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Torbjørn Haugaasen


Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Torbjørn is Co-PI on the ABC Expeditions project.

Torbjørn Haugaasen has a BSc in Ecology (1998), an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation (2000) and a PhD in Applied Ecology and Conservation (2004) from the University of East Anglia (UEA, UK). His PhD examined the structure and dynamics of plant and animal communities in a large mosaic of floodplain and terra firme forest in the Brazilian Amazon. Subsequently, he did post-doctoral research at the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA, Manaus, Brazil) and UEA, investigating the ecology of the Brazil nut tree. He is currently a Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU, Norway). He has worked extensively in the Brazilian Amazon for 25 years, but also works in other Amazonian countries and in Africa and Asia. His interests in tropical ecology and conservation are broad and research includes studies of plant-animal interactions, animal movements, ecology and seasonality of floodplain forests, impacts of land-use change on biodiversity, and ecology and management of non-timber forest resources.

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