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Jørgen Berge

Professor (UiT), Adjunct Professor (UNIS) UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Economics and Fisheries UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway Cell Phone: +47 90 16 91 25
Photo of Jørgen Berge

Research interests:

  • Arctic marine biology
  • Polar night ecology
  • Diel vertical migration of zooplankton.

Running national and international projects:

Completed national and international projects:

  • SAARP projects (Statoil)
  • Cleopatra (NFR)
  • various minor projects

Relevant scientific publications (last five years):

  1. Berge, Jørgen; Heggland, Kristin N.; Lønne, Ole Jørgen; Cottier, Finlo R.; Hop, Haakon; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Nøttestad, Leif; Misund, Ole Arve. First records of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from the Svalbard archipelago, Norway, with possible explanations for the extension of its distribution. Arctic 2015; Volum 68 (1). ISSN 0004-0843.s 54 – 61.s doi: 10.14430/arctic4455.
  2. Heggland, Kristin N.; Ottesen, Camilla; Berge, Jørgen. Aspects of the life history of the Atlantic poacher, Leptagonus decagonus, in Svalbard waters. Polish Polar Research 2015; Volum 36 (1). ISSN 0138-0338.s 79 – 87.s doi: 10.1515/popore-2015-0004.
  3. Nilssen, Ingunn; Ødegård, Øyvind; Sørensen, Asgeir Johan; Johnsen, Geir; Moline, Mark A.; Berge, Jørgen. Integrated environmental mapping and monitoring, a methodological approach to optimise knowledge gathering and sampling strategy. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2015; Volum 96 (1-2). ISSN 0025-326X.s 374 – 383.s doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.04.045.
  4. Berge, Jørgen; Daase, Malin; Renaud, Paul; Ambrose, William G. Jr.; Darnis, Gérald; Last, Kim S; Leu, Eva; Cohen, Jonathan H.; Johnsen, Geir; Moline, Mark A.; Cottier, Finlo; Varpe, Øystein; Shunatova, Natalia; Balazy, Piotr; Morata, Nathalie; Massabuau, Jean Charles; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Kosobokova, Ksenia; Hoppe, Clara JM; Weslawski, Jan Marcin; Kuklinski, Piotr; Legezynska, Joanna; Nikishina, Daria; Cusa, Marine; Kedra, Monika; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Maria; Vogedes, Daniel Ludwig; Camus, Lionel; Tran, Damien; Michaud, Emma; Gabrielsen, Tove M.; Granovitch, Andrei; Gonchar, Anya; Krapp, Rupert; Callesen, Trine A. Unexpected Levels of Biological Activity during the Polar Night Offer New Perspectives on a Warming Arctic. Current Biology 2015; Volum 25. ISSN 0960-9822.s 1 – 7.s doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.08.024.
  5. Wassmann, Paul; Kosobokova, KN; Slagstad, Dag; Drinkwater, Kennneth F.; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Moore, SE; Ellingsen, Ingrid H.; Nelson, RJ; Carmack, E.; Popova, E; Berge, Jørgen. The contiguous domains of Arctic Ocean advection: trails of life and death. Progress in Oceanography 2015. ISSN 0079-6611.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.011.
  6. Berge, Jørgen; Renaud, Paul; Darnis, Gérald; Cottier, Finlo; Last, Kim; Gabrielsen, Tove M.; Johnsen, Geir; Seuthe, Lena; Weslawski, Jan Marcin; Leu, Eva; Moline, Mark A.; Nahrgang, Jasmine; Søreide, Janne; Varpe, Øystein; Lønne, Ole Jørgen; Daase, Malin; Falk-Petersen, Stig. In the dark: a review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Progress in Oceanography 2015. ISSN 0079-6611.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005.
  7. Renaud, Paul; Løkken, Therese S; Jørgensen, Lis Lindal; Berge, Jørgen; Johnson, Beverly J. Macroalgal detritus and food-web subsidies along an Arctic fjord depth-gradient. Frontiers in Marine Science 2015; Volum 2. ISSN 2296-7745.s 1 – 15.s doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00031.
  8. Lønne, Ole Jørgen; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Berge, Jørgen. Introduction to the special issue on polar night studies conducted onboard RV Helmer Hanssen in the Svalbard area. Polar Biology 2015; Volum 38 (1). ISSN 0722-4060.s 1 – 3.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1616-5.
  9. Cohen, Jonathan H.; Berge, Jørgen; Moline, Mark A.; Sørensen, Asgeir Johan; Last, Kim; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Renaud, Paul; Leu, Eva; Grenvald, Julie Cornelius; Cottier, Finlo; Cronin, Heather; Menze, Sebastian; Norgren, Petter; Varpe, Øystein; Daase, Malin; Darnis, Gérald; Johnsen, Geir. Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton?. PLoS ONE 2015; Volum 10 (6). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126247.
  10. Webster, Clare N.; Varpe, Øystein; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Berge, Jørgen; Stübner, Eike Ingrid; Brierley, Andrew S. Moonlit swimming: vertical distributions of macrozooplankton and nekton during the polar night. Polar Biology 2015; Volum 38 (1). ISSN 0722-4060.s 75 – 85.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1422-5.
  11. Ware, Christopher; Berge, Jørgen; Sundet, Jan Henry; Kirkpatrick, JB; Coutts, A.D.M.; Jelmert, Anders; Olsen, SM; Floerl, Oliver; Wisz, Mary S.; Alsos, Inger Greve. Climate change, non-indigenous species and shipping: assessing the risk of species introduction to a high-Arctic archipelago. Diversity & distributions: A journal of biological invasions and biodiversity 2014; Volum 20 (1). ISSN 1366-9516.s 10 – 19.s doi: 10.1111/ddi.12117.
  12. Hovinen, Johanna Emilia Heidi; Welcker, Jorg Otto; Rabindranath, Ananda; Brown, Zachary; Hop, Haakon; Berge, Jørgen; Steen, Harald. At-sea distribution of foraging little auks relative to physical factors and food supply. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2014; Volum 503. ISSN 0171-8630.s 263 – 277.s doi: 10.3354/meps10740.
  13. Falk-Petersen, Stig; Pavlov, Vladimir; Berge, Jørgen; Cottier, Finlo; Kovacs, Kit; Lydersen, Christian. At the rainbow’s end: high productivity fueled by winter upwelling along an Arctic shelf. Polar Biology 2014. ISSN 0722-4060.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1482-1.
  14. Berge, Jørgen; Cottier, Finlo; Varpe, Øystein; Renaud, Paul; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Kwasniewski, Sawomir; Griffiths, Colin; Søreide, Janne; Johnsen, Geir; Aubert, Anais; Bjærke, Oda; Hovinen, Johanna Emilia Heidi; Jung-Madsen, Signe; Tveit, Martha; Markkula, Sanna. Arctic complexity: A case study on diel vertical migration of zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research 2014; Volum 36 (5). ISSN 0142-7873.s 1279 – 1297.s doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbu059.
  15. Jönsson, Mikael; Varpe, Øystein; Kozlowski, Tomasz; Berge, Jørgen; Kröger, Ronald H.H. Differences in lens optical plasticity in two gadoid fishes meeting in the Arctic. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. Sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology 2014; Volum 200 (11). ISSN 0340-7594.s 949 – 957.s doi: 10.1007/s00359-014-0941-z.
  16. Hovinen, Johanna Emilia Heidi; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna; Jakubas, Dariusz; Hop, Haakon; Berge, Jørgen; Kidawa, Dorota; Karnovsky, Nina J.; Steen, Harald. Fledging success of little auks in the high Arctic: Do provisioning rates and the quality of foraging grounds matter?. Polar Biology 2014; Volum 37 (5). ISSN 0722-4060.s 665 – 674.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1466-1.
  17. Johnsen, Geir; Candeloro, Mauro; Berge, Jørgen; Moline, Mark A. Glowing in the dark: Discriminating patterns of bioluminescence from different taxa during the Arctic polar night. Polar Biology 2014; Volum 37 (5). ISSN 0722-4060.s 707 – 713.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-014-1471-4.
  18. Nahrgang, Jasmine; Varpe, Øystein; Korshunova, Ekaterina; Murzina, Svetlana; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Vieweg, Ireen; Berge, Jørgen. Gender specific reproductive strategies of an arctic key species (Boreogadus saida) and implications of climate change. PLoS ONE 2014; Volum 9 (5:e98452). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098452.
  19. Vogedes, Daniel Ludwig; Eiane, Ketil; Båtnes, Anna Solvang; Berge, Jørgen. Variability in Calanus spp. abundance on fine- to mesoscales in an Arctic fjord: implications for little auk feeding. Marine Biology Research 2014; Volum 10 (5). ISSN 1745-1000.s 437 – 448.s doi: 10.1080/17451000.2013.815781.
  20. Båtnes, Anna Solvang; Miljeteig, Cecilie; Berge, Jørgen; Greenacre, Michael; Johnsen, Geir. Quantifying the light sensitivity of Calanus spp. during the polar night: potential for orchestrated migrations conducted by ambient light from the sun, moon, or aurora borealis. Polar Biology 2013. ISSN 0722-4060.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1415-4.
  21. Kraft, Angelina; Berge, Jørgen; Varpe, Øystein; Falk-Petersen, Stig. Feeding in Arctic darkness: mid-winter diet of thepelagic amphipods Themisto abyssorum and T. libellula. Marine Biology 2013; Volum 160 (1). ISSN 0025-3162.s 241 – 248.s doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2065-8.
  22. Murzina, Svetlana; Nefedova, Zinaida A.; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Hop, Håkon; Ryokolainen, Tatiana R; Ottesen, Camilla; Ripatti, Pauli O.; Berge, Jørgen; Nemova, Nina N. Lipids in the daubed shanny (Teleostei: Leptoclinus maculatus) in Svalbard waters. Polar Biology 2013; Volum 36 (11). ISSN 0722-4060.s 1619 – 1631.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1381-x.
  23. Weydmann, Agata; Søreide, Janne; Kwasniewski, Slawek; Leu, Eva; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Berge, Jørgen. Ice-related seasonality in zooplankton community composition in a high Arctic fjord. Journal of Plankton Research 2013; Volum 35 (4). ISSN 0142-7873.s 831 – 842.s doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbt031.
  24. Berge, Jørgen; Nahrgang, Jasmine. The Atlantic spiny lumpsucker Eumicrotremus spinosus: life history traits and the seemingly unlikely interaction with the pelagic amphipod Themisto libellula. Polish Polar Research 2013; Volum 34 (3). ISSN 0138-0338.s 279 – 287.s doi: 10.2478/popore-2013-0013.
  25. Daase, Malin; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Varpe, Øystein; Darnis, Gérald; Søreide, Janne; Wold, Anette; Leu, Eva; Berge, Jørgen; Philippe, Benoit; Fortier, Louis. Timing of reproductive events in the marine copepod Calanus glacialis: a pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2013; Volum 70 (6). ISSN 0706-652X.s 871 – 884.s doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2012-0401.
  26. Kuklinski, Piotr; Berge, Jørgen; McFadden, Laurel; Dmoch, Katarzyna; Zajaczkowski, Marek; Nygård, Henrik Andreas; Piwosz, Kasia; Tatarek, Agnieszka. Seasonality of occurrence and recruitment of Arctic marine benthic invertebrate larvae in relation to environmental variables. Polar Biology 2013; Volum 36 (4). ISSN 0722-4060.s 549 – 560.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1283-3.
  27. Markkula, Sanna; Berge, Jørgen; Renaud, Paul; Vader, Anna; Stübner, Eike Ingrid; Meshram, Archana; Sparre, Øyunn Elisabet; Lehtiniemi, M. Aggregations of predators and prey affect predation impact of the Arctic ctenophore Mertensia ovum. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2013; Volum 476. ISSN 0171-8630.s 87 – 100.s doi: 10.3354/meps10143.
  28. Berge, J., Varpe, Ø., Moline, M.A., Wold, A., Renaud, P.E., Daase, M., Falk-Petersen, S. 2012. Retention of ice-associated amphipods: possible consequences for an ice-free Arctic Ocean. Biology Letters doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0517
  29. Tandberg, A. H., Rapp, H. T., Schander, C., Vader, W., Sweetman, A. K., & Berge, J. (2012). Exitomelita sigynae gen. et sp. nov.: a new amphipod from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field with potential gill ectosymbionts. Polar Biology. 35: 705-716, doi:10.1007/s00300-011-1115-x
  30. Nygård, Henrik Andreas; Berge, Jørgen; Søreide, Janne; Vihtakari, Mikko; Falk-Petersen, Stig. The amphipod scavenging guild in two Arctic fjords: seasonal variations, abundance and trophic interactions. Aquatic Biology 2012; Volum 14 (3). ISSN 1864-7790.s 247 – 264.s doi: 10.3354/ab00394.
  31. Berge, Jørgen; Gabrielsen, Tove M; Moline, Mark; Renaud, Paul. Evolution of the Arctic Calanus complex: an Arctic marine avocado?. Journal of Plankton Research 2012; Volum 34 (3). ISSN 0142-7873.s 191 – 195.s doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbr103.
  32. Renaud, Paul; Berge, Jørgen; Varpe, Øystein; Lønne, Ole Jørgen; Nahrgang, Jasmine; Ottesen, Camilla; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.. Is the poleward expansion by Atlantic cod and haddock threatening native polar cod, Boreogadus saida?. Polar Biology 2012; Volum 35 (3). ISSN 0722-4060.s 401 – 412.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1085-z.
  33. Ambrose, William G. Ambrose Jr.; Renaud, Paul; Locke, William; Cottier, Finlo; Berge, Jørgen; Carroll, Michael L.; Levin, Benjamin S.; Ryan, Stuart. Growth line deposition and variability in growth of two circumpolar bivalves (Serripes groenlandicus, and Clinocardium ciliatum). Polar Biology 2012; Volum 35 (3). ISSN 0722-4060.s 345 – 354.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1080-4.
  34. Berge, Jørgen; Båtnes, Anna Solvang; Johnsen, Geir; Blackwell, Susan; Moline, Mark A.. Bioluminescence in the high Arctic during the polar night. Marine Biology 2012; Volum 159 (1). ISSN 0025-3162.s 231 – 237.s doi: 10.1007/s00227-011-1798-0.
  35. Pettersen, Ragnhild; Johnsen, Geir; Berge, Jørgen; Hovland, Erlend Kjeldsberg. Phytoplankton chemotaxonomy in waters around the Svalbard archipelago reveals high amounts of Chl b and presence of gyroxanthin-diester. Polar Biology 2011; Volum 34 (5). ISSN 0722-4060.s 627 – 635.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0917-6.
  36. Rabindranath, Ananda; Daase, Malin; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Wold, Anette; Wallace, M.I.; Berge, Jørgen; Brierley, A. S.. Seasonal and diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic during the autumn midnight sun of 2008. Marine Biodiversity 2011; Volum 41 (3). ISSN 1867-1616.s 365 – 382.s doi: 10.1007/s12526-010-0067-7Open Access.
  37. Pawlowska, J.; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Maria; Zajaczkowski, Marek; Nygård, Henrik Andreas; Berge, Jørgen. Seasonal variability of meio- and macrobenthic standing stocks and diversity in an Arctic fjord (Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen). Polar Biology 2011; Volum 34 (6). ISSN 0722-4060.s 833 – 845.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0940-7.
  38. Fuhrmann, Mona Maria; Nygård, Henrik Andreas; Krapp, Rupert; Berge, Jørgen; Werner, Iris. The adaptive significance of chromatophores in the Arctic under-ice amphipod Apherusa glacialis. Polar Biology 2011; Volum 34 (6). ISSN 0722-4060.s 823 – 832.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0938-1.
  39. Leu, Eva; Søreide, Janne; Hessen, Dag Olav; Falk-Petersen, Stig; Berge, Jørgen. Consequences of changing sea-ice cover for primary and secondary producers in the European Arctic shelf seas: Timing, quantity, and quality. Progress in Oceanography 2011; Volum 90 (1-4). ISSN 0079-6611.s 18 – 32.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.004.
  40. Thoen, Hanne Halkinrud; Johnsen, Geir; Berge, Jørgen. Pigmentation and spectral absorbance in the deep-sea arctic amphipods Eurythenes gryllus and Anonyx sp.. Polar Biology 2011; Volum 34 (1). ISSN 0722-4060.s 83 – 93.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0861-5.

Popular science and outreach (2015):

  • Aarskog, Karine Nigar; Berge, Jørgen. Utstillingen til Polarmuseet og UiT-professor Jørgen Berge om livet i havet under polarnatta skal vises i Anchorage og Washington DC.. UiT.no [Internett] 2015-03-26
  • Berge, Jørgen. Dette synet skremmer klimaforskere. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.) 2015 s. 10
  • Berge, Jørgen. Et nytt hav å forvalte. Dagens næringsliv 2015
  • Berge, Jørgen. Et sort hull fully av liv. Harstad Tidende 2015
  • Berge, Jørgen. Et sted der ute venter noe fantastisk på å bli oppdaget. Naturen 2015 s. 138-144
  • Berge, Jørgen. Første april kom tidlig til Svalbard i år. FRAM – Nordområdesenter for klima- og miljøforskning 2015
  • Berge, Jørgen. Krillen gikk fem på. Kyst og Fjord [Internett] 2015-04-01
  • Berge, Jørgen. Life in the dark. BBC Radio World service [Radio] 2015-09-24
  • Berge, Jørgen. Liv og lys i mulm og mørke. Arktisk forening og “Vin og Viten” seminar; 2015-09-23 – 2015-09-23
  • Berge, Jørgen. Livet i polarnatten. NRK P1, Norgesglasset [Radio] 2015-01-27
  • Berge, Jørgen. NRK P2, Ekko – Abels tårn. NRK P2, EKKO [Radio] 2015-05-08
  • Berge, Jørgen. Seimølje og fersk torsk fra Svalbard?. Svalbardposten 2015
  • Berge, Jørgen; Euan, Patterson. New Arctic research projects start. BBC News Scotland [Internett] 2015-06-30
  • Berge, Jørgen; Johnsen, Geir. Polarnatt – Liv og lys i mulm og mørke Polar night – life and light in the dead of night. [Kunstnerisk og museal presentasjon] Utstilling på Polarmuseet i Tromsø. UiT; Tromsø. 2015-01-18 – 2015-12-31
  • Berge, Jørgen; Markusson, Helge M. Første april kom tidlig til Svalbard i år!. Fram.no [Internet] 2015-04-01
  • Berge, Jørgen; Markusson, Helge M. Sola aprilsnarret flere millioner – på forskudd. Forskning.no [Internet] 2015-04-01
  • Berge, Jørgen; MATTHÍASDÓTTIR, HREFNA RÓS. Dýrasvif brugðust við sólmyrkvanum. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service [Internet] 2015-04-01
  • Berge, Jørgen; Stav, Torill Ustad. Solformørkelsen lurte flere millioner trill rundt. NRK [Internet] 2015-03-31
  • Eline, Tylden; Berge, Jørgen. Polart fokus under Forskningsdagene. iTromsø [Newspaper] 2015-09-24
  • Guro, Tarjem; Berge, Jørgen. Abels tårn. NRK P2 Ekko [Radio] 2015-05-08
  • Jemterud, Torkild; Kristoffersen, Berit; Berge, Jørgen; Wassmann, Paul. Ekko – Abels Tårn. Tema: Iskanten. UiT – Norges arktiske universitet [Radio] 2015-05-08
  • Jonathan, Webb; Berge, Jørgen. Arctic ocean’s wakeful winter revealed. BBC News [Internet] 2015-09-24
  • Palm, Eirik; Berge, Jørgen. Milliarder av sjødyr gikk fem på. Svalbardposten [Newspaper] 2015-03-27
  • Resvoll, Jørn; Berge, Jørgen. Polarnatt, liv og lys i mulm og mørke. NRK P1, Norgesglasset [Radio] 2015-03-30
  • Tandberg, Anne Helene S.; Berge, Jørgen; Johnsen, Geir; Aarekol, Lena.
    POLARNATT – liv og lyst i mulm og mørke. [Artistic or museum-related presentation] Polarnatt – liv og lyst i mulm og mørke. ; Polarmuseet, Tromsø. 2015-01-18 – 2015-10-01
  • Vogedes, Daniel Ludwig; Berge, Jørgen. Marine Night field campaign 2015 – blog.

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