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Morgane Alizee Kerdoncuff

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailmorgane.kerdoncuf@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am an ecologist trained in management and restoration of semi-natural habitats. My work revolving around the human-nature interaction in European cultural landscapes, I have grown towards a more holistic approach of research in ecology. As such, improving scientific communication to the public and local governance is one of my main concerns. I am particularly attached to coastal heathlands, both by their natural and cultural values. My research interest lies on community responses to environmental gradients and changes in human management. I started as a plant ecologist, but my focus has moved towards arthropod assemblages and I recently gained interest into soil diversity.

In my current PhD project I investigate how small-scale farming in the Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve (Western Norway) shape the biodiversity and the functionality of grazing systems. I explore the interactions of environmental and human-driven pressures in a fjord landscape, the trade-offs between ecosystem functions and services at different productivity levels, and the response to rotational burning in traditionally managed coastal heathland.

  • Teaching assistant on SDG215 'Life on Land' and BIO300A 'Scientific writing'.
  • Lab assistant on BIO201 'Ecology' and BIO241 'Behavioural ecology'.
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Traditional prescribed burning of coastal heathland provides niches for xerophilous and sun-loving beetles. Biodiversity and Conservation. 4083-4109.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Arthropod communities in open landscapes: state of conservation and grazing management in Western Norway.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). What’s going on in the grass? Biodiversity and ecosystem function in grasslands of Nordhordland.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). Pathways to participatory research and knowledge co-production: notes from the ‘field’.
  • Show author(s) (2023). The Nordhordland farm ecological survey.
Website (informational material)
  • Show author(s) (2023). Domestic grazers in Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)