Scientific publications

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Bloom, P.H., Kidd, J.W., Thomas, S.E., Hipkiss, T., Hörnfeldt, B. & Kuehn, M.J. 2015. Trapping success using carrion with bow nets to capture adult Golden Eagles in Sweden. J. Raptor Res. 49: 92-97.

Khalil, H., Olsson, G., Ecke, F., Evander, M., Hjertqvist, M., Magnusson, M., Ottosson Löfvenius, M. & Hörnfeldt, B. 2014. The importance of bank vole density and rainy winters in predicting nephropathia epidemica incidence in northern Sweden. PLoS ONE 9: e111663. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111663.

Hipkiss, T., Moss, E. & Hörnfeldt, B. 2014. Variation in quality of Golden Eagle terrotories and a management strategy for wind farm projects in northern Sweden. Bird Study 61: 444-446.

Khalil, H., Hörnfeldt, B., Evander, M., Magnusson, M., Olsson, G. and Ecke, F. 2014. Dynamics and drivers of Hantavirus prevalence in rodent populations. Vector-Borne Zoonotic Dis. 14: 537-551.

Moss, E.H.R., Hipkiss, T., Ecke, F., Dettki, H., Sandström, P., Bloom, P.H., Kidd, J.W., Thomas, S.E. & Hörnfeldt, B. 2014. Home range size and examples of post-nesting movements for adult Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in boreal Sweden. J. Raptor Res. 48: 93-105.

Cornulier, T., Yoccoz, N.G., Bretagnolle, V., Brommer, J.E., Butet, A., Ecke, F., Elston, D.A., Framstad, E., Henttonen, H., Hörnfeldt, B., Huitu, O., Imholt, C., Ims, R.A., Jacob, J., Jędrzejewska, B., Millon, A., Petty, S.J., Pietiäinen, H., Tkadlec, E., Zub, K., Lambin, X. 2013. Europe-Wide Dampening of Population Cycles in Keystone Herbivores. Science 340: 63-66.

Hipkiss, T., Gustafsson, J., Eklund, U. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2013. Is the long-term decline of boreal owls in Sweden caused by avoidance of old boxes? J. Raptor Res. 47: 15-20.

Moss, E. H. R., Hipkiss, T., Oskarsson, I., Häger, A., Eriksson, T., Nilsson, L.-E., Halling, S., Nilsson, P.-O. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2012. Long-term study of reproductive performance in golden eagles in relation to food supply in boreal Sweden. J. Raptor Res. 46: 248-257.

Wahlström, H., Lindberg, A., Lindh, J., Wallensten, A., Lindqvist, R., Plym-Forshell, L., Osterman Lind, E., Ågren, E.O., Widgren, S., Carlsson, U., Christensson, D., Cedersmyg, M., Lindström, E., Olsson, G.E., Hörnfeldt, B., Barragan, A., Davelid, C., Hjertqvist, M. and Elvander, M. 2012. Investigations and actions taken during 2011 due to the first finding of Echinococcus multilocularis in Sweden. Eurosurveillance 17:10-17.

Rodushkin, I., Engström, E., Sörlin, D., Baxter, D., Hörnfeldt, B., Nyholm, E. & Ecke, F. 2011. Uptake and accumulation of anthropogenic  Os in free-living Bank voles (Myodes glareolus). Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 218: 603-610 (DOI 10.1007/s11270-010-0671-y, published online: 04 November 2010).

Ecke, F., Christensen, P., Rentz, R., Nilsson, M., Sandström, P. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2010. Landscape structure and the long-term decline of cyclic grey-sided voles in Fennoscandia. Landscape Ecology 25: 551-560 (

Niklasson, B., Råsten Almqvist, P., Hörnfeldt, B. and Klitz, W. 2009. Sudden infant death syndrome and Ljungan virus. Forensic Sci Med Pathol 5: 274-279.

Olsson, G.E., Hjertqvist, M., Lundkvist and Hörnfeldt, B. 2009. Predicting high risk for human hantavirus infections, Sweden. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15: 104-106. (download pdf-file)

Hipkiss, T., Stefansson, O. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2008. Effect of cyclic and declining food supply on great grey owls in boreal Sweden. Can. J. Zool. 86: 1426-1431 (doi: 10.1139/Z08-131). (download pdf-file)

Christensen, P., Ecke, F., Sandström, P., Nilsson, M. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2008. Can landscape properties predict occurrence of grey-sided voles? Pop. Ecol. 50: 169-179 (DOI 10.1007/s10144-008-0077-5). (download pdf-file)

Niklasson, B, Samsioe, A., Papadogiannakis, N., Kawecki, A., Hörnfeldt, B., Saade, G.R. and Klitz, W. 2007. Association of zoonotic Ljungan virus with intrauterine fetal deaths. Birth Defects Res (Part A) 79: 488-493.

Niklasson, B., Nyholm, E., Feinstein, R.E., Samsioe, A. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2006. Diabetes and myocarditis in voles and lemmings at cyclic peak densities – induced by Ljungan virus? Oecologia 150: 1-7.

Samsioe, A., Feinstein, R., Saade, G., Sjöholm, Å., Hörnfeldt, B., Fundele, R., Klitz, W. and Niklasson, B. 2006. Intrauterine death, fetal malformation, and delayed pregnancy in Ljungan-virus infected mice. Birth Defects Res. (Part B) 77: 251-256.

Hörnfeldt, B., Christensen, P., Sandström, P. & Ecke, F. 2006. Long-term decline and local extinction of Clethrionomys rufocanus in boreal Sweden. Landscape Ecology 21: 1135-1150.

Ecke, F., Christensen, P., Sandström, P. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2006. Identification of landscape elements related to declines of grey-sided vole populations. Landscape Ecology 21: 485-497.

Christensen, P. & Hörnfeldt, B. 2006. Habitat preference of Clethrionomys rufocanus in boreal Sweden. Landscape Ecology 21: 185-194.

Hörnfeldt, B., Hipkiss, T. & Eklund, U. 2005. Fading out of vole and predator cycles? Proc. Roy. Soc. B 272: 2045-2049. (download pdf-file)

Hipkiss, T. & Hörnfeldt, B. 2004. High interannual variation in the hatching sex ratio of Tengmalm’s owl broods during a vole cycle. Pop. Ecol. 46: 263-268. (download pdf-file)

Hörnfeldt, B. 2004. Long-term decline in numbers of cyclic voles in boreal Sweden: analysis and presentation of hypotheses. Oikos 107: 376-392. (download pdf-file)

Ecke, F., Hörnfeldt, B., Christensen, P. and Löfgren, O. 2003. Habitat selection and population dynamics of small mammals on different spatial scales in a Swedish mountain region. In Effects of landscape patterns on small mammal abundance by F. Ecke. PhD Thesis, Luleå University of Technology.

Olsson, G. E., Dalerum, F., Hörnfeldt, B., Elgh, F., Palo, T.R., Juto, P. and Ahlm, C. 2003. Human hantavirus infections, Sweden. Emerging Infectious Diseases 9: 1395-1401. (download pdf-file)

Niklasson, B., Hörnfeldt, B., Nyholm, E., Niedrig, M., Donoso-Mantke, O., Gelderblom, H.R. and Lernmark, Å. 2003. Type1 diabetes in Swedish bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus): signs of disease in both colonized and in wild cyclic populations at peak density. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences on Immunology of Diabetes II. 1005: 170-175.

Christensen, P. and Hörnfeldt, B. 2003. Long-term decline of vole populations in northern Sweden: a test of the destructive sampling hypothesis. J. Mammal. 84: 1292-1299.

Hipkiss, T., Hörnfeldt, B., Eklund, U. and Berlin, S. 2002. Year-dependent sex-biased mortality in supplementary-fed Tengmalm´s owl nestlings. J. Anim. Ecol.  71: 693-699. (download pdf-file)

Hipkiss, T., Hörnfeldt, B., Lundmark, Å., Norbäck, M. and Ellegren, H. 2002. Sex ratio and age structure of nomadic Tengmalm´s owls: a molecular approach. J. Avian Biol. 33: 107-110. (download pdf-file)

Hörnfeldt, B., Hipkiss, T. and Eklund, U. 2001. Juvenile sex ratio in relation to breeding success in Capercaillie and Black Grouse. Ibis 143: 627-631

Ecke, F., Löfgren, O., Hörnfeldt, B., Eklund, U., Ericsson, P. and Sörlin, D. 2001. Abundance and diversity of small mammals in relation to structural habitat factors. Ecological Bulletins 49: 165-171.

Hörnfeldt, B., Hipkiss, T., Fridolfsson, A.-K., Eklund, U. & Ellegren, H. 2000. Sex ratio and fledging success of supplementary-fed Tengmalm´s owl broods. Molecular Ecology 9: 187-192. (download pdf-file)

Niklasson, B., Kinnunen, L., Hörnfeldt, B., Hörling, J., Benemar, C., Hedlund, K.O., Matskova, L., Hyypiä, T., and Winberg, G. 1999. A new picornavirus isolated from bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus). Virology 255: 86-93.

Niklasson, B., Hörnfeldt, B., and Lundman, B. 1998. Could myocarditis, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and Guillain-Barré syndrome be caused by one or more infectious agents carried by rodents? Emerging Infectious Diseases 4: 187-193. (download pdf-file)

Löfgren, O., Hörnfeldt, B., and Eklund, U. 1996. Effects of supplemental food on a cyclic Clethrionomys glareolus population at peak density. Acta Theriologica 41: 383-394.

Hörling, J. Lundkvist, Å., Jaarola, M., Plyusnin, A., Tegelström, H., Persson, K., Lehväslaiho, H., Hörnfeldt, B., Vaheri, A., and Niklasson, B. 1996. Distribution and genetic heterogeneity of Puumala virus in Sweden. Journal of General Virology 77: 2555-2562.

Hörnfeldt, B., and Nyholm, E. 1996. Breeding performance of Tengmalm´s Owl in a heavy metal pollution gradient. Journal of Applied Ecology 33: 377-386.

Niklasson, B., Hörnfeldt, B., Lundkvist, Å., Björsten, S., and LeDuc, J. 1995. Temporal dynamics of Puumala virus antibody prevalence in voles and of nephropathia epidemica incidence in humans. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 53: 134-140.

Lindström, E.R., and Hörnfeldt, B. 1994. Vole cycles, snow depth and fox predation. Oikos 70: 156-160.

Lindström, E.R., Andrén, H., Angelstam, P., Cederlund, G., Hörnfeldt, B., Jäderberg, L., Lemnell, P.-A., Martinsson, B., Sköld, K., and Swenson, J.E. 1994. Disease reveals the predator: sarcoptic mange, red fox predation and prey populations. Ecology 75: 1042-1049.

Carlsson, B.-G., and Hörnfeldt, B. 1994. Determination of nestling age and laying date in Tengmalm´s Owl: use of wing length and body mass. Condor 96: 555-559.

Hörnfeldt, B. 1994. Delayed density dependence as a determinant of vole cycles. Ecology 75: 791-806.

Niklasson, B., Hörnfeldt, B., Mullaart, M., Settergren, B., Tkachenko, E., Myasnikov, Y.A., Ryltceva, E.V., Leschinskaya, E., Malkin, A., and Dzagurova, T. 1993. An epidemiologic study of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Bashkirtostan (Russia) and Sweden. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 48: 670-675.

Hörnfeldt, B. 1991. Cycles of voles, predators, and alternative prey in boreal Sweden. PhD Thesis, University of Umeå.

Hörnfeldt, B. and Eklund, U. 1990. The effect of food on laying date and clutch size in Tengmalm's owl. Ibis 132: 395-406.

Hörnfeldt, B., Carlsson, B.-G., Löfgren, O. and Eklund, U. 1990. Effects of cyclic food supply on breeding performance in Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus). Can. J. Zool. 68: 522-530.

Carlsson, B.-G., and Hörnfeldt, B. 1989. Trigyny in Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus induced by supplementary feeding? Ornis Scand. 20: 155-156.

Hörnfeldt, B., Carlsson, B.-G., and Nordström, Å. 1988. Molt of primaries and age determination in Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus). Auk 105: 783-789.

Danell, K. and Hörnfeldt, B. 1987. Numerical responses by populations of red fox and mountain hare during an outbreak of sarcoptic mange. Oecologia 73: 533-536.

Carlsson, B.-G., Hörnfeldt, B., and Löfgren, O. 1987. Bigyny in Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus: effect of mating strategy on breeding success. Ornis Scand. 18: 237-243.

Löfgren, O., Hörnfeldt, B., and Carlsson, B.-G. 1986. Site tenacity and nomadism in Tengmalm's owl (Aegolius funereus (L.)) in relation to cyclic food production. Oecologia 69: 321-326.

Hörnfeldt, B., Löfgren, O., and Carlsson, B.-G. 1986. Cycles in voles and small game in relation to variations in plant production indices in northern Sweden. Oecologia 68: 496-502.

Hörnfeldt, B. 1978. Synchronous population fluctuations in voles, small game, owls and tularemia in northern Sweden. Oecologia 32: 141-152.

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