My research area is marine zooplankton and their seasonality, ecology and function in high-latitude ecosystems. Of particular interest is the role of zooplankotn in determining the fate of organic carbon by regulating the biological carbon pump.
I´m also interested in the role of high-latitude copepods outside the main productive period, i.e. in autumn and winter, and the coupling between copepods and microbial food webs in the arctic.
Courses thaught at UiT (updated jan 2016):
Bio-2513 Marin biodiversity (spring term)
Bio-3015 Arktic Marin Systemecology (autumn term)
Course in university pedagogics completed in 2015
Course in reseach supervision from 2015
Present PhD students:
- Helena Kling Michelsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Meroplankton in Porsangerfjord
- Allison Bailey (Allison.Bailey@npolar.no), Ocean acidification and effects on copepods
- Coralie Barth-Jensen (email@example.com), Small copepods in high-latitude ecosystems
Present Master students:
Estelle Cougiac, 2016. Seasonal population dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus and Metridia longa
- Maria Antonsen, 2013-2014. Master thesis: "Annual polulation dynamics of the small harpacticoid copepod Microsetella norvegica in a high latitude fjord (Balsfjord, Northern Norway)
- Peter Glad, 2015. Bachelor Thesis: Zooplankton i Framstredet i overgangen fra vinter til vår: artssammensetning og en vurdering av to innsamlingsmetoder