Research topic

Aquatic ecology

Ann Kristin Schartau

Major practical experiences cover project management concerning research and monitoring in freshwater (rivers and lakes) and in marine environments (estuarine and coastal waters). Specialization on freshwater biodiversity and water quality. Project leader for several national projects on implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive in Norway: Design of a National Monitoring Network for Reference Sites, Design of a National Network for Surveillance monitoring in freshwaters, Evaluation of methods for monitoring and assessment of freshwaters c.f. the WFD. Experience from international work on standardization of biological methods, and different aspects related to the implementation of the ECC’s Water Framework Directive.


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Morten Falkegård


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Jon Hamner Magerøy

I have extensive experience with research on and monitoring of freshwater mussels in Norway, Canada and the USA. As a part of this work I have also worked with confirmed and potential host fish for these mussels. Therefore, I have gained experience with a variety of freshwater fish, both through experiments and field work. In additiont to working on parasite-host interactions between mussel larvae and fish, I have also worked on evolutionary theories on parasites that castrate their hosts. Specifically, I worked on a bacterium that castrates water fleas (daphnia).


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Trygve H. Hesthagen

My profession is in freshwater biology, mainly in fish research. I have major experience in planning different biological projects concerning fish stock assessment, conducting field work in rivers and lakes, and writing reports and scientific papers
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Ola Ugedal

Aquatic radioecology, population ecology, life history, ecological modelling, fisheries management.


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Johanna Järnegren


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Torbjørn Forseth

Salmonid ecology and management (leader of Scientific Advisory Committee for Atlantic Salmon Management in Norway), regulated rivers, life history, evolutionary biology (thermal adaptation, character displacement) and functional biodiversity, bioenergetics, climate change, environmental pollution (radioactivity, acid rain), and research administration (two years as Research Director, two years as Assisting Research Director and one year as Research Coordinator)


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Ingeborg Palm Helland

Ecological effects of hydropower, Ecology of freshwater fish, Competitive interactions, Climate change, Winter ecology, Ecological mechanisms of speciation, Ecological modelling, EU Water Framework Directive, Sea lice


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Jon Museth

Inland fish species, complex fish fauna, environmental impact assessmenst, hydropower development in rivers, mitigation and restoration measures in regulated rivers, ecological connectivity, ecological and social effects of floods and flood defences, alien species,


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Martin Arne Svenning

Hoveddelen av aktiviteten er relatert til økologi og livshistorie hos resident og anandrom laksefisk, og knyttet nært opp mot forvaltning. God felterfaring, spesielt i arktiske strøk (Svalbard, Nord-Norge og Nord-Vest Russland). Forskningsaktiviteten involverer en kombinasjon av feltinnsamling, bearbeiding i laboratorium og teoretiske/statistiske analyser.
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Thomas Correll Jensen

Freshwater ecology, freshwater invertebrates, zooplankton, growth and respiration of zooplankton, arctic ecology, freshwater monitoring, Water Framework Directive, biological indicators, invasive species,


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Bjørn Walseng

Senior Technician Field of work: Freshwater ecology, freshwater invertebrates (especially crustaceans), biodiversity, conservation plans, pollution ecology, environmental monitoring, enviromental impact assessments.


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Kjetil Hindar


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Line Elisabeth Sundt-Hansen

Aquatic ecology, salmonid biology, salmonids in regulated rivers, semi-natural experiments, experimental studies of salmonids, risk assesment of transgenic salmonids, individual based modelling of salmonids


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Tor Atle Mo


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Elisabet Forsgren

  • Animal behaviour, reproduction and evolution
  • Risk assessment of alien species (fish)
  • Effects of climate change and ocean acidification
  • Experimental design
  • Aquarium experiments and field investigations in coastal marine areas
  • Project leadership
  • Student supervision and teaching
  • Quality management

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