Øystein Wiig

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Phone +47 22851688
Room 103, Zoological Museum
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Visiting address Tøyen Sars' gate 1
Postal address NCB - National Centre for Biosystematics University of Oslo Natural History Museum P.O. Box 1172 Blindern NO-0318 Oslo

Background

Cand. real. 1978
Dr. philos. 1994
Head Zoological museum 2000-2001
Head of Section for Zoology, Natural History Museum, 2001-2002
Board member Research Council of Norway Leiv Eriksson mobility program, 2005-2011
Board member Research Council of Norway International fellowship program, 2005-2011
Board member Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre, 2006-
Chairman IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 1993-1997.
Chairman NAMMCO Scientific Committee Working Group on the Population 1999- 2005, Status of Belugas and Narwhals in The North Atlantic.
Invited Specialist IWC Scientific Committee (bowhead whales) 2008,
IUCN Red List Authority Focal Point for Polar Bear 2005 –

Special fields

Professor in mammalogy. Research primarily related to Arctic marine mammals, in particular polar bears, walrus and bowhead whales. The studies are management oriented and related to movement patterns and distribution of populations. Many studies are related to effects of pollution in the marine environment. In later years the research has an increased focus on genetic analyse of ancient and present tissue samples in order to assess population structure. The research is also related to studies of systematic of terrestrial carnivores by application of craniometrical methods.

Tags: Zoology, Evolution, Management, Whalrus, White whale, Narwhal, Arctic marine mammals, Polar bears, Mammalogy, Systematics, Ecology, Effects of climate change, Bowhead whales

Publications

  • Gopalakrishnan, S.; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Ramos-Madrigal, J.; Niemann, J.; Castruita, J.A.S.; Vieira, S.G.; Carøe, C.; Montero, M.M.; Kuderna, L.; Serres, A.; Gonzales, V.M.; Liu, H-H; Wang, G-D.; Marques-Bonett, T.; Mirarab, S.; Fernandes, C.; Gaubert, P.; Koepfli, K-P.; Budd, J.; Rueness, E.K.; Heide-Jørgensen, M.P.; Petersen, B.; Sicheritz-Ponten, T.; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Hansen, A.J. & Gilbert, M.T.P. (2018). Interspecific gene flow shaped the evolution of the genus Canis.. Current Biology.  ISSN 0960-9822.
  • Laidre, K.L.; Stern, H.; Born, E.W.; Atkinson, S.N.; Wiig, Øystein; Andersen, L.W.; Lunn, N.J.; Regehr, E.V.; McGovern, R.; Dyck, M. & Heagerty, P. (2018). Range contraction and increasing isolation of a polar bear subpopulation in an era of sea ice loss. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758. . doi: 10.1002/ece3.3809
  • Laidre, K.L.; Stern, H.; Born, E.W.; Heagerty, P.; Atkinson, S.; Wiig, Øystein; Lunn, N.J.; Regehr, E.V.; McGovern, R. & Dyck, M. (2018). Winter and spring resource selection by Baffin Bay polar bears over two decades of sea ice loss.. Endangered Species Research.  ISSN 1863-5407.  36, s 1- 14
  • Sonne, Christian; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Rajala, Elisabeth; Agerholm, Jorgen S; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Gustavson, Kim; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Koch, Anders; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Schmidt, Nils Martin; Grøndahl, Carsten; Mosbacher, Jesper Bruun; Siebert, Ursula; Tryland, Morten; Mulvad, Gert; Born, Erik W; Laidre, Kristin; Wiig, Øystein; Dietz, Rune & Magnusson, Ulf (2018). Prevalence of antibodies against Brucella spp. in West Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and East Greenland muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus). Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060. . doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-2307-4 Show summary
  • Stafford, K.M.; Lydersen, Christian; Kovacs, K.M. & Wiig, Øystein (2018). Extreme diversity in the songs of Spitsbergen’s bowhead whales.. Current Biology.  ISSN 0960-9822.  14
  • Aars, Jon; Marques, T.A.; Lone, K.; Andersen, M.; Wiig, Øystein; Fløystad, I.M.B.; Hagen, S.B. & Buckland, S.T. (2017). The number and distribution of polar bears in the western Barents Sea area.. Polar Research.  ISSN 0800-0395.  36(1), s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1080/17518369.2017.1374125
  • Ahonen, Heidi; Stafford, Kathleen M.; de Steur, Laura; Lydersen, Christian; Wiig, Øystein & Kovacs, Kit M. (2017). The underwater soundscape in western Fram Strait: Breeding ground of Spitsbergen's endangered bowhead whales.. Marine Pollution Bulletin.  ISSN 0025-326X.  123(1-2), s 97- 112 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.09.019

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  • Aars, Jon; Marques, Tiago A.; Lone, Karen; Andersen, Magnus; Wiig, Øystein; Fløystad, Ida; Hagen, Snorre & Buckland, Stephen T. (2018). Corrigendum to: The number and distribution of polar bears in the western Barents Sea. Polar Research.  ISSN 0800-0395.  37(1) . doi: 10.1080/17518369.2018.1457880
  • Oliveira, A.C.; Wiig, Øystein & Ribeiro, A.C. (2018). FATORES DETERMINANTES NA OCORRÊNCIA DAS ESPÉCIES DE CARNIVOROS (MAMMALIA: CARNIVORA) EM ÁREAS DEGRADADAS NA AMAZÔNIA ORIENTAL(FACTORS DETERMINING THE OCCURRENCE OF CARNIVORE SPECIES (MAMMALIA: CARNIVORA) IN DEGRADED AREAS IN THE EASTERN AMAZON).
  • Oliveira, A.C.; Wiig, Øystein & Santos, J. (2018). Fatores determinantes para a abundância de espécies de mamíferos ameaçados em área de alta pressão antrópica na Amazônia oriental (Factors determining the abundance of threatened mammal species in an area of high anthropogenic pressure in the eastern Amazon).

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Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2013 10:30 AM