Dennis Hansen

Research Interests

Plant-animal interactions; island biology; ecological networks; mutualisms; conservation and restoration biology; rewilding

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Education and Professional Positions

2011 - present Research associate, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2008 - 2011 Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. R. Dirzo, Department of Biology, Stanford University, USA
2007 - 2008 Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. S.D. Johnson, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2006 - 2007 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2003 - 2006 Ph.D., supervised by Prof. C.B. Müller, Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1994 - 2001 M.Sc. and undergraduate studies, Institute of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Selected Publications

  • Haverkamp PJ., Shekeine J., de Jong R., Schaepman M., Turnbull LA., Baxter R., Hansen D., Bunbury N., Fleischer-Dogley F., Schaepman-Strub G. (2017) Giant tortoise habitats under increasing drought conditions on Aldabra Atoll—Ecological indicators to monitor rainfall anomalies and related vegetation activity. Ecological Indicators 80: 354-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.029
  • Hansen DM., Austin JJ., Baxter RH., de Boer EJ., Falcón W., Norder SJ., Rijsdijk KF., Thébaud C., Bunbury NJ., Warren BH. (2017) Origins of endemic island tortoises in the western Indian Ocean: A critique of the human-translocation hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1430-1435. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12893
  • Svenning JC., Pedersen PBM., Donlan CJ., Ejrnæs R., Faurby S., Galetti M., Hansen DM., Sandel B., Sandom CJ., Terborgh JW., Vera FWM. (2016) Science for a wilder Anthropocene - synthesis and future directions for rewilding research. PNAS, 113, 898-906. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1502556112
  • Hansen DM. (2015) Non-native megaherbivores: The case for novel function to manage plant invasions on islands. AoB PLANTS, 7, plv085. 10.1093/aobpla/plv085. DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv085
  • Sandom C., Donlan CJ., Svenning J-C, Hansen DM. (2013) Rewilding. In: Key topics in conservation biology, 2. (eds. Macdonald DW & Willis KJ). Wileys. DOI: 10.1002/9781118520178.ch23
  • Kaiser-Bunbury CN., Traveset A., Hansen DM. (2010) Conservation and restoration of plant-animal mutualisms on oceanic islands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 12(2):131-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2009.10.002