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Stig Falk-Petersen

Senior researcher (Akvaplan-niva), Professor II (UiT)

Research interests:
  • Zooplankton ecology and functional ecology of polar ecosystems.
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Akvaplan-nivaArctic R&D Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Cell Phone: +47 95 11 19 14

Research interests:

  • Zooplankton ecology and functional ecology of polar ecosystems.

Running national and international projects:

  • Arctic ABC 2015-2019
  • A transatlantic innovation arena for sustainable development in the Arctic CoARC. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2016 – 2020
  • Mechanistic understanding of the role of diatoms in the success of the Arctic Calanus complex and implications for a warmer Arctic. The Arctic NERC project. SAMS, Apn and others 2016 – 2021
  • The Glider project.  “Unmanned ocean vehicles, a flexible and cost-efficient offshore monitoring and data management approach. RCN DEMO 2000 and ConocoPhillips. Apn, UiT, NU, NIVA, NORCE) 2017-2019.
  • The SEA PATCHES project. “Sustainable harvesting of a patchy resource: aggregation mechanisms and implications for stock size estimates” RCN268391 Marinforsk. UIT, NU, Apn, U Strathclyde, MFRI, SJTU, 2017-2020
  • NorArgo2.”Norwegian Argo Infrastructure – a contribution to the European and global Argo infrastructure”. RCN Infrastructure. IMR, UB, NERSC. 2017-2024.
  • NorSOOP. “Norwegian Ships of Opportunity Program for marine and atmosferic research”RCN Infrastructure. NIVA, Apn. 2017 -2022.
  • STRESSOR. “Collaborative Studies of Two Resource Ecosystems in Shelf, Slope and Oceanic Regions of the Norwegian and South-China Seas”. UiT, NU, Apn, NORCE, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). 2019-2024.

Completed national and international projects since 1995:

  • ICE-BAR – “Ecological and Physical processes in the Marginal Ice Zone in the northern Barents Sea during the summer melt period”. NFR 1995-1998 (HEAD)
  • “Temporal and spatial variability of the Ice-Ocean system of the Ice-Edge in the Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea”. Hydro 1998-2002 (HEAD)
  • “The biodiversity and fluxes in glacial arctic fjords”. NP 1995- 2004 (HEAD)
  • OAERRE – “Oceanographic Applications to Eutrophication in Regions of Restricted Exchange” – EU 2000-2003
  • The bioproduction and energy transfer in the Nordic Seas, the role of key zooplankters in a system with rapid climate change. NC-NARP 2002-2003 (HEAD).
  • “European Network for Arctic-Alpine Multidisciplinary Research” EU 2001-2003
  • On Thin Ice?  “Climatic Influence on Energy Flow and Trophic Structure in Arctic Marine Ecosystems”. NFR 2002-2005 (PI)
  • Effect of ultraviolet radiation on lipids, fatty acids and nutritional quality of Arctic marine algae and zooplankton. NFR 2002-2005 (PI)
  • The role of lipids in the life cycle of the pteropods Limacina helicina and Clione limacina. DAAD-NFR 2002-2003 (HEAD)
  • Carbon flux and ecosystem feed back in the northern Barents Sea in an era of climate change (PI). NFR 2003-2006.
  • EUR-OCEANS – “European network of excellence for ocean ecosystems analysis”. EU 2004-2008 (PI and GA)
  • IPY-CARE – Climate and the Arctic and its Role for Europe – a European component of the International Polar Year. EU 2004-2006 (PI and SSC)
  • Seasonal water mass modification and circulation in an Arctic Fjord. The Royal Society 2004-2005 (PI). SAMS and NP
  • MariClim – Marine ecosystem consequences of climate induced changes in water masses off West-Spitsbergen NFR 2006-2009 (PI)
  • Trophic interactions of the pelagic ecosystem over the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. 2005-2006 (PI). University of Island, Institute of Marine Research Island, NP.
  • ARCTOS QUALITY The effect of climate change and transfer of energy and pollutants in Polar systems. NFR 2005-2006. (Head)
  • PRACEAL. Planktonic predators. Role and adaptive strategy in the control of Arctic ecosystem : importance of the lipid transfers. 2006-2008. Institut polaire francais Paul-Emile Victor
  • Biochemistry and distribution of lipids in Arctic plankton. NFR 2005-2007 (Head).
  • The international IPY project PAN-AME (IPY project 26, http://www.ipy.org/)
  • ICE-EDGE. Combined ecological and ecotoxicological studies of the ice edge ecosystem. Statoil. 2006-2009 (PI and steering committee)
  • Pan-AME student and scientist exchange, 2006-2009. ConocoPhillips (Head)
  • CLEOPATRA. Climate effects on planktonic food quality and trophic transfer in Arctic Marginal Ice Zones: NFR 2007-2011 (PI)
  • ICEECO. Comparative studies of ice-associated ecosystems in changing Arctic shelf seas (Canadian-Norwegian Co-operation). NFR project:194281/S40, 2009-2011 (head).
  • ALKEKONGE. Response of marine and terrestrial ecosystems to climate changes, biodiversity of zooplankton and seabird population: Polish-Norwegian Research Fund
  • KongHau: Hermes (EU) / StatoilHydro 2008-2011 (HEAD)
  • Russian-Norwegian field work cooperation on marine properties in Svalbard waters, NFR-project 196211/S30. (NPI, UNIS, AARI): RIS ID 4780 (head)
  • FRAM Polhavet: Fra plankton til sel. Framsentret 2010-2013 (HI, NP, UiT)
  • CLEOPATRA II.Climate effects on planktonic food quality and trophic transfer in Arctic Marginal Ice Zone. RCN NORKLIMA 2012-2015 (UNIS, NP, SAMS, BAS, UStA)
  • Calanus in the North Atlantic: species distribution and genetic population structure in space and time (UoN et al., including NP) RCN 2012-2015.
  • CircA. Circadian rhythms of Arctic zooplankton from polar twilight to polar night – patterns, processes, and ecosystem implications (UNIS, UoT, NP, et. al) 2012-2016.
  • Arctic marine Plankton REsponse to river DIsCharge (PREDIC). Arctic Field Grant 2012, RCN (NP, IUEM).
  • Biophysical and ionic controls of buoyancy in diapausing calanoid copepods (SAMS, NERC, BAS, NP). NRC 2012-2015
  • SpitsEco. Timing of ecological processes in Spitsbergen fjord (UNIS, UoT, KB-RAS). NRC 2013-2015.
  • GrønnBille. The Oceanography of Grønfjorden and Billefjorden (UoT, UNIS,AARI). NRC 2013-2015.
  • Impact of the variability in the Norwegian and Barents Sea Calanus complex on ecosystems and commercial fish stocks (Apn, UoN, UoT, Mar Res Inst Iceland). ConocoPhillips
  • Variability in Calanus spp in the Nordic Seas and possible impacts on commercial fish stocks. A project sponsored by the Arctic Studies/Science Cooperation Fund and organized by Astthor Gislason, Stig-Falk Petersen and Öystein Varpe
  • Marin Night. RCN 2013-2016
  • Arctic Studies application Grant 75726. Norwegian Iceland co-operation. 2016-2017

Curriculum Vitae: PDF

Relevant publications:

  1. Basedow S, McKee D, Lefering I, Gislason A, Daase M, Trudnowska E, Egeland ES, Choquet M, Falk-Petersen S. 2019. Remote sensing of zooplankton swarms. Scientific reports, 9, 686.
  2. Murzina SA, Sokolov SG, Pekkoeva SN, Ieshko EP, Nemova NN, Kristoffersen R, Falk-Petersen S. 2019 First data on the parasite fauna of daubed shanny Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries 1838) (Actinopterygii, Perciformes: Stichaeidae) in Svalbard waters. Polar Biology doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-02448-2
  3. Hop H, Wold A, Vihtakari M, Daase M, Kwasniewski S, Gluchowska M, Lischka S, Buchholz F, Falk-Petersen S. 2019. Zooplankton in Kongsfjorden (1996-2016) in relation to climate change. Advances in Polar Ecology (in press)
  4. Gluchowska M, Kwasniewski S, Prominska A, Olszewska A, Goszczko I, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Weslawski JM. 2016. Zooplankton in Svalbard fjords balancing on the Atlantic-Arctic boundary. Polar Biology: 39:1785–1802. DOI 10.1007/s00300-016-1991-1
  5. Darnis G, Wold A, Falk-Petersen S, Graeve Mand Fortier L. 2019. Could offspring predation offset the successful reproduction of the arctic copepod Calanus hyperboreus under reduced sea-ice cover conditions? Progress in Oceanography (in press).
  6. Espinasse M, Halsband C, Varpe Ø, Gislasson A, Gidmundsson K, Falk-Petersen S, Eiane K. 2018 Interannual phenological variability in two Noth-East Atlantic Populations of Calanus finmarchicus. Marin Biology Research.
  7. De Vries P, Tamis J, Hjorth M, Jak R, Falk-Petersen S, van den Heuvel-Greve M, Klok C, Hemerik L. 2018 How including ecological realism impacts the assessment of the environmental effect of oil spills at the population level: The application of matrix models for Arctic Calanus species. Marine Environmental Research https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.09.008
  8. Meredith M, Sundfjord A, Hanson S, Meijer A, Murphy E, Bellerby R, Daase M, Cottier F, Belchier M, Chierici M, Ellingsen I, Falk-Petersen S, Holland P, Oliver J, Tarling G, Trathan P, Turner J, Wilkison J, Capper l, Batchellier L. 2018. The State of the Polar Oceans 2018. Britsh Antarctic Survey 2018.
  9. Aune M, Aniceto AS, Biuw M, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Leu S, Ottesen CAM, Sagerup S, Camus L. 2018. Seasonal ecology in ice-covered Arctic seas – considerations for spill response decision making. Marine Environmental Research (in press)
  10. Meyer Ottesen CA, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Christiansen JS. 2018. Reproduction and sexual dimorphism of daubed shanny (Teleostei: Leptoclinus maculatus) in Svalbard waters. Polar Biology (2018) 41:1867–1880. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2328-z
  11. Renaud PE, Malin Daase, Banas N, Gabrielsen T, Søreide JE, Varpe Ø, Cottier F, Falk-Petersen S, Halsband C, Vogedes D, Heggland KristinK Berge J. 2018. Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: A trait-baised perspective suggestes a mode of resilience. ICES Journal of Marine Systems
  12. Pekkoeva SN, Murzina SA, Ieshko EP, Nefedova ZA, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J., Lonne O.J., Nemova N.N. 2018. Ecological groups of the Daubed Shanny Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries, 1838), an Arcto-boreal Species, Regarding Growth and Early Development. The Russian Journal of Ecology, 2018, pp. 225-233.
  13. Pekkoeva SN, Murzina SA, Nefedova ZA, Ripatti PO, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J., Lonne O.J., Nemova N.N. 2017. The ecological role of lipids and fatty acids in postlarval development of the daubed shanny Leptoclinus maculatus (Fries, 1838) from Kongsfjord (Svalbard) in winter // The Russian Journal of Ecology. Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 240–244.
  14. Espianasse M, Halsband C, Varpe Ø, Gislason A, Gudmindsson K, Falk-Petersen, S, Eiane K. 2017. The role of local and regional environmental factors on Calanus finmarchicus and C. hyperboreus abundances in the Nordic Seas. Polar Biology. 40, 2363-2380.
  15. Pekkoeva S. N., Murzina S. A, Nefedova Z. A., Ruokolainen T. R., Falk-Petersen S., Berge J., Lønne O. J., and Nemova N. N. 2017. Role of Phospholipids in Early Ontogenesis of Arctic-Boreal Species. Leptoclinus Maculatus (Stichaeidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 2017, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 625–629. ISSN 0032-9452c Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
  16. Haug T, Falk-Petersen S, Greenacre M, Hop H, Lindstrøm U, Meier S, Nilssen KT, Wold A. 2017. Trophic level and fatty acids in harp seals compared with common minke whales in the Barents Sea. Marine Biology Research. 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1313988.
  17. Petrusevich V, Dmitrenko IA, Kirillov SA, Rysgaard S, Falk-Petersen S, Barber DA, Boone W and Ehn JE 2016. Wintertime water dynamics and moonlight disruption of the acoustic backscatter diurnal signal in an ice-covered Northeast Greenland fjord. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans doi: 10.1002/2016JC011703
  18. Mayzaud P, Falk-Petersen S, Noyon M, Wold A, and Boutoute M. 2016. Species specific differences in lipid composition of the three Calanus species from high Arctic: Impact of season and spatial heterogeneity. Polar Biology (DOI) 10.1007/s00300-015-1725-9
  19. Berge J, Daase M, Renaud PE, Ambrose WG, Darnis G, Last KS, Leu E, Cohen J H, Johnsen G, Moline MA, Cottier F, Varpe Ø, Shunatova N, Balazy P, Morata N, Massabuau JC, Falk-Petersen S, Kosobokova K, Hoppe CJM, Węsławski JM, Kuklinski P, Legeżyńska J, Nikishina D, Cusa M, Kędra M, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Vogedes D, Camus L, Tran D, Michaud E,. Gabrielsen TM, Granovitch A, Gonchar A, Krapp R, CallesenTA. 2015. Unexpected levels of biological activity during the polar night offer new perspectives on a warming Arctic. CURRENT BIOLOGY in press
  20. Kraft A, Graeve M, Janssen D, Greenacre M, Falk-Petersen S 2015 Lipids in Arctic pelagic amphipods: deep versus shallow. Accepted Journal of Plankton Research.
  21. Cohen J.H., Berge J., Moline M.A., Sørensen A.J., Last K., Falk-Petersen S., Renaud P., Leu E., Grenvald J., Cottier F., Carrier V., Gómez Martínez C., Groen M., Ólafsdóttir J.H., Thomson S., Ødegård Ø., Cronin H., Hatlebakk M., Kjerstad I., Menze S., Þorbjörnsson J.G., Lønne L., Maxwell H., Nordgård I.K., Travers A., Nilssen I., Nornes S.M., Vieweg I., Pokrzywinski1 K., Aamot I., Norgren P., Varpe Ø., Daase M., Darnis G., Johnsen1 G. 2015. Is ambient light during the high Arctic polar night sufficient to act as a visual cue for zooplankton? PLOS one. Accepted
  22. Pavlov AK, Granskog MA, Stedmon CA, Ivanov BV and Falk-Petersen S. 2015. Contrasting optical properties of surface waters across the Fram Strait and its potential biological implications. Journal of Marine Systems143 (2015) 62–72.
  23. Berge J, Renaud PE, Darnis G, Cottier F, Last K, Gabrielsen TM, Johnsen G, Seuthe L, Weslawski JM, Leu E, Moline M, Nahrgang J, Søreide JE, Varpe Ø, Lønne OJb, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S,2015. In the dark: A review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar night. Prog. Oceanogr. (2015), http:// dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.005
  24. Blachowiach-Samolyk, K., Wiktor, JM., Hegseth, EN., Wold, A., Falk-Petersen, S., Kubiszyn, AM. 2015. Winter Tales – the dark side of planktonic life Polar Biology 38:23–36. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1597-4
  25. Lønne OJ, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J. 2015. Introduction to the special issue on polar night studies conducted onboard RV Helmer Hanssen in the Svalbard area. Polar Biology 38:1-3. DOI 10.1007/s00300-014-1616-5
  26. Webster CN, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J, Stübner E, Brierley AS. 2015 Moonlit swimming: vertical distributions of macrozooplankton and nekton during the polar night. Polar Biology, 1-11
  27. Grigor JJ, Marais AE, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø. 2015. Polar night ecology of a pelagic predator, the chaetognath Parasagitta elegans. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-014-1577-8
  28. Falk-Petersen S, Pavlov V, Cottier F, Berge J, Kovacs K and Lydersen C. 2015. At the rainbow’s end – productivity hotspots due to upwelling along Arctic shelves. Polar Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1482-1
  29. Ottesen CAM, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, Christiansen. 2014. Growth of daubed shanny (Teleostei: Leptoclinus maculatus) in Svalbard waters. Polar Biology 37 (6), 809-815
  30. Lydersen C, Assmy P, Falk-Petersen S, Kohler J, Kovacs KM, Reigstad M, Steen H, Strøm H, Sundfjord AQ, Varpe Ø, Walczowski W, Weslawski JM, Zajaczkowski M. 2014. The importance of tidewater glaciers for marine mammals and seabirds in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Marine Systems 129, 452-471
  31. Daase M, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S 2014. Non-consumptive mortality in copepods: occurrence of Calanus spp. carcasses in the Arctic Ocean during winter. Journal of Plankton Research 36 (1), 129-144
  32. Zarubin M, Farstey V, Wold A, Falk-Petersen S and Gen A. 2014. Intraspecific differences in lipid content of calanoid copepods across fine-scale depth ranges within the photic layer. PlosOne 9,3, e92935
  33. Berge J, Cottier F, Varpe Ø, Renaud PE, Falk-Petersen S, Kwasniewski S, Griffiths C, Aubert A, Bjærke O, Hovinen J, Juul-Madsen S, Tveit M, Markkula S. 2014. Arctic complexity:  a case study on diel vertical migration of zooplankton. J. Plankton Res. (2014) 0(0): 1–19. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu059
  34. Søreide JE, Carroll ML, Hop H, Ambrose WG Jr, Hegseth EN, Falk-Petersen S. 2013 Sympagic-pelagic-benthic coupling in Arctic and Atlantic waters around Svalbard revealed by stable isotopic and fatty acid tracers. Marine Biology Research 9 (9), 831-850
  35. Murzina SA, Nefedova ZA, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Ryokolainen TR, Ripatti RO, Meyer Ottesen CA, Berge J and Nemova NN. 2013. Lipids in the Arctic fish Leptoclinus maculatus in Svalbard. Polar Biology, 36: 1619-1631
  36. Pavlov AK, Tverberg V, Ivanov BV, Nilsen F, Falk-Petersen S, Granskog MA. 2013. Warming of Atlantic Water in two west Spitsbergen fjords over the last century (1912-2009). Polar Research Polar Research 32, 11206, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/polar.v32i0.11206
  37. Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø, Darnis G, Søreide J, Wold A, Leu E, Berge J, Philip B, Louis F. 2013. Timing of reproductive events in the marine copepod Calanus glacialis: a Pan-Arctic perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 871–884 (2013) dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2012-0401.
  38. Murzina SA, Nefedova ZA, Nemova NN, Falk-Petersen S, Ripatti PO, Ruokolainen TA 2013. The lipid status heterogeneity of two species of the Stichaeidae family (Leptoclinus maculatus Fries and Lumpenus fabricii Reinhardt) from Svalbard and the White Sea. Int. J. Mol. Sci.: 14(4), 7048-7060; doi:10.3390/ijms14047048
  39. Weydmann A, Søreide J, Kwasniewski S, Leu E, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J. Ice-related seasonality in zooplankton community composition in a high arctic fjord. 2013. J. Plankton Res. (2013) 00(0): 1–12. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbt031
  40. McMeans BC, Arts MT, Lydersen C, Kovacs KM, Hop H, Falk-Petersen S, and Fisk AT. 2013. The role of Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) in a high-arctic ecosystem assessed via stable isotopes and fatty acids. Marine Biology
  41. Pavlov, Alexey K., Granskog, Mats A., Stedmon, Colin A., Ivanov, Boris V., Hudson, Stephen R., Falk-Petersen, Stig, Contrasting optical properties of surface waters across the Fram Strait and its potential biological implications. Journal of Marine Systems (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.11.001
  42. Kraft A, Berge J, Varpe Ø, Falk-Petersen S 2013. Feeding in the dark – diet of the pelagic amphipod Themisto spp. during the polar night. Mar Biol:160 (1), 241-248 Doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2065-8
  43. Berge J, Ø. Varpe, M.A. Moline, A. Wold, P.E. Renaud, M. Daase, S. Falk-Petersen.2012. Retention of endemic keystone species in a future ice-free Arctic Ocean.  Biology Letters
  44. Petursdottir H, Falk-Petersen S, and Gislason A. 2012.Trophic interactions of meso- and macrozooplankton and fish in the Iceland Sea as evaluated by fatty acid and stable isotopeanalysis. ICES Journal of Marine Science: 69(7), 1277–1288.
  45. Nygård H, Berge J. Søreidet JE, Vihtakari M, Falk-Petersen S. 2012. The amphipod scavenging guild in two Arctic fjords: seasonal variations, abundance and trophic interactions. Aquatic Biology14: 247–264
  46. Murzina SA, Meyer Ottesen C, Falk-Petersen S, Nemova NN, and O.G. Poluektova. 2012. Oogenesis and lipids in gonad and liver of daubed shanny (Leptoclinus maculatus) females from Svalbard waters. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, doi. 10.1007/s10695-012-9627-z.
  47. Hodal H, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Kristiansen S, Reigstad M. 2012. Spring bloom dynamics in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard: nutrients, phytoplankton, protozoans and primary production. Polar Biology. Polar Biol (2012) 35:191–203. DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1053-7.
  48. Leu E, Søreide JE, Hessen DO, Falk-Petersen S, Berge J. 2011. Consequences of changing sea-ice cover for primary and secondary producers in the European Arctic shelf seas: Timing, quantity, and quality. Prog Oceanogr 90:18-32
  49. Hop H, Haug T, Falk-Petersen S. Editorial: Arctic marine biodiversity under change. Marine Biodiversity. (2011) 41:349–35. DOI 10.1007/s12526-011-0099-7
  50. Wold A, Søreide JE, Darnis G, Leu E, Philippe B, Fortier L, Poulin M, Kattner G, Graeve M and Falk-Petersen S. 2011. Life strategy and diet of Calanus glacialis during the winter–spring transition in Amundsen Gulf. Polar Biol. DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1062-6
  51. Rabindranath A, Daase M, Falk-Petersen S, Wold A, Wallace MI, Berge J, Brierly AS. 2011. Seasonal and diel vertical migration of zooplankton in the High Arctic during the autumn midnight sun of 2008. Marine Biodiversity:41:365–382
  52. Meyer Ottesen C, Hop H, Christiansen JS, Falk-Petersen S. 2011. Early life history of the daubed shanny (Teleostei: Leptoclinusmaculatus) in Svalbard waters. Marine Biodiversity. Marine Biodiversity. 41:383–394. DOI 10.1007/s12526-010-0079-3
  53. Wold A, Jæger I., Hop H, Gabrielsen GW, Falk-Petersen S. 2011. Arctic seabird food chains explored by fatty acid composition and stable isotopes in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Biology. Polar Biology 34 (8):1147-115
  54. Narcy F, Margaux Noyon, Patrick Mayzaud, Stéphane Gasparini, Stig Falk-Petersen 2010. Feeding habits and life strategy of the small copepod Oithona similis in an Arctic fjord: insights from its lipid content. Volume 32, Number 2, 233-242
  55. Petursdottir H, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, and Gislason A. 2010 Calanus finmarchicus along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Spatial variation in fatty acid and alcohol profiles and stable isotope values, δ15N and δ13C. Journal of Plankton Research. 32 (7): 1067–1077
  56. Vogedes D, Varpe Ø, Søreide JE, Greave M, Berge J and Falk-Petersen S. 2010. Lipid sac area as a proxy for individual lipid content of arctic calanoid copepods. Journal of Plankton research, 32 (10): 1471–1477
  57. Leu, E., Wiktor, J., Søreide, J.E., Berge, J., Falk-Petersen, S. 2010. Increased irradiance reduces food quality of sea ice algae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 411: 49-60
  58. Søreide JE, Leu E, Berge J, Graeve M, Falk-Petersen S. 2010. Timing of blooms, algal food quality and Calanus glacialis reproduction and growth in a changing Arctic. Global Change Biology (2010) 16, 3154–3163, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02175.x
  59. Falk-Petersen, S., Mayzaud, P., and Kattner, G. 2009. Lipids, life strategy and trophic relationships of Calanus hyperboreus, C. glacialis and C. finmarchicus in the Arctic. Marine Biology Research 5 (1): 18-39

For a complete list of publications, please see the CV

Selected other publications:

  1. Fortier, L., G. Darnis, D. Robert, H. Link, M. Geoffroy, A. Forest, A. Wold, P. Archambault, D. Piepenburg, H. Hop, S. Falk-Petersen. 2012. Team 4 Food webs. Pp. 79-94. In: D. Barber, T. Tjaden, D. Leitch, L. Barber, and W. Chan (eds.). On the edge: From knowledge to action during the fourth International Polar Year Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (2007-2008). Prolific Printing, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  2. Falk-Petersen, S., H. Hop, and J. Berge. 2009. Omega-3 fatty acids in Arctic marine food chains. Polar Research in Tromsø, Research Notes: 7-8
  3. Falk-Petersen S. 2009. Researcher profile: Stig Falk-Petersen, Norwegian Polar Institute. Pp. 174-175. In: D. Barber and D. Barber (Eds.). Two ways of knowing. Merging science and traditional knowledge during the fourth international polar year. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  4. Falk-Petersen, S., S. Timofeev, V. Pavlov, and J.R. Sargent. 2007. Climate variability and possible effects on arctic food chains: The role of Calanus. Pages 147-166 in: Ørbæk, J.B.,Tombre, T., Kallenborn, R., Hegseth, E., Falk-Petersen, S. and Hoel A.H. (Eds.), Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment, Springer Verlag, Berlin. 433 p
  5. Ørbæk, J.B.,Tombre, T., Kallenborn, R., Hegseth, E., Falk-Petersen, S. and Hoel A.H. (Eds.), Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment, Springer Verlag, Berlin. 433 p
  6. Aleksander Ugryumov, Vladimir Korovin. TIGU-SU. 2005. På isflak mot Nordpolen. Svolvær, Forlaget Nord 2005 ISBN:82-90552-16-5. Norsk redaksjon Salve Dahle, Frank A. Jensen, Stig Falk-Petersen
  7. Falk-Petersen, S. 1988. Life cycle strategies and food pathways in two high latitude Norwegian fjord ecosystems. Dr. philos. thesis, University of Tromsø
  8. Falk-Petersen, S. 1979. Populasjonsdynamikk, vekststrategi, protein- og lipidinnhold hod krillartene Thysanoessa inermis (Krøyer), Thysanoessa raschii (M.Sars) og Meganyctiphanes norvegica (M.Sars) fra Balsfjorden, Nord-Norge. Cand. real. thesis, University of Tromsø

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Snorre Flo

PhD candidate

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PhD project title:

Mapping trophic interactions in small Arctic invertebrates.

PhD project description:

The overarching goal of my PhD-project is to characterize the prey species composition of small Arctic invertebrates along a spatial and temporal gradient in the Barents Sea. My first task is to dissect the diet of small but numerically abundant copepods such as Oithona similis. Due to their small size (< 2 mm), these animals have received less scientific annotation relative to larger Arctic copepods (e.g. Calanus spp.). Moreover, central aspects such as their feeding remains particularly enigmatic due to practical difficulties in identifying small and partially digested organisms from small stomachs. Today, next-generation sequencing and standardized bioinformatics pipelines allow studying the complexity of these trophic interactions in detail. We are therefore using the so-called dietary metabarcoding pipeline to characterize the species composition in their gut-contents, during different seasons and at different latitudes.

Start date: 8. Oct 2019
Planned submission date: 8. Oct 2023

Supervisors:

Anna Vader (UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard)
Camilla Svensen (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Kim Præbel (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Bodil Bluhm (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)

Outreach/popular science:

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Zoé Lulu Forgereau

Master student

Master project title: tbd Master project description: I am going to work on the photophysiological responses of sea ice algae when exposed to conditions typical of sample melt.…Read More
UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology Work address Department for Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway

Master project title:

tbd

Master project description:

I am going to work on the photophysiological responses of sea ice algae when exposed to conditions typical of sample melt. To complete this study, I will use 14C to carry out measurements of primary production, photophysiology, in addition to estimates of abundance and stress. This will be focused on culture-based experiments at UiT, but will also include assessment of mixed algal communities from field sampling.

Start date: 17 Aug 2020
Planned submission date: Aug 2022

Supervisors:

Karley Campbell, UiT, Tromsø, Norway
Rold Gradinger, UiT, Tromsø, Norway

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Marianne Frantzen

Senior Scientist

Akvaplan-nivaArctic R&D Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 75 03 66
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Geir Wing Gabrielsen

Senior Scientist & Research Department Leader

Norwegian Polar InstituteResearch department: Ecotoxicology Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 75 05 29
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Julia Giebichenstein

PhD candidate

PhD project title: Effects of changes in species composition and distribution on contaminant accumulation in an Arctic marine food web.…Read More
University in OsloDepartment of Biosciences Work address Department of Biosciences Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Oslo University Oslo 0371 Norway Website: Research group blog

PhD project title:

Effects of changes in species composition and distribution on contaminant accumulation in an Arctic marine food web.

PhD project description:

Arctic marine organisms are susceptible to multiple stressors, including climate change, increased human activities such as fisheries and tourism and pollution. Combined, these stressors are expected to alter food web composition and the transport, fate, and effects of pollutants within it. But, seasonal changes in pollution dynamics have rarely been studied in Arctic marine food webs, leaving a big knowledge gap. Therefore, I want to identify and compare seasonal bioaccumulation and biomagnification processes of legacy (phased-out) and new pollutants related to energy use and availability in a Barents Sea food web. To do so, I am joining four research cruises in different seasons, and am sampling key species of zooplankton and fishes. With the help of chemical and dietary descriptors I want to determine how seasonal changes in energy acquisition and allocation affect the annual dynamics of species composition, pollutant accumulation and transfer in the food web.

Start date: 01.05.2019
Planned submission date: 30.04.2022

Supervisors:

Katrine Borgå (UiO, Oslo, Norway)
Geir W. Gabrielsen (NPI, Tromsø, Norway)
Øystein Varpe (UiB, Bergen, Norway)
Tom Andersen (UiO, Oslo, Norway)

Outreach:

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Rolf Gradinger

Professor

Research interests:
  • sea ice ecology
  • marine protists
  • microbial food web
  • climate change.
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UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9034 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 64 45 14 Website: UiT employee profile Website: Arctic Marine System Ecology research group at UiT

Research interests:

  • sea ice ecology
  • marine protists
  • microbial food web
  • climate change.

Running national and international projects:

  • Arctic SIZE: Seasonal Ice Zone Ecology

Completed national and international projects:

  • Diversity, seasonality and function of parasitic fungi in Arctic Sea ice (PI), 2013-2016, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • BEST: Sea ice algae, a major food source for herbivorous plankton and benthos in the eastern Bering Sea (PI), 2007-2014, funded by NSF
  • Tracking the seasonal contribution of algal fatty acids to the Arctic marine system (Co-PI), 2009-2013, funded by NSF

Relevant scientific publications (last 5 years):

 

  1. Hassett, Brandon T.; Gradinger, Rolf. Chytrids dominate arctic marine fungal communities. Environmental Microbiology 2016. ISSN 1462-2912.s doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13216.
  2. Hassett, Brandon T.; Lopez, J. Andres; Gradinger, Rolf. Two new species of marine saprotrophic sphaeroformids in the mesomycetozoea isolated from the sub-arctic Bering Sea. (fulltekst) Protist 2015; Volum 166 (3). ISSN 1434-4610.s 310 – 322.s doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2015.04.004.
  3. Szymanski, Anna; Gradinger, Rolf. The diversity, abundance and fate of ice algae and phytoplankton in the Bering Sea. Polar Biology 2015; Volum Published ahead of print. ISSN 0722-4060.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-015-1783-z.
  4. Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Bluhm, Bodil; Cooper, Lee W.; Danielson, Seth L.; Arrigo, Kevin R.; Blanchard, Arny L.; Clarke, Janet T.; Day, Robert H.; Frey, Karen E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Kędra, Monika; Konar, Brenda; Kuletz, Kathy J.; Lee, Sang H.; Lovvorn, James R.; Norcross, Brenda L.; Okkonen, Stephen R.. Ecosystem characteristics and processes facilitating persistent macrobenthic biomass hotspots and associated benthivory in the Pacific Arctic. Progress in Oceanography 2015; Volum 136. ISSN 0079-6611.s 92 – 114.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.006.
  5. Leu, Eva; Mundy, Christopher John; Assmy, Philipp; Campbell, Karley; Gabrielsen, Tove M.; Gosselin, Michel; Juul-Pedersen, Thomas; Gradinger, Rolf. Arctic spring awakening – Steering principles behind the phenology of vernal ice algal blooms. Progress in Oceanography 2015; Volum 139. ISSN 0079-6611.s 151 – 170.s doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.07.012.
  6. Nelson, R. John; Ashjian, Carin; Bluhm, Bodil; Conlan, Kathleen E.; Gradinger, Rolf; Grebmeier, Jacqueline M.; Hill, Victoria J.; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Hunt, Brian P.V.; Joo, Hyoung M.; Kirchman, David; Kosobokova, Ksenia N.; Lee, Sang H.; Li, W; Lovejoy, Connie; Poulin, Michel; Sherr, Evelyn; Young, Kelly W.. Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Lower Trophic Taxa of the Pacifi c Arctic Region: Sensitivities to Climate Change. Springer 2014 ISBN 978-94-017-8862-5.s 269 – 336.s doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8863-2_10.
  7. Bluhm, Bodil; Michel, C; Gallucci, V.; Gaston, A. J.; Gordillo, F; Gradinger, Rolf; Hopcroft, R; Jensen, N.; Mustonen, T; Niemi, A.; Nielsen, T.G.. Biodiversity of Arctic marine ecosystems and responses to climate change. Biodiversity 2012. ISSN 1488-8386.s 200 – 214.s doi: 10.1080/14888386.2012.724048.
  8. McConnell, Brenna; Gradinger, Rolf; Iken, Katrin; Bluhm, Bodil. Growth rates of arctic juvenile Scolelepis squamata (Polychaeta: Spionidae) isolated from Chukchi Sea fast ice. Polar Biology 2012; Volum 35 (10). ISSN 0722-4060.s 1487 – 1494.s doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1187-2.
  9. Bluhm, Bodil; Gebruk, A; Gradinger, Rolf; Hopcroft, Russell R.; Huettmann, Falk; Kosobokova, Ksenia N.; Sirenko, Boris; Weslawski, Jan Marcin. Arctic Marine Biodiversity: An Update of Species Richness and Examples of Biodiversity Change. Oceanography 2011; Volum 24 (3). ISSN 1042-8275.s 232 – 248.s doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2011.75.
  10. Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil; Iken, Katrin. Arctic sea-ice ridges—Safe heavens for sea-ice fauna during periods of extreme ice melt?. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography 2010; Volum 57 (1-2). ISSN 0967-0645.s 86 – 95.s doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.08.008.
  11. Gradinger, Rolf; Bluhm, Bodil. Timing of Ice Algal Grazing by the Arctic Nearshore Benthic Amphipod Onisimus litoralis. Arctic 2010; Volum 63 (3). ISSN 0004-0843.s 355 – 358.s doi: 10.14430/arctic1498.

 

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Mats Granskog

Senior Research Scientist

Research interests:
  • Physical-chemical-biological coupling in Arctic sea ice and upper ocean
  • Marine optics (sea ice and upper ocean) especially inherent optical properties
  • Spectroscopic characterization of dissolved organic matter (CDOM and FDOM)
  • Arctic sea ice mass balance.
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Norwegian Polar InstituteOceans and sea ice Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 96 94 71 22 Website: NPI employee page Website: ResearchGate Website: ORCID

Research interests:

  • Physical-chemical-biological coupling in Arctic sea ice and upper ocean
  • Marine optics (sea ice and upper ocean) especially inherent optical properties
  • Spectroscopic characterization of dissolved organic matter (CDOM and FDOM)
  • Arctic sea ice mass balance.

Running projects:

  • 2018-2022: Ridges – Safe havens for ice-associated flora and fauna in a seasonally ice-covered Arctic Ocean (HAVOC/MOSAiC), RCN, PI
  • 2019-2020: DEvelopment of snow/ice/ecosystem models using winter-to-summer ARctic observations of coupled snow, ice, and ecosystem processes (DEARice), EU H2020, co-PI
  • 2019-2022: The Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX), RCN project, co-PI
  • 2016-2020 Developing and Advancing Seasonal Predictability of Arctic Sea ice (SPARSE), (RCN project), co-PI
  • 2017-2023: The Nansen Legacy (RCN project), Research Foci 1, partner

Completed projects:

  • 2015-2020: Norwegian young sea ICE expedition (N-ICE), Chief Scientist
  • 2015-2018: Boom or Bust – Ice-algal and under-ice phytoplankton bloom dynamics in a changing Arctic icescape (RCN project), Co-PI

Publications:

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Ulrike Grote

ARCTOS secretary

Research interests:
  • Calanoid copepod ecology and physiology with focus on Arctic species
  • Impact of climate change especially increasing temperature on calanoid copepods
  • Phenotypic plasticity and its importance for adaptation to climate change
Relevant scientific publications:
  1. Grote U, Pasternak A, Arashkevich E, Halvorsen E, Nikishina A (2015) Thermal response of ingestion and egestion rates in the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis and possible metabolic consequences in a warming ocean.
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UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic 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 Work Phone: +47 776 46825

Research interests:

  • Calanoid copepod ecology and physiology with focus on Arctic species
  • Impact of climate change especially increasing temperature on calanoid copepods
  • Phenotypic plasticity and its importance for adaptation to climate change

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Grote U, Pasternak A, Arashkevich E, Halvorsen E, Nikishina A (2015) Thermal response of ingestion and egestion rates in the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis and possible metabolic consequences in a warming ocean. Polar Biology 38: 1025-1033. doi: 10.1007/s00300-015-1664-5
  2. Alcaraz M, Felipe J, Grote U, Arashkevich E, Nikishina A (2014) Life in a warming ocean: thermal thresholds and metabolic balance of arctic zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research 36: 3-10. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbt111
  3. Pasternak A, Arashkevich E, Grote U, Nikishina A, Solovyev K (2013) Different effects of increased water temperature on egg production of Calanus finmarchicus and C. glacialis. Oceanology 53: 547-553. doi: 10.1134/s0001437013040085

Popular science and outreach:

  • Spring 2015: visit by 4-6 year-old children from Bymyra kindergarten – living benthic and pelagic animals to observe and touch
  • Spring 2015: visit of 11th grade German school class – lecture ‘Arctic biology studies in Tromsø and the Arctic marine ecosystem’ and little excursion of the NFH building including looking at living benthic and pelagic animals
  • Autumn 2011: visit of 11th grade German school class – lecture ‘Calanus in the Arctic’ and lab work ‘identifying zooplankton’.
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Ingeborg Gammelsæter Hallanger

Researcher

Research interests:
  • Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of contaminants in Arctic marine organisms
  • Impact of climate on accumulation of contaminants in Arctic food webs
  • Contaminants in lower trophic level organisms
  • “New” and emerging organic contaminants to the Arctic region
  • Plastic and microplastic in the Arctic environment.
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Norwegian Polar InstituteResearch department: Ecotoxicology Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway

Research interests:

  • Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of contaminants in Arctic marine organisms
  • Impact of climate on accumulation of contaminants in Arctic food webs
  • Contaminants in lower trophic level organisms
  • “New” and emerging organic contaminants to the Arctic region
  • Plastic and microplastic in the Arctic environment.

Completed national and international projects:

  • The combined effects of radionuclides, metals and organic contaminants in produced water on early life stages of Calanus finmarchicus

Scientific publications:

  1. Xiaozhong Gao, Peng Huang, Qinghui Huang, Kaifeng Rao, Zhibo Lu, Yiping Xu, Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Ingeborg Hallanger, Mei Ma, Zijian Wang, 2019. Organophosphorus flame retardants and persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic contaminants in Arctic seawaters: On-board passive sampling coupled with target and non-target analysis. Environmental Pollution, 253, 1-10.
  2. Hallanger I.G., Fuglei E., Yoccoz N.G., Pedersen Å.Ø, König M., Routti H., 2019. Temporal trend of mercury in relation to feeding habits and food availability in arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from Svalbard, Norway. Sci. Total Environ. Online.
  3. Jensen L.K., Halvorsen E., Song Y., Hallanger I.G., Hansen E.L., Brooks S., Hansen B.H., Tollefsen K.E., 2016. Individual and molecular level effects of produced water contaminants on nauplii and adult females of Calanus finmarchicus. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, Part A 79:13-15, 585-601.
  4. Evenset A., Hallanger I.G., Tessmann M., Warner N.A., Ruus A., Borgå K., Gabrielsen G.W., Christensen G.N., 2016. Seasonal variation in accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in an Arctic marine benthic food web. Sci.Total Environ. 542, 108-120.
  5. Hallanger I.G, Sagerup K., Evenset A., Kovacs K.M., Leonards P., Fuglei E., Routti H., Aars J., Strøm H., Lydersen C., Gabrielsen G.W., 2015. Organophosphorous flame retardants in biota from Svalbard, Norway. Marine Pollution Bull
  6. Carlsson P., Warner N.A., Hallanger I.G., Herzke D., Kallenborn R., 2014. Spatial distribution of chiral pesticides in Calanus spp. from three Arctic fjords. Environ Pollution 192, 154-161.
  7. Nahrgang J., Varpe Ø., Korshunova, E., Murzina S., Hallanger I.G., Vieweg I., Berge J., 2014. Gender specific reproductive strategies of an Arctic key species (Boreogadus saida) and implications of climate change. PLoS one, 9(5), e98452.
  8. Hallanger, I.G., Jørgensen E.H, Fuglei, E., Ahlstrom, O., Muir, D., Jenssen, B.M., 2012. Dietary contaminant exposure affects plasma testosterone, but not thyroid hormones, vitamin A and vitamin E in male juvenile arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus). J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, Part A 75:21, 1298-1313.
  9. Renaud, P., Berge, J., Varpe, Ø., Lønne, O., Nahrgang, J., Ottesen, C., Hallanger, I., 2012. Is the poleward expansion by Atlantic cod and haddock threatening native polar cod, Boreogadus saida? Polar Biol 35, 401-412.
  10. Hallanger, I.G., Ruus, A., Warner, N.A., Evenset, A., Herzke, D., Heimstad, E.S., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borgå, K., 2011. Influence of sampling period, geography, species and diet on bioaccumulation of halogenated organic contaminants in Arctic marine zooplankton. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30, 77-87.
  11. Hallanger, I.G., Ruus, A., Warner, N.A., Herzke, D., Evenset, A., Schoyen, M., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borga, K., 2011. Differences between Arctic and Atlantic fjord systems on bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in zooplankton from Svalbard. Sci. Total Environ. 409, 2783-2795.
  12. Hallanger, I.G., Warner, N.A., Ruus, A., Evenset, A., Christensen, G.N., Herzke, D., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borgå, K., 2011. Seasonality in contaminant accumulation in Arctic marine pelagic food webs using trophic magnification factor as a measure of bioaccumulation. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30, 1026-1035.

Popular science and outreach:

  • Antarktis –kort fortalt, 2015, Balto, A.K., Hallanger I., Vinje Jenssen, E. (red.), Norsk Polarinsitutt. Book
  • Participated on “Forskerne kommer” tour at “forskningsdagene” in 2013 in cooperation with Fram Centre with lectures “Miljøgifter og elvemuslinger” and “Hva er miljøgifter?” and at “forskningstorget” at in 2008, 2009, and 2011 for Norwegian Polar Institute and Fram Centre.
  • Organized 4 and hosted 3 out of 6 web based seminars introducing the Fram Centre and its five flagship research programmes for Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in 2012 and 2013 (http://apecs.is/careers/career-development-webinars/fram-webinars)
  • Invited speaker “Ung miljøforsker I IPY”,  IPY, Internasjonale polaråret: Sluttkonferanse for Polaråret, Tromsø