Stefanie Reinhardt

Fakultet for teknologi, naturvitenskap og maritime fag
Institutt for natur, helse og miljø
Campus Bø (1-228)
I'm particularly interested in the protection of biodiversity, and the impact of climate change on alpine vegetation. In resent years I have also started to do research in different ecosystems in tropical/ subtropical regions. I have worked with very rare and/ or keystone species such as the Guatemalan beaded lizard, marine turtles, and the Eurasian beaver.


  • Responsible for the courses botany and conservation biology
  • Supervision of students on BSc, MSc, and PhD level
  • Education and research collaboration with universities in Guatemala and Colombia
  • DIKU project: Arter i arbeid - artskunnskap i naturforvaltningsutdanning og samfunn 


2022     Sanchez, D.A., Mortensen, R.M., Wilson, R., Bjureke, P., Reinhardt, S.*, Rosell, F.*: Temperature and barometric pressure affect the activity intensity and movement of an endangered thermoconforming lizard. Ecosphere. *joined last authors.

2021     Reinhardt, S., Aartsma, P., Skøyen, K., Renssen, H.: Shrub encroachment interacts with environmental variation to reduce the albedo of alpine lichen heaths: an experimental study. Nordic Journal of Botany, e03314.

2021     Mortensen, R.M, Reinhardt, S., Hjønnevåg M.E., Wilson, R.P., Rosell, F.: Aquatic habitat use in a semi-aquatic mammal: the Eurasian beaver. Animal Biotelemetry, 9:35.

2021     Lodberg-Holm, H.K., Steyaert, S.M.J.G., Reinhardt, S., Rossel, F.: Size is not everything: differing activity and foraging patterns between the sexes in a monomorphic mammal. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 75:76.

2021     Aartsma, P., Asplund, J., Odland, A., Reinhardt, S., Renssen, H.: Microclimatic comparison of lichen heaths and shrubs: shrubification generates atmospheric heating but subsurface cooling during the growing season. Biogeosciences, 18: 1577-1599.

2020     Sanchez, D.A., Muccio, C., Rosell, F., Reinhardt, S.: Are trends in Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) nesting abundance affected by El Ni~no Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variability? Sixteen years of monitoring on the Pacific coast of northern Central America. Global Ecology and Conservation, 24: e01339.

2020     Sanchez, D.A., Mortensen, R.M., Reinhardt, S., Rosell, F.: Escaping drought: Seasonality effects on home range, movement patterns and habitat selection of the Guatemalan Beaded Lizard. Global Ecology and Conservation, 23: e01178.

2020     Aartsma, P., Asplund. J., Odland, A., Reinhardt, S., Renssen, H.: Surface albedo of alpine lichen heaths and shrub vegetation. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 52: 312-321.

2015     Wasof, S., Lenoir, J.,  Aarrestad, P.A.,  Alsos, I.G., Armbruster, W.S., Austrheim, G., Bakkestuen, V., Birks, H.J.B., Bråthen, K.A., Broennimann, O., Brunet, J., Bruun, H.H., Dahlberg, C.J., Diekmann, M., Dullinger, S., Dynesius, M., Ejrnæs, R.,  Gégout, J.C., Graae, B.J., Grytnes, J.A., Guisan, A., Hylander, K., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Kapfer, J., Klanderud, K., Luoto, M., Milbau, A., Moora, M., Nygaard, B., Odland, A., Pauli, H., Ravolainen, V., Reinhardt, S., Sandvik, S.M.,  Schei, F.H., Speed, J.D.M., Svenning, J.C.,  Thuiller, W., Tveraabak, L.U., Vandvik, V., Velle, L.G., Virtanen, R., Vittoz, P., Willner, W., Wohlgemuth, T.,  Zimmermann, N.E., Zobel, M., Decocq, G.: Distjunct populations of European Vascular Plant Species keep the same Climatic Niches. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 1401-1412.

2015     Odland, A., Reinhardt, S., Pedersen, A.: Differences in richness of vascular plants, mosses, and liverworts in S Norwegian alpine vegetation. Plant Ecology & Diversity.

2013     Lenoir, J., Graae B.J, Aarrestad, P.A., Alsos, I.G., Armbruster, W.S., Austrheim, G., Bergendorff, C., Birks, H.J.B., Braathen, K.A., Brunet, J., Bruun, H.H., Dahlberg, J., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Dynesius, M., Ejrnaes, R., Grytnes, J.A., Hylander, K., Klanderud, K., Luoto, M., Milbau, A.,Moora, M., Nygaard, B., Odland, A., Ravolainen, V.T., Reinhardt, S., Sandvik, S.M., Schei, F.H., Speed, J.D.M., Tveraabak, L.U., Vandvik, V., Velle, L.G., Virtanen, R., Zobel, M., Svenning, J.C.: Local temperatures inferred from plant communities suggest strong spatial buffering of climate warming across Northern Europe. Global Change Biology 19: 1470-1481.

2013     Reinhardt, S.: The importance of snow for mountain vegetation in the Hardangervidda area (souther Norway): plant distribution, phenology, diversity, and effects of global climate change. A PhD dissertation in Ecology. Telemark University College. ISBN 978-82-7206-370-1

2013     Reinhardt, S., Odland, A., Pedersen, A.: Distribution of calciphile alpine plants and vegetation types in Southern Norway: importance of snow and possible effects of climate change. Phytocoenologia 43: 207-223.

2012     Reinhardt, S., Odland, A.: Soil temperature variation in calciphile mountain plant communities in Southern Norway. Oecologia Montana 21: 21-35.