Bilde av Ehrich, Dorothee
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Bilde av Ehrich, Dorothee
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology dorothee.ehrich@uit.no +4777646272 You can find me here

Dorothee Ehrich


Researcher

Job description

Researcher in the Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra COAT, where I work mostly with arctic foxes on Varanger Peninsula, but also with red foxes, small rodents, snow and other component of the tundra ecosystem affected by climate change.


  • Gilles Gauthier, Dorothee Ehrich, Maria Belke-Brea, Florent Dominé, Ray Alisauskas, Karin Clark et al.:
    Taking the beat of the Arctic: are lemming population cycles changing due to winter climate?
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 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
  • Rob S.A. van Bemmelen, Børge Moe, Hans Schekkerman, Sveinn Are Hanssen, Katherine R. S. Snell, Elizabeth M. Humphreys et al.:
    Synchronous timing of return to breeding sites in a long-distance migratory seabird with ocean-scale variation in migration schedules
    Movement Ecology 2024 ARKIV / DOI
  • Natalia A Sokolova, Ivan A. Fufachev, Dorothee Ehrich, Victor G. Shtro, Vasiliy A. Sokolov, Aleksandr A. Sokolov :
    Expansion of voles and retraction of lemmings over 60 years along a latitudinal gradient on Yamal Peninsula
    Global Change Biology 2024 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
  • Anna Caroline Grimsby, Åshild Ønvik Pedersen, Dorothee Ehrich, Jesper Bruun Mosbacher, Ingrid Marie Garfelt Paulsen, Frida Kristine Brockmann et al.:
    Spatiotemporal distribution of Arctic herbivores in spring: Potential for competition?
    Global Ecology and Conservation 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Annett Bartsch, Helena Bergstedt, Georg Pointner, Xaver Muri, Kimmo Rautiainen, Leena Leppänen et al.:
    Towards long-term records of rain-on-snow events across the Arctic from satellite data
    The Cryosphere 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Olga Pokrovskaya, Natalia Sokolova, Susanna Dorothee Ehrich, Olivier Gilg, Vasiliy A Sokolov, Aleksandr A Sokolov :
    Globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus nesting in association with Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in southern Yamal, Russia
    Wildfowl 2023 ARKIV / FULLTEKST
  • Fanny Marie Lou Berthelot, Ester R. Unnsteinsdóttir, Jennifer Alejandrina Carbonell Ellgutter, Susanna Dorothee Ehrich :
    Long-term responses of Icelandic Arctic foxes to changes in marine and terrestrial ecosystems
    PLOS ONE 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Christopher A. Cockerill, Malin Hasselgren, Nicolas Dussex, Love Dalén, Johanna von Seth, Anders Angerbjörn et al.:
    Genomic Consequences of Fragmentation in the Endangered Fennoscandian Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)
    Genes 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Dorothee Ehrich, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Nigel Yoccoz, Peter D. Heintzman et al.:
    Postglacial species arrival and diversity buildup of northern ecosystems took millennia
    Science Advances 28. September 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
  • Katariina Elsa Maria Vuorinen, Gunnar Austrheim, Jean-Pierre Tremblay, Isla H. Myers-Smith, Hans Ivar Hortman, Peter Anthony Frank et al.:
    Growth rings show limited evidence for ungulates’ potential to suppress shrubs across the Arctic
    Environmental Research Letters 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Isabel C. Barrio, Dorothee Ehrich, Eeva M Soininen, Virve Ravolainen, C. G. Bueno, Olivier Gilg et al.:
    Developing common protocols to measure tundra herbivory across spatial scales
    Arctic Science 2021 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Magdalena Wutkowska, Dorothee Ehrich, Sunil Mundra, Anna Vader, Pernille Bronken Eidesen :
    Can root-associated fungi mediate the impact of abiotic conditions on the growth of a High Arctic herb?
    Soil Biology and Biochemistry 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nicolas Meyer, Loïc Bollache, Matthias Galipaud, Jérôme Moreau, François-Xavier Dechaume-Monch, Eve Afonso et al.:
    Behavioural responses of breeding arctic sandpipers to ground-surface temperature and primary productivity
    Science of the Total Environment 2021 DOI
  • Eeva M Soininen, Isabel C. Barrio, Ragnhild Bjørkås, Katrin Björnsdóttir, Dorothee Ehrich, Kelly A. Hopping et al.:
    Location of studies and evidence of effects of herbivory on Arctic vegetation: a systematic map
    Environmental Evidence 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Simo Maduna, Jon Aars, Ida Fløystad, Cornelya Klutsch, Eve Marie Louise Zeyl Fiskebeck, Øystein Wiig et al.:
    Sea ice reduction drives genetic differentiation among Barents Sea polar bears
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 08. September 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
  • Alexandra Terekhina, Alexander Volkovitskiy, Natalya A. Sokolova, Dorothee Ehrich, Ivan A. Fufachev, Aleksandr A. Sokolov :
    The context of an emerging predation problem: Nenets reindeer herders and Arctic foxes in Yamal
    European Journal of Wildlife Research 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Konstantin F. Tirronen, Dorothee Ehrich, D. V. Panchenko, Love Dalén, Anders Angerbjörn :
    The Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus L.) on the Kola Peninsula (Russia): silently disappearing in the mist of data deficiency?
    Polar Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Stijn Hofhuis, Dorothee Ehrich, Natalia A. Sokolova, Pim van Hooft, Aleksandr A. Sokolov :
    Breeding den selection by Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in southern Yamal Peninsula, Russia
    Polar Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Peter S. Ungar, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Alexandria S. Peterson, Aleksandr A. Sokolov, Natalya A. Sokolova, Dorothee Ehrich et al.:
    Dental evidence for variation in diet over time and space in the Arctic fox, Vulpes lagopus
    Polar Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tuomas Kankaanpää, Eero Vesterinen, Bess Hardwick, Niels M. Schmidt, Tommi Andersson, Paul Eric Aspholm et al.:
    Parasitoids indicate major climate-induced shifts in arctic communities
    Global Change Biology 11. September 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nicolas Meyer, Loïc Bollache, François‐Xavier Dechaume‐Monc, Jérôme Moreau, Eve Afonso, Anders Angerbjörn et al.:
    Nest attentiveness drives nest predation in arctic sandpipers
    Oikos 2020 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
  • Megha Verma, Henrike Schulte to Bühne, Mailys Lopes, Dorothee Ehrich, Svetlana Sokovnina, Stijn P. Hofhuis et al.:
    Can reindeer husbandry management slow down the shrubification of the Arctic?
    Journal of Environmental Management 03. May 2020 DOI
  • Lorenza Urbani, Morten Tryland, Dorothee Ehrich, Eva Fuglei, Mara Battilani, Andrea Balboni :
    Ancient origin and genetic segregation of canine circovirus infecting arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in Svalbard and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Northern Norway
    Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 2020 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
  • Jason, J. Taylor, James P. Lawler, Mora Aronsson, Tom Barry, Anne D. Bjorkman, Tom Christensen et al.:
    Arctic terrestrial biodiversity status and trends: A synopsis of science supporting the CBMP State of Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report
    Ambio 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ivan A. Fufachev, Dorothee Ehrich, Natalia Sokolova, Vasiliy A Sokolov, Aleksandr A Sokolov :
    Flexibility in a changing arctic food web: Can rough-legged buzzards cope with changing small rodent communities?
    Global Change Biology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Charlotte, L. Clarke, Mary, E. Edwards, Ludovic Gielly, Dorothee Ehrich, Paul D.M. Hughes, Lyudmila M. Morozova et al.:
    Persistence of arctic-alpine flora during 24,000 years of environmental change in the Polar Urals
    Scientific Reports 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sarah I. Rheubottom, Isabel C. Barrio, Mikhail V. Kozlov, Juha M. Alatalo, Tommi Andersson, Ashley L. Asmus et al.:
    Hiding in the background: community-level patterns in invertebrate herbivory across the tundra biome
    Polar Biology 2019 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
  • Eeva M Soininen, Isabel C. Barrio, Ragnhild Bjørkås, Katrín Björnsdóttir, Dorothee Ehrich, Kelly Hopping et al.:
    Correction to: Location of studies and evidence of effects of herbivory on Arctic vegetation: a systematic map (Environmental Evidence, (2021), 10, 1, (25), 10.1186/s13750-021-00240-0)
    Environmental Evidence 2022 DOI
  • 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
  • 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
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Anne Elisabeth Bjune, Kari Anne Bråthen, Charlotte Clarke, Mary E. Edwards, Dorothee Ehrich et al.:
    The use of ancient DNA in palaeoecological studies
    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
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Anne Elisabeth Bjune, Kari Anne Bråthen, Clark Charlotte, Mary E. Edwards, Dorothee Ehrich et al.:
    Using ancient and modern DNA to understand effect of climate change on vascular plants
    2020
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Peter D. Heintzman, Antony Brown, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Kelsey Lorberau, Youri Lammers et al.:
    Using ancient sedimentary DNA to explore long-term effect of climate change on vegetation
    2020
  • Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman, Youri Lammers, Kari Anne Bråthen, Nigel Yoccoz, Antony Brown et al.:
    Temporal pattern of terrestrial plant diversity in northern Fennoscandia
    2020
  • Dorothee Ehrich, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz :
    Populasjonssykluser hos hare – drevet av rovdyr og spesielt gaupe
    Naturen 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dilli Prasad Rijal, Kelsey Lorberau, Peter D. Heintzman, Youri Lammers, Jutta Kapfer, Einar Støvern et al.:
    Comparing sedimentary environmental DNA-based vegetation to current vegetation composition around lakes
    2019 PROSJEKT
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Eric Coissac, Marie Kristine Føreid Merkel, Youri Lammers, Adriana Alberti , Céline Orvain et al.:
    Towards plant barcode 2.0 and its application in environmental and ancient DNA studies
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Peter D. Heintzman, Antony Brown, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Kelsey Lorberau, Youri Lammers et al.:
    How ancient sediment DNA can improve our understanding of past vegetation and the impact of climate change
    2019 PROSJEKT
  • Charlotte Clarke, Mary Elizabeth Edwards, L Gielly, Paul D.M. Hughes, Dorothee Ehrich, L Morozova et al.:
    Arctic-alpine plants survived past forest expansion: a 24,000-year ancient DNA record from the Polar Urals
    2019
  • Magdalena Wutkowska, Pernille Bronken Eidesen, Tove M. Gabrielsen, Dorothee Ehrich :
    Arctic microbial eukaryotes and their functional importance in time and space
    2018
  • Isabel C. Barrio, Elin Lindén, Mariska te Beest, Johan Olofsson, Adrian Rocha, Eeva M Soininen et al.:
    Publisher Correction to: Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome
    Polar Biology 2018 DOI

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    Research interests

    • Spatio-temporal variability in trophic interactions in terrestrial arctic ecosystems, and how they are affected by a changing climate
    • Management of mesopredators in the low Arctic
    • Population genetics and phylogeography of arctic organisms, both animals and plants

    Ongoing projects:

    COAT - leader for the arctic fox module on Varanger

    CHARTER - Drivers and Feedbacks of Changes in Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity (EU H2020), lead by Bruce Forbes at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi

    Interactions of natural and social systems with climate change, globalization, and infrastructure development in Yamal (Russian Arctic) - NSF project lead by Valeriy Ivanov, University of Michigan.

    Norwegian Centre for Arctic Ecosystem Genomics (ArcEGen), lead by Inger Greve Alsos, TMU

     

     

    Teaching

    • BIO-3013/BIO-8016 Ecology of northern food webs sammen together with Rolf Ims and Eeva Soininen
    • Teaching at UNIS (Svalbard) as part of the courses AB-201 (biology of arctic predators)
    • supervisor master theses in tundra ecology

    Possible topics for a master theses:

    - Phenology of reproduction of small rodents (grey-sided vole and tundra vole) in eastern Finnmark in the context of climate change