Dr. Anne Hertel 

Movement Ecology Group

Dr. Anne Hertel

Postdoctoral Researcher
Member of Research Group 'Movement Ecology'

Research interests

My research is at the interface between behavioral ecology, spatial ecology, and wildlife biology. I have previously worked on the effects of spatial and temporal variation in food abundance and hunting disturbance on behavior and life histories of Scandinavian brown bears. For my current project I am jointly working with the movement ecology group here in Frankfurt and the Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project on consistent individual variation in the behavior of brown bears. It particularly interests me, to which degree such “bear personalities” are formed by maternal learning, individual learning, genetic relatedness and variation in the environment.


External links

Full list of publications on Google Scholar

Recent publications

Lodberg-Holm HK, Gelink HW, Hertel AG, Swenson JE, Steyaert SMJG (2019): Brown bears track bilberry phenology through a landscape of risk. Basic and Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2018.12.001

Hertel AG, Zedrosser A, Kindberg J, Langvall O, Swenson JE (2019): Fluctuating Mast Production Does not Drive Scandinavian Brown Bear Behavior. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21619

Hertel AG, Leclerc M, Warren D, Pelletier F, Zedrosser A, Mueller T (2019): Don't poke the bear: Using tracking data to quantify behavioural syndromes in elusive wildlife. Animal Behaviour. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.11.008

Hertel AG, Bischof R, Langval O, Mysterud A, Kindberg J, Swenson JE, Zedrosser A (2018): Berry production drives bottom-up effects on body mass and reproductive success in an omnivore. Oikos 127:197-207, doi: 10.1007/s00265-016-2106-2

Frank SC, Ordiz A, Gosselin J, Hertel AG et al. (2017): Indirect effect of bear hunting: A review from Scandinavia. Ursus 29:150-165, doi: 10.2192/URSU-D-16-00028.1


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