Associate Professor

Inger Auestad

Field of work

I am an ecologist with particular interest in plants, both wild and domesticated. That's why I do field work and research both in the cultural landscape, in urban areas, in the mountains and in the forest. 

Focussing on how human activity impacts the environment, I want to contribute to sustainable development through wise use, restoration and conservation of biodiversity. Some of my projects focus on:

  • Green infrastructure in and around small urban areas (Surround)
  • How climate affects bilberry, and forest vegetation (student project)
  • Ecological restoration of alpine hydropower related spoil heaps (Release)
  • Ecological restoration of semi-natural grasslands
  • Use of wild plants in gardens, road verges etc.
  • Invasive alien species - particularly sitka spruce in W Norway (Sitka)

I teach in the bachelor program Landskapsplanlegging med landskapsarkitektur and the master program Climate change management. 

In addition, I write regularly in the popular science blog Vill vest (in Norwegian)

Courses taught

  • BI424 Botany
  • BI434 Vegetation Ecology
  • ME4-300 Theory of Science, Scientific Writing and Data analyses

Research areas

  • Restoration of semi-natural grasslands and alpine areas
  • Invasive alien species
  • Vegetation ecology
  • Semi-natural grasslands
  • Urban green infrastructure

Research groups

Publications

  • Natur som treng kultur-korleis kan vi restaurere og ta vare på kulturbetinga naturtypar?

    Auestad, Inger, Rydgren, Knut, Velle, Liv Guri (2021)
  • Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate.

    Plue, Jan, Van Calster, Hans, Auestad, Inger, Basto, Sofia, Bekker, Renee M., Bruun, Hans Henrik, Chevalier, Richard, Decocq, Guillaume, Grandin, Ulf, Hermy, Martin, Jacquemyn, Hans, Jakobsson, Anna, Jankowska‐Błaszczuk, Małgorzata, Kalamees, Rein, Koch, Marcus A., Marrs, Rob H., Marteinsdóttir, Bryndís, Milberg, Per, Måren, Inger Elisabeth, Pakeman, Robin J., Phoenix, Gareth K., Thompson, Ken, Vandvik, Vigdis, Wagner, Markus, Auffret, Alistair G. (2021)
  • European soil seed bank communities across a climate and land-cover gradient

    Plue, Jan, Van Calster, Hans, Auestad, Inger, Basto, Sofia, Bekker, Renee M., Bruun, Hans Henrik, Chevalier, Richard, Decocq, Guillaume, Hermy, Martin, Jacquemyn, Hans, Jakobsson, Anna, Kalamees, Rein, Marrs, Rob H., Marteinsdóttir, Bryndís, Milberg, Per, Pakeman, Robin J., Phoenix, Gareth K., Thompson, Ken, Vandvik, Vigdis, Wagner, Markus, Cousins, Sara A.O., Eriksson, Ove, Ghorbani, Jamshid, Klanderud, Kari, Koch, Marcus A., Le Duc, Michael, Lee, Hyohymi, Meineri, Eric Pierre F, McAllister, Hugh A., Måren, Inger Elisabeth, Poschlod, Peter, Rosenburgh, Angus, Rydgren, Knut, Töpper, Joachim Paul, Auffret, Alistair G. (2021)
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