Professor in marine ecology
Project leader The Nansen Legacy
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Publications outside Cristin
Popular scientific communication:
Berge J, Hoel AH, Reigstad M (2022) FN sitt tiår for havforskning og Arktis: internasjonal samarbeid under press (in norwegian). Kronikk Nordlys 24 mars 2022.
Hald M, Reigstad M (2021) Klimaet er garderoben din, været er dagens antrekk (in norwegian). Kronikk Nordlys 12 november 2021.
Seuthe L, Bluhm B, Reigstad M, Steer A, Lundesgaard Ø, Gerland S, Fransson A, Müller M (2021) Beyond satellite observations of sea ice. Fram Forum s 77-83.
Reigstad M (2020) Isbryteren "Kronprins Haakon" og Arven etter Nansen (in norwegian). In: "Kronprins Haakon" Ed. Stig Mathisen ISBN: 978-82-8104-440-1
Reigstad M, Eldevik T, Gerland S (2019) The Nansen Legacy. Fram Forum s 100-105.
Reigstad M, Berge J (2018) Life along a moving edge - the ecosystems of the seasonal ice zone. In: At the edge ISBN:978-82-8104-299-5
Reigstad M (2018) Hvorfor skal vi bry oss om Arktiske hav? Kronikk Nordlys 29.10.2018
Eldevik T, Reigstad M (2014) Arven etter Nansen. Kronikk, Bergens Tidende 01.04.2014.
Wassmann P, Reigstad M (2007). Klima og økosystemrespons i Barentshavet. Klima 1, 41-43
Fauchald, Per; Arneberg, Per; Berge, Jørgen; Gerland, Sebastian; Kovacs, Kit M.; Reigstad, Marit; Sundet, Jan Henry. An assessment of MOSJ - The state of the marine environment around Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Tromsø: Norsk Polarinstitutt 2014 (ISBN 978-82-7666-301-3) 43 s.
- Arctic and subarctic ecosystems
- Pelagic-benthic coupling
- Ecosystems respons to a changing climate
Focus regions are the Barents Sea, Arctic Ocean, Fram Strait, coast and sub-Arctic fjords
Project leader The Nansen Legacy (www.nansenlegacy.org)
ARCTOS network member (www.arctos.uit.no)
Research group Arctic Marine Systems Ecology (AMSE)
The Nansen Legacy (PI)
Arctic Passion (Atlantic Arctic DBO, Steering group)
HAVOC (Ridge vertical flux)
A-TWAIN (Arctic slope observatory)
CLEAN (Cumulative impact of multiple stressors - case study Barents Sea)
DOGA (Law of the Sea project on ocean governance and implementation of ecosystem based approach to management, member of scientific advisory group)
Reduced teaching till 2024 due to the Nansen Legacy
- Bio-3015 Arctic marine systems ecology
- PhD and Master students
Member of research group
Marit Reigstad, professor UiT
2018: Research leader program. Consolidating level, UiO
2015: Pedagogical basic competence, incl. teaching portefolio, UiT
2000: Ph.D. Marine ecology. Department of marine biology, University of Tromsø
Positions - current and previous
2009-: Professor Marine ecology, Department of Arctic and marine biology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Norway
2001-2008: Post doc and researcher on soft money (EU, Research Council of Norway, Nordic Ministry, Industry, Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse), Department of Arctic and marine biology, University of Tromsø, Norway
1995-2000: PhD candidate, University of Tromsø, Norway
07/1997-06/1998: Maternity leave
12/2000-08/2001: Maternity leave
Project management experience (some selected)
Year - Project owner - Project - Role - Funder
2021-2024: AWI, Germany, Arctic PASSION, participant/lead team, EU Horizon 2020
2018-2024: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Nansen Legacy, PI, RCN, Government
2017: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, The Nansen Legacy pre-project, PI, Government
2013-2017: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, CarbonBridge -Bridging marine productivity regimes: How Atlantic inflow affects productivity, carbon cycling and export in a melting Arctic Ocean, PI, RCN
2012- : Norwegian Polar Institute, A-TWAIN Long term variability and trends in the Atlantic Water inflow region, Participant, Fram Centre
2009-2013: UiT The Arctic University of Norway, CONFLUX -on vertical flux regulation, co-PI, Tromsø Research Foundation
2007-2009: MET Norway, iAOOS Norway- Closing the loop, WP-leader, RCN
2006-2008: University of Tromsø, Arctic Calanus in the Barents Sea ecosystem, WP leader, StatoilHydro
Supervision of students
4 Master's students (1 in progress)
16 Ph.D. students (2 in progress)
4 post docs
Other relevant professional experiences
Scientific advisory Boards: 2022- DOGA (Law of the Sea project); 2020- Ocean Networks of Canada; 2018 - 2022 Scientific Liaison Panel ARICE (EU); 2018-2021 STRESSOR (RCN); 2012-2018 ICE Centre Norwegian Polar Institute
Governmental panels/ delegate: 2019-2020 UN Ocean decade – Norwegian expert panel; 2011-2018 IASC Marine Working Group delegate; 2008-2009 KLIMA 21 white paper panel
Scientific meeting org.: 2017 Arctic Frontiers (session Chair); 2017 MOSAiC workshop (session co-chair); 2014 Arctic Change conference; Canada (session co-organiser); 2012 Biological C-pump workshop (co-organiser); 2007 Arctic Frontiers conference (co-organiser)
Institutional responsibilities: 2022 – Mohn Prize steering group; 2016 - Board of Tromsø Research Foundation; 2017- Research Ice breaker cruise planning committee; 2010-2014 Faculty Board deputy member
Memberships: 2018-Fellow Academia Borealis Nordnorsk vitenskapsakademi, 2012-Fellow of the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, 2003-ARCTOS network, 1993-ASLO
10 selected publications (out of 81 peer reviewed per nov 2022)
1) Dybwad C, Lalande C, Bodur YV, Henley SF, Cottier F, Ershova EA, Hobbs L, Last KS, Dąbrowska AM, Reigstad M (2022). The Influence of Sea Ice Cover and Atlantic Water Advection on Annual Particle Export North of Svalbard. JGR Oceans 127: e2022JC018897 (PhD lead, supervisor)
2) Vernet M, Carstensen J, Reigstad M and Svensen C (2020). Editorial: Carbon Bridge to the Arctic. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:204. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00204 (Co-editor of topic, co-writer)
3) Olli K, E Halvorsen, M Vernet, PJ Lavrentyev, M Sanz-Martín, ML Paulsen, M. Reigstad (2019). Food web functions and interactions during spring and summer in the Arctic Water inflow region: Investigated through inverse modelling (2019). Front. Mar. Sci 6, 244,
doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00244, (co-developed idea, data, writing)
4) Wiedmann I, Tremblay J-É, Sundfjord A, Reigstad M (2017). Upward nitrate flux and downward particulate organic carbon flux under contrasting situations of stratification and turbulent mixing in an Arctic shelf sea. Elem Sci Anth. 5:43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.235 (PhD lead, supervisor)
5) Randelhoff A, Fer I, Sundfjord A, Tremblay JE, Reigstad M (2016). Vertical fluxes of nitrate in the seasonal nitracline of the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean. J Geophys. Res. Oceans 121(7): 5258-5285 doi.org/10.1002/2016JC011779 ((PhD lead, supervisor)
6) Tremblay JE, Anderson LG, Matrai P, Coupel P, Belanger S, Michel C, Reigstad, M (2015). Global and local drivers of nutrient supply, primary production and CO2 drawdown in the changing Arctic Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr. 139: 171-196 doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.009 (co-developed parts of idea, data, writing)
7) Hunt Jr GL, Blanchard AL, Boveng P, Dalpadado P, Drinkwater KF, Eisner L, Hopcroft RR, Kovacs KM, Norcross BL, Renaud P, Reigstad M, Renner M, Skjoldal HR, Whitehouse A, Woodgate RA (2013) The Barents and Chukchi Seas: Comparison of two Arctic shelf ecosystems. Journal of Marine Systems 109–110: 43-68 doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.08.003 (discussions, contributed to Barents Sea writing)
8) Tamelander T, Reigstad M, Olli K, Slagstad D, Wassmann P (2013). New Production Regulates Export Stoichiometry in the Ocean. PLOS ONE 8(1): e54027 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054027 (co-developed idea, discussions, writing)
9) Wassmann P, Reigstad M (2011). Future Arctic Ocean seasonal ice zones and implications for pelagic-benthic coupling. Oceanogr. 24: 220-231 doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.74 (co-developed idea, discussions, writing)
10) Reigstad M, Carroll J, Slagstad D, Ellingsen I, Wassmann P (2011). Intra-regional comparison of productivity, carbon flux and ecosystem composition within the northern Barents Sea. Prog. Oceanogr. 90: 33-46 DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.005 (lead)
Invited presentations (some selected)
2022 Arctic Ocean space from a climate and ecosystem perspective. NCLOS conference. Invited keynote speaker. Tromsø, Norway.
2022 Seasonal Sea ice zone – the Barents Sea. 5th Pan Arctic symposium. Invited speaker. Motovun, Croatia.
2022 The Nansen Legacy. Arctic ROOS – Opportunities and challenges for in-situ ocean observing in the Arctic. Online workshop.
2020 Primary production in an emerging new Arctic: Driving mechanisms and potential fate. Synoptic Arctic Survey Webinar -A new Arctic emerging. Digital, international. Invited speaker.
2019 Exploring the dark in the spirit of Nansen. Svalbard Science Conference. Invited speaker. Oslo, Norway
2019 Barents Sea Fisheries: Informing Management Under Rapid Change- Invited speaker and panelist. Arctic Futures 2050. Washington, USA.
2019 The Atlantic water inflow to the Arctic Ocean – impact on production and ecosystem. Gordon Polar Research Conference, Invited speaker, Lucca, Italy
2018 Chinese -Nordic Arctic Research Conference, Invited speaker, Tromsø, Norway
2018 Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Polar Ocean Day, Ecosystem evolution in the Polar Ocean as the sea ice retreats, Invited speaker, Oslo Norway.
2017 STARMUS festival, Marine Day, Knowledge as basis for sustainable use in a changing Arctic Ocean, Invited speaker, Trondheim, Norway.
2015 Rapid changes in the Arctic– impact on plants and animals. Invited speaker. Norwegian Technological Academy of Sciences seminar, Tromsø, Norway.
2013 What´s in the zooplankton box: Challenges for regional downscaling of ecosystem functions and flows. Invited speaker. Gordon Conference on Polar Research, Ventura, USA.
2012 Footprints of anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems. Invited speaker. IPY conference, Montreal, Canada.
2011: Pelagic-benthic coupling and important regulating mechanisms across the European Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Invited speaker. ESSAS Open Science meeting “Comparative Studies of Climate Effects on Polar and Sub-Polar Ecosystems: Progress in Observation and Prediction”. Seattle, USA.
Research expeditions that the applicant Principal Investigator has led: Reigstad has organized/ co-organized >12 Arctic multidisciplinary research expeditions since 2003, and been chief scientist on five of these. This include research cruises to Barents Sea, European Arctic Basin, East Greenland Shelf on the RV icebreaker Kronprins Haakon, RV Helmer Hanssen, KV Svalbard. Participating researchers 20-36. 3-6 weeks duration.
Organisation of international conferences
2012: Arctic Ocean outflow shelves: Physical and ecological characteristics, function and future perspectives. 3rd Pan-Arctic conference, Motovun, Croatia (Co-organiser)
2007 Arctic Frontier Science conference, Tromsø, Member of organizing committee (240 participants)
1997 Symposium “Sedimentation and recycling in aquatic systems” 4.th Nordic Sediment Trap Association Symposium, Tartu, Estonia. (Co-organiser).
2016 Research Award, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT
2022 Outreach award, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT