Lars Figenschou
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Lars Figenschou

Førstebibliotekar
Science and Health Library

Job description:
  • Research support
  • Information literacy
  • Teaching
  • Open Access



Research interests

Before I started at the NH-library, I (among others) worked with communication, relations, signals and behaviour. That is, I tried to implement knowledge from behavioural ecology and evolutionary psychology - to optimize organizational structures and other "bottom-line" increasing areas, within various departments and divisions. This background has shown to be very useful in my current job - as a Senior academic librarian.  

My Phd project and research training focus on several aspects of flirty behaviour, reproductive biology and mate choice - in an evolutionary perspective. That is, sexual selection. At the moment I`m responsible for Biology, Geology and Fisheries-related disciplines at the NH-library. A fantastic opportunity, as I`m able to follow more than one scientific direction.

However, I`m (still) interested in the host parasite co-evolution as it may have been a significant mechanism in the maintenance and evolution of both male sexual behaviour and ornamentation. Males differ in reproductive roles, hold different social status and use various mating strategies. Thus, what traits, signals and cues are important when picky females choose mates, and how much investments should males put into i.e., sperm and sperm quality compared to immunity?


CV



Curriculum Vitae
(per 1. January, 2014)

Name:     Lars Figenschou, PhD  
Born:       3. October, 1962 (in Tromsø).
Adress:    Olsgårdlia 25, 9015 Tromsø,Norway.
Tlf:          +47 77 64 41 27 or +47 91 68 35 80 
E-mail:     Lars.Figenschou@uit.no

Current position: Senior academic librarian


 

Education History and Background Experience

2012-       : Senior academic librarian. Science and Health Library, The
                  University Library, University of Tromsø, Norway.

2011-2012: Project manager and Advisor. Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and
                     Economics and The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø, 
                     Norway.                     

2010-2012: General manager. Dr. Figenschous Behaviour & HR-assistance. Tromsø, Norway.

2010-2010: Researcher/scientist. Behaviour Ecology. Institute of Biology,
                    University of Tromsø, Norway.

2005-2010: Doctorate study. Ecology, Evolution and Reproductive Biology.
                    Institute of Biology, University of Tromsø, Norway.

2003-2005: Master of Science studies. Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. UiT, Norway.

2000-2003: Bachelor studies in Natural Sciences, UiT, Norway.

1999-2000: Courses in sport/athletics. University College, Tromsø, Norway.

1997-2000: Lower degree student at University of Tromsø and NTNU,
                    Trondheim, Norway.

1987-2002: Senior Adviser. SAS Airline Norway, Tromsø Lufthavn, Tromsø,
                    Norway.

1985-1986: SAS Hotel, Tromsø, Norway.

1982-1996: Teacher in science and sports at different primary schools and secondary schools,
                    Tromsø, Norway.  

1979-1982: University qualifying examination. Business administration line, 
                    Kongsbakken Secondary School, Tromsø, Norway.

 

 

Teaching

  • Information literacy and student behaviour
  • Open Access
  • Literatur search
  • Plagiarism
  • Learning strategies and study technics
  • Academic honesty

Publications in CRIStin


  • Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Rudolfsen, Geir; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Kortet, Raine; Skau, Philip; Killie, Jan Eirik; Oskam, Irma Caroline; Strand, Harald. The relative effect of parasites and social status on sperm traits in Arctic charr. Behavioral Ecology 2013; Volum 24 (2). ISSN 1045-2249.s 497 - 504.s doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars190.

  • Kekäläinen, Jukka; Figenschou, Lars; Janhunen, Matti; Kortet, Raine; Peuhkuri, Nina; Rudolfsen, Geir. Hatchery selection may depress the number of motile sperm but intensify selection for their swimming velocity in the Arctic charr. Aquaculture International 2013; Volum 21 (2). ISSN 0967-6120.s 405 - 411.s doi: 10.1007/s10499-012-9568-7.

  • Kekäläinen, Jukka; Figenschou, Lars; Janhunen, Matti; Kortet, Raine; Peuhkuri, Nina; Rudolfsen, Geir. Hatchery selection may depress the number of motile sperm but intensify selection for their swimming velocity in the Arctic charr. Aquaculture International 2012; Volum 10. ISSN 0967-6120.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-20.

  • Haugland, Thomas; Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar. Is the adipose fin and the lower jaw (kype) related to social dominance in male Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus?. Journal of Fish Biology 2011; Volum 79 (4). ISSN 0022-1112.s 1076 - 1083.s doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03087.x.

  • Sørum, Vidar; Figenschou, Lars; Rudolfsen, Geir; Folstad, Ivar. Spawning behaviour of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus): risk of sperm competition and timing of milt release for sneaker and dominant males. Behaviour 2011; Volum 148 (9-10). ISSN 0005-7959.s 1157 - 1172.s doi: 10.1163/000579511X596615.

  • Kekäläinen, Jukka; Rudolfsen, Geir; Janhunen, Matti; Figenschou, Lars; Peuhkuri, Nina; Tamper, Nina; Kortet, Raine. Genetic and potential non-genetic benefits increase offspring fitness of polyandrous females in non-resource based mating system. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010; Volum 10. ISSN 1471-2148.s doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-20.

  • Janhunen, Matti; Rudolfsen, Geir; Kekäläinen, Jukka; Figenschou, Lars; Peuhkuri, Nina; Kortet, Raine. Spawning coloration and sperm quality in a large lake population of Arctic charr (Salmonidae: Salvelinus alpinus L.). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2009; Volum 98 (4). ISSN 0024-4066.s 794 - 802.

  • Haugland, Thomas; Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar. Sperm velocity and its relation to social status in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Animal Reproduction Science 2009; Volum 115 (1-4). ISSN 0378-4320.s 231 - 237.s doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2008.11.004.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Kleven, Oddmund. Sperm velocity influence paternity in the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Aquaculture Research 2008; Volum 39. ISSN 1355-557X.s 212 - 216.s doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2007.01863.x.

  • Figenschou, Lars; Rudolfsen, Geir; Folstad, Ivar. Female Arctic charr do not show apparent benefits from exposing their eggs to sperm from dominant males. Journal of Fish Biology 2007; Volum 71. ISSN 0022-1112.s 284 - 289.s doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01477.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Tveiten, Helge; Figenschou, Marie. Rapid adjustments of sperm characteristics in relation to social status. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 2006; Volum 273. ISSN 0962-8452.s 325 - 332.s doi: doi:10.1098/rspb.2005.3305.

  • Vaz Serrano, Jonathan; Folstad, Ivar; Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars. Do the fastest sperm within an ejaculate swim faster in subordinate than in dominant males of Arctic char?. Canadian Journal of Zoology 2006; Volum 84. ISSN 0008-4301.s 1019 - 1024.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Nordeide, JT; Soreng, E. Potential fitness benefits from mate selection in the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2005; Volum 18. ISSN 1010-061X.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Nordeide, Jarle Tryti; Søreng, Espen. Potential fitness benefits from mate selection in the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2005; Volum 18 (1). ISSN 1010-061X.s 172 - 179.

  • Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Liljedal, Ståle. Lek fidelity of male Arctic charr. Canadian Journal of Zoology 2004; Volum 82 (8). ISSN 0008-4301.s 1278 - 1284.

  • Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars. Ph.d.-støtte i biblioteket: Hva, hvorfor, hvordan?. Virak-konferansen (data) 2017-06-12 - 2017-06-13 2017.

  • Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars; Stenersen, Mark; Låg, Torstein. Student interaction with online IL content: The impact of exam structure and course design. European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2016-10-10 - 2016-10-13 2016.

  • Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars; Stenersen, Mark; Flytkjær, Vibeke; Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Låg, Torstein. Like a bridge over troubled water: Økt læring og forståelse av akademia eksemplifisert ved et interaktivt nettmøte mellom universitetet og den nye studenten. UH-bibliotekkonferansen 2015 2015-06-18 - 2015-06-19 2015.

  • Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Figenschou, Lars. Learning opportunities and barriers: making the most of MOOC usage data. Internet Librarian International 2015-10-18 - 2015.

  • Andreassen, Helene N.; Låg, Torstein; Figenschou, Lars; Flytkjær, Vibeke; Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Stenersen, Mark. From how to why: Critical thinking and academic integrity as key ingredients in information literacy thinking. I. Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) 2014 2014-04-23 - 2014-04-25 2014.

  • Låg, Torstein; Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars; Flytkjær, Vibeke; Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Stenersen, Mark. From how to why: Critical thinking and academic integrity as key ingredients in information literacy teaching. IV. Fagdagen "Biblioteket som læringsarena" 2014-10-24 - 2014-10-24 2014.

  • Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars; Flytkjær, Vibeke; Låg, Torstein; Stenersen, Mark. From how to why: Critical thinking and academic integrity as key ingredients in information literacy teaching. III. Internet Librarian International (ILI) 14 2014-10-21 - 2014-10-22 2014.

  • Andreassen, Helene N.; Figenschou, Lars; Stenersen, Mark; Flytkjær, Vibeke; Løkse, Mariann Cesilie; Låg, Torstein. From how to why: Critical thinking and academic integrity as key ingredients in information literacy teaching. II (PechaKucha). European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 2014 2014-10-20 - 2014-10-23 2014.

  • Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar. Male sperm control. International Society for Behavioral Ecology 2006-07-23 - 2006-07-28 2006.

  • Figenschou, L; Folstad, Ivar; Liljedal, Ståle. On lek fidelity of male arctic charr. International Society for Behavioral Ecology 2004-07-10 - 2004-07-15 2004.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, L; Folstad, Ivar; Nordeide, JT; Søreng, E. Potential fitness benefits from mate selection in the atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). International Society for Behavioral Ecology 2004-07-10 - 2004-07-15 2004.

  • Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Liljedal, Ståle. On lek fidelity of male Arctic charr. ISBE Conference 2004-07-10 - 2004-07-15 2004.

  • Rudolfsen, Geir; Figenschou, Lars; Folstad, Ivar; Nordeide, Jarle Tryti; Søreng, Espen. Potential fitness benefits from mate selection in the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). ISBE 2004 Finland July 10 - 15 Jyvaskyla, Finland 2004-07-10 - 2004-07-15 2004.

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