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Lars Edenius

Published: 12 October 2016
Lars Edenius
My research revolves around management of large ungulates, moose in particular. I also use remote sensing as a tool to map and monitor moose and other wildlife habitat. Using observational and experimental data, coupled with national forest inventory data, I explore patterns and processes and model population demography in deciduous trees such as aspen. I have produced guidelines and manuals for survey techniques in the new moose management system. In 2012 I earned a position as senior extension lecturer in ecology with emphasis ungulate management. I also work as assistant coordinator for the Environmental monitoring (Foma) "Vilt" program . Another interest of mine is migratory connectivity in long-distance migratory birds which I study together with colleagues across Eurasia.


• Professor in wildlife ecology, with focus on ungulates and their management, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå, 2012-
• Senior researcher, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies (former Dept of Wildlife/Animal Ecology), SLU, Umeå, 1992-2011
• PhD-student, Dept of Animal Ecology, SLU, Umeå, 1988-1992
• County Administration Board, Västerbotten, 1980-1987


I am engaged in teaching only to a minor degree.


• Heureka-Mistra Programme, 2005-2008: developing habitat models in forest planning
• Thematic Research Program Wildlife and Forestry, 2008-2011: developing and testing methods to integrate wildlife and forest management
• Environmental monitoring (Foma), 2012-: metods for surveilling ungulate populations, food resources & use
• Holmen forest company 2012-: collaboration on building exclosures and monitoring ungulate browsing impacts in young forest
• Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), 2016-: exploring interactions between mammalian and insect damage on trees.


• Professorship in wildlife ecology, 2012
• Senior lecturer in wildlife ecology, 2011
• Associate Professor (Docent), 2001
• Doctor in Forest Sciences, 1992
• Graduation from the Royal School of Forestry, Stockholm, 1979 (Equivalent to current Masters of Science in Forestry)


I have supervised and co-supervised 5 finalized PhD and licentiate theses, 28 finished honours degree theses.

Selected publications

51 papers in peer-reviewed journals, whereof some recent:

Edenius, L., Mikusiński, G. & Bergh, J. 2011. Can repeated fertilizer applications to young Norway spruce enhance avian diversity in intensively managed forests? Ambio 40: 521-527. Edenius, L., Mikusiński, G., Witzell, J. & Bergh, J. 2012. Effects of repeated fertilization of young Norway spruce on foliar phenolics and arthropods: Implications for insectivorous birds’ food resources. Forest Ecology and Management 277: 38–45. Singh, N., Danell, K., Edenius, L. & Ericsson, G. 2014. Tackling the motivation to monitor: success and sustainability of a participatory monitoring programme. Ecology and Society Hudson, L. et al. 2014. The PREDICTS data base: a global data base of how global terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impact. Ecology and Evolution Edenius, L. & Ericsson, G. 2015. Effects of ungulate browsing on recruitment of aspen and rowan on productive soils: a demographic approach. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2014.000823 Edenius, L., Choi, C.-Y., Heim, W., Jaakkonen, T., de Jong, A., Ozaki, K. & Roberge, J.- M. 2016. The next common and widespread bunting to go? Global population decline in the Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica. Bird Conservation International, doi:10.1017/S0916000046

Popular publications, some recent examples:

Neumann et al. 2015. Årsrapport SYDÄLG Öster Malma 2014/2015: Rörelse, hemområden och reproduktion, Vilt, Fisk & Miljö, SLU, Umeå. Edenius L., Wulff, S. & Lindberg Alseryd, N. 2015. Trender i antal ringmärkta fåglar av 40 arter på Stora Fjäderäggs fågelstation, NE Sverige, 1985-2014. Ornis Svecica 25: 94-104. Edenius, L. 2016. Videsparvens okända vinterkvarter. Får Fågelvärld 1: 32. Edenius, L. 2015. Referenshägn för studier av påverkan av klövviltsbete på vegetationsutveckling – ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Holmen Skog och SLU. Årsrapport 2015. Edenius, L. 2015. Referensområden för klövviltförvaltning i södra Sverige. Årsrapport 2015.