Effects of climate change on fish stocks, and on ecosystems in general, with focus on the Barents Sea.
Norwegian- Russian cooperation on ecosystem status and monitoring in the Barents Sea.
Aggregated databases at IMR.
Current position: Senior scientist
Department of Ecosystem Processes
Work address: Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Postboks 1870 Nordnes
Tel. + 47 55 23 86 26
Fax. + 47 55 23 85 84
Home address: Gjerdehaugene 9B
N-5174 Mathopen, Norway
Tel. + 47 55 26 74 99
Mob. Tel. + 47 952 93 712
Birth date: 29 March, 1968
Family status: Married, two children born in 1997 and 2003
Field of research
I have a Dr. scient. degree in physical oceanography from the University of Bergen, Norway. My PhD work focused on effects of turbulence on the ecosystem and mixing processes in fjords and coastal waters, with special emphasise on turbulence measurements and analysis. Later the field of interest expanded to involve couplings between climate and fish, and on climate effects on the ecosystem in general. I have been project leader of projects funded by both the Norwegian Research Council (e.g. FishExChange) and the Nordic Council of Ministers (e.g. NorExChange), as well as internal IMR projects (e.g. ØKOKLIM). Presently, I am leading a Nordic Network on Effects of Climate Change on Fish, Fishery Industry and Management, funded by NORFORSK. I am also one of four editors of the Environmental status report for Barents Sea ecosystem, which have contributions from ca 130 Norwegian and Russian scientist.
Dr. scient. 2001 University of Bergen
Cand. scient. 1995 University of Bergen
Cand. mag. 1993 University of Bergen
Artium 1987 Risør gymnas
PhD fellowship at IMR 1996-2000
Senior scientist at IMR since 2000