Home page of Jarle Tufto

Jarle Tufto

Professor of Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences / Center for Biodiversity Dynamics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
7491 Trondheim, Norway

Mobile: +47 9970 5519
Skype: jtufto
Fax: +47 7359 3524;
Visiting address: SII-1232.

Research interests:

Statistics and stochastic modelling in conservation biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution.



Peer reviewed:

[43] Tufto, J. (2015) Genetic evolution, plasticity and bet-hedging as adaptive responses to autocorrelated fluctuating selection: A quantitative genetic, coevolutionary model. Evolution. Submitted.
[42] Penz, C., DeVries, P., Tufto, J., and Lande, R. (2014) Butterfly dispersal across Amazonia and its implication for biogeography. Ecography, pages n/a-n/a. ISSN 09067590. 10.1111/ecog.01172. [ DOI | http ]
[41] Holand, H., Jensen, H., Tufto, J., Soliman, M., Pärn, H., Saether, B.E., and Ringsby, T.H. (2014) Lower survival probability of house sparrows severely infected by the gapeworm parasite. Journal of Avian Biology, 45:365-373. ISSN 09088857. 10.1111/jav.00354. [ DOI | http ]
[40] Jensen, H., Moe, R., Hagen, I.J., Holand, A.M., Kekkonen, J., Tufto, J., and Saether, B.E. (2013) Genetic variation and structure of house sparrow populations: is there an island effect? Molecular Ecology, 22:1792-1805. ISSN 1365-294X. 10.1111/mec.12226. [ DOI | http ]
[39] Huisman, J. and Tufto, J. (2013) Modelling Wild-Domestic Interbreeding: How Selection on a Quantitative Trait Affects Gene Flow at a Neutral Locus. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 332:42-51. [ http ]
[38] Sandvik, H., Sæther, B.E., Holmern, T., Tufto, J., Engen, S., and Roy, H.E. (2012) Generic ecological impact assessments of alien species in Norway: a semi-quantitative set of criteria. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22:37-62. ISSN 0960-3115. 10.1007/s10531-012-0394-z. [ DOI | http ]
[37] Huisman, J. and Tufto, J. (2012) Comparison of non-Gaussian quantitative genetic models for migration and stabilizing selection. Evolution, 66:3444-3461. [ http ]
[36] Tufto, J., Lande, R., Ringsby, T.H., Engen, S., Sæther, B.E., Walla, T.R., and DeVries, P.J. (2012) Estimating Brownian motion dispersal rate, longevity and population density from spatially explicit mark-recapture data on tropical butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology, 81:756-769. [ http ]
[35] Holand, A.M., Jensen, H., Tufto, J., and Moe, R. (2011) Does selection or genetic drift explain geographic differentiation of morphological characters in house sparrows Passer domesticus? Genetics Research, 93:367-379.
[34] de Eyto, E., McGinnity, P., Huisman, J., Coughlan, J., Consuegra, S., Farrell, K., O'Toole, C., Tufto, J., Megens, H.J., Jordan, W., Cross, T., and Stet, R.J.M. (2011) Varying disease-mediated selection at different life-history stages of Atlantic salmon in fresh water. Evolutionary Applications.
[33] Tufto, J. (2011) Overexploitation of a dispersing renewable resource controlled locally by sole owners: A game theoretic analysis. In prep.
[32] Tufto, J. (2010) Gene flow from domesticated species to wild relatives: Migration load in a model of multivariate selection. Evolution, 64:180-192. 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00807.x. [ DOI | http ]
[31] Garel, M., Solberg, E.J., Sæther, B., Grøtan, V., Tufto, J., and Heim, M. (2009) Age, Size, and Spatiotemporal Variation in Ovulation Patterns of a Seasonal Breeder, the Norwegian Moose (Alces alces). American Naturalist, 173:89-104. 10.1086/593359. [ DOI | http ]
[30] Kuparinen, A., Tufto, J., Consuegra, S., Hindar, K., Merilä, J., and de Leaniz, C. (2009) Effective size of an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) metapopulation in Northern Spain. Conservation Genetics, 11:1559-1565. 10.1007/s10592-009-9945-6. [ DOI | http ]
[29] de Eyto, E., Mcginnity, P., Consuegra, S., Coughlan, J., Tufto, J., Farrell, K., Megens, H.J., Jordan, W., Cross, T., and Stet, R.J. (2007) Natural selection acts on Atlantic salmon major histocompatibility (MH) variability in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274:861-869. 10.1098/rspb.2006.0053. [ DOI | http ]
[28] Skjelseth, S., Ringsby, T.H., Tufto, J., and Sæther, B.E. (2007) Dispersal of introduced house sparrows (Passer domesticus): An experiment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 247:1763-1771. 10.1098/rspb.2007.0338. [ DOI | http ]
[27] Tufto, I., Hansen, R., Byberg, D., Nygaard, K.H.H., Tufto, J., and De (2007) The effect of collagenase and hyalorionidase on transient perfusion in human osteesarcoma xenografts grown orthotopically and in dorsal skinfold chambers. Anticancer Research, 27:1475-1482.
[26] Skjelseth, S., Ringsby, T.H., Jensen, H., Tufto, J., and Sæther, B.E. (2006) Dispersal patterns within a meta-population of House Sparrows after an introduction experiment. Journal of Ornithology, 147:252-253.
[25] Brøseth, H., Tufto, J., Pedersen, H.C., Steen, H., and Kastdalen, L. (2006) Dispersal patterns in harvested willow ptarmigan populations. Journal of Applied Ecology, 42:453-459.
[24] Tufto, J., Ringsby, T.H., Adriaensen, F., Dhondt, A., and Matthysen, E. (2005) A parametric model for estimation of dispersal patterns in five passerine metapopulations. American Naturalist, 165:E13-E26. [ http ]
[23] Tufto, J. and Cavallini, P. (2005) Should wildlife biologists use free software? Wildlife Biology, 11:67-76. [ .pdf ]
[22] Tufto, J., Ringsby, T.h., Dhondt, A., Adriaensen, F., and Matthysen, E. (2005) A Parametric Model for Estimation of Dispersal Patterns Applied to Five Passerine Spatially Structured Populations. American Naturalist, 165:E13-E26. [ http ]
[21] Jensen, H., Sæther, B.E., Ringsby, T.H., Tufto, J., Griffith, S.C., and Ellegren, H. (2004) Lifetime reproductive success in relation to morphology in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Journal of Animal Ecology, 73:599-611. [ .pdf ]
[20] Hindar, K. and Tufto, J. (2004) Conservation of genetic variation in harvested salmon populations. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 61:1389-1397. [ http ]
[19] Rolandsen, C.M., Solberg, E.J., Tufto, J., Sæther, B.E., and Heim, M. (2003) Factors affecting detectability of moose (Alces alces) during the hunting season in nothern Norway. Alces, 39:79-88.
[18] Jensen, H., Saether, B.E., Ringsby, T.H., Tufto, J., Griffith, S.C., and Ellegren, H. (2003) Sexual variation in heritability and genetic correlations of morphological traits in house sparrow (Passer domesticus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 16:1296-1307.
[17] Tufto, J. and Hindar, K. (2003) Effective size in management and conservation of subdivided populations. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 222:273-281. [ http ]
[16] Henriksen, S., Aanes, R., Sæther, B.E., Ringsby, T.H., and Tufto, J. (2003) Does availability of resources influence grazing strategies in female Svalbard reindeer? Rangifer, 23:25-37.
[15] Ringsby, T.H., Sæther, B.E., Tufto, J., Jensen, H., and Solberg, E.J. (2002) Asynchronous timing of breeding decrease spatial synchrony in demography in a metapopulation of House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). Ecology, 83:561-569.
[14] Tufto, J. (2001) Effects of releasing maladapted Individuals: A demographic-evolutionary model. American Naturalist, 158. [ http ]
[13] Tufto, J. (2000) The evolution of plasticity and nonplastic spatial and temporal adaptations in the presence of imperfect environmental cues. American Naturalist, 156:121-130. [ http ]
[12] Sæther, B., Tufto, J., Engen, S., Jerstad, K., Røstad, O., and Skåtan, J. (2000) Population dynamical consequences of climate change for a small temperate songbird. Science, 287:854. [ http ]
[11] Tufto, J., Sæther, B.E., Engen, S., Arcese, P., Jerstad, K., Røstad, O.W., and Smith, J.N.M. (2000) Bayesian meta-analysis of demographic parameters in three small temperate passerines. Oikos, 88:273-281. [ .pdf ]
[10] Tufto, J. (2000) Quantitative genetic models for the balance between migration and stabilizing selection. Genetical research, 76:285-293. [ http ]
[9] Tufto, J., Sæther, B.E., Engen, S., Swenson, J.E., and Sandegren, F. (1999) Harvesting strategies for conserving minimum viable populations based on World Conservation Union criteria: brown bears in Norway. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 266:961-968. [ .pdf ]
[8] Landa, A., Tufto, J., Franzén, R., Bø, T., Linden, M., and Swenson, J.E. (1998) Active Wolverine Dens as a Minumum Population Estimator in Scandinavia. Wildlife Biology, 4:159-168.
[7] Tufto, J., Raybould, A.F., Hindar, K., and Engen, S. (1998) Analysis of Genetic Structure and Dispersal Patterns in a Population of Sea Beet. Genetics, 149:1975-1985.
[6] Landa, A., Krogstad, S., Tømmerås, B.Å., and Tufto, J. (1998) Do Volatile Repellents Reduce Wolverine Gulo Gulo Predation on Sheep? Results from a Large-Scale Experiment. Wildlife Biology, 4:111-118.
[5] Nurminiemi, M., Tufto, J., Nilsson, N., and Rognli, O. (1998) Spatial models of pollen dispersal in the forage grass meadow fescue. Evolutionary Ecology, 12:487-502. [ .pdf ]
[4] Tufto, J., Solberg, E., and Ringsby, T. (1998) Statistical models of transitive and intransitive dominance structures. Animal behaviour, 55:1489-1498. [ http ]
[3] Tufto, J., Engen, S., and Hindar, K. (1997) Stochastic Dispersal Processes in Plant Populations. Theoretical Population Biology, 52:16-26. [ .ps ]
[2] Tufto, J., Andersen, R., and Linnell, J. (1996) Habitat use and ecological correlates of home range size in a small cervid: the roe deer. Journal of Animal Ecology, 65:715-724. [ http ]
[1] Tufto, J., Engen, S., and Hindar, K. (1996) Inferring Patterns of Migration from Gene Frequencies under Equilibrium Conditions. Genetics, 144:1911-1921. [ .pdf ]

Reports and book chapters:

[6] Sæther, B.E., Holmern, T., Tufto, J., and Engen, S. (2010) Forslag til et kvantitativt klassifiseringssystem for risikovurderinger av fremmede arter. Technical report, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Senter for bevaringsbiologi, Trondheim.
[5] Hindar, K., de Leániz, G.C., Koljonen, M.L., Tufto, J., and Youngson, A.F. (2006) Fisheries Exploitation. In E. Verspoor, L. Stradmeyer, and J. Nielsen, editors, The Atlantic Salmon: Genetics, Conservation and Management, pages 299-324. Blackwell.
[4] Hindar, K., Sættem, L.M., and Tufto, J. (2001) Gyrodactulus salaris og genressurser hos laks: effekt av ulike forvaltningstiltak. In Alf, editor, Gyrodactylus salaris - kveletak på laksen? Villaksseminaret 2001. Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning, Trondheim. 2002. [ http ]
[3] Tufto, J. (1999) The Wave of Advance of Introduced Genes in Population of Plants. In K. Ammann, Y. Jacot, G. Kjellson, and V. Simmonsen, editors, Risks and Prospects of Transgenic Plants, pages 47-52. Birkhauser. [ .pdf ]
[2] Rognli, O.A., Tomiuk, J., Tufto, J., Nurminiemi, M., and Jørgensen, R.B. (1999) Gene flow from transgenic crop plants to wild populations. Technical report, Nordtest, Espoo, Finland. [ http ]
[1] Tømmerås, B.Å., Johnsen, Ø., Skrøppa, T., Hindar, K., Holten, J., and Tufto, J. (1996) Long-Term Environmental Impacts of Release of Transgenic Norway Spruce (Picea abies). NINA/NIKU Project Report 003. Technical report, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway. [ http ]


[3] Rognli, O.A., Nurminiemi, M., Nilsson, N.O., and Tufto, J. (1999). Pollen dispersal and gene flow in grasses - A model study related to the risk of gene flow from the use of transgenic grasses.
[2] Tufto, J. (1998). Modeller for genetisk struktur og genstrøm i geografisk oppdelte populasjoner.
[1] Hindar, K. and Tufto, J. (1995). Dispersal and gene flow in migratory fish populations.

Software I'm maintaining:

Curriculum vitae: .pdf