Svenja B. Kroeger

Svenja B. Kroeger
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research | NIBIO · Department of cultural landscape and biodiversity

Ph.D. in Ecology - University of Aberdeen 2017

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Introduction
I am an ecologist with a background in life-history evolution and statistical modelling. Some of my research interests include ageing, transgenerational effects and infrastructure ecology. After my PhD on senescence in yellow-bellied marmots, I worked with tropical birds as an independent researcher in Equatorial Guinea for a year. I now have a researcher position at the Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research, where I investigate impacts of roads on biodiversity.

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Humans in strong social relationships are more likely to live longer because social relationships may buffer stressors and thus have protective effects. However, a shortcoming of human studies is that they often rely on self-reporting of these relationships. By contrast, observational studies of non-human animals permit detailed analyses of the spe...
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Senescence is a highly variable process that comprises both age-dependent and state-dependent components and can be greatly affected by environmental conditions. However, few studies have quantified the magnitude of age-dependent and state-dependent senescence in key life-history traits across individuals inhabiting different spatially structured a...
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The cumulative cost of reproduction hypothesis predicts that reproductive costs accumulate over an individual's reproductive life span. While short‐term costs have been extensively explored, the prevalence of cumulative long‐term costs and the circumstances under which such costs occur alongside or instead of short‐term costs, are far from clear. I...
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Annual reproductive success and senescence patterns vary substantially among individuals in the wild. However, it is still seldom considered that senescence may not only affect an individual but also affect age-specific reproductive success in its offspring, generating transgenerational reproductive senescence. We used long-term data from wild yell...
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Studies in natural populations are essential to understand the evolutionary ecology of senescence and terminal allocation. While there are an increasing number of studies investigating late-life variation in different life-history traits of wild populations, little is known about these patterns in social behaviour. We used long-term individual base...
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Roadsides, in particular those being species-rich and of conservation value, are considered to improve landscape permeability by providing corridors among habitat patches and by facilitating species' dispersal. However, little is known about the potential connectivity offered by such high-value roadsides. Using circuit theory, we modelled connectiv...
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Roadsides can harbour remarkable biodiversity; thus, they are increasingly considered as habitats with potential for conservation value. To improve construction and management of roadside habitats with positive effects on biodiversity, we require a quantitative understanding of important influential factors that drive both positive and negative eff...

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The goal of the CEDR funded EpicRoads project is to provide a knowledge base and practical guidelines for the construction and maintenance of habitats related to transport infrastructure.