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Øyvind Fiksen
Professor
E-mail: oyvind.fiksen@bio.uib.no
Web page: Website

My research address how processes at the level of individuals drive the dynamics of populations and communities in the marine environment; including mechanistic models of processes, state-variable optimality theory and marine trait-based ecosystem models. I work on behaviour and strategies in fish, zooplankton and microbes, and on the consequences of these tactics and strategies in an ecosystem context. My goal is to develop ecological models where biomass and energy fluxes are emerging from physical and evolutionary consistent mechanisms.
Arild Folkvord
Professor
E-mail: Arildf@imr.no
Web page: Website

The main focus of my research is on growth and survival mechanisms in the early life of fishes. The research is experimentally oriented, and covers aspects of marine juvenile production and process oriented recruitment studies. I am also using otoliths and scales of fish to elucidate growth and environmental histories at the individual level, ranging from daily increments of young larvae to seasonal increments in fossil otoliths.
Nils Olav Handegard
Researcher
E-mail: nils.olav.handegard@imr.no
Web page: Website

My main interest is how various acoustic sensors can be used to observe marine organisms; in particular how to assess the effect of anthropogenic stressors on fish behavior and methods to measure structure and collective behavior in large schools. I am also interested in data processing systems and large scale observation systems using acoustics. I am the Norwegian representative in the ICES Science Committee.
Aud Larsen
Principal researcher
E-mail: Aud.Larsen@uni.no
Web page: Website

The main focus of my research is microbial interactions in the marine pelagic food web. The research is experimentally (from test tubes to mesocosms) and observationally oriented with a special focus on polar regions the last years. I am using flow cytometers to elucidate the dynamics of phytoplankton, bacteria and viruses in experimental and natural systems which in turn provides data and knowledge for theoretical deliberations of how the marine microbial food web works.
Kjetil Lygre
Researcher
E-mail: kjetil.lygre@nersc.no
Web page: Website

My main interest is the coupling of climate and the marine ecosystem, with emphasis on microbial systems and the cycling of carbon and nutrient; modelling and observations. Further interests include overarching activities such as web-based data dissemination systems and interaction with the socio-economics domain.
Mette Mauritzen
Chief Scientist/Group leade
E-mail: MetteM@imr.no
Web page: Website

My research interests revolve around on patterns in and drivers of variation in spatial distributions, habitat use and trophic interactions in the upper trophic levels (i.e., zooplankton, pelagic fish, demersal fish, marine mammals and seabirds), and how this influence ecosystem structure and dynamics. In recent years I have also focused on the implementation of such ecological processes in ecosystem based management (EBM) and ecosystem based fisheries management (EBFM), and taken part in parameterization of the Atlantis ecosystem model for the Norwegian and Barents Seas to be used for management strategy evaluations.
Kathrine Michalsen
Researcher
E-mail: kathrine.michalsen@imr.no
Web page: Website

I’m presently working at Centre of Development Co-operation in Fisheries, IMR. My main task is at the moment to develop the survey conducted by R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen outside the coast of Africa into ecosystem surveys and to lead a cooperation project with different developing countries. The focus on my scientific work has always been to try to understand the factors affecting fish behavior and cod is certainly the species I have devoted most of my time to, but also species as Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), wolf fish (Anarhichas denticulatus), saithe (Pollachius virens) and Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) have been studied.
Abdirahman Omar
Researcher
E-mail: Abdirahman.Omar@uni.no
Web page: Website

My research interest is the Marine Carbon Cycle particularly in the shelf and marginal seas. I investigate topics such as the response of the oceanic carbon sink to the increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), the rate of increase and horizontal transport of anthropogenic CO2 in the ocean, and the role of sea-ice and brine formation in the oceanic uptake of atmospheric CO2. I analyze and publish marine carbon data mainly from scientific cruises and sensors aboard commercial ships so called Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS).
Svein Sundby
Principal scientist
E-mail: sveins@imr.no
Web page: Website

I have focused my research on physical-biological interactions in marine ecosystems, particularly on processes linked to zoo- and ichthyoplankton dynamics. This work has further lead my research to fish recruitment studies and effects of climate variability and climate change on marine ecosystems. I have been working in ecosystems from high-latitude to low-latitude and eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems.