Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences are looking for a motivated PhD student to investigate relationships between forage availability, forage utilization and moose density in the landscape and how this affects browsing damages for forestry. The PhD student should also analyze habitat and forage selection at different spatial scales, and variation with time and silvicultural experiments. The candidate will work with a unique large dataset on moose forage availability, browse utilization and pellet counts from 8 landscapes (3 in Hedmark, 5 in Sweden). These landscapes have been monitored over several years. This is a collaboration between the earlier research projects “Forest and moose” at Campus Evenstad and “Vilt och Skog” at SLU.

Have a look at the PhD description for more details and how to apply.

Deadline: 22 October 2017

Please forward this PhD opportunity to potential candidates.