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  • E-mailAnne.Bjune@uib.no
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    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
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    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research is mainly on the vegetation and climate history of the time from the last glacial period until today. I use plant remains such as pollen, seeds, leaves, and needles that have been deposited in lakes and bogs. The plant remains can tell us about past vegetation and landscapes, and how changes in climate, environment and human impact has affected the vegetation. 

 The projects I am involved in are about:

* climate and environemental changes in the Ural Mountains, Russia

* how our forests have changes since the last glacial period

* climate change and how it affects the tree line in the Norwegian mountains

* how pollen are spread across the present day landscape

I do teaching in the following courses:
 

BIO 101 - Organismal biology I - the botany part

BIO 250 - Palaeoecology

BIO 299 - Research experience

 

Supervising

I can offer MSC and PhD, and Bachelor projects in relation to my research interests.

My former students are; 

PhD

  • Vivian Astrup Felde. Terrestrial biodiversity through time – novel methods and their applications. 2011-2014. Uni Research Climate and Department of Biology, UoB. Main supervisor.
  • Kristine Fjordheim. Vegetation dynamics and historic changes on mires. Effects of changing land use, environment and climate on scythed outfields. 2007-2011. Department of Biology, UoB. Co-supervisor.
  • Isabella Rudolph. Past and future wildfires in Norway. 2008-2013. Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisor.
  • Ingelinn Aarnes. Vegetation and climate reconstruction based on plant macrofossils from Andøya, northern Norway. 2007-2010. Department of Biology, UoB. Co-supervisor.

 

MSc

  • Ingeborg Helvik. Ecosystem processes in connection to the establishment of Fagus sylvatica in southern Norway. 2009-2010. Department of Biology, UoB. Main supervisor.
  • Anveig Nordtug Wist. Spatial structure of the charcoal record in a boreal landscape. - A quantitative study of a lake sediment and the surrounding forest soil. 2008. Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisor.
  • Kjersti Ane Bredesen. Vegetation and forest history in Gammeldalen valley, Hedmark. 2007. Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisor.
Academic article
  • 2020. A 24,000-year ancient DNA and pollen record from the Polar Urals reveals temporal dynamics of arctic and boreal plant communities. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • 2020. A 24,000-year ancient DNA and pollen record from the Polar Urals reveals temporal dynamics of arctic and boreal plant communities. Quaternary Science Reviews. 1-22.
  • 2019. Smaller classes promote equitable student participation in STEM. BioScience. 669-680.
  • 2019. Patterns of modern pollen and plant richness across northern Europe. Journal of Ecology. 1662-1677.
  • 2018. Modern pollen–vegetation relationships in traditionally mown and unmanaged boreal rich-fen communities in central Norway. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 14-27.
  • 2018. Are diversity trends in westrn Scandinavia influenced by post-glacial dispersal limitation? Journal of Vegetation Science. 360-370.
  • 2017. Quantifying the effects of land use and climate on Holocene vegetation in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews. 20-37.
  • 2016. Modern pollen–plant richness and diversity relationships exist along a vegetational gradient in southern Norway. The Holocene. 163-175.
  • 2015. Trees tracking a warmer climate: The Holocene range shift of hazel (Corylus avellana) in northern Europe. The Holocene. 53-63.
  • 2015. Pollen-based quantitative reconstructions of Holocene regional vegetation cover (plant-functional types and land-cover types) in Europe suitable for climate modelling. Global Change Biology. 676-697.
  • 2015. Is palaeoecology a ‘special branch’ of ecology? The Holocene. 17-24.
  • 2014. The relationship between vegetation composition, vegetation zones and modern pollen assemblages in Setesdal, southern Norway. The Holocene. 985-1001.
  • 2014. Regional climate model simulations for Europe at 6k and 0.2k years BP: sensitivity to changes in anthropogenic deforestation. Climate of the Past. 661-680.
  • 2014. Late-glacial and early-Holocene climate variability reconstructed from multi-proxy records on Andøya, northern Norway. Quaternary Science Reviews. 108-122.
  • 2014. Holocene changes in vegetation composition in northern Europe: Why quantitative pollen-based vegetation reconstructions matter. Quaternary Science Reviews. 199-216.
  • 2014. Creating spatially continuous maps of past land cover from point estimates: A new statistical approach applied to pollen data. Ecological Complexity : An International Journal on Biocomplexity in the Environment and Theoretical Ecology. 127-141.
  • 2014. After 8 years of annual pollen trapping across tree line in western Norway – are the data still anomalous? Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 299-308.
  • 2014. A comparison of novel and traditional numerical methods for the analysis of modern pollen assemblages from major vegetation-landform types. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 22-36.
  • 2014. A brief history of climate e the northern seas from the last Glacial Maximum to global warming. Quaternary Science Reviews. 225-246.
  • 2013. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, south-eastern Norway – their origin and history. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 215-229.
  • 2013. The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 10 pages.
  • 2013. Size and spatial structure of the soil and lacustrine charcoal pool across a boreal forest watershed. Quaternary Research. 417-424.
  • 2012. Vegetation responses to rapid climate changes during the last deglaciation 13 500 - 8000 years ago on southwest Andøya, arctic Norway. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 17-35.
  • 2012. Fusing pollen-stratigraphic and dendroclimatic proxy data to reconstruct summer temperature variability during the past 7.5 ka in subarctic Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 275-286.
  • 2012. A North European pollen-climate calibration set: analysing the climatic responses of a biological proxy using novel regression tree methods. Quaternary Science Reviews. 95-110.
  • 2011. Quantification of UV-B flux through time using UV-B-absorbing compounds contained in fossil Pinus sporopollenin. New Phytologist. 553-560.
  • 2011. Lateglacial vegetation and palaeoenvironment in W Norway, with new pollen data from the Sunnmøre region. Boreas. 616-635.
  • 2010. Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantitative Climate Reconstructions Based on Late-Quaternary Biological Proxies. The Open Ecology Journal. 68--110.
  • 2010. Reconciling pollen-stratigraphical and tree-ring evidence for high- and low-frequency temperature variability in the past millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews. 3905-3918.
  • 2010. Oribatid mite assemblages across the tree-line in western Norway and their representation in lake sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology. 361-374.
  • 2010. Holocene land-cover reconstructions for studies on land cover-climate feedbacks. Climate of the Past. 483-499.
  • 2010. Holocene climate and environmental history of Brurskardstjørni, a lake in the catchment of Øvre Heimdalsvatn, south-central Norway. Hydrobiologia. 13-34.
  • 2010. Developing a modern pollen-climate calibration data set for Norway. Boreas. 674-688.
  • 2010. Can we detect a west Norwegian tree line from modern samples of plant remains and pollen? Results from the DOORMAT project. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 325-340.
  • 2009. The development and local stand-scale dynamics of a Picea abies forest in southeastern Norway. The Holocene. 1073-1082.
  • 2009. Recent Warming Reverses Long-Term Arctic Cooling. Science. 1236-1239.
  • 2009. Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 43-56.
  • 2009. Attractive spring-food for Willow Grouse (Lagopus lagopus subsp. lagopus L.) studied using plant macrofossils and pollen in faeces. A methodological discussion. Grana. 310-315.
  • 2008. Strength and spatial patterns of the Holocene wintertime westerlies in the NE Atlantic region. Global and Planetary Change. 28-41.
  • 2008. Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology. 43-56.
  • 2008. Holocene vegetation dynamics and inferred climate changes at Svanåvatnet, Mo i Rana, northern Norway. Boreas. 146-156.
  • 2008. Exploring Holocene continentality changes in Fennoscandia using present and past tree distributions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 1296-1308.
  • 2007. Spatial structure of the 8200 cal yr BP event in northern Europe. Climate of the Past. 225-236.
  • 2006. Holocene palaeoclimate reconstructions at Vanndalsvatnet, western Norway, with particular reference to the 8200 ca. yr BP event. The Holocene. 717-729.
  • 2006. Holocene environmental and climate history of Trettetjørn, a low-alpine lake in western Norway, based on subfossil pollen, diatoms, oribatid mites, and plant macrofossils. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine research. 571-583.
  • 2005. Past grazing habitats for Svalbard reindeer indicated by the pollen content of 3300-year-old faeces from Edgeøya, Svalbard. Grana. 45-50.
  • 2005. Holocene vegetation history and tree-line changes on a north-south transect crossing major climate gradients in southern Norway - evidence from pollen and plant macrofossils in lake sediments. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 249-275.
  • 2005. Holocene mean July temperature and winter precipitation in western Norway inferred from palynological and glaciological lake-sediment proxies. The Holocene. 177-189.
  • 2005. Holocene glacier history of Bjornbreen and climatic reconstruction in central Jotunheimen, Norway, based on proximal glaciofluvial stream-bank mires. Quaternary Science Reviews. 67-90.
  • 2004. Holocene vegetation and climate history on a continental–oceanic transect in northern Fennoscandia based on pollen and plant macrofossils. Boreas. 211-223.
  • 2004. Holocene vegetation and climate history on a continental-oceanic transect in northern Fennoscandia based on pollen and plant macrofossils. Boreas. 211-223.
  • 2001. Palaeolimnological responses of nine North Africanlakes in the CASSARINA Project to recent environmental changes and human impact detected by plant macrofossil, pollen, and faunal analyses. Aquatic Ecology. 405-430.
  • 2000. Seasonal variations in the diet of the Svalbard reindeer demonstrated by pollen analysis of faeces. AmS-skrifter. 103-109.
  • 2000. Pollen analysis of faeces as a method of demonstrating seasonal variations in the diet of Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). Polar Research. 183-192.
Report
  • 2019. Når vi forandrer naturen, forandrer vi på alt: Del 3 Verdas natur i eit klima i endring. .
  • 1999. Use of satellite data in hydrological model and flood prediction. 168,. 168,. .
  • 1999. Sæbøskåra naturreservat - Ein vegvisar til naturstien gjennom barlind- og kristtornskogen i naturreservatet på Borgundøy. .
  • 1998. Tracing the cultural landscape of Arcadia. Botanical part of the Norwegian Arcadia Survey. Report from the first field season. .
  • 1997. Palynological investigations of the Athena Alea temple in Tegea, Greece. Report from a preliminary study of a profile north of the sanctuary. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2018. Naturen, miljøet og klimaet i vestlandske fjell, fjorder og bystrøk i maleriene til J.C. Dahl .
  • 2009. Fra skog til klima.
  • 2009. Forventede klimaendringer-påvirkninger på vegetasjon.
  • 2008. Vegetasjonshistorien avslører fremtidens klima.
  • 2008. Fortidens, nåtidens og fremtidens skoger i Hordaland sett i lys av klimaendringer.
Academic lecture
  • 2020. Using ancient and modern DNA to understand effect of climate change on vascular plants.
  • 2020. Ancient sedimentary DNA reveals long-term impact of climate change on northern flora.
  • 2019. Persistent arctic vegetation during periods of rapid climate change - 24,000 years of plant community dynamics in the Polar Urals.
  • 2018. A 25,000-yr combined DNA and pollen record from the Polar Urals: resilience of the arctic-alpine flora under climate change.
  • 2018. A 24,000 years long, high-resolution lake record from the Polar Ural Mountains, Arctic Russia.
  • 2018. 25 000 years of Arctic climate change - and the effects on vegetation.
  • 2017. Testing the impact of active learning in first year undergraduate natural science courses.
  • 2017. Climate History Along the Arctic Seaboard of Eurasia (CHASE).
  • 2016. Can we derive critical pollen values for the past tree line positon? Data from annual pollen trapping across tree line in western Norway.
  • 2015. A brief history of climate – the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming.
  • 2015. A brief history of climate – the northern seas from the Last Glacial Maximum to global warming.
  • 2013. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway – their history and origin.
  • 2013. Diversity relationships between vegetation and modern pollen samples in the Setesdal valley of south-central Norway.
  • 2013. Biodiversitet gjennom tidene.
  • 2012. The Fagus sylvatica forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway - their history and origin.
  • 2012. Ecosystem changes at the time of the establishment of beech (Fagus sylvatica) forests in the Larvik region, southern Norway.
  • 2012. Continuous series of Holocene REVEALS estimates of plant cover using 18 pollen records from target sites in NW Europe.
  • 2012. Complex lateglacial alpine glacier variability at Andøya, arctic Norway.
  • 2012. Biodiversity relationships between vegetation and modern pollen samples in the Setesdal valley of south-central Norway.
  • 2012. A brief history of climate - the northern seas from Last Glacial Maximum to global warming. Climate Change at high latitudes.
  • 2011. Vegetation responses to rapid climatic changes during the last deglaciation on southwest Andøya, northern Norway.
  • 2011. Skog og biologisk mangfold i et langt tidsperspektiv.
  • 2011. Ongoing research and future perspectives- the Bergen palaeoecology group’s work in the Arctic.
  • 2011. Langsiktige endringer i biomangfold- paleoøkologiske resultater.
  • 2011. High resolution temperature reconstructions during the last millennium from western Norway.
  • 2011. Complex alpine glacier variability during the Late Glacial on Andøya, arctic Norway.
  • 2010. Summer temperature trends during the last 2000 years innorthern Fennoscandia and the Kola Peninsula.
  • 2010. Arctic records of past climate change - dynamics, feedbacks and processes (ARCTREC).
  • 2009. Pollenfeller på Upsete og Finse.
  • 2009. Last nine-thousand years of temperature variability in Fennoscandia.
  • 2009. Holosen klima-,miljø- og vegetasjonshistorie i områder over tregrensen i de sentrale deler av Norge- bevis fra fossiler med ulik størrelse.
  • 2009. Fortidens, nåtidens og fremtidens skoger i Vestfold sett i lys av klimaendringer.
  • 2009. Fortidens, nåtidens og fremtidens skoger i Hordaland sett i lys av klimaendringer.
  • 2009. Fortidens, nåtidens og fremtidens skoger i Sør-Norge sett i lys av klimaendringer.
  • 2009. Atmospheric circulation inferred from lake sediments at Andøya, northern Norway.
  • 2008. Rapid ecosystem shifts during the late Holocene in a Picea abies forest in south-eastern Norway - local stand scale dynamics and patterns.
  • 2008. Klimarekonstruksjoner - fra indikatorverdier til transferfunksjoner.
  • 2008. Holocene continentality and temperature changes.
  • 2008. "Direct Observation Of Recent Macrofossils Across Tree-line” The Mite Analysis.
  • 2007. The Holocene “Thermal Maximum” – The pollen view.
  • 2007. Temperature and precipitation changes around the 8200 cal yr BP event in western and northern Norway - pollen evidence.
  • 2007. Rapid cooling in the present climate- the 8.2k year event.
  • 2007. Pollenfeller på Upsete – erfaringer og resultater etter 2 ½ års innsamling.
  • 2007. Pollen traps below, at, and above the present day tree-line at Upsete, western Norway.
  • 2007. Klima i Follo, søndre Akershus, gjennom 5000 år.
  • 2006. Vegetation and climate history at Svanåvatnet, Mo i Rana, Nordland.
  • 2006. Pollen – climate transfer functions.
  • 2005. Patterns of change in Holocene climate records from Lyngen, Northern Norway.
  • 2004. Holocene mean July temperature and winter precipitation in western Norway inferred from lake sediment proxies.
  • 2004. Holocene 'Thermal Maximum' - the Pollen View.
  • 2003. Holosen vegetasjons- og klimahistorie fra Skibotn og Lyngen, Troms, vist ved pollen- og makrofossilanalyse.
  • 2003. Holocene vegetation and climate history in Troms based on pollen and plant macrofossils.
  • 2002. "Simulation of the vegetation in relation to prehistoric occupation sites".
  • 2001. Holocene vegetation and climate history in Troms, northern Norway, based on pollen and plant macrofossils from lake sediments.
  • 2001. Får to pollenanalytikere det samme resultat?
Editorial
  • 2014. It’s all in the detail: a tribute to Hilary Birks and her contributions to palaeoecology. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 175-176.
  • 2010. Current continental palaeoclimatic research in the Nordic region (100 years since Gunnar Andersson 1909) - Introduction. Boreas. 649-654.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2008. Kortsiktig om karbon. Nationen.
Book review
  • 2015. John Birks: Pioneer in quantitative palaeoecology. The Holocene. 3-16.
  • 2008. Kloden har feber! Om klima, skremselspropaganda og big business. Prosa - tidsskrift for skribenter.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 1998. F#^oropptak hos Svalbardreinen (<EM>Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus</EM>) vist ved pollen- og vegetasjonsanalyser.
Popular scientific article
  • 2008. Klima og vegetasjon etter siste istid - Hardangervidda og Folgefonna. Hardanger - Tidsskrift for Hardanger historielag. 51-57.
  • 2007. Planter og fortidens klima. Ottar. 32-38.
  • 2007. Brear og klima i Nordland attende til istida. Ottar. 24-31.
  • 2006. Tregrenser i Sør-Norge etter siste istid. Naturen. 196-200.
  • 2006. Ekstremnedbør i tidligere tider. Cicerone. 29-31.
  • 2003. Mer pålitelige rekonstruksjoner av fortidens klima. Cicerone. 27-28.
  • 2003. Bruk av pollen til å rekonstruere fortidens klima. Cicerone. 28-30.
  • 2003. Bruk av pollen til rekonstruksjon av fortidens klima. Cicerone. 28-30.
  • 2003. Arkivet i innsjøen. AKA. 13-14.
Feature article
  • 2008. Kortvarig lykke? Nationen.
  • 2007. Ser ikke Vidda for bare trær. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2015. Quantifying modern pollen – vegetation – diversity relationships: an assessment of methods
 to reconstruct past terrestrial biodiversity.
  • 2004. Holocene vegetational and climatic history at or near tree-line in contrasting areas of Norway inferred from pollen and plant macrofossils in lake sediments.
Interview
  • 2018. Skogsdrift medfører utslipp som må med i regnskapet. Landbruket som karbonlager.
  • 2018. Når trærne får vinger.
  • 2018. Hva er en skidag? .
  • 2018. Frykter at Byfjellene gror igjen.
  • 2018. Blomstring i desember.
  • 2018. Ah, desember! Julesanger, pepperkaker, julelys og ..... kirsebærblomster??
  • 2016. Underviser barn om klima for å #hjelpejorda.
  • 2012. Halve tjernet er forsvunnet.
  • 2010. Om pollen, pollensesongen og pollenallergi.
  • 2010. Brevandring på Nord-Norges tak.
  • 2009. Våren spiser av vinteren.
  • 2009. Varmest siden år 0.
  • 2009. Skog og gras trugar villreinens rike.
  • 2009. Håper å finne historiske svar.
  • 2008. Gull i søla.
  • 2008. Borer seg 10 000 år tilbake i tid.
  • 2007. Tusen meter norsk natur.
  • 2007. Svarer på dine klimaspørsmål.
  • 2007. Hardangervidda blir skogkledd.
Programme participation
  • 2020. Det våres, og plantene våkner til liv. Hva er plantenes rolle i klimasystemet?
  • 2009. FN rapport om CO2 opptak i skog.
  • 2008. Historie under isen.
  • 2007. Fire klimasoner på 1000 meter.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2017. Testing the impact of active learning in first year undergraduate natural science courses. 5 pages.
  • 2013. Paleophytogeography. 4 pages.
  • 2009. Klimavariasjoner etter siste istid. 7 pages.
  • 2006. Sedimentary diatom assemblages in a small alpine west Norwegian lake: evidence for metal release and precipitation? 14 pages.
  • 2005. Vegetasjonshistoriske undersøkelser i forbindelse med Ormen Lange-prosjektet, Gossen, Aukra kommune, Møre og Romsdal. 34 pages.
  • 2005. Holocene Climate Bariability in the North Atlantic Region: a Review of Terrestrial and Marine Evidence. 34 pages.
Abstract
  • 2012. Spatial variation in the charcoal pool. Geophysical Research Abstracts.
  • 2010. LateWeichselian cirque-glacier fluctuations on Andøya, northern Norway. Geophysical Research Abstracts.
Poster
  • 2018. Ancient DNA from northern Eurasian lakes reveals community dynamics of vascular plants over the past 25,000 years.
  • 2016. Effects of changing UV-B radiation on past terrestrial ecosystems.
  • 2013. A brief history of climate - the northern seas from Last Glacial Maximum to global warming.
  • 2012. Climate dynamics during the deglaciation of the North-Atlantic region.
  • 2012. Are there relationships between species diversity in vegetation and in modern pollen samples in the Setesdal valley of south-central Norway?
  • 2011. Lateglacial alpine glacier variability at Andøya, arctic Norway.
  • 2011. Holocene REVEALS reconstructions of vegetation cover along N-S and W-E transects in North and Central Europe for evaluation of a dynamic vegetation model – the Swedish LANDCLIM project.
  • 2009. Quantifying Holocene climate change in Denmark.
  • 2009. Atmospheric circulation inferred from lake sediments at Andøya, northern Norway. A contribution from ARCTREC: ARCTic REcords of past Climate change – dynamics, feedbacks and processes.
  • 2008. A Direct Observation of Recent Macrofossils Across Treeline.
  • 2007. Direct Observation of Recent Macrofossils Across Treeline.
  • 2003. Holocene environmental changes in norhtern Fennoscandia.
Academic literature review
  • 2016. Does pollen-assemblage richness reflect floristic richness? A review of recent developments and future challenges. 1-25.
  • 2011. The pace of Holocene vegetation change - testing for synchronous developments. 2805-2814.
  • 2009. Last nine-thousand years of temperature variability in Northern Europe. 523-535.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • 2009. Skog og mennesker. Om tidlig bosetning nord i Siljan. 174-186.
Brochure
  • 2010. Naturens opptak av CO2 og avskoging.

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