, Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Kees H.T. Schreven et al.:
    Snowmelt progression drives habitat selection and vegetation disturbance by an Arctic avian herbivore
    Ecosphere 2023 DATA / ARKIV / DOI
  • Filippo Marolla, Tomas Aarvak, Sandra Hamel, Rolf Anker Ims, Marc Kéry, Jarad Mellard et al.:
    Life-cycle analysis of an endangered migratory goose to assess the impact ofconservation actions on population recovery
    Biological Conservation 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Christian Stolz, Øystein Varpe, Rolf Anker Ims, Brett Kevin Sandercock, Bård Gunnar Stokke, Frode Fossøy :
    Predator–prey interactions in the Arctic: DNA metabarcoding reveals that nestling diet of snow buntings reflects arthropod seasonality
    Environmental DNA 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pedro Guilherme Antunes Lopes Da Silva Nicolau, Rolf Anker Ims, Sigrunn Holbek Sørbye, Nigel Yoccoz :
    Seasonality, density dependence, and spatial population synchrony
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • 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
  • 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) 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jane Uhd Jepsen, Ole Petter Laksforsmo Vindstad, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Spatiotemporal dynamics of forest geometrid outbreaks
    Current Opinion in Insect Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Pedro Guilherme Antunes Lopes Da Silva Nicolau, Sigrunn Holbek Sørbye, Jon Aars, Nigel Yoccoz, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Using camera traps to monitor cyclic vole populations
    Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Lars Rød-Eriksen, Siw Turid Killengreen, Dorothee Ehrich, Rolf Anker Ims, Ivar Herfindal, Arild Landa et al.:
    Predator co-occurrence in alpine and Arctic tundra in relation to fluctuating prey
    Journal of Animal Ecology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kyrre Linné Kausrud, Vigdis Vandvik, Daniel Flø, Sonya Rita Geange, Stein Joar Hegland, Jo Skeie Hermansen et al.:
    Impacts of climate change on the boreal forest ecosystem. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered species (CITES) of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment
    VKM Report 2022 ARKIV
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Eeva M Soininen, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz, Rolf Anker Ims :
    A large-scale camera trap-based monitoring program for Arctic-alpine small mammals
    2024
  • Ellen Kathrine Bludd, Ingrid Jensvoll, Rolf Anker Ims :
    På sporet av dyrene
    01. March 2023
  • Ellen Kathrine Bludd, Ingrid Jensvoll, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Sporene kan fortelle mye om dyrene i nabolaget
    15. March 2023
  • Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Rolf Anker Ims :
    Jakt kan være i utakt med lovverket
    Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 14. November 2023
  • Amanda Elizabeth Poste, Andre Frainer Barbosa, Bodil Annikki Ulla Barbro Bluhm, Rolf Anker Ims :
    C2C: An integrated science approach in the changing north
    Fram Forum 2023
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eivind Flittie Kleiven, Erik Framstad, Vegard Bakkestuen, Hanna Bohner, Benjamin Cretois, Francesco Frassinelli et al.:
    Ny nasjonal smågnagerovervåking i fjell basert på kamerafeller. Forslag til innsamlingsdesign og dataprosessering
    2022 FULLTEKST
  • 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
  • Kyrre Kausrud, Vigdis Vandvik, Daniel Flø, Sonya Rita Geange, Stein Joar Hegland, Jo Skeie Hermansen et al.:
    Klimaendringer og virkninger på hovedøkosystem skog.
    2022 ARKIV
  • Ingrid Jensvoll, Siw Turid Killengreen, Rolf Anker Ims :
    SPOR
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2022 FULLTEKST
  • 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
  • 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
  • Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Per Arneberg, Eva Fuglei, Jane Uhd Jepsen, Jesper Bruun Mosbacher, Ingrid Marie Garfelt Paulsen et al.:
    Panel-based assessment of ecosystem condition (PAEC) as a knowledge platform for ecosystem-based management of Norwegian Arctic tundra
    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
  • 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
  • Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Jenny Stien, S Albon, Eva Fuglei, K. Isaksen, G. Liston et al.:
    Climate-Ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT)
    2020
  • 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

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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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