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Claudia Melis

Seksjon for natur, miljø og helse


2002 • Doktorgrad i zoologi , Institutt for Evolutionær Biologi, Universitet i Siena (Italia).  Thesis: "Territorial behaviour and habitat use of roe deer Capreolus capreolus".

1998 • MSc Natural Sciences,
Dept. of Animal Biology and Genetics, Universitet i Firenze (Italia). Thesis: "The moon compass of Talitrus saltator Montagu (Amphipoda, Talitridae). Experiments on the chronometrical mechanism".

Forskning og utvikling

Aktuelle prosjekter

• Genetisk mangfold, microbiome og autoimmune sykdommer i Norsk Lundehund, i samarbeid med UC Berkeley, Aalborg Universitet , Nordgen, IBI (NTNU) og VM (NTNU) .

• Invasion økologi av mårhund i samarbeid med det svenske mårhund prosjektet , Umeå universitet og med den finske Wildlife and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland .



  •  Herfindal, Ivar; Melis, Claudia; Åhlén, Per-Arne; Dahl, Fredrik. (2016)
    Lack of sex-specific movement patterns in an alien species at its invasion front - consequences for invasion speed. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 6(16): 5570-5584
  • Holmern, Tomas; Setsaas, Trine Hay; Melis, Claudia; Tufto, Jarle; Røskaft, Eivin. (2016) Effects of experimental human approaches on escape behavior in Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii). Behavioral Ecology. vol. 27: 1432-1440
  • Kropatsch, Regina; Melis, Claudia; Stronen, Astrid V.; Jensen, Henrik; Eppelen, Joerg T.  (2015) Molecular Genetics of Sex Identification, Breed Ancestry and Polydactyly in the Norwegian Lundehund Breed. Journal of Heredity. vol. 106 (4).
  • Melis, Claudia; Herfindal, Ivar; Dahl, Fredrik; Åhlén, Per-Arne. (2015) Individual and temporal variation in habitat association of an alien carnivore at its invasion front. PLoS ONE. vol. 10 (3).
  • Melis, Claudia; Borg, Åsa Alexandra; Jensen, Henrik; Bjørkvoll, Eirin Marie; Ringsby, Thor Harald; Sæther, Bernt-Erik. (2013) Genetic variability and structure of the water vole Arvicola amphibius across four metapopulations in northern Norway. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 3 (4).
  • Melis, Claudia; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland; Panzacchi, Manuela; Linnell, John Durrus; Odden, John. (2013) Roe deer face competing risks between predators along a gradient in abundance. Ecosphere. vol. 4 (9).
  • Melis, Claudia; Holmern, Tomas; Ringsby, Thor Harald; Sæther, Bernt-Erik. (2011) Who ends up in the eagle owl pellets? A new method to assess whether water voles experience different predation risk. Mammalian Biology. vol. 76 (6).
  • Melis, Claudia; Basille, Mathieu; Herfindal, Ivar; Linnell, John D. C.; Odden, John; Gaillard, Jean-Michel; Høgda, Kjell Arild; Andersen, Reidar. (2010) Roe deer population growth and lynx predation along a gradient of environmental productivity and climate in Norway. Ecoscience. vol. 17 (2).
  • Panzacchi, Manuela; Linnell, John D.C.; Melis, Claudia; Odden, Morten; Odden, John; Gorini, Lucrezia; Andersen, Reidar. (2010) Effect of land-use on small mammal abundance and diversity in a forest-farmland mosaic landscape in south-eastern Norway. Forest Ecology and Management. vol. 259 (8).
  • Melis, Claudia; Herfindal, Ivar; Kauhala, Kaarina; Andersen, Reidar; Høgda, Kjell Arild. (2010) Predicting animal performance through climatic and plant phenology variables: the case of an omnivore hibernating species in Finland. Mammalian Biology. vol. 75 (2).
  • Melis, Claudia; Olsen, Camilla Bjerk; Hyllvang, Maria; Gobbi, Mauro; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Røskaft, Eivin. (2010) The effect of traffic intensity on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in central Sweden. Journal of Insect Conservation. vol. 14 (2).
  • Melis, Claudia; Jędrzejewska, Bogumila; Apollonio, Marco; Bartoń, Kamil; Jedrzejewski, Wlodzimierz; Linnell, John Durrus; Kojola, Ilpo; Kusak, Josip; Adamic, Miha; Ciuti, Simone; Delehan, Ivan; Dykyy, Ihor; Krapinec, Kresimir; Mattioli, Luca; Sagaydak, Andrey; Samchuk, Nikolay; Schmidt, Krzysztof; Shkvyrya, Maryna; Sidorovich, Vadim E.; Zawadzka, Bernadetta; Zhyla, Sergey. (2009) Predation has a greater impact in less productive environments: variation in roe deer, Capreolus capreolus, population density across Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography. vol. 18 (6).
  • Hoem, Stein Arild; Melis, Claudia; Linnell, John D.C.; Andersen, Reidar. (2007) Fighting behaviour in territorial male roe deer Capreolus capreolus: the effects of antler size and residence. European Journal of Wildlife Research. vol. 53 (1).
  • Melis, Claudia; Selva, Nuria; Teurlings, Ivonne; Skarpe, Christina; Linnell, John D.C.; Andersen, Reidar. (2007) Soil and vegetation nutrient response to bison carcasses in Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland. Ecological research. vol. 22 (5).
  • Melis, Claudia; Sundby, Maria; Andersen, Reidar; Moksnes, Arne; Pedersen, Bård; Røskaft, Eivin. (2007) The role of moose Alces alces L. in boreal forest - the effect on ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) abundance and diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 16.
  • Melis, Claudia; Buset, Astrid; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Hanssen, O; Mesingset, Erling; Andersen, Reidar; Moksnes, Arne; Røskaft, Eivin. (2006) Impact of red deer Cervus elaphus grazing on bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus and composition of ground beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) assemblage. Biodiversity and Conservation. vol. 15.
  • Melis, Claudia; Szafrańska, Paolina; Jędrzejewska, Bogumila; Bartòn, Kamil. (2006) Biogeographic variation in wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) population density in western Eurasia. Journal of Biogeography. vol. 33.
  • Melis, Claudia; Cagnacci, Francesca; Lovari, Sandro. (2005) Do male roe deer clump together during the rut?. Acta Theriologica. vol. 50.
  • Melis, Claudia; Cagnacci, Francesca; Lovari, Sandro. (2004) Site fidelity of male roe deer in a Mediterranean fragmented area. Hystrix: The Italian Journal of Mammalogy. vol. 16.
  • Melis, Claudia; Cagnacci, Francesca; Bargagli, Lucia. (2002) Food habits of the Eurasian badger in a rural Mediterranean area. Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft. vol. 48.
  • Ugolini, Alberto; Melis, Claudia; Innocenti, Riccardo. (1999) Moon orientation in adult and young sandhoppers. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. Sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology. vol. 184.
  • Ugolini, Alberto; Melis, Claudia; Innocenti, Riccardo; Tiribilli, Bruno; Castellini, Carlo. (1999) Moon and sun compasses in sandhoppers rely on two separate chronometric mechanisms. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 266.