UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Postboks 6050 Langnes
970 422 528
The Freshwater Ecology Group at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology has strong merits and qualifications within ecology, evolution and management of northern freshwater systems
The research activities are in particular related to landlocked and anadromous populations of salmonids, but also involve other fish species and invertebrates. Studies are carried out in lakes, rivers and costal areas and include several unique long-term investigations of northern fish populations. The activities comprise basic aspects of biology and ecology as well as more applied topics related to nature and resource management. Important keywords are population and community ecology, predation, competition, parasitism, trophic ecology, ecological speciation, anadromy, life history and migration.
Most of the research projects are carried out in northern Norway, but we are also involved in activities at Svalbard and other parts of the Euorarctic Barents Region. We have a good national and international network within research and education. Our teaching activities are mainly related to the University’s study programs in Biology, but we also contribute within the study programs in Aquamedicine, Aquaculture, International Fisheries Management and Fisheries Science.
At present the Freshwater Group has four Professor and Associate Professor positions, two Professor Emeritus, two adjunct Professors, three postdocs/researchers (incl. parttime positions), five PhD-positions and three research technicians. Additionally the group includes ten master students.
The group has a good social, scientific and logistic working environment with extensive cooperaton and teamwork within both research and teaching. Our group motto is:
"Science is a social endeavour"
|Research group leader: Professor Per-Arne Amundsen|
- Anadromy and migrations of salmonids