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Benjamin Merkel

Researcher Akvaplan-nivaEcosystems
Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 75 03 06 Website: ResearchGate Website: Google Scholar
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Research Interests:

I am a numerical ecologist with a background in marine and movement ecology, particularly in the polar environment. My research so far focused on the spatiotemporal structure of populations at different trophic levels, the role of connectivity between them, the implications thereof, and global change and how or if individual behaviour and hence populations can adapt.

Popular Science and outreach:

  1. Jensen J, Aune M, Renaud P, Merkel B & Christensen G (2022) The red king crab: a blacklisted but valuable fisheries resource- FRAM FORUM. Fram Centre, Tromsø, Norway.
  2. Helgason HH, Strøm H, Descamps S,Merkel B, Moe B, Bråthen V, Tarroux A, Fauchald P & Ekker M (2019). Large-scale seabird movements throughout the year – SEATRACK 2014-2018- FRAM FORUM. Fram Centre, Tromsø, Norway.
  3. Merkel B& Lone K (2015). Innsikt fra telemetri før og nå (Knowledge gained using biotelemetry technology in the past and present). Isbjørn – Kongen av Arktis (Polar bear – King of the Arctic)(eds. Jon Aars & Dag Vongraven). Tromsø Museum – University museum, Tromsø, Norway.