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Refereegranskade publikationer

Chimed, O., Lkhagvasuren, D., Alexander, J. S., Barclay, D., … Nygren, E., … Samelius, G. (2023). Delivery of educational material increased awareness of the elusive Pallas’s cat in Southern Mongolia. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 22(1), 1–12.

Esson, C., Samelius, G., Strand, T. M., Lundkvist, Å., … Low, M. (2023). The prevalence of rodent-borne zoonotic pathogens in the South Gobi desert region of Mongolia. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology, 13(1), 2270258.  

Jakobsson, A., Loberg, J., & Kjörk, M. (2023). Retrieval-based learning versus discussion; which review practice will better enhance primary school students’ knowledge of scientific content? International Journal of Science Education.     

Johansson, Ö., Nyam, E., Lkhagvajav, P., Shanti Alexander, J., & Samelius, G. (2023). Predation Patterns and Hunting Behavior of Snow Leopards: Insights from an Ibex Hunt. Snow Leopard Reports, 2, 6–9.  

Niklasson, M., Svensson, E., Leidenberger, S., Norrström, N., & Crawford, E. (2023). Free-living colonies of native honey bees (Apis mellifera mellifera) in 19th and early 20th century Sweden. Journal of Insect Conservation.  

Spînu, A. P., Mysiak, W., Bauhus, J., Bielak, K., & Niklasson, M. (2023). Pioneer tree species accelerate restoration of tree-related microhabitats in 50-year-old reserves of Białowieża Forest, Poland. Ecology and Evolution, 13(7), e10238.  

Tallian, A., Mattisson, J., Samelius, G., Odden, J., … Johansson, Ö. (2023). Wild versus domestic prey: Variation in the kill-site behavior of two large felids. Global Ecology and Conservation, 47.  

Tucker, M. A., Schipper, A. M., Adams, T. S. F., Attias, … Samelius, G.*, … Mueller, T. (2023). Behavioral responses of terrestrial mammals to COVID-19 lockdowns. Science, 380(6649), 1059–1064.

Ulziibadrakh, T., Uudus, B., Lkhagvajav, P., Alexander, J. S., … Samelius, G. (2023). Variation in plant composition along a gradient of increasing distance from wells in a mountain steppe in southern Mongolia. Snow Leopard Reports, 2, 10–16.  

Vinken, V., Lidfors, L., Loberg, J., Lundberg, A., … Enquist, M. (2023). Models of conditioned reinforcement and abnormal behaviour in captive animals. Behavioural Processes, 210, 104893.  

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Populärvetenskapliga publikationer

Bengtsson, V., Hedin, J., & Niklasson, M. (2023). Veteranisering – verktyg istället för tid. Lustgården, 2023, 88-95. 

Nygren, E. (2023). The Himalayan Habre Centre: A centre for Red Panda conservation and sustainable livelihoods. WAZA News, 3, 6-7.    



Amsten, K. (2023). Fire and herbivory - key drivers of temperate open ecosystems: Effects of consumer control on woody and herbaceous plant communities in temperate wood-pastures. Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.   



Crawford, E. (2023). Assessing the welfare of captive Lesser Antillean iguanas (Iguana delicatissima) using the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Welfare Audit (Masterarbete). Queen´s University of Belfast. 

Lang, L. (2023). Eye disorders in lesser whitefronted geese (Anser erythropus) in captivity (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.    

Topczewski, M. (2023). Feasibility of reintroduction of European Bison (Bison bonasus) to Sweden with focus on traffic accidents (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.  

Wepryk, O. (2023). Effects of fuel and weather conditions on forest fire behaviour in Southern Sweden in oak dominated forests (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.



Gill, I., McGeorge, I., Jameson, T.J.M. Moulton, N., … Försäter, K., … Garcia, G. 2023. EAZA Best Practice Guidelines for Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis) – First edition. European Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  



Refereegranskade publikationer

Crawford, E., Leidenberger, S., Norrström, N., & Niklasson, M. (2022). Using video footage for observing honey bee behaviour at hive entrances. Bee World, 99(4), 139–142.  

Drobyshev, I., Ryzhkova, N., Niklasson, M., Zhukov, A., … Kryshen’, A. (2022). Marginal imprint of human land use upon fire history in a mire-dominated boreal landscape of the Veps Highland, North-West Russia. Forest Ecology and Management, 507, 120007.  

Johansson, Ö., Mishra, C., Chapron, G., Samelius, G., … Low, M. (2022). Seasonal variation in daily activity patterns of snow leopards and their prey. Scientific Reports, 12, 21681.

Menkis, A., Redr, D., Bengtsson, V., Hedin, J., Niklasson, M., … Dahlberg, A. (2022). Endophytes dominate fungal communities in six-year-old veteranisation wounds in living oak trunks. Fungal Ecology, 59.  

Mishra, C., Samelius, G., Khanyari, M., Srinivas, P. N., … Johansson, Ö. (2022). Increasing risks for emerging infectious diseases within a rapidly changing High Asia. Ambio, 51, 494–507.

Ryzhkova, N., Kryshen, A., Niklasson, M., Pinto, G., … Drobyshev, I. (2022). Climate drove the fire cycle and humans influenced fire occurrence in the East European boreal forest. Ecological Monographs, 92(4), e1530.  

Samelius, G., Xiao, L., Lkhagvajav, P., & Johansson, Ö. (2022). Risky business: red foxes killed when scavenging from snow leopard kills. Snow Leopard Reports, 1, 7–10.   

Servini, F., Försäter, K., Tapley, B., & Michaels, C. J. (2022). Records of multiple clutching in captive mountain chicken frogs Leptodactylus fallax. Herpetological Bulletin, 159, 25–28.  

Zin, E., Kuberski, Ł., Drobyshev, I., & Niklasson, M. (2022). First spatial reconstruction of past fires in temperate Europe suggests large variability of fire sizes and an important role of human-related ignitions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 768464.  


Populärvetenskapliga publikationer

Forsater, K., Forsslund, S., & Niklasson, M. (2022). Citizen science project quickly improves knowledge on the rare cryptic European green toad (Poster).

Moqanaki, E., & Samelius, G. (2022). Monitoring the manul: guidelines for practitioners. The Pallas’s cat International Conservation Alliance (PICA).   

Nygren, E. (2022). Nordens Ark starts building a first of its kind turtle facility in Northern Europe. WAZA News, 2, 13-14.  


Fakta- och läroböcker

Johansson, B. (2022). Erfarenheter av utbildning till personliga assistenter och undersköterskor inom djur, natur och hälsa vid Nordens Ark. In Å. Engström, P. Juuso, M. Liljegren, & L. Lundmark Alfredsson (Eds.), Vård, omsorg och rehabilitering utomhus - teori, praktik och nya perspektiv (pp. 648–649). Studentlitteratur.



Brohede, T. (2022). Besökarpåverkan och hägnutnyttjande hos röd panda (Ailurus fulgens) på Nordens Ark (Kandidatarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.  

Crawford, E. (2022). A comparison of foraging, defensive, self-grooming and drone behaviour between native and non-native subspecies of european honey bee (Apis mellifera) in southwestern Sweden (Kandidatarbete). Queen´s University Belfast.

Hansson Silva, P. (2022) Nyinflyttat och nyfött, ger det nya beteendemönster? : visenters habitatval och tillståndsbeteenden i vilthägn innan och efter samgång med vildhäst samt födsel av kalv i flocken (Kandidatarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.  

Ivarsson, F. (2022). How does grazing and burning affect the occurrence and development of vascular plants? (Masterarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Qualm, S. (2022). Unsupervised remote sensing analysis of long-term land-use and land cover dynamics of European green toad (Bufotes viridis) habitats in southern Sweden (Masterarbete). Avans University of Applied Sciences.  



Refereegranskade publikationer

Amsten, K., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., Kuijper, D. P. J., Loberg, J. M., … Niklasson, M. (2021). Fire- and herbivory-driven consumer control in a savanna-like temperate wood-pasture: An experimental approach. Journal of Ecology, 109, 4103–4114.

Bergsten, A., & Niklasson, M. 2021. Unassisted weighing of European Bison. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 13, 21-26.  

Chimed, O., Alexander, J. S., Samelius, G., Lkhagvajav, P., … Sharma, K. (2021). Examining the past and current distribution of Pallas’s cat in Southern Mongolia. Mammalian Biology, 101, 811–816.

Drobyshev, I., Niklasson, M., Ryzhkova, N., Götmark, F., … Lindbladh, M. (2021). Did forest fires maintain mixed oak forests in southern Scandinavia? A dendrochronological speculation. Forest Ecology and Management, 482, 118853.

Hirsch, E. N., Andersson, M., Loberg, J., & Lidfors, L. M. (2021). Development of existing scoring systems to assess behavioural coping in shelter cats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 234, 105208.  

Norrström, N., Niklasson, M., & Leidenberger, S. (2021). Winter weight loss of different subspecies of honey bee Apis mellifera colonies (Linnaeus, 1758) in southwestern Sweden. PLoS ONE, 16(10), e0258398.

Samelius, G., Suryawanshi, K., Frank, J., Agvaantseren, B., … Mishra, C. (2021). Keeping predators out: Testing fences to reduce livestock depredation at night-time corrals. ORYX, 55(3), 466–472.



Ballard-Johansson, M. (2021). Green toad gone: The decline of the European green toad (Bufotes viridis) in Sweden (Masterarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Jansson, I. (2021). Den skotska vildkatten (Felis silvestris silvestris) – sociala interaktioner och hägnutnyttjande hos två individer på Nordens Ark (Kandidatarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Johansson, M. (2021). Vilka faktorer påverkar avelsarbetet med Snöleoparder i europeiska djurparker? (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Strömgren, M. (2021). Nötkreaturs betningsbeteende på bränt och på obränt naturbete (Kandidatarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Lindholm, D. (2021). Inventering av sjukdomsförekomst hos snöleoparder (Panthera uncia) i europeiska djurparker (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Olsson, R. (2021). Disturbance effect on reproduction in mountain chickens: Nordens Ark captive breeding program (Masterarbete). Göteborgs universitet.



Refereegranskade publikationer

Höggren, M., & Rehák, I. 2020. Bothrops alternatus (Urutu; Yarará Grande). Reproduction. Herpetological Review, 51(2), 341-342.

Johansson, Ö., Samelius, G., Wikberg, E., Chapron, G., … & Low, M. (2020). Identification errors in camera-trap studies result in systematic population overestimation. Scientific Reports, 10(6393).

Loberg, J. M., Slof Pacilio, M., Lundin, L., & Andersson, E. (2020). Survey to identify factors affecting breeding of Wolverines Gulo gulo within the EEP. International Zoo Yearbook, 54, 86–101.

Pinto, G. A.S.J., Rousseu, F., Niklasson, M., & Drobyshev, I. (2020). Effects of human-related and biotic landscape features on the occurrence and size of modern forest fires in Sweden. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 291, 108084.

Pinto, G. A. S. J., Niklasson, M., Ryzhkova, N., & Drobyshev, I. (2020). A 500-year history of forest fires in Sala area, central Sweden, shows the earliest known onset of fire suppression in Scandinavia. Regional Environmental Change, 20(130).

Spînu, A. P., Niklasson, M., & Zin, E. (2020). Mesophication in temperate Europe: A dendrochronological reconstruction of tree succession and fires in a mixed deciduous stand in Białowieża Forest. Ecology and Evolution, 10(2), 1029–1041.


Populärvetenskapliga publikationer

Försäter, K. (2020). In search of Green Toads. Frogress Report, August 2020.  

Helgesson, J., & Reh, B. (2020). The return to Rote Island: The EEP is the key to successful conservation for one of the world's most endangered chelonians, the Rote Island snake-necked turtle. Zooquaria¸107, 17.



Ivarsson, F. (2020). Naturvårdsarbete: Restaurering av landskap med hjälp av metoderna betning och bränning (Kandidatarbete). Högskolan i Halmstad. 

Ohlsson, E. (2020). Hägnutnyttjande och beteende hos röd panda (Ailurus fulgens) på Nordens Ark (Kandidatarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Qualm, S. (2020). Tracking of recently released European green toads using radio telemetry (Kandidatarbete). Avans University of Applied Sciences.



Refereegranskade publikationer

Barclay, D., Nygren, E., Alekseicheva, I., Nelson, A-L., & Swanson, B. (2019). Ex-situ conservation of manul. CATnews Special Issue, 13, 41-45.

Barclay, D., Smelansky, I., Nygren, E., & Antonevich, A. (2019). Legal status, utilisation, management and conservation of manul. CATnews Special Issue, 13, 37-40.

Lantz, T., Breitenmoser-Würsten, C., Barclay, D., Nygren, E., Samelius, G., & Breitenmoser, U. (2019). Prologue: Why care about Otocolobus manul? CATnews Special Issue, 13, 5-8.

Molander, M. A., Helgesson, J., Winde, I. B., Millar, J. G., & Larsson, M. C. (2019). The male-produced aggregation-sex pheromone of the Cerambycid beetle Plagionotus detritus ssp. detritus. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45, 28–36.

Ross, S., Moqanaki, E. M., Barashkova, A., Dhendup, T., … Samelius, G. Past, present and future threats and conservation needs of Pallas's cats. CATnews Special Issue, 13, 46-51.

Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., & Grahn, P. (2019). Improved wellbeing for both caretakers and users from a zoo-related nature based intervention—a study at nordens ark zoo, sweden. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 4929.


Populärvetenskapliga publikationer

Försäter, K., Amsten, K., & Runsten, A. (2019). What do we feed the food? Nutritional analysis of live feed insects (Poster).

Försäter, K., & Forslund, S. (2019). Reintroducting Green Toads to historical sites; a collaborative effort between Nordens Ark and the County Administrative Board of Kalmar, Sweden. AArk Newsletter, 48, 5-6.

Leidenberger, S., Berntsson, A-C., & Niklasson, M. (2019). Nordiskt honungsbi studeras av Nordens Ark. Yrfän, 3, 22-25.



Andersson, E. (2019). Inventering och restaurering av lekdammar för stinkpadda (Epidalea calamita) på Smögen (Kandidatarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Hedlund, V. (2019). Impact of cattle grazing on tree establishment in restored wood pastures in south-west Sweden (Kandidatarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Ingelsbo, L. (2019). Tjärblomsters groning och överlevnad i restaurerad betesmark (Kandidatarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Asif, D. (2019). A descriptive study of the role of maternal behavior in the survival of Markhor (Capra falconeri) kids (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Karlsson, R. (2019). Konkurrens mellan kulliga och hornbärande nötkreatur i flock (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Landin, M. (2019). Identification of a variable toad: A comparable study on photo-identification of variable toad (Bufotes variabilis) using two automated software (Masterarbete). Göteborgs universitet.

Slof Pacilio, M. (2019). Why are you not breeding? A study on the reproductive success of captive wolverines (Gulo g. gulo) (Masterarbete). Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.



Refereegranskade publikationer

Hertz, A., Ponse, M., Madani, G., Bland, … Andrén, C., & Eisenberg, T. (2018). Low Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis prevalence in two persisting post-decline populations of endangered hylid frogs in western Panama. Salamandra, 54(1), 83-86.

Johansson, Ö., Koehler, G., Rauset, G. R., Samelius, G., … Low, M. (2018). Sex-specific seasonal variation in puma and snow leopard home range utilization. Ecosphere, 9(8). 

Mijiddorj Tserennadmid, N., Alexander Justine, S., Samelius, G., Badola, R., … Dutta, S. (2018). Livestock depredation by large carnivores in the South Gobi, Mongolia. Wildlife Research, 45, 237–246.


Populärvetenskapliga publikationer

Hedin, J., Niklasson, M., & Bengtsson, V. (2018). Veteranisering -verktyg istället för tid. Fauna och Flora, 113(2), 13-25.



Blomqvist, L. (2018) European Studbook for Forest Reindeer, Rangifer tarandus fennicus. Nordens Ark.