Stein Joar Hegland

Field of work

I'm an ecologist. My favorite study organisms are bilberry, bumblebees and red deer and much of my work centre on the ecological interactions with these species involved

I'm responsible for the M.Sc. programme Climate Change Management and is lecturing ecology at the master programme and the B.Sc programme Landscape planning with landscape architecture

I study plants, insects and large mammals with focus on ecology and wildlife management. My aim is that my reserach will result in better mangement of our landscapes and biodiversity, and be relevant to our students. Here are some of my research themes:

  • Pollination ecology, the interaction between wild pollinators (such as bumblebees) plants, but also crops.
  • Effects of climate change on important ecological species and their interactions
  • Herbivore ecology: deer and insect effects on key plant species (incl. plant defense) and vegetation in forest
  • Wildlife management and human-wildlife conflicts

You'll find my publications and projects at Research Gate

Courses taught

  • Climate Change Ecology (M.Sc.)
  • Landscape ecology (B.Sc.)
  • Ecology (B.Sc.)

Research areas

  • Pollination ecology
  • Plant-herbivore ecology
  • Human-wildlife conflicts
  • Climate change ecology