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Head Engineer

Marie Føreid Merkel

Head Engineer
The Arctic University Museum of Norway

Job description:

Merkel is working as lab manager for the genetic laboratories at the arctic univeristy museum (Tromsø univeristy museum). 




Research interests

Some of the projects that the reserarch groups at Tromsø univeristy museum are involved in and that are using our laboratories: 

NorBOL: Norwegain barcode of life

Ecogen: Ecosystems change and spceies persistence over time: a genome -based approach

Future ArcTic Ecosystems (FATE): drivers of diversity and future scenarios from ethnoecology, contemporary ecology and ancient DNA

Iceagent: IceAge Genomic Tracking of refugia and Postglacial Dispersal

 

Teaching

Taking the students through the practical laboratory work in course BIO-3025/BIO-8025

Publications in CRIStin


  • Sjøgren, Per Johan; Edwards, Mary Elizabeth; Gielly, Ludovic; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Thierry, Fonville; Alsos, Inger Greve. Lake sedimentary DNA accurately records 20th Century introductions of exotic conifers in Scotland. New Phytologist 2016; Volum 213 (2). ISSN 0028-646X.s 929 - 941.s doi: 10.1111/nph.14199.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Edwards, Mary E.; Landvik, Jon Y.; Gielly, Ludovic; Forwick, Matthias; Coissac, Eric; Brown, Antony G; Jakobsen, Leif Vidar; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pedersen, Mikkel Winter. Sedimentary ancient DNA from Lake Skartjørna, Svalbard: Assessing the resilience of arctic flora to Holocene climate change. (fulltekst) The Holocene 2015; Volum 26 (4). ISSN 0959-6836.s 627 - 642.s doi: 10.1177/0959683615612563.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. Five years as national research infrastructure: status of the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). Genome 2019; Volum 62 (6). ISSN 0831-2796.s 369 - .s doi: 10.1139/gen-2019-0083.

  • Rämä, Heini Emilia; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Alsos, Inger Greve; Zetter, Scarlett; Lammers, Youri; Brown, Antony; Fallu, Daniel Joseph; garces Pastor, sandra; Komatsu, Aya; Alm, Torbjørn; Ryen, Merete. Åpen dag på botanisk avdeling. Åpen dag 2019-09-29 - 2019-09-29 2019.

  • Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Lammers, Youri; Pitelkova, Iva; Alsos, Inger Greve; Alberti, Adriana; Orvain, C; Coissac, Eric. The key to the treasure chest — selections of herbarium specimens for DNA extraction. International barcode of life conference 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20 2019.

  • Lammers, Youri; Alsos, Inger Greve; Gielly, Ludovic; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Garces Pastor, Sandra; Jørgensen, Tina; Sjogren, Per; Pedersen, Mikkel Winther. The importance of the reference library: discovery of unexpected species in ancient sedimentary DNA. 8th International Barcode of Life Conference (IBOL) (prosjekt) 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20 2019.

  • Garces Pastor, Sandra; Heintzman, Peter D.; Walsh, Kevin; Giguet-Covex, Charline; Tinner, Willy; Schwörer, Christoph; Heiri, Oliver; Coissac, Eric; Lammers, Youri; Brown, Antony; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Vanniere, Boris; Tribsch, Andreas; Goslar, Tomasz; Alsos, Inger Greve. Long-term plant species turnover in the Alps, inferred from sedaDNA. 8th International Barcode of Life Conference (IBOL) (prosjekt) 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20 2019.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Coissac, Eric; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Lammers, Youri; Alberti, Adriana; Orvain, Céline; Dossat, Carole; Boyer, Frédéric; Parducci, Laura; Pedersen, Mikkel winter; Heintzman, Peter D.; Rijal, Dilli Prasad; Ehrich, Dorothee; Charlotte, Clark; Edwards, Mary E.; Brown, Antony. Towards plant barcode 2.0 and its application in environmental and ancient DNA studies. 8th International Barcode of Life Conference (IBOL) (sammendrag) (prosjekt) 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20 2019.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. Five years as national research infrastructure: status of the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). 8th International Barcode of Life Conference 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20 2019.

  • Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Alsos, Inger Greve; Brown, Antony Gavin; Fallu, Daniel; Lammers, Youri; Garcés-Pastor, Sandra; Heintzman, Peter D.. DNA - Lab på desembernatt. Desembernatt (prosjekt) 2018-12-06 - 2018-12-06 2018.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Kongshavn, Katrine; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. The Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). DNAqua-Net Kick-off Conference 2017-03-07 - 2017-03-08 2017.

  • Lammers, Youri; Alsos, Inger Greve; Coissac, Eric; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pitelkova, Iva; Alberti, Adriana; Dossat, Carole. Genome skimming. What to do with all that data?. 7th International Barcode of Life Conference 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-24 2017.

  • Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid. Soppens dag ved Tromsø Museum. Soppens dag ved Tromsø Museum (sammendrag) 2017-09-03 - 2017-09-03 2017.

  • Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pitelkova, Iva; Heintzman, Peter D.; Lammers, Youri. DNA - Lab på desembernatt. Desembernatt 2017-11-30 - 3017-11-30 2017.

  • Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pitelkova, Iva; Lammers, Youri; Coissac, Eric; Alberti, Adriana; Dossat, Carole; Kirchefer, Andreas; Alsos, Inger Greve. Shotgun-sequencing of plant DNA: Selection og material and methods. 7th international barcode of life conference (fulltekst) (prosjekt) 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-24 2017.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Pitelkova, Iva. Progress and prospects of the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). Genome 2017; Volum 60 (11). ISSN 0831-2796.s 930 - 930.s doi: 10.1139/gen-2017-0209.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Pitelkova, Iva. Progress and prospects of the Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). 7th International Barcode of Life Conference 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-24 2017.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Taberlet, Pierre; Lammers, Youri; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.. Environmental DNA taphonomy: How well is the flora represented in metabarcoding data?. CHASE/PLOT workshop (prosjekt) 2017-02-08 - 2017-02-10 2017.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Gielly, Ludovic; Aage, Paus; Edwards, Mary E.; Lang, Melanie; Forwick, Matthias; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Langdon, Cathrine; Jostein, Bakke; Alm, Torbjørn; Brown, Antony G. The LGM ice-free Andøya island – did local favorable condition combined with distinct long-distance dispersal routes cause non-analogue vegetation?. PAGES Past Global Change 5th Open Science Meeting (prosjekt) 2017-05-09 - 2017-05-13 2017.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Sjogren, Per; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Taberlet, Pierre; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.. Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they reflect the flora?. Biodiversity and evolution: Ancient Environmental DNA (fulltekst) (prosjekt) 2016-03-10 - 2016.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Stur, Elisabeth. The Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). Network for Arthropods of the Tundra 2016-11-15 - 2016-11-16 2016.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Sjogren, Per; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Taberlet, Pierre; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.. Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they reflect the flora?. Seksjonsseminar, Tromsø Museum 2016-04-01 - 2016.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Føreid, Marie Kristine; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. The Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). 6th International Barcode of Life Conference 2015-08-18 - 2015-08-21 2015.

  • Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Edwards, Mary Elizabeth; Gielly, Ludovic; Langdon, Catherine; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Alsos, Inger Greve. Lake sedDNA as a proxy for 20th century exotic conifer afforestation and vegetation change in Scotland. Fagdag, Seksjon for Naturvitenskap 2015-03-10 - 2015-03-10 2015.

  • Edwards, Mary E.; Alsos, Inger Greve; Landvik, Jon Y.; Sjogren, Per; Jakobsen, Leif Vidar; Forwick, Matthias; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pedersen, Mikkel winter; Kim, Davies; Helen, Mackay. SedaDNA approaches to understanding Late-Quaternary and recent biodiversity changes – potential and problems. Cambridge University Quaternary Discussion Group 2015-02-19 - 2015.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Landvik, Jon Y.; Sjogren, Per; Gielly, Ludovic; Coissac, Eric; Jakobsen, Leif Vidar; Forwick, Matthias; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pedersen, Mikkel winter; Willerslev, Eske; Edwards, Mary E.. Holocene palaeoenvironments on west Spitsbergen, Svalbard, inferred from ancient DNA, macrofossils and lithological analyses of lake sediments. Seksjonsseminar, Seksjon for Naturvitenskap, Tromsø Museum 2015-03-10 - 2015.

  • Sjogren, Per; Edwards, Mary E.; Langdon, Cathrine; Gielly, Ludovic; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Croudace, I.W.; Alsos, Inger Greve. Testing the effectiveness of lacustrine DNA as a proxy using the record of exotic conifer planting in Scotland. XIX INQUA Congress, Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization (fulltekst) 2015-07-26 - 2015-08-02 2015.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Sjogren, Per; Taberlet, Pierre; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, I.W.. Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they reflect the flora?. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference (fulltekst) 2015-08-18 - 2015-08-21 2015.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Sjogren, Per; Taberlet, Pierre; Langdon, Cathrine; Croudace, Ian. Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they represent the flora?. Workshop Joint Proxies of the North 2015-09-15 - 2015-09-17 2015.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Coissac, Eric; Edwards, Mary E.; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Gielly, Ludovic; Sjögren, Per; Taberlet, Pierre; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles. Plant DNA in sediments: to which degree do they represent the flora?. (fulltekst) Genome 2015; Volum 58 (5). ISSN 0831-2796.s 186 - 186.s doi: 10.1139/gen-2015-0087.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Føreid, Marie Kristine; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. The Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). Genome 2015; Volum 58 (5). ISSN 0831-2796.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Føreid, Marie Kristine; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. Norwegian Barcode of Life. Artsprosjektdagene 2014-11-18 - 2014-11-19 2014.

  • Ekrem, Torbjørn; Alsos, Inger Greve; Johnsen, Arild; Willassen, Endre; Aspaas, Aina Mærk; Føreid, Marie Kristine; Kongshavn, Katrine; Marthinsen, Gunnhild. The Norwegian Barcode of Life Network (NorBOL). Systematikdagarna 2014-11-24 - 2014-11-25 2014.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Gielly, Ludovic; Landvik, Jon Y.; Sjogren, Per; Coissac, Eric; Jacobsen, Leif V.; Forwick, Matthias; Føreid, Marie Kristine; Pedersen, Mikkel Winter; Willerslev, Eske; Edwards, Mary E.. Re-examining palaeorecords of an arctic lake using sediment ancient DNA (sedaDNA) – new insight gained. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) congress 2014-12-02 - 2014-12-04 2014.

  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Landvik, Jon Y.; Sjogren, Per; Gielly, Ludovic; Coissac, Eric; Jakobsen, Leif Vidar; Forwick, Matthias; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Pedersen, Mikkel winter; Willerslev, Eske; Edwards, Mary E.. Holocen palaeoenvironments on west Spitsbergen, Svalbard, inferred from ancient DNA, macrofossils and lithological analyses of lake sediments. Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2014-12-02 - 2014-12-04 2014.

  • Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Edwards, Mary Elizabeth; Langdon, Catherine; Gielly, Ludovic; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Alsos, Inger Greve. Lake sedDNA as a proxy for 20th century conifer afforestation and vegetation change in Scotland. Metabarcoding Workshop 2014-04-03 - 2014-04-05 2014.

  • Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Merkel, Marie Kristine Føreid; Rämä, Heini Emilia; Tronstad, Inger Kristin. Mysteriejuicen. Desembernatt 2014-12-06 - 2014-12-06 2014.

  • Member of research group