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?
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
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,
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,
1987-2002: Senior Adviser. SAS Airline Norway, Tromsø Lufthavn, Tromsø,
1985-1986: SAS Hotel, Tromsø, Norway.
1982-1996: Teacher in science and sports at different primary schools and secondary schools,
1979-1982: University qualifying examination. Business administration line,
Kongsbakken Secondary School, Tromsø, Norway.