Rune Halvorsen

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Phone +47 22851629
Mobile phone +47 95477287 95477287
Room 223b, Botanical Museum
Visiting address Sars gate 1 0562 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 Oslo

Special fields

I am a vegetation ecologist. I have analysed variation in species composition in Norwegian ecosystems (mire, boreal forest, agricultural landscapes and alpine heaths) in relation to the environment. I take particular interest in statistical methods for analysis of vegetation-environment relationships, among others ordination and distribution modelling methods, plant population biology, ecosystem monitoring, and systems for description of variation in nature. From 2005 I am responsible for development of the type and description system for variation in Norwegian nature, 'Natur i Norge'.


BIO 2150 - Biostatistics and Study Design

BIO 4021 - Methods of gradient analysis

BIO4120 - Norwegian nature – typification, description and mapping of natural variation based on ‘Natur i Norge’ (NiN)


Cand. scient. Botanical Garden and Museum, University of Oslo 1980, dr. philos. same place 1991.
Employments: Assistant professor, Botanical Garden and Museum, University of Oslo 1980-84, Research fellow Økoforsk (later NINA), Ås 1984-86; associate professor Botanical Garden and Museum  (from 1999 Natural History Museum), University of Oslo  1986-present (professor from 1993). Head of Botany Department 2001-09; Head of Geo-ecological Research Group (of the Department of Research and Collections) 2013-present.


Most of my activities have a relationship with the 'Natur i Norge' (NiN) project


Tags: Population biology, Ordination, Statistical modelling, Vegetation ecology, Nature types, Bryophytes
Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2018 2:07 PM