Fjord and Coastal Ecology

Research Focus

  • Ecosystem modelling of North Norwegian fjords

  • Effects of the invasive species Red King Crab on Norwegian coastal ecosystems

  • Zooplankton community ecology, life cycles, productivity and phenology

  • The biological pump and regulation mechanisms in coastal ecosystems



Research Projects

  • MICROSNOW: Marine snow, pelagic-benthic coupling and the impact of the harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica, and other agents in a high-latitude fjord (2017-2019), C. Svensen, Norrbin, Wiedmann

  • ArtAktiv; studentaktiv læring av marine arter gjennom bruk av ny teknologi (2017-2018), Svensen, Bluhm, Seuthe, Gradinger

  • Pelagic ecosystems in ice-covered and ice-free fjords under climate change (2012-2014)

  • TUNU Euro-Arctic marine fishes – diversity and adaptation

  • Panarctic connectivity of zooplankton populations: the case of Pseudocalanus (2017)

  • Impact of massive Winter Herring Abundances on the Kaldfjorden Environment (2017-2019)



People and expertise

Key National and International Partners

  • Murmansk …
  • The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) 
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
  • Alfred-Wegener Institut (AWI)
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
  • The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)