Natural resources and rural development

Department of Natural Resources and Rural Development has a transdisciplinary focus on sustainable use, innovation and management of ecosystem services from watercourses and rangelands.

Topical working areas:
 
  • Sustainable grazing systems for domestic and wild ungulates
  • Multi-use trade-offs in ecosystem services
  • Nature- and culture-based tourism
  • Ecology and management of fish and wildlife populations
  • Animal welfare in livestock on rangeland, including remote monitoring
  • Field surveys of forage production, stocking capacity and browsing damages on rangelands
  • Norwegian Wildlife Damage Centre – a national network for mitigation of society-wildlife conflicts
  • Circumpolar environments and climate challenges
 
 
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Water horsetail harvest in Pasvik, North Norway, on the border to Russia. Photo: Tone Aandahl.
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Fish species in Kautokeino, North Norway. Photo: Hallvard Jensen.
Contacts
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Bird tourism in Porsanger, Finnmark, North Norway. Photo: Morten Günther.
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Predatory animals on pasture-land. Photo: Inger Hansen.
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Traditional food and food culture. Photo: Eva Narten Høberg.