Master students

If you are interested in one of the topics the group is studying, you are welcome to contact us. Here are the Master students currently working with or is associated with the group, graduated students further down:

Name Project title/Topic Supervisor

Juni Bjørneset

Effects of environmental pollutants in killer whales cells in vitro

Roy Dalmo, Heli Routti (NP) and Pierre Blévin (Akvaplan-NIVA)

Iselin Charlotte Weel Walther

Population structure and life history of the velvet belly Etmopterus spinax

Arve Lynghammar, co-supervisor Claudia Junge (IMR)

Ingvill Tuhus Lunde

 

Blue mussels as natural samplers of eDNA

 

Marta Turon/Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen

Jacob Christensen

 

Phylogeny of Somniosidae

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Arve Lynghammar

Ingvild Ytterhus Utengen

 

Working title: Characterizing searching behavior seen in Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) during feeding on overwintering herring at the Norwegian coast.

 

Audun Rikardsen, co-supervisors Emma Vogel, Meghan Van Ruiten (both UiT) and Martin Biuw (IMR)

 

Stine Skalmerud

 

Working title: Diving and movement behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) during foraging in the Barents Sea

 

Audun Rikardsen, co-supervisors Emma Vogel, Meghan Van Ruiten (both UiT) and Martin Biuw (IMR)

 

Stian Karlsen Kleiven

Diet analyses of Barents Sea skates using metabarcoding

Arve Lynghammar, co-supervisors Owen Wangensteen, Claudia Junge (IMR)

 

   

 

Almudena Álvarez Fernández

 

Presence and relative abundance of humpback whales, killer whales and potential prey items, in northern Norway as inferred from the analysis of environmental DNA from seawater samples

 

Kim Præbel and Owen Wangensteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduated Master Students

 
Name Year Project title/Topic Supervisor
       

Meghan Van Ruiten

2021 A new look at whale behavior: identifying multiple spatial movement patterns of Norwegian killer whales Audun Rikardsen, co-supervisors Emma Vogel and Martin Biuw (IMR)

MSc. Elmedina Husanovic

 2021   

Assessing the effects of salmon aquaculture on fungal diversity in seawater and sediments through eDNA metabarcoding

 

Marta Turon, co-supervisors Teppo Räma and Kim Præbel

MSc. Emilie Østby Granviken

 2021

Genomic characterization and insights of local adaptation in Norwegian juvenile lumpfish populations

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Mathilde Horaud
 

MSc. Griffin Hill

 2021

Transciptomic basis for differentiation of  fjord and offshore Boreogadus saida (Polar cod) populations

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Filipe Figueiredo

 

MSc. Rebeca López Climent

 2021

Distribution, reproductive ecology, and colouration of the Arctic skate Amblyraja hyperborea (Collett, 1879) in the North Atlantic Ocean

Arve Lynghammar

MSc. Ingrid M. Bruvold

 2021

Morphological variation in the redfish (Sebastes spp.) complex in Norwegian waters

 Arve Lynghammar, co-supervisors Torild Johansen (IMR) & Hannes Höffle (IMR)

MSc. Gengying Shao

 2020

 

Mitogenomic phylography and speciation in polychaetes

Melissa Brandner, co-supervisors Kim Præbel & Shripathi Bhat

MSc. Nathan E. Mertz

 

 2020

 

 eDNA metabarcoding of amoebic gill disease (AGD) pathogens exposes potential vectors and reservoirs

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen

 

MSc. Gledis Guri

 

 2020

 

 Can aquaculture impact the surrounding biodiversity? A metabarcoding assessment

 

Owen Wangensteen, co-supervisor Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Simeon J. Mikalsen

 

 2020

 

Addressing the aquatic vertebrate community of Vågsfjorden 2019 with the use of environmental DNA

 

Arve Lynghammar, co-supervisors Kim Præbel & Owen Wangensteen

 

MSc. Paulina Urban

 

 2019

 

Marine invertebrates as samplers of eDNA

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen

 

MSc. Simon Nordblad Schmidt

 

 2019

 

Habitat and migration patterns of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) in a river-fjord system in Northern Norway as revealed by a genome wide array of SNP markers

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat

 

MSc. Sara Atienza 

 

 2019

 

DNA metabarcoding of deep-sea sediment communities using COI: community assessment, spatio-temporal patterns and comparison with the 18S rDNA marker

 

Owen Wangensteen, co-supervisor Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Kana Banno

 

 2019

 

Investigating population genomic structure of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) in northern Norway using a random forest classification approach

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat

 

MSc. Aleksander Pettersen

 

 2019

 

Transcriptomics in Atlantic salmon

 

Co-supervised by Shripathi Bhat

 

MSc. Adam J. Andrews

 

 2018

 

Climate-induced range expansions of marine fauna into the Arctic – what is the most likely colonisation route?

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Shripathi Bhat

 

MSc. Magnus Nygaard

 

 2018

 

Environmental DNA for assessing abundance of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) in salmon (Salmo salar) farms

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisor Owen Wangensteen

 

MSc. Inaki Javier Tomey Roca

 

 2017

 

Development of an environmental DNA assay for detection of Neoparamoeba perurans, aetiological agent of amoebic gill desease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

 

Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Julie Bitz-Thorsen

 

 2017

 

Population genomics of Norwegian killer whales (Orcinus orca)

 

Visiting from U Copenhagen, DK, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Mads Kristian Reinholdt Jensen

 

 2017

 

Population genomics and morphological analysis reveals two sympatric populations of lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) in the western Baltic Sea, Denmark 

 

Visiting from U Copenhagen, DK, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Alice Marri

 

 2017

 

POPs in two populations of polar cod (Boreogadus saida, Lepechin 1774) from NE Greenland: correlating contamination and biological parameters

 

Visiting from U Siena, I, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Aintzane Santaquiteria Gil

 

 2016

 

Mitogenomic characterization and phylogenetic position of the oldest living vertebrate species - the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus L.)

 

Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Mari Hagenlund
 

 2013

 

Detection of possible source(s) and introduction history of the non-native European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus) in Lake Storsjøen

 

Visiting from U INN, N, Co-supervised by Kim Præbel

 

MSc. Marjorie Couton

 

 2012

 

Adaptive radiation of the European whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus (L.), in the Pasvik watercourse: the genetic description of a new morph

 

Kim Præbel, co-supervisors PA Amundsen & R Knudsen