Joris Cromsigt

Joris Cromsigt
Jag leder kompetensområdet Zooekologi. Vi studerar kopplingarna mellan vilda djur och ekosystems och mänskliga samhällens hållbara funktion i Afrika och Europa. Vi undersöker både konsekvenserna av att förlora vilda djur, samt effekterna av att återställa vilda djurpopulationer och ekosystem (så kallad rewilding).


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2011-ongoing, Dept. Wildlife, Fish & Environmental Sciences, SLU, Umeå

2009-2011, Marie Curie Intra-European postdoctoral fellow, Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway

2008-2009, Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Białowieża, Poland

2006-2007, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

2001-2006, PhD, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

1999-2000, MSc, Wageningen University, the Netherlands


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Publikationer i urval

Publications during last 5 years

1.      Widén A, Cromsigt JPGM, Dressel S, Felton AM,  Singh NJ, Widemo F. 2023. Direct and indirect effects of food, fear and management on crop damage by ungulates. Ecological Solutions and Evidence. Accepted.

2.      Hyvarinen O, te Beest M, le Roux E, Kerley GIH, Schenkeveld W, Findlay N, Trouw V, Cromsigt JPGM. 2023. Grazing in a megagrazer-dominated savanna does not reduce soil carbon stocks, even at high intensities. Oikos: e09809. 

3.      Holmes S.M., Dressel S., Morel J, Spitzer R, Ball J.P., Ericsson E., Singh N.J., Widemo F., Cromsigt J.P.G.M., Danell K. 2023. Increased summer temperature is associated with reduced calf mass of a circumpolar large mammal through direct thermoregulatory and indirect, food quality, pathways. Oecologia.

4.      Petersen TK, Kolstad A, Kouki J, Leroux S, Potvi L, Tremblay J-P, Wallgren M, Widemo F, Cromsigt JPGM, Courtois C, Austrheim G, Gosse J, den Herder M, Hermanutz L, Speed J. 2023. Airborne laser scanning reveals uniform responses of forest structure to moose (Alces alces) across the boreal forest biome. Journal of Ecology.

5.      Spitzer R, Coissac E, Cromsigt JPGM, Felton AM, Fohringer C, Landman M, Neumann W, Raubenheimer D, Singh NJ, Taberlet P, Widemo F. 2023. Macro-nutritional balancing in a circumpolar boreal ruminant under winter conditions. Functional Ecology.

6.      Schmitz OJ, Sylven M, Atwood TB, Bakker ES, Berzaghi F, Brodie JF, Cromsigt JPGM, Davies AB, Leroux SJ, Schepers FJ, Smith FA, Stark S, Svenning J-C, Tilker A, Ylänne H. 2023. Trophic rewilding can expand natural climate solutions. Nature Climate Change 13: 324-333.

7.      Pansu J, Hutchinson MC, Anderson TM, te Beest M, Begg C, Begg K, Bonin A, Chama L, Chamaille-Jammes S, Coissac E, Cromsigt JPGM, Demmel MY, Donaldson J, Guyton JA, Hansen C, Imakando C, Iqbal A, Kalima D, Kerley GIH, Kurukura S, Landman M, Long RA, Munuo IN, Nutter CM, Parr CL, Potter AB, Siachoono S, Taberlet P, Waiti E, Kartzinel TR, Pringle RM. The generality of cryptic dietary niche differentiation in diverse large-herbivore assemblages. 2022. PNAS 119: e2204400119.

8.      Marneweck DG, Druce DJ, Cromsigt JPGM, le Roux E, Somers MJ. 2022. The relative role of intrinsic and extrinsic drivers in regulating population change and survival of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Mammalian Biology 102: 1215-1229.

9.      Fabri NF, Sprong H,  Heesterbeek H, Ecke F, Cromsigt JPGM, Hofmeester TR. 2022. The circulation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotypes is associated with community composition of vertebrate hosts. Ecosphere 13: e4243.

10.   Mols B, Churchill JE, Cromsigt JPGM, Kuijper DPJ, Smit S. 2022. Recreation reduces tick density through fine-scale risk effects on deer space-use. Science of the Total Environment. In press.

11.   Churski M, Charles-Dominique T, Bubnicki J, Jędrzejewska B, Kuijper DPJ, Cromsigt JPGM. 2022. Herbivore-induced branching increases sapling survival in temperate forest canopy gaps. Journal of Ecology 110: 1390-1402.

12.   Widén A, Clinchy M, Felton AM, Hofmeester TR, Kuijper DPJ, Singh NJ, Widemo F, Zanette LY & Cromsigt JPGM. 2022. Playbacks of predator vocalizations reduce crop damage by ungulates. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 328, 107853.

13.   Findlay N, Manson A, Gordijn P, Thibaud G, Cromsigt JPGM, Nixon C, Rietkerk M, Wassen MJ, te Beest M. 2022. Long-term frequent fires do not decrease topsoil carbon and nitrogen in an Afromontane grassland. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 39:44-55.

14.   Mols B, Lambers E, Cromsigt JPGM, Kuijper DPJ, Smit C. 2022. Recreation and hunting differentially affect deer behaviour and sapling performance.Oikos.

15.   Neumann W, Levers C, Widemo F, Singh NS, Cromsigt JPGM, Kuemmerle T. 2022. Hunting as land use - understanding the spatial associations of hunting, agriculture and forestry. Ecology and Society 27:2.

16.   Amsten K, Cromsigt JPGM, Kuijper DPJ, Loberg J, Churski M, Niklasson M. 2021. Fire and herbivory driven consumer control in a savanna-like temperate wood-pasture: an experimental approach. Journal of Ecology 109: 4103-4114.

17.   Hyvarinen O, te Beest M, le Roux E, Kerley GIH, de Groot E, Vinita R, Cromsigt JPGM. 2021. Megaherbivore impacts on ecosystem and Earth system functioning: the current state of the science. Ecography 44: 1579-1594.

18.   Godlee J, Ryan C, Bauman D, Bowers S, Carreiras J, Chisingui A, Cromsigt JPGM, Druce D, Finkch M, Gonçalves F, Holdo R, Makungwa S, McNicol I, Mitchard E, Muchawona A, Revermann R, Ribeiro N, Siampale A, Syampungani S, Tchamba J, Tripathi H, Wallenfang J, te Beest M, Williams M, Dexter K. 2021. Structural diversity and tree density drives variation in the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship of woodlands and savannas. New Phytologist 232: 579-594.

19.   Sand H, Jamieson M, Andren H, Wikenros C, Cromsigt JPGM, Månsson J. 2021. Behavioral effects of wolf presence on moose habitat selection – testing the landscape of fear hypothesis in an anthropogenic landscape. Oecologia 197: 101-116.

20.    Fabri ND, Sprong H, Hofmeester TR, Heesterbeek H, Donnars BF, Widemo F, Ecke F, Cromsigt JPGM. 2021. Wild ungulate species differ in their contribution to the transmission of Ixodes ricinus-borne pathogens. Parasites & Vectors 14: 1-15.

21.   Hofmeester T, Thorsen NH, Cromsigt JPGM, Kindberg J, Andrén H, Linnel JDC, Odden J. 2021. Effects of camera-trap placement and number on detection of members of a mammalian assemblage. Ecosphere 12: e03662.

22.   Pfeffer SA, Singh NJ, Cromsigt JPGM, Widemo F. 2021. Summer and winter browsing affect conifer growth differently: an experimental study in a multi-species ungulate community. Forest Ecology and Management 494: 119314.

23.   Holmes SM, Cromsigt JPGM, Danell K, Ericsson G, Singh NJ, Widemo F. 2021. Declining recruitment and mass of Swedish moose calves linked to hot, dry springs and snowy winters. Global Ecology and Conservation e01594.

24.   Fohringer C, Dudka I, Spitzer R, Stenbacka F, Rzhepishevska O, Cromsigt JPGM, Gröbner G, Ericsson G, Singh NJ. 2021. Integrating omics to characterise eco-physiological adaptations: how moose diet and metabolism differ across three biogeographic zones. Ecology and Evolution 11: 3159-3183.

25.   le Roux E, Kerley GIH, Cromsigt JPGM. 2021. Reply to Sitters and Olde Venterink: Untangling the relative importance of processes that influence fecal nutrient stoichiometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(6).

26.   Davies AB, Tambling CJ, Marneweck DG, Ranc N, Druce DJ, Cromsigt JPGM, le Roux E, Asner GP. 2021. Spatial heterogeneity facilitates carnivore coexistence. Ecology e03319.

27.   Ryan et al. 2021. A network to understand the changing socio-ecology of the southern African woodlands (SEOSAW): challenges, benefits and methods. Plants, People, Planet 3: 249-267.

28.   Loosen AE, Devineau O, Skarpe C, Zimmermann B, Cromsigt JPGM, Mathisen KM. 2021. Ungulate-adapted forestry shows promise for alleviating pine browsing damage. Forest Ecology and Management 482.

29.   Davies AB, Cromsigt JPGM, Tambling CJ, le Roux E, Vaughn N, Druce DJ, Marneweck DG, Asner GP. 2021. Environmental controls on African herbivore responses to landscapes of fear. Oikos 130: 171-186. 

30.   Spitzer R, Coissac E, Felton A, Fohringer C, Juvany L, Landman ML, Singh NJ, Taberlet P, Widemo F, Cromsigt JPGM. 2021. Small shrubs with large importance? Smaller deer may increase the moose-forestry conflict through feeding competition over Vaccinium shrubs in the field layer. Forest Ecology and Management 480.

31.   Loosen AE, Devineau O, Zimmermann B, Cromsigt JPGM, Pfeffer SE, Skarpe C, Mathisen K-M. 2021. Roads, forestry, and wolves interact to drive moose browsing behavior in Scandinavia. Ecosphere 12: e03358.

32.   Churski M, Spitzer R, Coissac E, Taberlet P, Lescinskaite J, van Ginkel HAL, Kuijper DPJ, Cromsigt JPGM. 2021. How do forest management and wolf space-use affect diet composition of the wolf’s main prey, red deer versus a non-prey species, European bison? Forest Ecology and Management 479.

33.   Pfeffer SE, Singh NJ, Cromsigt JPGM, Kalén C, Widemo F. 2021. Predictors of browsing damage on commercial forests – a study linking nationwide management data. Forest Ecology and Management 479.

34.   Aleman JC, Fayolle A, Favier C, Staver AC, Dexter KG, Ryan CM, Azihou AF, Bauman D, te Beest M, Chidumayo EN, Comiskey JA, Cromsigt JPGM, Dessard H, Doucet J-L, Finckh M, Gillet J-F, Gourlet-Fleury S, Hempson GP, Holdo RM, Kirunda B, Kouame FN, Mahy G, Gonçalves FMP, McNicol I, Nieto Quintano P, Plumptre AJ, Pritchard RC, Revermann R, Schmitt CB, Swemmer AM, Talila H, Woollen E, Swaine MD. 2020. Floristic evidence for alternative biome states in tropical Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117: 28183-28190,

35.   Neumann W, Widemo F, Singh NJ, Seiler A, Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. Strength of correlation between wildlife collision data and hunting bags varies among ungulate species and with management scale. European Journal of Wildlife Research 66.

36.   Le Roux E, van Veenhuisen LS, Kerley GIH, Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. Animal body-size distribution influences the ratios of nutrients supplied to plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117: 22256-22263.

37.    Spitzer R, Felton A, Landman M, Singh NJ, Widemo F, Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. Fifty years of European ungulate dietary studies: a synthesis. Oikos 129: 1668-1680.

38.   Veldhuis MP, Hofmeester TR, Balme G, Druce DJ, Pitman RT, Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. Predation risk constrains herbivores’ adaptive capacity to warming. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

39.   Kerley GIH, Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. From reindeer to rhino: reflections on 'Climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits of wilder rangelands'. South African Journal of Science 116: 1-2.

40.   Kerley GIH, te Beest M, Cromsigt JPGM, Pauly D, Shultz S. 2020. The protected area paradox and refugee species: the giant panda and shifted baselines towards conserving species in marginal habitats. Conservation Science and Practice 2: e203.

41.   Kerley, G.I.H., Cromsigt JPGM, Kowalczyk, R. 2020. European bison conservation cannot afford to ignore alternative hypotheses: A response to Perzanowski et al. Animal Conservation.

42.   Barnardo, T., Tambling, C.J., Davies, A.B., Klein-Snakenborg, S., Asner, G.P., le Roux, E., Cromsigt JPGM, Druce, D.J., Kerley, G.I.H. 2020. Opportunistic feeding by lions: non-preferred prey comprise an important part of lion diets in a habitat where preferred prey are abundant. Mammal Research. DOI: 10.1007/s13364-020-00481-3.

43.   Felton, A. M., Holmström, E., Malmsten, J., Felton, A., Cromsigt JPMG, Edenius, L., Ericsson G, Widemo, F. & Wam, H. K. 2020. Varied diets, including broadleaved forage, are important for a large herbivore species inhabiting highly modified landscapes. Scientific Reports 10: 1-13.

44.   Kattge et al. 2020. TRY plant trait database – Enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119-188.

45.   Spong G, Gould NP, Sahlen E, Cromsigt JPGM, Kindberg J and DePerno CS. 2020. Large-scale spatial variation of chronic stress signals in moose. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0225990. 

46.   Hofmeester TR, Young S, Juthberg S, Singh NJ, Widemo F, Andrén H, Linnell JDC and Cromsigt JPGM. 2020. Using by‐catch data from wildlife surveys to quantify climatic parameters and the timing of phenology for plants and animals using camera traps. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 6: 129-140.

47.   van Beeck Calkoen STS, Leigh-Moy K, Cromsigt JPGM, Spong G, Lebeau LC, Heurich M. The Blame Game: Using eDNA to identify species-specific tree browsing by red deer (Cervus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in a temperate forest. 2019. Forest Ecology and Management 451: 117483.

48.   Flezar U, le Roux E, Kerley GIH, Kuijper D, te Beest M, Druce DJ, Prinsloo D and Cromsigt JPGM. 2019. Simulated elephant-induced habitat changes can create dynamic landscapes of fear. Biological Conservation 237: 267-279.

49.   Veldhuis MP, Kihwele ES, Cromsigt JPGM, Ogutu JO, Hopcraft JGC, Owen-Smith N and Olff H. 2019. Large herbivore assemblages in a changing climate: incorporating water dependence and thermoregulation. Ecology Letters 22: 1536-1546.

50.   Kuijper DPJ, Churski M, Trouwborst A, Heurich M, Smit C, Kerley GIH & Cromsigt JPGM. 2019. Keep the wolf from the door: How to conserve wolves in Europe's human-dominated landscapes? Biological Conservation 235: 102-111.

51.   Landman M, Mgqatsa N, Cromsigt JPGM & Kerley GIH. 2019. Elephant effects on treefall and logfall highlight the absence of megaherbivores in coarse woody debris conceptual frameworks. Forest Ecology and Management 438: 57-62.

52.   Spitzer R, Churski M, Felton A, Heurich M, Kuijper DPJ, Landman M, Rodriguez E, Singh NJ, Taberlet P, van Beeck Calkoen S, Widemo F & Cromsigt JPGM. 2019. Doubting dung: eDNA reveals high rates of misidentification in diverse European ungulate communities. European Journal of Wildlife Research 65: 28.

53.   Hofmeester TR, Cromsigt JPGM, Odden J, Andrén H, Kindberg J and Linnell JDC. 2019. Framing pictures: a conceptual framework to identify and correct for biases in detection probability of camera traps enabling multi-species comparison. Ecology and Evolution 9: 2320-2336.

54.   le Roux E, Marneweck D, Clinning G, Druce DJ, Kerley GIH and Cromsigt JPGM. 2019. Top-down limits on prey populations may be more severe in larger prey species, despite having fewer predators. Ecography 42: 1115-1123.

55.   Fayolle A, Swaine MD, Aleman J, Azihou AF, Bauman D, te Beest M, Chidumayo EN, Cromsigt JPGM, Finck M, Gonçalves FMP, Gillet J-F, Gorel A, Hick A, Holdo R, Kirunda B, Mahy G, McNicol I, Ryan CM, Revermann R, Plumptre A, Pritchard R, Nieto-Quintano P, Schmitt CB, Seghieri J, Swemmer T, Talila H, Woollen E. 2019. A sharp floristic discontinuity revealed by the biogeographic regionalization of African savannas. Journal of Biogeography 46: 454-465.