Stein Rune Karlsen
Bioclimatology, phenology, biodiversity, reindeer range mapping, and
vegetation mapping in boreal, alpine, and arctic areas.
Current position: Research Scientist at Norut IT.
1993: M.Sc. in plant ecology, University of Tromsø.
2005: Dr.Sc. in plant ecology (bioclimatology), University of Tromsø.
1995 - : Research Scientist at Norut IT.
I have a Ph.D. (Dr. Scient.) in plant ecology. Thesis on 'New methods for bioclimatic mapping of arctic, alpine, and boreal areas'. In my thesis I developed a floristic-based method for local bioclimatic mapping, in East Greenland, a vegetation-based method for regional bioclimatic mapping, on Varangerhalvøya peninsula, North Norway, and a remote sensing (TI NDVI) based method for continental scale bioclimatic mapping, in Fennoscandia .
Experience: Satellite-based vegetation mapping in alpine and boreal areas, reindeer range mapping, establishing of national parks, biodiversity, and forestry mapping. At present my main interest is satellite-based study of the seasonal dynamics of vegetation (phenology) in Fennoscandia. In these studies I am looking for evidences of changes in the timing of spring and autumn due to climatic changes.
Remote sensing and Geographical Information System (ArcInfo) in vegetation mapping, reindeer range mapping, bioclimatic mapping, phenological studies, and different environmental studies.