Navigasjon: Hovedside / Institutter / Naturforvaltning [Sidekart] [Kontakt] Ecology and Natural Resource Management


Ledige stillinger


Student ved INA


INA i media




Kongresser og konferanser




In English
In English  In Norwegian

Oversikten viser den ansattes navn og kontaktinformasjon samt eventuelt bilde.
Navn Richard Bischof
Enhet INA
Adresse NMBU, box 5003, 1432 Ås
Tittel Forsker
E-post img
Telefon 6496 5396
Mobil 97710436

Fagområder • Matematikk og naturvitenskap
• Biofag
Publikasjoner Mine publikasjoner i Cristin

Annen informasjon

u  Background:

I am a wildlife ecologist with a primary interest in applied wildlife management and monitoring. My professional background includes several years of work as a wildlife manager in North America and Pacific Oceania. Currently, I am leading a project studying carnivore guild ecology using non-invasive monitoring in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, funded by the Research Council of Norway. In addition, I am participating in applied research on carnivores and ungulates in Scandinavia.

u  Education:

PhD in wildlife ecology; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, 2009

M.Sc. in biology; behavioral ecology; University of Nebraska, USA, 1998.

B.Sc. in biology; Philipps Universität, Marburg, Germany, 1996.

u  Work experience:

Researcher: Norwegian University of Life Sciences / Research Council of Norway, 2011 - present

Researcher: University of Oslo, Norway, 2010

PhD fellow: Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway 2006 - 2009

Research Manager: US Geological Survey Brown Treesnake Project, Guam 2004 - 2006

Wildlife Manager: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, USA 2000 - 2004

Forensic Technician/Wildlife Biologist: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, USA  1999 - 2000

u  Scientific articles:

Bischof, R. L.E. Loe, E. L. Meisingset, B. Zimmermann, B. V. Moorter and A. Mysterud. A migratory northern ungulate in the pursuit of spring: jumping or surfing the green wave?  - The American Naturalist. In Press.

Zedrosser, A., F. Pelletier, R. Bischof, M. Festa-Bianchet, and J.E. Swenson. Determinants of lifetime reproduction in female brown bears: early body mass, longevity, and hunting regulations. Ecology. In press.

R. Bischof, E. B. Nilsen, H. Brøseth, P. Männil, J. Ozoliņš, and ­J. D. C. Linnell 2012. Implementation uncertainty when using recreational hunting to manage carnivores. - Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 824-832

Bischof, R. and J. E. Swenson 2012. Linking noninvasive genetic sampling and traditional monitoring to aid management of a transborder carnivore population. - Ecological Applications 22: 361–373.

Mysterud, A., L. E. Loe, B. Zimmermann, R. Bischof, V. Veiberg, and E. Meisingset. 2011. Partial migration in expanding red deer populations at northern latitudes – a role for density dependence? - Oikos 120: 1817-1825.

Mysterud, A. & Bischof, R. 2009. Can compensatory culling offset undersirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting? – Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 148-160.

Bischof, R. & Zedrosser, A. 2009. The educated prey: consequences for exploitation and control. - Behavioral Ecology 20: 1228-1235

Bischof, R., Mysterud, A. & Swenson, J.E. 2009. With or without equations: What are the dos and don’ts of hunting? - Biology Letters 2: 213.

Bischof, R., Swenson, J.E., Yoccoz, N.G., Mysterud, A. & Gimenez, O. 2009. The magnitude and selectivity of natural and multiple anthropogenic mortality causes in hunted brown bears. - Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 656-665.

Bischof, R., Zedrosser, A., Brunberg, S. & Swenson, J.E. 2009. A note on opportunism and parsimony in data collection. - Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 1021-1024.

Tyrrell, C.L., Christy, M.T., Rodda, G.H., Adams, A.A.Y., Ellingson, A.R., Savidge, J.A., Dean-Bradley, K. & Bischof, R. 2009. Evaluation of trap capture in a geographically closed population of brown treesnakes on Guam. - Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 128-135.

Bischof, R., Fujita, R., Zedrosser, A., Söderberg, A. & Swenson, J. E. 2008. Hunting patterns, the ban on baiting, and harvest demographics of brown bears in Sweden. - Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 79-88.

Bischof, R., Mysterud, A. & Swenson, J.E. 2008. Should hunting mortality mimic the patterns of natural mortality? - Biology Letters 4: 307-310.

Ordiz, A., Støen, O.-G., Swenson, J.E., Kojola, I. & Bischof, R. 2008. Distance-dependent effect of the nearest neighbor: spatiotemporal patterns in brown bear reproduction. - Ecology 89: 3327-3335.

Rodda, G.H., Farley, J.L., Bischof, R. & Reed, R.N. 2007. New developments in snake barrier technology: fly-ash covered wall offers a feasible alternative for permanent barriers to brown treesnakes (Boiga irregularis). - Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2: 157-163.

Bischof, R. & Rogers, D.R. 2005. Serologic survey of infectious diseases in raccoons and coyotes from Nebraska. - Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41: 787-791.

Bischof, R. 2003. Status of the northern river otter in Nebraska. - The Prairie Naturalist 35: 117-120.

Petersen, J.L., Bischof, R., Krapu, G.L. & Szalanski, A.L. 2003. Genetic variation in the Mid-continent population of Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis. - Biochemical Genetics 41: 1-12.

Szalanski, A.L., Steinauer, G., Bischof, R. & Petersen, J. 2001. Origin and conservation genetics of the threatened Ute ladies'-tresses, Spiranthes diluvialis (Orchidaceae). - American Journal of Botany 88: 177-180.

Bischof, R. & Szalanski, A.L. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA variation in pallid and shovelnose sturgeon (Pisces: Acipenseridae). - Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 26: 19-21.

Szalanski, A.L., Bischof, R. & Mestl, G. 2000. Population genetic structure of Nebraska paddlefish based on mtDNA variation. - Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129: 1060-1065.

Szalanski, A.L., Church, K., Oates, D., Bischof, R. & Powers, T.O. 2000. Mitochondrial DNA variation within and among wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) subspecies. - Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 26: 47-53.

Szalanski, A.L., Sikes, D.S., Bischof, R. & Fritz, M. 2000. Population genetics and phylogenetics of the endangered American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus (Coleoptera: Silphidae). - Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93: 589-594.

u  Conference Proceedings:

Christy, M.C., Savidge, J.A., Bischof, R. & Rodda, G. 2007. Can temperature be used as a tool for limiting brown treesnake invasion via transportation pathways? - In: Witmer, G.W., Pitt, W.C. & Fagerstone, K.A. (eds.). Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species: Proceedings of an International Symposium. - USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO.

Bischof, R. & Morrison, B.L. 2003. Status report on mountain lions in Nebraska. - Proceedings of the 6th mountain lion workshop. San Antonio, Texas, pp: 11-13.

Petersen, J.L., Bischof, R. & Szalanski, A.L. 2000. Population Genetics of Mid-continent Sandhill cranes. - Abstract. Proceedings North American Crane Workshop 8: 219.

u  Popular publications:

"Swift Fox Conservation" (Article about Swift Fox conservation status and habitat suitability analysis) in NebraskaLand Magazine 81(4):37. 2003.

"Indian Cave’s Night Gliders" (Article about southern flying squirrel biology and monitoring) in NebraskaLand Magazine 81(10):20-23. 2003.

"Fishy Fellows" (Article for children about Northern river otter biology and conservation) in Trail Tales Magazine 9(4):8-9. 2003.

“Wildlife and hunting pressure” (Article about the role of learned avoidance behavior in wildlife management and invasive species control) in Der Anblick (Austrian Hunting Magazine 6/20:60-63. 2011.


Institutt for naturforvaltning

Høgskoleveien 12,
1430 Ås

Tlf: 64 96 58 00
Faks: 64 96 58 01

Postboks 5003,
1432 Ås