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Jens Persson

Jens Persson

Selected publications

Persson, J., Ordiz, A., Ladle, A., Andrén, H., & Aronsson, M. 2023. Recolonization following past persecution questions the importance of persistent snow cover as a range limiting factor for wolverines. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16908 

Aronsson, M., Andrén, H., Low, M. & Persson, J. 2023. Wolverine denning behavior and monitoring. Wildlife biology

Oeser et al. 2023. Prerequisites for coexistence: human pressure and refuge habitat availability interactively shape continental-scale variation in habitat use by a large carnivore. Landscape Ecology.

Mattisson et al. 2022. Timing and synchrony of birth in Eurasian lynx across Europe. Ecology and evolution 12, e9147.

Lansink et al. 2022. Potential for increased connectivity between differentiated wolverine populations. Biological Conservation 272: 109601.

Broekman et al. 2022. Evaluating expert-based habitat suitability information terrestrial mammals with GPS-tracking data. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2022;00:1–16. 

Andrén, H., Hemmingmoore, H., Aronsson, M., Åkesson, M & Persson, J. 2022. No Allee effect during Eurasian lynx recolonization of southern Sweden. Ecosphere 2022;13:e3997. 

Andrén, H., Aronsson, M., Lopez-Bao, J., Samelius, G., Chapron, G., Rauset, G-
R., Hemmingmoore, H. & Persson, J. 2021. Season rather than habitat affects lynx survival and risk of mortality in the human‐dominated landscape of southern Sweden. Wildlife Biology.

Ekblom, R., Aronsson, M., Elsner-Gearing, F., Johansson, F., Fountain, T. & Persson, J. 2021. Sample identification and pedigree reconstruction in Wolverine (Gulo gulo) using SNP genotyping of non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics Resources.

Ordiz, A., Aronsson, M., Persson, J., Stoen, O-G., Swenson, J. & Kindberg, J. 2021. Effects of human disturbance on terrestrial apex predators. Diversity (13):68.

Mattisson, J. Odden, J., Linnell, J.D.C., Painer, J., Persson, J. & Andrén, H. 2020. Parturition date in Eurasian lynx - Evidence of a second estrus. Mammalian Biology  

Aronsson, M., Åkesson, M., Low, M., Persson, J. & Andrén, H. 2020. Resource   
  dispersion and relatedness interact to explain space use in a solitary predator.  
  OIKOS 129: 1174–1184.

Nilsson, L., Persson, J., Bunnefeld, N. & Månsson, J. 2020. Central place foraging in a human-dominated landscape - how do common cranes select feeding sites?  Journal of Avian Biology

Lozano, J.E., Elofsson, K., Persson, J. & Kjellander, P. 2020. Valuation of large  carnivores and regulated carnivore hunting. Journal of Forest Economics 

Van der Veen, B., Mattisson, J., Zimmerman, B., Odden, J. & Persson, J. 2020 
Where is the refrigerator? Wolverine (Gulo gulo) food caching behavior in Scandinavia. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 10.1111/jav.02487

Hemmingmoore, H., Aronsson, M., Åkesson, M., Persson, J. & Andrén, H. 2020. Using Resource Selection Functions to Predict the recolonization of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) in Southern Sweden. Biological Conservation 242. 

Andrén, H., Hobbs, N.T, Aronsson, M., Brøseth, H., Chapron, G., Linnell, J.D.C., 
 Odden, J., Persson, J. & Nilsen, E.B. 2020. Harvest models of small populations of   
 a large carnivore using Bayesian forecasting. Ecological applications

López-Bao, J-L., Aronsson, M., Linnell, J.D.C., Odden, J., Persson, J., & Andrén, H. 2019. Eurasian lynx fitness shows little variation across Scandinavian human-dominated landscapes. Scientific Reports 9:8903.

Mensah, J., Persson, J., Elofsson, K. & Kjellander, P. 2019. Effects of carnivore  presence on hunting lease pricing in Sweden. Forest policy and economics.

Thiel, A., Evans, A., Fuchs, B., Arnemo, J.M., Aronsson, M. & Persson, J. 2019.  Effects of reproduction and environmental factors on body temperature and activity patterns of wolverines. Frontiers in zoology 16 (21).

Nilsson, L., Bunnefeld, N., Persson, J., Žydelis, R. & Månsson, J. 2019. Conservation success or increased crop damage risk? The Natura 2000 network for a thriving migratory and protected bird. Biological Conservation 236: 1-7.

Ekblom, R., Brechlin, B., Persson, J., Smeds, L., Johansson, M., Magnusson, J.,  Flagstad, O. & Ellegren. 2018. Genome sequencing and conservation genomics in the Scandinavian wolverine (Gulo gulo) population. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13157 

Aronsson & Persson. 2018. Breeding dispersal and fidelity in a solitary carnivore. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 

Nilsson, L., Aronsson, M., Persson, J. & Månsson, J. 2018. Drifting space use of  common cranes - is there a mismatch between daytime behaviour and management? Ecological Indicators 85: 556-562.

Aronsson, M. & Persson, J. 2017. Mismatch between goals and the scale of actions constrain adaptive carnivore management: the case of the wolverine in Sweden. Animal Conservation 20: 261-269.

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, 96(12): 3153-3164.

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: 233-246.

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: 1641-1649.


Senior Lecturer at the Department of Ecology; S, Wildlife Ecology Unit
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Postal address:
Inst. för Ekologi, Grimsö forskningsstation
Visiting address: Grimsö forskningsstation, Grimsö 152, Grimsö