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Fredrika Norrbin

Associate Professor UiT The Arctic University of NorwayDepartment of Arctic and Marine Biology
Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 64 47 47
Photo of Fredrika Norrbin

Research interests:

  • Zooplankton vertical distribution
  • Life cycles
  • Overwintering strategies and phenology
  • Biogeography.

Layers and aggregations of zooplankton in relation to environmental parameters. To what degree is vertical distribution affected by biological drivers; e.g. competition from transient species and predators, compared to physical parameters. Phenology and timing of life history event; overwintering strategies, timing of diapause (cont. of PhD). Biogeography of small copepods, especially Pseudocalanus sibling species. Plankton investigations in North Norwegian fjords, Arctic and Atlantic regions, where identifying distributions with the VPR is a vital part.

Completed national and international projects:

  • Pelagic ecosystems in ice-covered and ice-free fjords under climate change (Fram Centre, Coast & Sea Flagship, 2013-2015)
  • Analysis of Video Plankton Recorder Data, Iceland-Norway workshops (2014)
  • Pseudocalanus: ecology and taxonomy of two sibling copepod species in Svalbard and Northern Norwegian Waters (2009-2013)
  • The significance of thin layers in aquatic plankton communities (NRC, 2005.2009)
  • Autonomous VPR system. Vertically profiling video plankton recording system with simultaneous collection of CTD data and fluorescence (NRC, 2002-2004)

Relevant publications:

  1. Aarbakke, Ole Nicolai S; Bucklin, Ann; Halsband, Claudia; Norrbin, Fredrika. Comparative phylogeography and demographic history of five sibling species of Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) in the North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 2014; Volum 461. ISSN 0022-0981.s 479 – 488.s doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.10.006.
  2. Basedow, Sünnje; Tande, Kurt; Norrbin, Fredrika; Kristiansen, Stian Andre. Capturing quantitative zooplankton information in the sea: Performance test of laser optical plankton counter and video plankton recorder in a Calanus finmarchicus dominated summer situation. Progress in Oceanography 2013; Volum 108. ISSN 0079-6611.s 72 – 80.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2012.10.005.
  3. Aarbakke, Ole Nicolai S; Bucklin, Ann; Halsband, Claudia; Norrbin, Fredrika. Discovery of Pseudocalanus moultoni (Frost, 1989) in Northeast Atlantic waters based on mitochondrial COI sequence variation. Journal of Plankton Research 2011; Volum 33 (10). ISSN 0142-7873.s 1487 – 1495.s doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbr057.
  4. Jacobsen, Helge Petter; Norrbin, Fredrika. Fine-scale layer of hydromedusae is revealed by video plankton recorder (VPR) in a semi-enclosed bay in northern Norway. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2009; Volum 380. ISSN 0171-8630.s 129 – 135.s doi: 10.3354/meps07954.
  5. Norrbin, Fredrika; Eilertsen, Hans Christian; Degerlund, Maria Ingeborg. Vertical distribution of primary producers and zooplankton grazers during different phases of the Arctic spring bloom. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography 2009; Volum 56 (21-22). ISSN 0967-0645.s 1945 – 1958.s doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.11.006.
  6. Wold, A; Norrbin, Fredrika. Vertical migration as a response to UVR stress in Calanus finmarchicus females and nauplii. Polar Research 2004; Volum 23 (1). ISSN 0800-0395.s 27 – 34.
  7. Norrbin, Fredrika. Ultra-structural changes in overwintering females of Acartia longiremis Lilljeborg. Marine Biology 2001; Volum 139. ISSN 0025-3162.s 697 – 704.
  8. Norrbin, Fredrika; Davis, Cabell S.; Gallager, Scott. Differences in fine-scale structure and composition of zooplankton between mixed and stratified regions of George’s Bank. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography 1996; Volum 43. ISSN 0967-0645.s 1905 – 1924.
  9. Norrbin, Fredrika. Timing of diapause in relation to the onset of winter in the high-latitude marine copepods Pseudocalanus acuspes and Acartia longiremis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 1996; Volum 142. ISSN 0171-8630.s 99 – 109.
  10. Hansen, Benni W; Verity, Peter; Falkenhaug, Tone; Tande, Kurt Steinar; Norrbin, Fredrika. On the trophic fate of Phaeocystis pouchetii (Harriot). V. Trophic relationships between Phaeocystis and zooplankton: an assessment of methods and size dependence. Journal of Plankton Research 1994; Volum 16. ISSN 0142-7873.s 487 – 511.
  11. Norrbin, Fredrika. Seasonal patterns in gonad maturation, sex ratio and size in some small, high latitude copepods: implications for overwintering tactics. Journal of Plankton Research 1994; Volum 16 (2). ISSN 0142-7873.s 115 – 131.
  12. Norrbin, Fredrika. Skewed sex ratios in overwintering copepodites of Pseudocalanus in Norwegian fjords – a result of sex-specific selection?. Bulletin of marine science 1993; Volum 53. ISSN 0007-4977.s 204 – 215.
  13. Noji, Thomas; Estep, Kenneth; McIntyre, Ferren; Norrbin, Fredrika. Image analysis of faecal material grazed upon by three species of copepods: evidence for coprorhexy, coprophagy and coprochaly. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1991; Volum 71. ISSN 0025-3154.s 465 – 480.
  14. Norrbin, Fredrika. Gonad maturation as an indication of seasonal cycles for several species of small copepods in the Barents Sea. Polar Research 1991; Volum 10. ISSN 0800-0395.s 421 – 432.
  15. Norrbin, Fredrika; Olsen, Rolf Erik; Tande, Kurt Steinar. Seasonal variation in lipid class and fatty acid composition of two small copepods in Balsfjorden, Northern Norway. Marine Biology 1990; Volum 105. ISSN 0025-3162.s 205 – 211.
  16. Norrbin, Fredrika; Båmstedt, Ulf. Energy contents in benthic and planktonic invertebrates of Kosterfjorden, Sweden. A comparison of energetic strategies in marine organism groups. Ophelia : International Journal of Marine Biology 1984; Volum 23 (1). ISSN 0078-5326.s 47 – 64.

Popular science and outreach:

  • Norrbin, F. (2014) A Focus on Plankton. Fram Forum 2014
  • Norrbin, F. (2013) Blog entry, PAP-cruise (Porcupine Abyssal Plains) . Imaging twilight critters.
  • Forskningsdagene 2008, organized activities on R/V Johan Ruud, two days