Øystein Wiig

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Phone +47 22851688
Room 103, Zoological Museum
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


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


  • Wiig, Øystein; Hufthammer, A.K. & Bachmann, Lutz (2019). Late Pleistocene and Holocene occurrence of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) along the coasts of Norway.. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060.
  • Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Ramos-Madrigal, Jazmín; Niemann, Jonas; Samaniego Castruita, Jose A.; Vieira, Filipe G.; Carøe, Christian; Montero, Marc de Manuel; Kuderna, Lukas; Serres, Aitor; González-Basallote, Victor Manuel; Liu, Yan-Hu; Wang, Guo-Dong; Marques-Bonet, Tomas; Mirarab, Siavash; Fernandes, Carlos; Gaubert, Philippe; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter; Budd, Jane; Rueness, Eli Knispel; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads-Peter; Petersen, Bent; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Hansen, Anders J. & Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (2018). Interspecific gene flow shaped the evolution of the genus Canis. Current Biology.  ISSN 0960-9822.  28(21), s 3441- 3449 . doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.041 Show summary
  • 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
  • Laidre, Kristin L.; Stern, Harry; Born, Erik W.; Heagerty, Patrick; Atkinson, Stephen; Wiig, Øystein; Lunn, Nicholas J.; Regehr, Eric V.; McGovern, Richard & Dyck, Markus (2018). Changes in winter and spring resource selection by polar bears Ursus maritimus in Baffin Bay over two decades of sea-ice loss. Endangered Species Research.  ISSN 1863-5407.  36, s 1- 14 . doi: 10.3354/esr00886
  • Selås, Vidar; Framstad, Erik; Sonerud, Geir Andreas; Wegge, Per & Wiig, Øystein (2018). Voles and climate in Norway: Is the abundance of herbivorous species inversely related to summer temperature?. Acta Oecologica.  ISSN 1146-609X. . doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2018.12.002 Show summary
  • Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Vieira, Filipe G.; Samaniego, Jose A; Raundrup, Katrine; Heide Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Meldgaard, Morten; Petersen, Bent; Sicheritz-Ponten, Thomas; Mikkelsen, Johan Brus; Marquard-Petersen, Ulf; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Dalén, Love; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Hansen, Anders J. & Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (2018). Population genomics of grey wolves and wolf-like canids in North America. PLoS Genetics.  ISSN 1553-7390.  14:e1007745(11) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007745
  • Sonne, Christian; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Rajala, Elisabeth; Agerholm, Jørgen 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.  41(9), s 1671- 1680 . doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-2307-4 Show summary
  • Stafford, K.M.; Lydersen, Christian; Wiig, Øystein & Kovacs, Kit M. (2018). Extreme diversity in the songs of Spitsbergen's bowhead whales. Biology Letters.  ISSN 1744-9561.  14(4) . doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0056
  • Wiig, Øystein; Henrichsen, P.; Sjøvold, T.; Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L.; Dietz, R.; Sonne, C. & Aars, Jon (2018). Variation in non-metrical skull traits (1830-2013) across East Greenland and adjacent polar bear (Ursus maritimus) subpopulations.. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2435-x
  • 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
  • Andersen, L.W.; Jacobsen, M.W.; Lydersen, Christian; Semenova, V.; Boltunov, A.N.; Born, E.W.; Wiig, Øystein & Kovacs, K.M. (2017). Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in the Pechora Sea in the context of contemporary population structure of Northeast Atlantic walruses.. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  ISSN 0024-4066.  122, s 897- 915
  • Daugaard-Petersen, T.; Langebæk, R.; Riget, F.; Letcher, R.J.; Hyldstryp, L.; Jenssen, J.E.B.; Bechshöft, T.; Wiig, Øystein; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Pertoldi, C.; Lorenzen, Eline D.; Dietz, R. & Sonne, C. (2017). Persistent organic pollutants, skull size and bone density of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland 1892-2015 and Svalbard 1964-2004. Environmental Research.  ISSN 0013-9351.  162, s 74- 80 . doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.12.009
  • Escajeda, Erica; Laidre, Kristin L.; Born, Erik W.; Wiig, Øystein; Atkinson, Stephen; Dyck, Markus; Ferguson, Steven H.; Lunn, Nicholas J. & Ferguson, S.H. (2017). Identifying shifts in maternity den phenology and habitat characteristics of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Baffin Bay and Kane Basin. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060.  41(1), s 87- 100 . doi: 10.1007/s00300-017-2172-6
  • Kinoshita, Emi; Kosintsev, P; Raichev, Evgeniy G.; Haukisalmi, Voitto K.; Kryukov, Alexey P.; Wiig, Øystein; Abramov, Alexei; Kaneko, Yayoi & Masuda, Ryuichi (2017). Molecular phylogeny of Eurasian badgers (Meles) around the distribution boundaries, revealed by analyses of mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomal genes. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology.  ISSN 0305-1978.  71, s 121- 130 . doi: 10.1016/j.bse.2017.01.011
  • Wiig, Øystein; Born, Erik W.; Laidre, Kristin L.; Dietz, Rune; Jensen, Mikkel Villum; Durner, George M.; Pagano, Anthony M; Regehr, Eric; St Martin, Michelle; Atkinson, Stephen & Dyck, Markus (2017). Performance and retention of lightweight satellite radio tags applied to the ears of polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Animal Biotelemetry.  ISSN 2050-3385.  5(1), s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1186/s40317-017-0124-0
  • Lindqvist, Charlotte; Roy, Tilottama; Lydersen, Christian; Kovacs, Kit; Aars, Jon; Wiig, Øystein & Bachmann, Lutz (2016). Genetic diversity of historical Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from Bjørnøya and Håøya (Tusenøyane), Svalbard, Norway. BMC Research Notes.  ISSN 1756-0500.  9 . doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1907-8 Show summary
  • Nyhus, Erik Sanderud; Lindqvist, Charlotte; Kovacs, Kit; Lydersen, Christian; Wiig, Øystein & Bachmann, Lutz (2016). Mitogenomes of contemporary Spitsbergen stock bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources.  ISSN 2380-2359.  1(1), s 898- 900 . doi: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1258345 Show summary
  • Regehr, E.V.; Laidre, K.L.; Akcakaya, H. Resit; Amstrup, Steven C.; Atwood, T.C.; Lunn, N.J.; Obbard, M.E.; Stern, H.; Thiemann, G.W. & Wiig, Øystein (2016). Conservation status of polar bears (Ursus maritimus)in relation to projected sea-ice declines. Biology Letters.  ISSN 1744-9561.  12(12) . doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0556
  • Laidre, Kristin L.; Born, Erik W.; Heagerty, Patrick; Wiig, Øystein; Stern, Harry; Dietz, Rune; Aars, Jon & Andersen, Magnus (2015). Shifts in female polar bear (Ursus maritimus) habitat use in East Greenland. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060. . doi: 10.1007/s00300-015-1648-5
  • Laidre, Kristin L.; Stern, Harry; Kovacs, Kit; Lowry, Lloyd; Moore, Sue E.; Regehr, Eric V.; Ferguson, Steven H.; Wiig, Øystein; Boveng, Peter; Angliss, Robyn P.; Born, Erik W.; Litovka, Dennis; Quakenbush, Lori; Lydersen, Christian; Vongraven, Dag & Ugarte, Fernando (2015). Arctic marine mammal population status, sea ice habitat loss, and conservation recommendations for the 21st century. Conservation Biology.  ISSN 0888-8892.  29(3), s 724- 737 . doi: 10.1111/cobi.12474
  • Patyk, Kelly A; Duncan, Colleen; Nol, Pauline; Sonne, Christian; Laidre, Kristin L.; Obbard, Martyn; Wiig, Øystein; Aars, Jon; Regehr, Eric V.; Gustafson, Lori L. & Atwood, Todd (2015). Establishing a definition of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) health: A guide to research and management activities. Science of the Total Environment.  ISSN 0048-9697.  514, s 371- 378 . doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.007
  • Peacock, Elisabeth; Sonsthagen, Sarah A.; Obbard, Martyn E.; Boltunov, Andrei; Regehr, Eric V.; Ovsyanikov, Nikita; Aars, Jon; Atkinson, Stephen N.; Sage, George K.; Hope, Andrew G.; Zeyl, Eve Marie Louise; Bachmann, Lutz; Ehrich, Dorothee; Scribner, Kim T.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Belikov, Stanislav; Born, Erik W.; Derocher, Andrew E.; Stirling, Ian; Taylor, Mitchell K.; Wiig, Øystein; Paetkau, David & Talbot, Sandra L (2015). Implications of the circumpolar genetic structure of polar bears for their conservation in a rapidly warming Arctic. PLoS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  10:0112021(1) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112021 Show summary
  • Rekdal, Silje Larsen; Guldborg Hansen, Rikke; Borchers, David L.; Bachmann, Lutz; Laidre, Kristin L.; Wiig, Øystein; Hjort Nielsen, Nynne; Fossette, Sabrina; Tervo, Outi & Heide Jørgensen, Mads Peter (2015). Trends in bowhead whales in West Greenland: aerial surveys versus genetic capture-recapture analyses. Marine mammal science.  ISSN 0824-0469.  31, s 133- 154 . doi: 10.1111/mms.12150 Show summary
  • Wiig, Øystein; Amstrup, S.C.; Atwood, T.; Laidre, K.; Lunn, N.; Obbard, M.; Regehr, E. & Thiemann, G. (2015). Ursus maritimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  ISSN 2307-8235. . doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T22823A14871490.en
  • Acquarone, Mario; Born, Erik W.; Griffiths, David; Knutsen, Lars Øyvind; Wiig, Øystein & Gjertz, Ian (2014). Evaluation of etorphine reversed by diprenorphine for the immobilisation of free-ranging Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus L.). NAMMCO scientific publications.  ISSN 1560-2206.  9 . doi: 10.7557/3.2944 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Wiig, Øystein & Bachmann, Lutz (2014). Fluctuating asymmetry and inbreeding in Scandinavian gray wolves (Canis lupus). Acta Theriologica.  ISSN 0001-7051.  59(3), s 399- 405 . doi: 10.1007/s13364-014-0174-0
  • Wiig, Øystein; Born, Erik W & Stewart, Robert E.A. (2014). Management of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in the arctic Atlantic. NAMMCO scientific publications.  ISSN 1560-2206.  9 . doi: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/NAMMCOSP/article/view/2855
  • Bytingsvik, Jenny; Simon, Eszter; Leonards, Pim E.G.; Lamoree, Marja; Lie, Elisabeth; Aars, Jon; Derocher, Andrew E.; Wiig, Øystein; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro & Hamers, Timo (2013). Transthyretin-Binding Activity of Contaminants in Blood from Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Cubs. Environmental Science and Technology.  ISSN 0013-936X.  47(9), s 4778- 4786 . doi: 10.1021/es305160v
  • Derocher, Andrew E.; Aars, Jon; Amstrup, Steven C.; Cutting, Amy; Lunn, Nick J.; Molnar, Péter K.; Obbard, Martyn E.; Stirling, Ian; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Vongraven, Dag; Wiig, Øystein & York, Geoffrey (2013). Rapid ecosystem change and polar bear conservation. Conservation Letters.  ISSN 1755-263X.  6(5), s 368- 375 . doi: 10.1111/conl.12009
  • Dietz, Rune; Sonne, C.; Basu, N.; Braune, B.; O'Hara, T.; Letcher, R.J.; Scheuhammer, T.; Andersen, Magnus; Andreasen, C.; Andriashek, D.; Asmund, G.; Aubail, A.; Baagøe, H.; Born, E.W.; Chan, H.M.; Derocher, A.E.; Grandjean, P.; Knott, K.; Kirkegaard, M.; Krey, A.; Lunn, N.J.; Messier, F.; Obbard, M.; Olsen, M.T.; Ostertag, S.; Peacock, E.; Renzoni, A.; Rigét, Frank F.; Skåre, Janneche Utne; Stern, G.; Stirling, I.; Taylor, M.; Wiig, Øystein; Wilson, S. & Aars, Jon (2013). What are the toxicological effects of mercury in Arctic biota?. Science of the Total Environment.  ISSN 0048-9697.  443, s 775- 790 . doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.046
  • Reid, D.G.; Berteaux, D.; Laidre, K.L.; Angerbjörn, A.; Angliss, R.; Born, E.W.; Boveng, P.; Ehrich, Dorothee; Ferguson, S.H.; Garlich-Miller, J.; Gauthier, G.; Gunn, A.; Kovacs, K.M.; Lecompte, N.; Lowry, L.F.; McLoughlin, P.; Litovka, D.; Moore, S.E.; Mustonen, K.; Mustonen, T.; Nguyen, L.; Peacock, E.; Poole, K.; Quakenbush, L.; Russel, D.; Schmidt, N.M.; Sheftel, B.; Simpkins, M.; Sittler, B.; Slough, B.; Smith, A.; Ugarte, F.; Vila, C.; Vongraven, D. & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Mammals, In Hans Meltofte (ed.),  Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in arctic biodiversity.  Conservation of arctic flora and fauna.  ISBN 978-9935-431-22-6.  Chapter 3.  s 78 - 141
  • Sasaki, Motoki; Fuglei, Eva; Wiig, Øystein; Fukui, Yutaka & Kitamura, Nobuo (2013). The structure of the masticatory muscles in the Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus). Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  ISSN 1342-6133.  18, s 23- 27 . doi: 10.5686/jjzwm.18.23
  • Wiig, Øystein & Bachmann, Lutz (2013). The Mammal type specimens at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway. Zootaxa.  ISSN 1175-5326.  3736, s 587- 597 . doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3736.5.9
  • Moore, Sue E.; Stafford, Kathleen M.; Melling, Humfrey; Berchok, Catherine; Wiig, Øystein; Kovacs, Kit M.; Lydersen, Christian & Richter-Menge, Jackie (2012). Comparing marine mammal acoustic habitats in Atlantic and Pacific sectors of the High Arctic: year-long records from Fram Strait and the Chukchi Plateau. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060.  35(3), s 475- 480 . doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1086-y
  • Andersen, M.; Derocher, A.E.; Wiig, Øystein & Aars, Jon (2012). Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) maternity den distribution in Svalbard, Norway. Polar Biology.  ISSN 0722-4060.  35(4), s 499- 508 . doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1094-y
  • Aubail, Aurore; Dietz, Rune; Rigét, Frank; Sonne, Christian; Wiig, Øystein & Caurant, Florence (2012). Temporal trend of mercury in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard using teeth as a biomonitoring tissue. Journal of Environmental Monitoring.  ISSN 1464-0325.  14(1), s 56- 63 . doi: 10.1039/c1em10681c
  • Bytingsvik, Jenny; Lie, Elisabeth; Aars, Jon; Derocher, Andrew E.; Wiig, Øystein & Jenssen, Bjørn Munro (2012). PCBs and OH-PCBs in polar bear mother-cub pairs: A comparative plasma levels in 1998 and 2008. Science of the Total Environment.  ISSN 0048-9697.  417-418, s 117- 128 . doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.033
  • Bytingsvik, Jenny; van Leeuwen, S.; Hamers, T.; Swart, K.; Aars, Jon; Lie, Elisabeth; Nilsen, Else Mari Espseth; Wiig, Øystein; Derocher, Andrew E. & Jenssen, Bjørn Munro (2012). Perfluoroalkyl substances in polar bear mother-cub pairs: A comparative study based on plasma levels from 1998 and 2008. Environment International.  ISSN 0160-4120.  49, s 92- 99 . doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2012.08.004
  • Laidre, Kristin L; Born, E.W.; Gurarie, E.; Wiig, Øystein & Stern, H. (2012). Females roam while males patrol: Divergence in breeding season movements of pack-ice polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences.  ISSN 0962-8452. . doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2371
  • Lydersen, C.; Freitas, Carla Marília Abreu; Wiig, Øystein; Bachmann, Lutz; Heide-Jørgensen, M.P.; Swift, R. & Kovacs, Kit (2012). Lost Highway Not Forgotten: Satellite Tracking of a Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) from the Critically Endangered Spitsbergen Stock. Arctic.  ISSN 0004-0843.  65(1), s 76- 86
  • Miller, Webb; Schuster, Stephan C; Welch, Andreanna; Ratan, Aakrosh; Bedoya-Reina, Oscar C; Zhao, Fangqing; Kim, Hie Lim; Burhans, Richard C; Drautz, Daniela I; Wittekindt, Nicola E; Tomsho, Lynn P; Ibarra-Laclette, Enrique; Herrera-Estrella, Luis; Peacock, Elizabeth E.; Farley, Sean; Sage, George; Rode, Karyn; Obbard, Martyn; Montiel, Rafael; Bachmann, Lutz; Ingólfsson, Ólafur; Aars, Jon; Mailund, Thomas; Wiig, Øystein; Talbot, Sandra L & Lindqvist, Charlotte (2012). Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  109(36), s E2382- E2390 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210506109
  • Pertoldi, Cino; Sonne, Christian; Wiig, Øystein; Baagøe, Hans J; Loeschcke, Volker & Bechshøft, Thea (2012). East Greenland and Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus): adaptive variation between two populations using skull morphometrics as an indicator of environmental and genetic differences. Hereditas.  ISSN 0018-0661.  149(3), s 99- 107 . doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5223.2012.02259.x
  • Rode, Karyn; Peacock, Elizabeth E.; Taylor, Mitchell; Stirling, Ian; Born, Erik W.; Laidre, Kristin L. & Wiig, Øystein (2012). A tale of two polar bear populations: ice habitat, harvest, and body condition. Population Ecology.  ISSN 1438-3896.  54(1), s 3- 18 . doi: 10.1007/s10144-011-0299-9
  • Stafford, K.M.; Moore, S.E.; Berchok, C.L.; Wiig, Øystein; Lydersen, Christian; Hansen, Edmond; Kalmbach, D. & Kovacs, Kit (2012). Spitsbergen’s endangered bowhead whales sing throughout the polar night. Endangered Species Research.  ISSN 1863-5407.  18, s 95- 103

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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 & 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).
  • Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein & Nyhus, E.S. (2017). Genomic Analyses of Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)individuals..
  • Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L. & Wiig, Øystein (2017). Isbjørnene i Baffin Bugt og Kane Bassin.. Grønland.  ISSN 0017-4556.  65, s 94- 107
  • Cabrera, A.A.; Aars, Jon; Bachmann, Lutz; Dietz, R.; Heide-Jørgensen, M.P.; Lydersen, Christian; Kovacs, K.M.; Wiig, Øystein & Palsbøll, P.J. (2017). Life history traits predict demographic responses to Life history traits predict demographic responses to global warming in Arctic marine mammals..
  • Oliveira, A.C.; Wiig, Øystein; Sena, L.; Santos, J.; Ribeiro, Ana & Carvalho, A. (2017). Monitoramento de mamíferos terrestres em Paragominas: entendendo como estes animais sobrevivem e se distribuem numa paisagem degradada (Monitoring terrestrial Mammals in Paragominas)..
  • Oliveira, A.C.; Wiig, Øystein; Sena, L.; Santos, J.; Ribeiro, Ana & Carvalho, A. (2017). Monitoramento de mamíferos terrestres em Paragominas: entendendo como estes animais sobrevivem e se distribuem numa paisagem degradada. (Monitoring terrestrial Mammals in Paragominas).
  • Regehr, E.V.; Atkinson, S.; Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L.; Lunn, N.J. & Wiig, Øystein (2017). Regehr, E.V., S. Atkinson, E.W. Born, K.L. Laidre, N.J. Harvest Assessment for the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin Polar Bear Subpopulations: Final Report to the Canada-Greenland Joint Commission on Polar Bear..
  • Stern, J.H.; Laidre, K.L.; McKinney, M.; Born, E.W.; Wiig, Øystein; Sonne, C.; Dietz, R. & Fisk, A. (2017). Foraging Strategies of Baffin Bay Polar Bears..
  • Wiig, Øystein; Bachmann, Lutz; Hansen, A.J.; Gilbert, M.T.P. & Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander (2017). Never cry wolf. The origin and genomic history of the indigenous Greenland dogs and wolves.. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 1917.
  • Wiig, Øystein; Morato, R.; Oliveira, A.C.; Sena, L.; Barbosa, V.; Araujo, G. & Silva, L. (2017). Pegar onças-pintadas na Paragominas (Tagging jaguars in Paragominas)..
  • Wiig, Øystein; Oliveira, A.C.; Sena, L.; Santos, J.; Ribeiro, Ana & Carvalho, A. (2017). Pesquisando mamíferos em Paragominas. (Surveying Mammals in Paragominas).
  • Atkinson, S.; Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L.; Lunn, N.J.; Wiig, Øystein; Arnold, T.; Dyck, M.; Regehr, E.V.; Stern, H. & Stapleton, S. (2016). Re-assessment of the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bear subpopulations: final report to the Canada-Greenland Joint Commission on Polar Bear..
  • Wiig, Øystein; Gjertz, Ian; Lydersen, Christian; Stewart, Robert EA; Ready, Elspeth & Monchot, Herve (2016). Letter to the Editor/Erratum. Anthropozoologica.  ISSN 0761-3032.  51(1), s 67- 69 . doi: 10.5252/az2016n1a5
  • Andersen, M.; Lone, K.; Marques, T.A.; Buckland, S.T.; Wiig, Øystein & Aars, Jon (2015). Methodological setup for a large scale polar bear aerial survey in the Barents Sea in 2015..
  • Wiig, Øystein (2015, 08. april). Gaupa kan bli utryddet i Norge.  Klassekampen.
  • Wiig, Øystein; Bjørge, Arne Jostein; Isaksen, Kjell; Kovacs, Kit; Swenson, Jon & Syvertsen, Per Ole (2015). Pattedyr, Mammalia, I: Snorre Henriksen & Olga Hilmo (red.),  Norsk rødliste for arter 2015. Versjon 1.2.  Artsdatabanken.  ISBN 978-82-92838-41-9.  Kapittel.
  • Acquarone, Mario; Born, Erik W.; Griffiths, David; Knutsen, Lars Øivind; Wiig, Øystein & Gjertz, Ian (2014). Evaluation of etorphine reversed by diprenorphine for the immobilisation of free-ranging Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus L.).
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 19. mars). Ekko i Amasonas. [Radio].
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 21. juli). Fra ishavet til tropevarme.  Fedrelandsvennen.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 01. desember). Ga Galapagos-skalle til Darwin Foundation. [Internett].  www.forskning.no.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014). Hvorfor isbjørnen er truet av klimaendringer.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014). Isbjørn og isbjørnforskning.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014). Merking av jaguarer i Brasil.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 27. november). NHM ga Galapagos-skalle til Darwin Foundation. [Internett].  www.nhm.uio.no.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 22. oktober). På jaguarmerking i Amazonas. [Internett].  www.nhm.uio.no.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 23. april). Skattekammeret. [Fagblad].  Apollon.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2014, 26. mai). Viltkameraer overvåker Amazonas-regnskogen. [Radio].  NRK P2 Ekko.
  • Wiig, Øystein & Lydersen, Christian (2014, 30. januar). Tar hvalprøver med armbrøst.  Tromsø.
  • Acquarone, Mario; Born, Erik W.; Griffiths, David; Knutsen, Lars Øivind; Wiig, Øystein & Gjertz, Ian (2013). Evaluation of etorphine reversed by diprenorphine for the immobilisation of free-ranging Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus L.).
  • Acquarone, Mario; Born, Erik W.; Griffiths, David; Knutsen, Lars Øivind; Wiig, Øystein & Gjertz, Ian (2013). Immobilization of Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus L.) by etorphine hydrochloride reversed with diprenorphine hydrochloride.
  • Bachmann, Lutz; Aars, Jon & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Hvor gammel er isbjørnen som art?. Naturen.  ISSN 0028-0887.  137, s 115- 120
  • Bachmann, Lutz; Grond, Joost; Hahn, Christoph & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Towards Paleo-Population Genomics of Spitsbergen Bowhead Whales. META.  ISSN 1890-2987.  (01/2013), s 14- 18
  • Bachmann, Lutz; Hahn, Christoph; Grond, Joost; Lindqvist, Charlotte & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Paleogenomics of Spitsbergen Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus).
  • Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L. & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Tjek på isbjørnen. [Video ].
  • Born, E.W.; Laidre, K.L.; Wiig, Øystein & Andersen, S. (2013, 20. juni). Isbjørnmerking i Melvillbukten. 30 min film for TV. [TV].  DK4 Danmark.
  • Cabrera, Andrea A.; van der Zee, Jurjan P.; Berube, Martine; Aars, Jon; Bachmann, Lutz; Beissinger, Steven R.; Conklin, Jesse; Dietz, Rune; Dodd, Richard; Heide Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Kovacs, Kit; Larsen, Finn; Lydersen, Christian; Olsen, Morten T.; Ramp, Christian; Sears, Richard; Wiig, Øystein; Vikingsson, Gisli A.; Verkuil, Yvonne; Øien, Nils Inge & Palsbøll, Per J. (2013). Genomic signatures of past global warming in Arctic marine mammals.
  • Cabrera, Andrea A.; van der Zee, Jurjan P.; Olsen, Morten T.; Kovacs, Kit; Lydersen, Christian; Aars, Jon; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Berube, Martine & Palsbøll, Per J. (2013). Historical population dynamics of ringed seals, Pusa hispida, of the Svalbard archipelago: Predicting the response to climate change.
  • Ekker, M.; Aars, Jon; Haugan, M.; Jernqvist, E.; Stokke, E.; Vongraven, D. & Wiig, Øystein (2013). Norsk handlingsplan for isbjørn.
  • Havmoeller, R.G.; Dalebout, M.; Foote, A.; Whitehead, H.; Allentoft, M.; Hooker, S.; Vikingsson, G.; Bjørnsson, T.; Bloch, D.; Mikkelsen, B.; Floody, Z.; Herman, J.; Raid, B.; Ryan, C.; Berrow, S.; Deaville, R.; Heath, T.; Sabin, R.; Frafjord, K.; Oien, N.; Wiig, Øystein; Dalen, L.; Mije, S.; Madsen, P.T.; Kyhn, L.; Baagoe, H.; Gregersen, K.; Johansson, F.; Nilson, G.; Kristensen, R.M.; Gilbert, M.T. & Olsen, M.T. (2013). Population structure and demographic effects of whaling in the elusive northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) investigated by use of modern and historic DNA.
  • Sinding, Mikkel-Holger; Tervo, Outi; Fietz, Katharina; McLeod, Brenna; Christoffersen, Mads; Grønnow, Bjarne; Gulløv, Hans Christian; Toft, Peter Andreas; Frasier, Timothy; Heide Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Olsen, Morten T.; Gilbert, Thomas & Foote, Andre D. (2013). Ancient DNA reveals a long-term highly skewed sex ratio in West Greenlandic bowhead whales.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 28. februar). – Grunn til å bekymre seg over villsvin i Noreg. [Internett].  forskning.no.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 26. februar). – Grunn til å bekymre seg over villsvin i Noreg. [Internett].  http://www.nrk.no/.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 28. februar). - Ikke skyt sjefssugga. [Internett].  http://www.smaalenene.no/nyheter/article6525219.ece.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 02. desember). Grønlandshval synger i Framstredet. [Radio].  NRK P2 Ekko.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 22. november). Villsvin på skogen.  Dagens Næringsliv Magasin.
  • Wiig, Øystein (2013, 06. mars). Wild boars generates worries in Norway. [Internett].  ScienceNordic.com.
  • Wiig, Øystein; Bachmann, Lutz & Salvigsen, Otto (2013). Late Pleistocene and Holocene occurrence ofbowhead whales along the coasts of Norway and the Barents Sea.
  • Bachmann, Lutz; Grond, Joost; Hahn, Christoph; Lindqvist, Charlotte & Wiig, Øystein (2012). Mitogenomics of the historic Spitsbergen Stock of Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus).
  • Bachmann, Lutz & Wiig, Øystein (2012). Isbjørnens evolusjon ble påvirket av krysning med brunbjørn.
  • Bachmann, Lutz & Wiig, Øystein (2012, 24. juli). Klimaendringer og brunbjørn skapte isbjørnen. [Internett].  Uniforum.
  • Lydersen, Christian; Kovacs, K.M. & Wiig, Øystein (2012). Vandrer som før, men synger for livet?. Svalbardposten.  28, s 20- 21
  • Miller, Webb; Ratan, Aakrosh; Talbot, Sandra L; Welch, Andreanna; Bedoya, Oscar; Tomsho, Lynn P; Peacock, Lily; Farley, Sean; Sage, George; Rode, Karyn; Obbard, Martyn; Aars, Jon; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein & Schuster, Stephan C (2012). Genome-wide Investigation of Admixture in Polar and Brown Bears.

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