Kjetil Hindar

Position:    Senior Research Scientist

 Telephone: +47 934 66 746
 E-mail: kjetil.hindar@nina.no
 Department:Salmonid fishes

Knowledge areas

Population genetics, salmonid fishes, hybridisering, escaped farmed salmon, conservation biology, genetically modified organisms.


1992: Dr. philos., University of Oslo.

1981: MSc, University of Oslo.


2010 - present: Research director, NINA.

1988 - 2010: Research scientist, NINA (senior research scientist from 1989; principal research scientist from 1994; senior principal research scientist from 1997).

1987-1988: Research scientist, Directorate for Nature Management.

1985-1987: Research scientist, Norsk Biotech A/S and Norsk Bioakva A/S.

1982-1985: Research scholar, University of Oslo (Norwegian Fisheries Research Council).


Norwegian (mother tongue) English (fluent), a little German and French.

Worked in

Canada, 1982. Research scholar, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia.

Sweden, 1984. research scholar, Division of Population Genetics, Stockholm University.

USA, 1994. Visiting scholar, UC Berkeley, CA.

Conference contributions

International conferences/workshops (Invited): 2014: Key note, International Conference on Integrated Salmon Biology II, Vancouver. 2012: European Aquaculture Society, Prague, Czech Replublic. 2011: American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA. 2003 SALGEN Symposium, Westport, Ireland. 2002: COMPASS workshop, Stanford University, CA. 2001: University of Massachusetts: Marine Aquaculture and the Environment. Boston, MA. 2000: World Aquaculture Society: Behavioral and genetic interactions between escaped farm and wild salmon. Nice, France.1990 (organizing committee): Conservation of Genetic Resources for Sustainable Development, Røros, Norway.

Professional societies

International boards: 2010 onwards: IUCN Salmon Specialist Group, 2004-2009: Steering Committee, ESF Conservation Genetics programme, 1997 onwards: IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, 1994-1996: Swedish Research Committee on Ecological Risks of Transgenic Organisms (SNV).