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Jens Persson

Jens Persson

Selected publications

Aronsson, M. & Persson, J. In press. Mismatch between goals and the scale of

actions constrain adaptive carnivore management: the case of the wolverine in Sweden. Animal Conservation.


Mattisson, J., Rauset, G.R., Odden, J., Linnell, J.D.C., Andrén, H., & Persson, J.

2016. Hunting or scavenging? Prey body condition influences decision-making in a facultative predator, the wolverine. Ecosphere.


Lopez-Bao, J, Mattisson, J., Persson, J., Aronsson, M. & Andrén, H. 2016.

Tracking neighbours promotes large carnivores’ coexistence. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/srep23198.


Aronsson, M., Low, M., Lopez-Bao, J., Persson, J., Odden, J., Linnell, J.D.C. &

Andrén, H. 2016. Intensity of space use reveals conditional sex-specific effects of prey and conspecific density on home range size. Ecology and Evolution 6(9): 2957– 2967.


Rauset, G-R., Andrén, H., Swenson, J.E., Samelius, G., Segerström, P., Zedrosser,

A. & Persson, J. 2016. National parks in northern Sweden as refuges for illegal

killing of large carnivores. Conservation Letters.


Nilsson, L., Bunnefeld, N., Persson, J. & Månsson, J. 2016. Large grazing

birds and agriculture - predictability of common cranes and the implications for crop damage prevention. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.


Rauset, G-R., Low, M., & Persson, J. 2015. Reproductive patterns result from

age-related sensitivity to resources and reproductive costs in a mammalian carnivore. Ecology.


Persson, J., Rauset, G-R., Chapron, G. 2015. Paying for an endangered large

carnivore leads to population recovery. Conservation letters 8(5): 345-350.


Chapron, G.,…Persson, J… et al. 2014. Recovery of large carnivores in Europe’s

modern human- dominated landscapes. Science 346: 1517


Heurich, M., Hilger, A., Küchenhoff, H., Andrén, H., Bufka, L., Krofel, M.,

Mattisson, J., Odden, J., Persson J., Rauset, G.R., Schmidt, K., Linnell, J.D.C.

2014. Activity pattern of Eurasian lynx is circadian over a wide latitudinal

range and modulated by light regime, individual traits and environmental conditions. Plos One 9(12): e114143. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0114143.


Mattisson, J., Arntsen, G.B., Nilsen, E.B., Loe, L.E., Linnell, J.D.C., Odden, J.,

Persson, J. & Andrén, H. 2014. Does age and sex matter? Lynx predation on

semi-domestic reindeer. Journal of Zoology 292: 56-63


Mattisson, J., Segerström, P., Persson, J., Aronsson, M., Rauset, G.R., Samelius,

G., & Andrén, H. 2013. Lethal male-male interactions in Eurasian lynx. Mammalian Biology 78(4): 304-308.


Rauset, G.R., Mattisson, J., Andrén, H., Chapron, G. & Persson, J. 2013. When

species ranges meet: Assessing differences in habitat selection between sympatric large carnivores. Oecologia 172: 701-711


Inman, R., Magoun, A., Persson, J. & Mattisson, J. 2012. The wolverine’s niche:

Linking reproductive chronology, caching, competition, and climate. Journal of Mammalogy 93 (3): 634-644.


Hobbs, T., Andrén, H., Persson, J., Aronsson, M. & Chapron, G. 2012. Native

predators reduce harvest of reindeer by Sámi pastoralists. Ecological Applications

22 (5): 1640-1654.


Inman, R. M., Packila, M. L., Inman, K. H., Mccue, A. J., White, G. C., Persson,

J., Aber, B. C., Orme, M. L., Alt, K. L., Cain, S. L., Fredrick, J. A., Oakleaf, B. J. & Sartorius, S. S. 2012. Spatial Ecology of Wolverines at the Southern Periphery of Distribution. Journal of Wildlife Management 76 (4): 778-792.


Mattisson, J., Odden, J., Nilsen, E.B., Linnell, J.D.C., Persson, J. and Andrén, H.

2011. Factors affecting Eurasian lynx kill rates and semi-domestic reindeer in northern Scandinavia: can ecological research contribute to the development of a fair compensation system? Biological Conservation 144: 3009-3017.


Mattisson, J., Andrén, H., Persson, J. & Segerström, P. 2011. Influence of

intraguild interactions on resource use by wolverines and Eurasian lynx. Journal of Mammalogy 92 (6): 1321-1330.


Andren, H., Persson, J., Mattisson, J. & Danell, A. 2011. Modelling the combined

effect of an obligate predator and a facultative predator on a common prey – lynx and wolverine predation on reindeer. Wildlife Biology 17(1): 33-41.


Mattisson, J., Persson, J., Andrén, H. and Segerström, P. 2011. Temporal and

spatial interactions between an obligate predator, the Eurasian lynx, and a

facultative scavenger, the wolverine. Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 79-89.


Copeland, J., McKelvey, K., Aubry, K., Landa, A., Persson, J., Inman, R., Krebs,

J., Lofroth, E., Golden, H., Squires, J., Magoun, A., Schwartz, M., Wilmot, J.,

     Copeland, C., Yates, R. & May, R. 2010. Does spring snow cover define the

bioclimatic envelope of the wolverine? Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 233-



Mattisson, J., Andrén, H., Persson, J. & Segerström, P. 2010. Effects of Species

Behavior on Global Positioning System Collar Fix Rates. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(3): 557-563.


Persson, J., Wedholm, P. & Segerström, P. 2010. Space use and territoriality of

wolverines (Gulo gulo) in northern Scandinavia. European Journal of Wildlife Research 56(19): 49-57.            


Persson, J., Ericsson, G. & Segerström, P. 2009. Human caused mortality in an

endangered wolverine population. Biological Conservation 142: 325-331.

Fahlman, Å., Arnemo, J.M., Persson, J., Segerström, P. & Nyman, G. 2008.

Physiological effects of capture and medetomidine-ketamine anaesthesia in free-ranging wolverines Gulo gulo. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44: 133-142.


Hedmark, E., Persson, J., Landa, A., Segerström, P. & Ellegren, H. 2007. Paternity

and mating system in wolverines. Wildlife Biology 13 (Suppl. 2): 13-30.


Persson, J., Landa, A., Andersen, R. & Segerström, P. 2006. Reproductive

characteristics of female wolverines (Gulo gulo) in Scandinavia. Journal of Mammalogy 87(1):75-79.


Persson, J. 2005. Wolverine female reproduction: reproductive costs and winter

food availability. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 1453-1459.

Sæther, B.-E., Engen, S., Persson, J., Brøseth, H., Landa, A. and Willebrand, T.

2005. Management strategies for the Scandinavian wolverine: practical application of    stochastic models in Population Viability Analysis. Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 1001-1014.


Hedmark, E., Flagstad, Ö, Segerström, P., Persson, J., Landa, A., Andersen, R.,

and Ellegren, H. 2004. DNA-based individual and sex identification from wolverine

(Gulo gulo) faeces and urine. Conservation Genetics 5: 405-410.


Flagstad, Ö., Hedmark, E., Landa, A., Brøseth, H., Persson, J., Andersen, R.,    Segerström, P. & Ellegren, H. 2004. Colonization history and non-invasive           monitoring of a re-established wolverine (Gulo gulo) population. Conservation      Biology 18(3): 1-13.


Persson, J., Willebrand, T., Landa, A., Andersen, R. & Segerström, P. 2003. The

role of intraspecific predation in the survival of juvenile wolverines Gulo gulo. Wildlife Biology 9: 21-28.

Boman, M. Boustedt, G. & Persson, J. 2003. The Bioeconomics of the Spatial.

Journal of Environmental Economics. 5: 55-74.

Vangen, K.M., Persson, J. Landa, A. Andersen, R. & Segerström, P. 2001.        Characteristics of dispersal in wolverines. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1641-


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ecology; S, Wildlife Ecology Unit
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Inst. för Ekologi, Grimsö forskningsstation
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