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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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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

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. 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., accepted. Organophosphorous flame retardants in biota from Svalbard, Norway. Marine Pollution Bull
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
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Claudia Halsband

Head of Section

Research interests:
  • Plankton biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Marine food web structure
  • Impacts of environmental change (ocean acidification and microplastics).
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Akvaplan-nivaEcosystem Understanding Work address Akvaplan-niva AS Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway Work Phone: +47 902 70 655 Website: ORCID Website: ResearcherID

Research interests:

  • Plankton biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Marine food web structure
  • Impacts of environmental change (ocean acidification and microplastics).

Running national and international projects:

 

  • 2019-21 Fram Centre, Research Program Plastic in the Arctic. The Arctic Microplastics Lab.
  • 2019-21 Fram Centre, Research Program Plastic in the Arctic. The effect of degradation and biofilm formation on the fate and ingestion of microplastic fibres in the Arctic.
  • 2019 Fram Centre, Research Program Plastic in the Arctic. Urbanization in the Arctic: distribution of microplastic fibers from waste water and exposure risk for biota in an arctic fjord.
  • 2018-20 Fram Centre, Ocean Acidification Flagship. DNA damage and repair in arctic copepods (1.8 mill NOK)
  • 2018-20 Fram Centre, Fjord & Coast Flagship. The new generation of Calanus finmarchicus: estimating population recruitment from egg production rates and gonad stage analysis off northern Norway (GONAD). 750 kNOK
  • 2018-20 Fram Centre, Ocean Acidification Flagship. DNA damage and repair in arctic copepods (1.8 mill NOK)

PhD supervisor:

  • 2013-2017 Microplastics impacts on Marine Environments. Inger Lise Nerland, University of Oslo, NO.
  • 2013-2016 Ocean acidification impacts on Calanus glacialis. Allison Bailey, University of Tromsø, NO.
  • 2013-2016 Variations in Calanus spp. abundance and phenology in the high North. Marina Chelak, University of Nordland, NO.
  • 2010-2013 The impact of microplastics and nanoparticles at the base of the marine food web: response of reproduction and development in calanoid copepods. Matthew Cole (Plymouth Marine Laboratory &University of Exeter, UK). UK NERC grant no. NE/I528034

MSc supervisor:

  • 2015 Ingestion of microplastics by arctic zooplankton: the role of palatability. Renske Vroom, Wageningen University, NL.
  • 2007-08 Pseudocalanus in Svalbard waters: identification and distribution patterns of two sibling copepod species. Ragnhildur Gudmundsdottir (University of Tromsø, University Centre in Svalbard, NO)
  • 2007-08 Seasonal variations of copepod reproductive success in the Western English Channel. Eleni Paschali (University of Plymouth, UK)

Completed national and international projects:

  • 2017-19 NFR DEMO 2000. GLIDER. Active acoustics of zooplankton.
  • 2017-19 Fram Centre, Hazardous Substances Flagship. Microplastics from artificial sports pitches: sources, characteristics and impacts (MARS). 2.55 mill NOK
  • 2016-20 NFR Polar Program. MARine Plastic pollution in the Arctic: origin, status, costs and incentives for Prevention, MARP3 (led by NORUT). 5 mill NOK
  • 2018 Fram Centre, MIKON Flagship. Does aquaculture act as a source of micro- and macroplastic in the Arctic? A pilot study. 600 kNOK
  • 2017-18 FHF/Arnøy Laks. Strategi Lakselus 2017: Miljøregulering som forebyggende prinsipp mot lakselus. 5.5 mill NOK
  • 2016-18 Fram Centre, Fjord & Coast Flagship. Meroplankton biodiversity, seasonal dynamics and function in high latitude coastal ecosystems. 1.1 mill NOK
  • 2015 NFR VRI Bedriftsmidler/Cermaq. Jellyfish blooms in Ryggefjorden, Finnmark. 400 kNOK
  • 2015 NFR Havet & Kysten/Fram Centre (incentive funds). Workshop on microplastics. 27-28 May 2015, CEES Oslo. 370 kNOK
  • 2014-16 Fram Centre (Norway), Flagship Contaminants, “Microplastics in Arctic Marine Food chains”, national collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, the Norwegian Polar Institute and Tromsø Kommune.
  • 2013-17 NFR Havet & Kysten. Microplastics impacts in marine ecosystems (MIME), 4.8 mill NOK
  • 2013-15 Fram Centre, Fjord & Coast Flagship. Pelagic ecosystems in ice-covered and ice-free fjords under climate change, national collaboration with the University of Tromsø and the University Centre in Svalbard; 1.8 mill NOK
  • 2013-16 Norwegian Research Council, Havet & Kysten program, “Microplastics impacts in marine ecosystems – MIME” international collaboration with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research; the University of Oslo, CEFAS (UK), the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and DELTARES (the Netherlands).
  • 2012-18 ConocoPhillips & Lundin Norway Northern Area Research Program, “Impact of the variability in the Norwegian and Barents Sea Calanus complex on ecosystems and commercial fish stocks”. International collaboration with Norwegian Polar Institute, UNIS, NO & HAFRO, IS.
  • 2012-15 Fram Centre (Norway), Ocean Acidification Flagship, “Effects of ocean acidification and food level on vital stages of Arctic zooplankton species”, collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), and the Institute for Marine Research (IMR).
  • 2011 STATOIL (Norway), “Plankton time series in the Barents Sea”, collaboration with Knipovich Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Murmansk, Russia, 600 kNOK
  • 2010 Natural Environment Research Council (UK), “Improved understanding of population, community and ecosystem impacts of ocean acidification for commercially important species”. Co-PI; 287 kGBP
  • 2010 Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Wave Hub baseline study. Co-PI; 48,000 GBP
  • 2010-2014 The impact of microplastics and nanoparticles at the base of the marine food web: response of reproduction and development in calanoid copepods. PhD Matthew Cole (Plymouth Marine Laboratory & University of Exeter, UK). UK NERC grant no. NE/I528034.
  • 2010-2012 STATOIL (Norway), “Plankton time series in the Barents Sea”, international collaboration with the Knipovich Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Murmansk, Russia.
  • 2009-2013  Arctic and sub-arctic Pseudocalanus phylogeography and ecology. Collaboration with the University of Tromsø.
  • 2009 Interreg IV (EU) CHannel integrated Approach for marine Resource Management (CHARM) Phase III, Co-PI; 1.150 k€
  • 2006 Marie Curie European Individual Fellowship (EU): Trophic interactions in marine plankton: copepod responses to a diatom defence strategy [TRITON]; 200 k€
  • 2006 EUR-OCEANS postdoctoral fellowship. Copepod-diatom interactions in the North Sea (Plymouth Marine Laboratory) and the Mediterranean (University of Marseille); 50 k€ Euro

Relevant scientific publications:

  1. Herzke, D., Halsband, C., Ghaffari P.N. (in prep). Microplastic fibers from waste water effluents in an arctic fjord: where do they go? Research Topic: Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Sources, Distribution, Biological Effects and Socio-Economic Impacts. Frontiers in Environmental Science
  2. Halsband, C., Sørensen, L., Booth, A.M., Herzke, D. (subm.) Car tire crumb rubber: Does leaching produce a toxic chemical cocktail in coastal marine systems? Frontiers in Environmental Science
  3. Halsband, C., Herzke, D. (2019). Plastic litter in the European Arctic: what do we know? Emerging Contaminants 5, 308-318, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emcon.2019.11.001
  4. Questel, J., Bucklin, A., Halsband, C., et al. (in prep). Panarctic distribution of Pseudocalanus congeners.
  5. Espinasse, M., Halsband, C., Varpe, Ø., Gislason, A., Gudmundsson, K., Falk-Petersen, S., Eiane, K. (2018). Interannual phenological variability in two North-East Atlantic populations of Calanus finmarchicus. Marine Biology Research, 1-16
  6. Renaud, P.E., Daase, M., Banas, N.S., Gabrielsen, T.M., Søreide, J.E., Varpe, Ø., Cottier, F., Falk-Petersen, S., Halsband, C., Vogedes, D., Heggland, K., Berge, J. (2018) Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: a trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience. ICES Journal of Marine Science, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy063
  7. Halsband, C., Majaneva, S., Hosia, A., Gaardstedt, F., Zhou, Q., Nøst, O.-A., Emaus, P.A., Renaud, P.E. (2017). Summer distribution and diversity of jellyfish in a Nordic fjord and impacts on a local fish farm. Marine Ecology Progress Series https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12274
  8. Vroom, R.J., Koelmans, A.A., Besseling, E., Halsband, C. (2017). Aging of microplastics promotes their ingestion by marine zooplankton. Environmental Pollution, 231, 987-996.
  9. Espinasse, M., Halsband, C., Varpe, Ø., Gislason, A., Gudmundsson, K., Falk-Petersen, S., Eiane, K. (2017). The role of local and regional environmental factors for Calanus finmarchicus and C. hyperboreus abundances in the Nordic Seas. Polar Biology, doi 10.1007/s00300-017-2150-z
  10. Thor, P., Bailey, A., Halsband, C., Guscelli, E., Gorokhova, E., Fransson, A. (2016). Effects of future ocean acidification on the metabolic response to feeding in copepodites of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis. PloS one 11(12), e0168735
  11. Cole, M., Lindeque, P. K., Fileman, E., Clark, J., Lewis, C., Halsband, C., Galloway, T. S. (2016). Microplastics alter the properties and sinking rates of zooplankton faecal pellets. Environmental science & technology, 50(6), 3239-3246.
  12. Cole, M., Lindeque, P.K.; Fileman, E.S., Halsband, C., Galloway, T. (2015). The Impact of Polystyrene Microplastics on Feeding, Function and Fecundity in the Marine Copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Environmental Science & Technology 49(2), 1130-1137
  13. Orlova, E.L., Dolgov, A.V., Renaud, P.E., Greenacre, M., Halsband, C., Ivshin, V. (2015). Climatic and ecological drivers of euphausiid community structure vary spatially in the Barents Sea: relationships from a long time series (1952-2009). Frontiers in Marine Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2014.00074
  14. Aarbakke, O.N.S., Bucklin, A., Halsband, C., Norrbin, M.F. (2014). 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 461, 479-488
  15. Fileman E.S, Harmer,R., Lindeque P.K., Halsband C., Atkinson A. (2014). Feeding rates and selectivity of decapod larvae in the Western English Channel. Marine Biology 161(11), 2479-2494
  16. Cole, M., Webb, H., Lindeque, P.K., Fileman, E.S., Halsband, C., Galloway, T. (2014). Isolation of microplastics in biota-rich seawater samples and marine organisms. Nature Scientific Reports 4, 4528
  17. Mitra, A., Jónasdóttir, S.H., Flynn, K.J., Castellani, C., Gentleman, W., Halsband, C., Licandro, P., Agersted, M.D., Bode, A., Calbet, A., Lindeque, P.K., Koppelmann, R., Møller, E.F., Nielsen, T.G., St. John, M. (2014). Bridging the gap between marine biogeochemical and fisheries sciences; configuring the zooplankton link. Progress in Oceanography 129B, 176-199
  18. Cole, M., Lindeque, P.K.; Fileman, E.S., Halsband, C., Goodhead, R., Moger, J., Galloway, T. (2013). Microplastic ingestion by zooplankton. Environmental Science Technology 47, 6646−6655 (doi:10.1021/es400663f)
  19. Halsband, C., Kurihara, H. (2013). Potential acidification impacts on zooplankton in Carbon Capture & Storage leakage scenarios. Marine Pollution Bulletin 73(2), Special Issue, 495-503 (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.013)
  20. McConville, K., Halsband, C., Fileman, E., Somerfield, P.J., Findlay, H.S., Spicer, J.I. (2013). Effect of elevated CO2 on the reproduction of two calanoid copepods. Marine Pollution Bulletin 73(2), Special Issue, 428-434 (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.010)
  21. Cole, M., Lindeque, P., Halsband, C., Galloway, T. (2011). Microplastics as contaminants in the marine environment: a review. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62, 2588-2597 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.09.025)
  22. Witt, M.J., Sheehan, E.V., Bearhop, S., Broderick, A.C., Conley, D.C., Cotterell, S.P., Crow, E., Grecian W.J., Halsband-Lenk, C., et al. (2011). Assessing wave energy effects on biodiversity: the Wave Hub experience. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 370(1959), 502-529 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2011.0265)
  23. Ianora A., Bentley, M.G., Caldwell G.S., Casotti R., Cembella A.D., Engström-Ost J., Halsband C., Legrand C., Llewellyn C.A., Miltenyte A., Pohnert G., Pilkaityte R., Razinkovas A., Romano G., Sonnenschein E.,Tillmann U., Vaiciutë, D. (2011). The relevance of marine chemical ecology to plankton and ecosystem function: an emerging field. Marine Drugs 9(9), 1625-1648 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/md9091625)
  24. Aarbakke, O.N.S., Bucklin, A., Halsband, C., Norrbin, M.F. (2011). Discovery of Pseudocalanus moultoni Frost 1989 in Northeast Atlantic waters based on mitochondrial COI sequence variation. Journal of Plankton Research 33(10), 1487-1495 (DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbr057)
  25. Eloire, D., Somerfield, P., Conway, D.V.P., Halsband-Lenk, C., Harris, R.P., Bonnet, D. (2010). Temporal variability and community composition of zooplankton at Station L4 in the Western Channel: twenty years of sampling. Journal of Plankton Research 32 (5), 657-679 (DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbq009)
  26. Bonnet, D., Greve, W., Halsband-Lenk, C., Harris, R.P, Hirche, H.-J., Lopez-Urrutia, A., Valdes, L. (2007). Seasonal and spatial dynamics of Centropages typicus in the North Sea, English Channel and Celtic Sea, and Bay of Biscay. In: The biology and ecology of Centropages typicus. Carlotti, F. (ed.). Progress in Oceanography 72 (2-3), 233-248
  27. Carlotti, F., Bonnet, D., Halsband-Lenk, C. (2007). Growth and development of Centropages typicus. In: The biology and ecology of Centropages typicus. Carlotti, F. (ed.). Progress in Oceanography 72 (2-3), 164-194
  28. Ianora, A., Miralto, A., Halsband-Lenk, C. (2007). Reproduction and early life history of Centropages typicus. In: The biology and ecology of Centropages typicus. Carlotti, F. (ed.). Progress in Oceanography 72 (2-3), 195-213
  29. Halsband-Lenk, C. (2005) Metridia pacifica in Dabob Bay, Washington: The diatom effect and the discrepancy between high abundance and low egg production rates. Progress in Oceanography 67(3-4), 422-441
  30. Halsband-Lenk, C., Pierson, J.J., Leising, A.W. (2005) Reproduction of Pseudocalanus newmani (Copepoda: Calanoida) is deleteriously affected by diatoms A field study. Progress in Oceanography 67 (3-4), 332-348
  31. Horner, R.A., Postel, J.R., Halsband-Lenk, C., Pierson, J.J., Pohnert, G., Wichard, T. (2005) Winter-spring phytoplankton blooms in Dabob Bay, Washington. Progress in Oceanography 67, 286-313
  32. Leising, A.W., Pierson, J.J., Halsband-Lenk, C., Horner, R.A., Postel, J. (2005) Copepod grazing during spring blooms: Does Calanus pacificus avoid harmful diatoms? Progress in Oceanography 67(3-4), 384-405
  33. Leising, A.W., Pierson, J.J., Halsband-Lenk, C., Horner, R.A., Postel, J. (2005) Copepod grazing during spring blooms: Can Pseudocalanus newmani induce trophic cascades? Progress in Oceanography, 67(3-4), 406-421
  34. Leising, A.W., Horner, R.A., Pierson, J.J., Postel, J. Halsband-Lenk, C. (2005) The balance between microzooplankton grazing and phytoplankton growth in a highly productive estuarine fjord. Progress in Oceanography 67(3-4), 366-383 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2005.09.007)
  35. Pierson, J. J., Halsband-Lenk, C., Leising, A. W. (2005) Reproductive success of Calanus pacificus during diatom blooms in Dabob Bay, WA. Progress in Oceanography 67(3-4), 314-331 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2005.09.002)
  36. Pierson, J.J., Leising, A.W., Halsband-Lenk, C., Ferm, N. (2005) Vertical distribution and abundance of Calanus pacificus and Pseudocalanus newmani in relation to chlorophyll a concentrations in Dabob Bay, WA. Progress in Oceanography 67(3-4), 349-365 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2005.09.006)
  37. Wichard, T., Poulet, S.A., Halsband-Lenk, C., Albaina, A., Harris, R.P., Liu, D.Y., Pohnert, G. (2005) Survey of the chemical defence potential of marine and fresh water diatoms: screening of fifty species for a,b,g,d – unsaturated aldehydes. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31 (4), 949-958 (DOI: 10.1007/s10886-005-3615-z)
  38. Halsband-Lenk, C., Carlotti, F., Greve, W. (2004) Life-history strategies of calanoid congeners under two different climate regimes: a comparison. In: The Role of Zooplankton in Global Ecosystem Dynamics: Comparative Studies from the World Oceans, L. Valdés, R. Harris, T. Ikeda, S. McKinnell and W.T. Peterson (eds.), ICESJournal of Marine Science Special Issue 61 (4), 709-720 (DOI: 10.1016/j.icesjms.2004.03.020)
  39. Koppelmann, R., Weikert, H., Halsband-Lenk, C., Jennerjahn, T. (2004) Mesozooplankton community respiration and its relation to particle flux in the oligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18 (1), GB 1039 (DOI: 10.1029/2003GB002121)
  40. Halsband-Lenk, C., Hirche, H.-J., Carlotti F. (2002). Temperature effects on reproduction and development of congener copepod populations in the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 271 (2), 121-153 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0981(02)00025-4)
  41. Halsband-Lenk, C., Nival, S., Carlotti, F., Hirche H.-J. (2001). Seasonal cycles of egg production of two planktonic copepods Centropages typicus and Temora stylifera in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Plankton Research 23 (6), 597-609 (DOI: 10.1093/plankt/23.6.597)
  42. Halsband, C., Hirche, H.-J. (2001). The reproductive cycles of dominant calanoid copepods in the North Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 209, 219-229 (Download PDF)

Book chapters:

  • Halsband, C., et al. (2020). Impacts of particulate plastics on marine ecosystems. In: Bolan, N.S., Kirkham, M.B.,Halsband, C., Nugegoda, D., Ok, Yong Sin (eds.). Particulate plastics in terrestrial and aquatic environments. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis.
  • Halsband, C., McPherson, E., Bucklin, A., Kosobokova, K. et al. (in press). Biogeography in the oceans. In: Crustacea. Wahl, M., Poore, G. (eds).
  • Halsband, C., Varpe, Ø., Eiane, K., Falk-Petersen, S. (2017). Calanus: a key player in Northern Seas ecosystems. In: Dahle, S., Misund, O., Sand, G. (eds.). The Arctic Approach. Fagbokforlaget Bergen, Norway, 53 pp.

Reports:

  • Nerland, I.L., Hurley, R., Lusher, A. Lusher, Buenaventura, N.T., Hultman, M.,Halsband, C., Green, N.W. (2020). Microplastics in marine bivalves from the Nordic environment. TemaNord 2020-504
  • Halsband, C., Herzke, D. (2017). AMAP Assessment 2017: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Arctic. Chapter 2.17 Marine plastics and microplastics. pp. 269-275
  • Nerland Bråte, I.L., Huwer, B., Thomas, K.V., Eidsvoll, David P., Halsband, C., Carney Almroth, B., Lusher, A. (2017). Micro- and macro-plastics in marine species from Nordic waters. TemaNord 2017:549.
  • Majaneva, S., Smage, S.B., Emaus, P.A., Renaud, P.E., Halsband, C. (2016) Jellyfish blooms in Ryggefjorden, Finnmark. Akvaplan-niva AS Rapport: 7653 – 0
    Nerland, I. L., Halsband, C., Allan, I., Thomas, K.V. (2014). Microplastics in marine environments: Occurrence, distribution and effects. REPORT SNO. 6754-2014. Norwegian Environment Agency
  • Hay, S., Falkenhaug, T., Omli, L., Boersma, M., Renz, J., Halsband-Lenk, C., Smyth, T., Harris, R., Licandro, P., Edwards, M. (2011). ICES Zooplankton Status Report 2008/2009. 6. Zooplankton of the North Sea and English Channel. ICES Cooperative Research Report 307, May 2011
  • Halsband-Lenk, C., Antajan, E. (2010). Zooplankton time series analysis in the English Channel: potential for regional multimetric foodweb indices. In: Proceedings of the “Joint ICES/CIESM Workshop to Compare Zooplankton Ecology and Methodologies between the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic (WKZEM)”. ICES Cooperative Research Report 300, February 2010
  • Halsband-Lenk, C., Koppelmann, R., Weikert, H. (2003). Carbon requirements of deep sea zooplankton estimated from ETS measurements in relation to size structure and taxonomic composition. In: Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Yilmaz, A. (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, 14-18 Oct 2002, Ankara, Turkey, 805-813
  • Koppelmann, R., Halsband-Lenk, C., Weikert, H. (2003). The stable isotope signature of mesozooplankton in the Levantine Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). In: Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Yilmaz, A. (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, 14-18 Oct 2002, Ankara, Turkey, 814-820
  • Roether, W., Almus, U., Bulsiewicz, K., Christiansen, B., Deponte, D., Gertman, I., Halsband-Lenk, C., Herut, B., Hollermann, J., Huhn, O., Kahl, G., Klatt, O., Klein, B., Koppelmann, R., Kress, N., Lahajnar, N., Manca, B.B., Neugebohrn, L., Scarazzato, P., Schattenhöfer, M., Streu, P., Truscheit, T., Warnken, C., Zimmermann-Timm, H. (2003). Meteor Reports 03-1. East Atlantic-Mediterranean-Black Sea, Part 2. Cruise 51 Leg 2, Oct-Nov 2001, Malaga-La Valetta
  • Halsband, C., Hirche, H.-J. (1999). The Kara Sea Expedition of RV “Akademik Boris Petrov” 1997: First results of a Joint Russian-German Pilot Study. The role of mesozooplankton for the transformation of organic matter. Reports on Polar Research 300, 45-50
  • Halsband, C., Hirche, H.-J. (1998). Scientific Cruise Report of the Kara Sea Expedition of RV “Akademik Boris Petrov” in 1997. 5.2 Zooplankton. Reports on Polar Research 266, 25-27

Popular science and outreach:

  • Feb 2019 NordMar Plastic. Nordic Council Workshop. Matís, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Oct 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly. Plastic in the Arctic, Fram Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Oct 2018 Svensen, C., Søreide, J., Halsband, C. Hvorfor er plankton viktig i kyst-økosystemet? Fram Centre Fjord & Coast: Dialog Dagen, Tromsø, Norway
  • 2018 Forskning.no: Fotballspillere drar med seg 65 tonn gummi fra banen hvert år
  • May 2018 Bergens Tidene: Så mange gummikuler drar barnet ditt med seg hjem etter fotballtrening
  • Apr-Nov 2018 Fram Centre outreach project on microplastics for kindergarten and schools
  • March 2018 Marine plastic pollution in the Arctic: an emerging research field. Fram Forum 2018
  • Feb 2018 Popular science articles in online magazine Gizmodo.com on trophic transfer of microplastics and microplastics concentrations in the oceans
  • Jan 2018 Arctic Frontiers Pecha Kucha Night: Arctic marine litter
  • Jan 2018 Arctic Frontiers Side Event: Microplastics in the marine Arctic environment – what do we need to know and do? Panel debate with the minister for Climate and the Environment (Ola Elvestuen), the Research Council of Norway (Fridtjof Unander), The Norwegian Fishermen Association (Marit H. Haugseth) and WWF Norway (Karoline Andaur).
  • 2017 Norwegian Research Council Research Campaign on artificial grass (Sjekk kunstgressbane!). Over 500 participating schools across Norway
  • Sep 2017 Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Norwegian Dangerous Garbage Conference (Farlig Avfall konferanse, Stavanger)
  • Sep 2017 Workshop on microplastics, Norwegian Environmental Protection Agency (Miljødirektoratet). Invited presentation on impacts of microplastics on aquatic biota and ecosystems
  • Nov 2017 Radio interview on rubber granulate from football pitches (Deutschlandfunk, in German)
    2017 Polaria utstilling: marin plastforsøpling
  • March 2017 Interview for Five Films (Verity White) short film on microplastics research (MARP3 project).
  • Jan 2017 Alta Videregående skole. Plast forsøpling I havet. Seminar and lab experiment.
  • 2016 Arctic Frontiers Science for schools (Planetarium Tromsø). Microplastics impacts on marine ecosystems
  • Fram Forum 2014: Plastic litter in the ocean – also a problem in the North? Ocean acidification – CO2 effects in Northern waters
  • June 2008 Scientific consultant for Hager Moss Film GmbH (Germany), TV production “Sterne über dem Eis” (in german).
  • Oct 2007 Pole Packeis Pinguine. Karoline Stürmer, Deutscher Taschenbuchverlag (dtv). Plankton & Co. Warum Copepoden so wichtig sind (in german).
  • Sep 2007 Educational interview for the International Polar Year (English and German). International Polar Year and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • Jul 2007 UK school competition “Ice Edge 2007”. Cruise onboard MV Polaris to north- west Spitsbergen and the pack ice at 80°N. Plankton sampling and research with the winners (age 13-17 years) and their teachers.
  • Jul 2007 BBC Breakfast TV. Interview during the ‘Ice Edge 2007’ cruise around Svalbard onboard MV Polaris.
  • Mar 2007 DMax (TV). Participation in documentary ‘Die nördlichste Uni der Welt’ portraying student life on Svalbard (in german).

 

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Elisabeth Halvorsen

Administrative Advisor for the Nansen Legacy project

Relevant publications:
  1. Grote, U., Pasternak, A., Arashkevich, E., Halvorsen, E.
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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 University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Work Phone: + 47 776 20856

Relevant 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 (7): 1025-1033.
  2. Jakobsen, H.H., Halvorsen, E., Visser, A. & Hansen, B.W. (2005) Effects of and prey motility and concentrations on feeding in Acartia tonsa and Temora longicornis: the importance of feeding modes. Journal of Plankton Research 27 (8): 755-785.
  3. Halvorsen, E., Tande, K.S., Edvardsen, A., Slagstad, D. & Pedersen, O.P. (2003) Habitat selection of overwintering Calanus finmarchicus in the NE Norwegian Sea and shelf waters off Northern Norway in 2000-02. Fisheries Oceanography 12: 4/5 339:351.
  4. Halvorsen, E., Pedersen, O.P., Slagstad, D., Tande, K.S., Fileman, E.S. & Batten, S.D. (2001) Microzooplankton and mesozooplankton in an upwelling filament off Galicia: modelling and sensitivity analysis of the linkages and their impact on the carbon dynamics. Progress in Oceanography 51: 499-513.
  5. Halvorsen, E., Hirst, A.G., Batten, D.D., Tande, K.S. & Lampitt, R.S. (2001) Diet and community grazing by copepods in an upwelled filament off the NW coast of Spain. Progress in Oceanography 51: 399-421.
  6. Batten, S.D., Fileman, E.S. & Halvorsen, E. (2001) The contribution of microzooplankton to the diet of mesozooplankton in an upwelling filament off the north west coast of Spain. Progress in Oceanography 51: 285-398.
  7. Halvorsen, E. & Tande, K.S. (1998) Physical and biological factors influencing the seasonal variation in distribution of zooplankton across the shelf at Nordvestbanken, Northern Norway, 1994. Sarsia 84: 297-292.

Popular science and outreach:

  • Forskning.no : Slektsdrama for dyptdykkende hoppekreps. 28.03.2012.
  • Halvorsen, E. & Wassmann, P. (2011). Arktis kan være i vippepeosisjon. Klima 2011 (6): 18-19.
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Elisabeth Hansen

PhD candidate

PhD project title: Physiological and ecological effects of organic and inorganic contaminants in marine and terrestrial raptor species.…Read More
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 Norway

PhD project title:

Physiological and ecological effects of organic and inorganic contaminants in marine and terrestrial raptor species.

PhD project description:

The main objective of my PhD-project is to investigate the physiological and ecological effects of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury in marine and terrestrial raptor species from Norway, notably white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) and tawny owls (Strix aluco). Furthermore, I am interested in investigating the magnitude of exposure to POPs and mercury in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, identifying relevant biomarkers of stress in relation to pollutant exposure in the two raptor species, and examining long-term population data with multiple stressor data (i.e., pollutant exposure, variability in dietary ecology and climate) to study combined effects of environmental stress and contaminants in marine and terrestrial top predators.

Start date: Oct 2019
Planned submission date: Oct 2023

Supervisors:

Sophie Bourgeon (UiT, Tromsø, Norway)
Jan Ove Bustnes (NINA, Tromsø, Norway)
Dorte Herztge (NILU, Tromsø, Norway)

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William Hatchett

PhD candidate

PhD project title: Reinforcement and phylogeny in Fucus species.…Read More
Nord UniversityFaculty for Biosciences and Aquaculture Work address Nord University Postbox 1490 Bodø 8049 Norway Work Phone: +47 75 51 72 69 Blog: Fucus Fanatic

PhD project title:

Reinforcement and phylogeny in Fucus species.

PhD project description:

The project will look at the ‘speciation continuum’ in the brown algal genus Fucus and will identify molecular mechanisms of speciation in two sister species. Hybrid zones between the two species Fucus distichus and Fucus serratus provide a unique situation to examine mechanisms of reinforcement, adaptation and speciation at a molecular level. I will use Next-Generation Sequencing of transcriptome libraries to better understand the molecular basis of speciation and its effect on biodiversity and adaptation in these ecologically important marine macroalgae.

Start date: September 2016
End date: Autumn 2019

Supervisors:

  • Galice Hoarau (Nord University, Bodø, Norway)
  • Alexander Jüterbock (Nord University, Bodø, Norway)
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Tore Haug

Researcher and research group leader (IMR), Professor II (UiT)

Research interests:
  • Questions related to management and conservation of whale and seal stocks in Norwegian and adjacent waters
  • Distribution abundance productivity harvest potential and their role in the ecosystem
  • Responsible for IMRs' advice to Norwegian authorities on whale and seal stocks in Norwegian waters.
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Institute of Marine ResearchMarine mammals group Work address Institute of Marine Research, Tromsø Post box 6404 Tromsø 9294 Norway Work Phone: +47 95 28 42 96

Research interests:

  • Questions related to management and conservation of whale and seal stocks in Norwegian and adjacent waters
  • Distribution abundance productivity harvest potential and their role in the ecosystem
  • Responsible for IMRs’ advice to Norwegian authorities on whale and seal stocks in Norwegian waters.

Running national and international projects:

IMR (Havforskningsinstituttet):
2005-: Forvaltning av ishavssel
2005-: Sjøpattedyrenes økologiske betydning
2005-: DNA-registeret vågekval
2010-: Fra plankton til sel (FRAM-prosjekt)
2014-: SI Arktis (nestleder)

Completed national and international projects:

Research Council of Norway (Norges Forskningsråd):

  • Responsible for the following projects:
  • 1990-1994: ‘Ernæring og kondisjon hos grønlandssel i Barentshavet (Feeding and body condition in Barents Sea harp seals)’ (4001-2800.083)
  • 1990-1994: ‘Ernæringsøkologi hos nordøst-atlantisk vågekval (Feeding ecolpogy of Northeast Atlantic minke whales’ (104499/110), including the research whaling under scientific permit.
  • 1995-1997: ‘Grønlandsselens rolle i Barentshavets flerbestandssystem (The role of harp seals in the multspecies interactions of the Barents Sea)’ (108147/110).
  • 1995-1997: ‘Metodeutvikling for overvåkning av vågekvalens matkonsum i Barentshavet (Development of methods to monitor the consumption by minke whales in the Bartnets Sea)’ (108146/110).
  • 1997-2000:’Prey preferences in minke whales’ (113485/122).
  • 1998-1999:’Prey selectivity and responses to changes in prey abundance of minke whales’ (121385/122).
  • 2000-2002:’Ecological role of harp and hooded seals in the Nordic Seas’ (133646/122)
  • 2001-2002:’Prediction models of the impact of minke whales and harp seals on fish stocks, postdoc Ulf Ove Lindstrøm (140554/120)’
  • 2002:’Improving assessment and ecology research on harp and hooded seals, Guest scientist scholarship (146573/120)’

Curriculum vitae: PDF

Selected publications (last five years):

  1. Nakamura, G., Ryeng, K.A., Kadowaki, I., Hayashi, R., Nagatsuka, S., Hirose, A., Fujise, Y. and Haug, T. 2018. Comparisons of shapes of the white flipper patch between two subspecies of common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata). Cetacean Population Studies 1: 15-24.
  2. Vacquié-Garcia, J., Lydersen, C., Biuw, M., Haug, T., Fedak, M.A. Kovacs, K.M. 2017. Hooded seal Cistophora cristata foraging areas in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean – investigated using three complementary methods. Plos One 12(12): e0187889. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187889
  3. Enoksen, S., Haug, T., Lindstrøm, U. & Nilssen, K.T. 2017. Recent summer diet of hooded Cystophora cristata and harp Pagophilus groenlandicus seals in the drift ice of the Greenland Sea. Polar Biology 40: 931-937. Doi 10.1007/s00300-016-2002-2.
  4. Haug, T., Falk-Petersen, S., Greenacre, M., Hop, H., Lindstrøm, U., Meier, S., Nilssen, K.T. and Wold, A. 2017. Trophic level and fatty acids in harp seals compared with common minke whales in the Barents Sea. Marine Biology Research 13: 919-932. Doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1313988.
  5. Haug, T., Bogstad, B., Chierici, M., Gjøsæter, H., Hallfredsson, E.H., Høines, Å.S., Hoel, A.H., Ingvaldsen, R.B., Jørgensen, L.L., Knutsen, T., Loeng, H., Naustvoll, L.-J., Røttingen, I. & Sunnanå, K. 2017. Future harvest of living resources in the Arctic Ocean of the Nordic and Barents Seas: A review of possibilities and constraints. Fisheries Research 188: 38-57. Dx.doi.org.org/10.11016/j.fishres.2016.12.002.
  6. Solvang, H.K., Yanagihara, H., Øien, N. & Haug, T. 2017. Temporal and geographical variation in body condition of common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata) in the Northeast Atlantic. Polar Biology 40: 667-683. Doi 10.1007/s00300-016-1992-0.
  7. Malde, K., Seliussen, B.B., Quintela, M., Dahle, G., Besnier, F., Skaug, H.J., Øien, N., Solvang, H.K., Haug, T., Skern-Mauritzen, Kanda, N., Pastene, L.A., Jonassen, I., & Glover, K.A. 2017. Whole genome resequencing reveals diagnostic markers for investigating global migration and hybridization between minke whale species. BMC Genomics 18: 76. Doi 10.1186/s12864-016-3416-5.
  8. Yamamura, M., Yangihara, H., Solvang, H.K., Øien, N. & Haug, T. 2016. Canonical correlation analysis for geographical and chronological responses. Procedia Computer Science 96: 1351-1360. Doi:10.1016/j.procs.2016.08.180.
  9. Meier, S. Falk-Petersen, S., Gade-Sørensen, L.A., Greenacre, M., Haug, T. & Lindstrøm, U. 2016. Fatty acids in common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) blubber reflect the feeding area and food selection, but also high endogenous metabolism. Mar. Biol. Res. 12: 221-238. Dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2015.1118513
  10. Bogstad, B., Gjøsæter, H., Haug, T. & Lindstrøm, U. 2015. A review of the battle for food in the Barents Sea: cod vs. marine mammals. Frontiers Ecol. Evol. 3, 29. doi:10.3389/fevo.2015.0029.
  11. Quintela, M., Skaug, H.J., Øien, N., Haug, T., Seliussen, B., Solvang, H.K., Pampoulie, C., Kanda, N., Pastene, L.A. & Glover, K. 2014. Investigating population genetic structure in a highly mobile marine organism: the minke whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata acutorostrata in the north east Atlantic. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108640. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108640.
  12. Øigård, T.A., Haug, T. & Nilssen, K.T. 2014. From pup production to quotas: Current status of harp seals in the Greenland Sea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 71: 537-545. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst155
  13. Øigård, T.A., Haug, T. & Nilssen, K.T. 2014. Current status of hooded seals in the Greenland Sea. Victims of climate change and predation? Biol. Conserv. 172: 29-36. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.007
  14. Øigård, T.A., Lindstrøm, U., Haug, T., Nilssen, K.T. & Smout, S. 2013. Functional relationship between harp seal body condition and available prey in the Barents Sea. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 484: 287-301. doi 10.3354/meps10272
  15. Nymo, I.H., Tryland, M., Frie, A.K., Haug, T., Foster, G., Rødven, R. & Godfroid, J. 2013. Age-dependent prevalence of anti-Brucella antibodies in hooded seals Cystophora cristata. Dis. Aquat. Org. 106: 187-196. Doi: 10.3354/dao02659
  16. Lindstrøm, U., Nilssen, K.T., Pettersen, L.M.S. & Haug, T. 2013. Harp seal foraging behaviour during summer around Svalbard in the northern Barents Sea: diet composition and the selection of prey. Polar Biol. 36: 305-320. doi 10.1007/s00300-012-1260-x
  17. Iversen, M., Aars, J., Haug, T., Alsos, I.G., Lydersen, C., Bachmann, L. & Kovacs, K.M. 2013. The diet of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway, inferred from scat analysis. Polar Biol. 36: 561-571. doi 10.1007/s00300-012-1284-2
  18. Glover, K.A., Kanda, N., Haug, T., Pastene, L.A., Øien, N., Seliussen, B.B., Sørvik, A.G.E. & Skaug, H.J. 2013. Hybrids between common and Antarctic minke whales are fertile and can back-cross. BMC Genetics 14: 25 (11 pp.). doi: 10.1186/1471-2156-14-25.
  19. Leclerc, L.-M.E., Lydersen, C., Haug, T., Bachmann, L., Fisk, A.T. & Kovacs, K.M.. 2012. A missing piece in the Arctic food web puzzle? Stomach contents of Greenland sharks sampled in Svalbard, Norway. Polar Biol. 35: 1197-1208. Doi 10.1007/s00300-012-1166-7.
  20. Torrissen, O., Glover, K.A., Haug, T., Misund, O.A., Skaug, H.J. & Kaiser, M. 2012. Good ethics or political and cultural censoring in science? ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69: 493-497.
  21. Frie, A.K., Haug, T. & Stenson, G. 2012. Long term trends in reproductive and demographic parameters of female Northwest Atlantic hooded seals (Cystophora cristata): Population responses to ecosystem change? Can. J. Zool. 90: 376-392.
  22. Glover, K.A., Haug, T., Øien, N., Walløe, L., Lindblom, L., Seliussen, B.B. & Skaug, H.J. 2011. The Norwegian minke whale DNA register: a data base monitoring commercial harvest and ttrade of whale products. Fish Fisher. 13: 313-332. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00447.x
  23. Leclerc, L.-M., Lydersen, C., Haug, T., Glover, K.A., Fisk, A.T. & Kovacs, K.M. 2011. Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) scavenge offal from minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whaling operations in Svalbard (Norway). Polar Res. 30, 7342, 4 pp. DOI: 10.342/polar.v30i0.7342.
  24. Labansen, A.L., Lydersen, C., Levermann, N., Haug, T. & Kovacs, K.M. 2011. Diet of ringed seals (Pusa hispida) from northeast Greenland. Polar Biol. 34: 227-234.
  25. Grahl-Nielsen, O., Haug, T., Lindstrøm, U. & Nilssen, K.T.. 2011. Fatty acids in harp seal blubber do not necessarily reflect their diet. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 426: 263-273.
  26. Johansen, C.E., Lydersen, C., Aspholm, P.E., Haug, T. & Kovacs, K.M. 2010. Helminth parasites in ringed seals (Pusa hispida) from Svalbard, Norway, with special emphasis on nematodes: variation with age, sex and location of host. J. Parasitol. 96: 946-953.
  27. Skoglund, E.G., Lydersen, C., Grahl-Nielsen, O., Haug, T. & Kovacs, K.M. 2010. Fatty acid composition of the blubber and dermis of adult male Atlantic walruses (Odobaenus rosmarus rosmarus) in Svalbard, and their potential prey. Mar. Biol. Res. 6: 239-250.
  28. Øigård, T.A., Haug, T., Nilssen, K.T. and Salberg, A.B. 2010. Estimation of pup production of harp and hooded seals in the Greenland Sea in 2007: Reducing uncertainty using generalized additive models. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 42: 103-123.
  29. Nilssen, K.T., Skavberg, N.E., Poltermann, M., Haug, T., Härkönen, T. & Henriksen, G. 2010. Status of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in mainland Norway. NAMMCO Sci. Publ. 8:61-69.
  30. Mogren, H.-G., Lindstrøm, U., Nilssen, K.T. & Haug, T. 2010. Haulout behaviour of harbour seals during breeding and moult in Vesterålen, Norway. NAMMCO Sci. Publ. 8: 267-276.
  31. Glover, K., Kanda, N., Haug, T., Pastene, L.A., Øien, N., Goto, M., Seliussen, B.B. & Skaug, H.J. 2010. Migration of Antarctic minke whales to the Arctic. PLoS ONE: 5 (12) e15197: 1-6.

Selected other publications:

  1. Haug, T., Bjørge, A., Øien, N. & Ziryanov, S.V. 2011. 7. Marine mammals; 7.1 Marine mammals of the Barents Sea. Pp 395-430 in: Jakobsen, T. & Ozhigin, V.K. (eds). The Barents Sea; Ecosystem, resources, management; Half a century of Russian-Norwegian cooperation. Tapir Academic Press. 825 pp.
  2. Haug, T., Skern-Mauritzen, M. & Lindstrøm, U. 2011. 8. Trophic relationships; 8.5 Predation by marine mammals. Pp 485-494 in: Jakobsen, T. & Ozhigin, V.K. (eds). The Barents Sea; Ecosystem, resources, management; Half a century of Russian-Norwegian cooperation. Tapir Academic Press. 825 pp.
  3. Haug, T., Øien, N. & Golyak, I. 2011. 10. Research surveys; 10.5 Marine mammal surveys. Pp 595-603 in: Jakobsen, T. & Ozhigin, V.K. (eds). The Barents Sea; Ecosystem, resources, management; Half a century of Russian-Norwegian cooperation. Tapir Academic Press. 825 pp.

Popular science and outreach (last five years):

  1. Haug, T., Øien, N., Skaug, H.J. & Glover, K. 2014. Unødvendig med fem fangstområder for vågehval. Forskning.no, kronikk, 10.11.2014.
  2. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2014. Sel – Grønlandssel & Klappmyss. Pp. 183-184 i Bakketeig, I.E., Gjøsæter, H., Hauge, M., Sunnset, B.H. & Toft, K.Ø. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2014, Fisken og havet, Særnummer 1-2014. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen. N
  3. Haug, T., Nilssen, K.T., & Øigård, T.A. 2014. Isavhengige selarter påvirkes av minkende drivis. Pp. 136-138 i Bakketeig, I.E., Gjøsæter, H., Hauge, M., Sunnset, B.H. & Toft, K.Ø. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2014, Fisken og havet, Særnummer 1-2014. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen. N
  4. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2013. Sel på tynn is i Vesterisen. Norsk Sjømat 2013 (5): 26-28.
  5. Øigård, T.A. & Haug, T. 2013. Mindre fangst gir ikke mer sel. Forskning.no, kronikk, 16.10.2013.
  6. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2013. Sel – Grønlandssel & Klappmyss. Pp. 165-166 i Bakketeig, I.E., Gjøsæter, H., Hauge, M., Loeng, H., Sunnset, B.H. & Toft, K.Ø. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2013, Fisken og havet, Særnummer 1-2013. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  7. Nilssen, K.T., Øigård, T.A., Haug, T. & Lindstrøm, U. 2013. Slankere sel i Barentshavet. Forskning.no, kronikk, 23.01.2013.
  8. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2012. Sel – Grønlandssel & Klappmyss. Pp. 134-135 i Aglen, A., Bakketeig, I.E., Gjøsæter, H., Hauge, M., Loeng, H., Sunnset, B.H. & Toft, K.Ø. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2012, Fisken og havet, Særnummer 1-2012. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  9. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2011. Sel – Grønlandssel & Klappmyss. Pp. 141-142 i Agnalt, A.-L., Fossum, P., Hauge, M., Mangor-Jensen, A., Ottersen, G., Røttingen, I. & Sundet, J.H. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2011, Fisken og havet, Særnummer 1-2011. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  10. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2010. Ishavssel – fra ungeproduksjon til fangstkvoter. Pp.51-53: i Bjørge, A., Fagerheim, K.-A., Lydersen, C., Skern-Mauritzen, M. & Wiig, Ø. (Eds). Sjøens pattedyr 2010. Fisken og havet, særnummer 2-2010. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  11. Haug, T. 2010. Grønlandssel og klappmyss på tynn is? Pp.49-50: i Bjørge, A., Fagerheim, K.-A., Lydersen, C., Skern-Mauritzen, M. & Wiig, Ø. (Eds). Sjøens pattedyr 2010. Fisken og havet, særnummer 2-2010. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  12. Haug, T. & Bjørge, A. 2010. Klappmyss. Pp. 38-39: i Bjørge, A., Fagerheim, K.-A., Lydersen, C., Skern-Mauritzen, M. & Wiig, Ø. (Eds). Sjøens pattedyr 2010. Fisken og havet, særnummer 2-2010. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  13. Haug, T. & Bjørge, A. 2010. Grønlandssel. Pp. 36-37: i Bjørge, A., Fagerheim, K.-A., Lydersen, C., Skern-Mauritzen, M. & Wiig, Ø. (Eds). Sjøens pattedyr 2010. Fisken og havet, særnummer 2-2010. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen.
  14. Skaug, H.J., Haug, T. & Øien, N. 2010. Hva kan et register over vågehvalens DNA fortelle om adferd og biologi? Ottar 280 (2/2010, Hval i sikte!): 10-15.
  15. Haug, T. & Lindstrøm, U. 2010. Vågehvalens beitevaner i våre økosystemer. Ottar 280 (2/2010, Hval i sikte!): 3-9
  16. Haug, T. & Øigård, T.A. 2010. Sel – Grønlandssel & Klappmyss. Pp. 140-141 i Gjøsæter, H., Haug, T., Hauge, M., Karlsen, Ø., Knutsen, J.A., Røttingen, I., Skilbrei, O. & Sunnset, B.H. (Eds.) Havforskningsrapporten 2010, Fisken og havet, særnummer 1-2010. Havforskningsinstituttet, Bergen

 

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Kristin Heggland

PhD candidate

PhD project title: Using local adaptation to infer future evolutionary responses of Calanus copepods to a changing environment.…Read More
Norwegian Polar InstituteResearch department: Ecotoxicology Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Post box 6606 Langnes Tromsø 9296

PhD project title:

Using local adaptation to infer future evolutionary responses of Calanus copepods to a changing environment.

PhD project description:

The Ph.D. project will investigate the potential of Calanus finmarchicus and C. glacialis to acclimatize and adapt to future climate changes. The project will focus on the climate effects temperature, pH, and salinity. Individual Calanus will be put into individual flow-through respirometer vials where respiration and ingestion will be measured. Single individuals will be measured throughout the entire range of environmental variable allowing us to follow the responses of single individuals, and genetic species identification once the experiments are over. Respiration, ingestion, and the scope of growth will be used to make reaction norms. Calanus from the different sites will also be sampled for seascape genomics.

Start date: 09.04.2020
Planned submission date: 08.04.2023

Supervisors:

Allison Bailey (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)
Haakon Hop (Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway)
Camilla Svensen (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway)

Scientific publications:

  1. Renaud, P. E., Daase, M., Banas, N. S., Gabrielsen, T. M., Søreide, J. E., Varpe, Ø., Cottier, F., Falk-Petersen, S., Halsband, C., Vogedes, D., Heggland, K., Berge, J., (2018). Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: a trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience. ICES Journal of Marine Science. fsy063. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy063
  2. Misund, O. A., Heggland, K., Skogseth, R., Falck, E., Gjøsæter, H., Sundet, Watne, J. & Lønne, O. J., (2016). Norwegian fisheries in the Svalbard zone since 1980. Regulations, profitability and warming waters affect landingsPolar Science10: 312-322
  3. Heggland, K., Meyer Ottesen, C. A., Berge, J., (2015). Aspects of the life history of the Atlantic poacher, Leptagonus decagonus, in Svalbard waters. Polish Polar Research 36: 79-87
  4. Berge, J., Heggland, K., Lønne, O. J., Cottier, F., Hop, H., Gabrielsen, G. W., Nøttestad, L. & Misund, O., A., (2015). First Records of Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) from the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, with Possible Explanations for the Extensions of Its DistributionArctic 68: 54-61

Reports:

  1. Coté, D., Heggland, K., Roul, S., Robertson, G., Fifield, D., Wareham, V., Colbourne, E., Maillet, G., Pilgrim, L., Pretty, C., Devine, B., Le Corre, N., Lawson, JW., Fuentes-Yaco, C., Mercier, A., (2019). Overview of the Biophysical and Ecological Components of the Labrador Sea Frontier Area. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat.

Outreach:

  • 2016-2017: Working as lecturer onboard cruise ships going to Antarctica and the Arctic