The Scandinavian Wolf Research Group (SKANDULV) conducts research on the Scandinavian wolf population, working on scientific questions regarding basic and applied wolf ecology and management. SKANDULV has managed an effective cross-border collaboration between Sweden and Norway for over two decades, and has previous and ongoing collaborations with wolf researchers and managers from multiple countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.
AIMEE TALLIAN, PHD
Norweigan Institute for Nature Research, Norway
Aimee Tallian is the primary conference organizer for Wolves Across Borders and researcher with Scandinavian Wolf Research Group (Skandulv). Aimee moved out west at the age of 18 to work in Yellowstone National Park. She worked there managing and studying wolves, bears and bison for almost 12 years before returning to school. She received a PhD in Ecology from Utah State University in 2017, after which she worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research and the Scandinavian Brown Bear Project. Her work focuses on predator-prey dynamics, competition, and behavioral interactions between predators, prey, and humans. She was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study predator-prey interactions with lynx and snow leopard in Scandinavia and Mongolia, respectively.
Camilla Wikenros is the Project Coordinator for Skandulv and a Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where she received her PhD. Camilla's research is focused on trophic interactions between mammalian apex predators and their prey species, how the results from those interactions propagate through to lower trophic levels, and in turn affect other mammals, bird species as well as human use of natural resources. She is interested in both basic ecology and behavior, and applied scientific research questions. Her work aims to provide ecological knowledge to inform the conservation of threatened species and their effects on biodiversity in relation to wildlife management and sustainable use of natural resources.
CAMILLA WIKENROS, PHD
Skandulv Program Coordinator
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Barbara Zimmermann is a senior researcher with Skandulv and a Professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), where she received her PhD. Barbara is a project leader for Grensevilt, a cross-border collaboration between Norway and Sweden that works to provide a solid base for a better transnational, inclusive, conflict-reducing multispecies management of moose, wolves and wolverines in Inner Scandinavia. She is also the head of INN’s research group LARGE, a group committed to knowledge generation to meet common goals for a sustainable management of large-bodied species and dampening wildlife-human conflicts, and a member of Skogsjerv, which studies Scandinavian large carnivores and their interactions with wild and domestic herbivores. Barbara is originally from Switzerland, but has been living and working in Norway since 1993.
BARBARA ZIMMERMANN, PHD
Håkan Sand is the Project Leader for Skandulv (Sweden) and an Associate Professor at Grimsö Research Station, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Håkan obtained his Ph.D. in wildlife science in 1996 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His research is focused on population ecology and management of large mammals, with a special emphasis on population dynamics and life-history variation in moose and wolves. Håkan has collaborated with researchers from various systems around the world to explore the role of wolves in their trophic interactions.
HÅKAN SAND, PHD
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Peter Wabakken is the Project Leader for Skandulv (Norway), an Associate Professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and director for Nature Management based in Norway. His research interests and expertise lie in large carnivore ecology and management, human-carnivore interactions and wolf social behaviour in particular. He is a current member of the IUCN Wolf Specialist group and conducts several large-carnivore research projects. He has also worked on brown bears (founder of the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project), eagle owls and baleen whales. Research interests include population structure & dynamics, molecular ecology, behavioural ecology, multiple predator communities.