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Nina Mikkelsen

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science

Job description:

Currently working at EU funded Projects FarFish and ClimeFish. FarFish seeks to improve knowledge and management of EU fisheries outside Europe, while contributing to sustainability and long-term profitability. ClimeFish aims to Co-create a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe under cilmate change. Also contributing at project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs, CoArc 'A transatlantic innovation area for sustainable development in the arctic', developing ecosystem model for comparison between the Barents Sea and Newfoundland shelf ecosystems. CoArc project is coordinated by Akvaplan Niva. Contribution to KELPEX project 'Kelp expoert: fuel for adjacent communities in changing arctic ecosystems". Carry out fieldwork, collecting and compiling data for ecosystem model (Ecopath). Kelpex is funded by the Reseach Council of Norway and coordinated by NIVA Norwegian Institute for Water Reseach


Research interests

Responsive Fisheries Management System (RFMS)

Results Based Management (RBM)

Sustainable fisheries management

Recruitment dynamics

Ecological effects of the invasive red king crab

Local populations of herring in Balsfjord and Lake Rossfjord

Barents Sea capelin, Red king crab, herring, lumpsucker

Invasive species

Ecosystem models, Ecopath


BIO-2507 Fisheries Biology

BIO-2005 Biological resources in Northern areas

FSK-3006 Model theory and data processing methods

Publications in CRIStin

  • Mikkelsen, Nina; Pedersen, Torstein; dos Santos Schmidt, Thassya Christina; Falk-Petersen, Inger-Britt; Slotte, Aril. Are life histories of Norwegian fjord herring populations of Pacific ancestry similar to those of Atlantic or Pacific herring?. Journal of Marine Systems 2018; Volum 180. ISSN 0924-7963.s 237 - 245.s doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.12.004.

  • Mikkelsen, Nina; Pedersen, Torstein. Invasive red king crabs feed on both spawned-out capelin and their eggs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2017; Volum 563. ISSN 0171-8630.s 139 - 155.s doi: 10.3354/meps11970.

  • Gjøsæter, Harald; Hallfredsson, Elvar H.; Mikkelsen, Nina; Bogstad, Bjarte; Pedersen, Torstein. Predation on early life stages is decisive for year-class strength in the Barents Sea capelin (Mallotus villosus) stock. ICES Journal of Marine Science 2016; Volum 73 (2). ISSN 1054-3139.s 182 - 195.s doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv177.

  • Mikkelsen, Nina; Pedersen, Torstein. Invasive red king crab affects lumpsucker recruitment by egg consumption. (fulltekst) Marine Ecology Progress Series 2012; Volum 469. ISSN 0171-8630.s 87 - 99.s doi: 10.3354/meps09917.

  • Slotte, Aril; Mikkelsen, Nina; Gjøsæter, Harald. Egg cannibalism in Barents Sea capelin in relation to a narrow spawning distribution. Journal of Fish Biology 2006; Volum 69 (16). ISSN 0022-1112.s 187 - 202.

  • Mikkelsen, Nina; Pedersen, Torstein. How can the stock recruitment relationship of the Barents Sea capelin (Mallotus villosus) be improved by incorporating biotic and ablotic factors?. Polar Research 2004; Volum 23 (23). ISSN 0800-0395.s 19 - 26.

  • Mikkelsen, Nina. Nina Mikkelsen om kongekrabbe. 2015.