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Meet Our Researchers

Researchers participating in the project

 

 
Eva B. Thorstad

Eva B. Thorstad, Project leader

Research Scientist, professor

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), UiT Arctic University of Norway
Working areas: Atlantic salmon and sea trout biology, impacts of human activities, tagging and telemetry methods, fish migrations.

Vidar Wennevik

Vidar Wennevik, Project manager at IMR

Senior scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology, impacts of human activities, population genetics.

 
Audun H. Rikardsen

Audun H. Rikardsen, Project manager at UiT

Professor

UiT Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, NINA of Norway
Working areas: Atlantic salmon ecology and migrations in general, including coastal and ocean environments. Also work with whale migrations, sea trout, Arctic char, and other marine species.

Geir H. Bolstad

Geir H. Bolstad

Researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) of Norway
Working areas: Genetics and evolution of quantitative traits, population dynamics, measurement theory.

 
Cecilie Broms

Cecilie Broms

Research scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Zooplankton distribution and development in the Norwegian Sea.

Jens Carlsson

Jens Carlsson

Assistant professor

University College Dublin (UCD)
Working areas: Environmental DNA and other DNA based analyses.

 
Sofia Consuegra

Sofia Consuegra

Professor

Swansea University
Working areas: Evolutionary Ecology fish populations, Wild/farm fish interactions.

Sigurd Einum

Sigurd Einum

Professor

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Working areas: Atlantic salmon ecology and evolution.

 
Morten Falkegård

Morten Falkegård

Research scientist

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon, sea trout and Arctic charr ecology.

Per Fauchald

Per Fauchald

Senior researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Marine pelagic ecology. Spatial ecology and trophic interactions.

 
Bengt Finstad

Bengt Finstad

Senior Research Scientist, Dr. scient

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Ecophysiology, aquaculture, smoltproduction/releases of fish, pollution and other human impacts, salmonids in sea, fish diseases-parasites, biotelemetry.

Peder Fiske

Peder Fiske

Senior researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Estimation of salmon population sizes, in regions and individual rivers in Norway. Collection of scale samples from Norwegian rivers.

 
Torbjørn Forseth

Torbjørn Forseth

Senior researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology, impact factors, life history, growth and energetics.

Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Professor

Swansea University, Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research
Working areas: Evolutionary ecology of Atlantic salmon, salmon conservation, local adaptations, impacts of salmonid stocking/escapes.

 
Laura Gargan

Laura Gargan

Postdoc

University College Dublin (UCD)
Working areas: Environmental (e)DNA collection and genetic analysis.

John Gilbey

John Gilbey

Senior Genetic Analyst

Marine Scotland
Working areas: Atlantic salmon genetics, mixed stock fishery analysis, population genetics, salmonid genomics.

 
Kevin A. Glover

Kevin A. Glover

Leader for population genetics group at IMR, professor

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Salmonid genetics, interactions farmed vs wild, ecology.

Richard Hedger

Richard Hedger

Researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology, fish telemetry, individual-based modelling.

 
Kjetil Hindar

Kjetil Hindar

Research director

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology and the environment, anthropogenic effects on wild salmon especially related to aquaculture.

Solfrid Sætre Hjøllo

Solfrid Sætre Hjøllo

Scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Oceanography, ecosystem modelling with focus on Norwegian and Barents Sea.

 
Jeffrey Hutchings

Jeffrey Hutchings

Professor

Dalhousie University (Canada), Institute of Marine Research (IMR) (part-time position)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon life histories, reproductive strategies, behaviour, ecology, modelling.

Arne Jensen

Arne Jensen

Senior researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon life history.

 
Bror Jonsson

Bror Jonsson

Senior researcher

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Life history of Atlantic salmon.

Phil McGinnity

Phil McGinnity

Principal investigator

University College Cork & Marine Institute
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology and the environment, anthropogenic effects on wild salmon especially related to aquaculture.

 
Sonnich Meier

Sonnich Meier

Scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Lipid chemistry and stable isotope analysis.

Michael Power

Michael Power

Professor

University of Waterloo
Working areas: Research focuses on salmonid and northern fish ecology, particularly Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), the use stable isotope methods for determining foodweb relationships and oxygen otolith microchemistry for thermal reconstructions.

 
Astrid Raunsgard

Astrid Raunsgard

PhD candidate

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon ecology and life history.

David Righton

David Righton

Principal scientist

CEFAS, UK
Working areas: Oceanic migration of fish, tagging and telemetry, behavioural ecology

 
Harald Sægrov

Harald Sægrov

Researcher

Rådgivende Biologer AS
Working areas: Life history of Atlantic salmon, impact of human activities.

María Quintela Sánchez

María Quintela Sánchez

Scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Population genetics analyses.

 
Øystein Skaala

Øystein Skaala

Scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Genetics and biology of Atlantic salmon and brown trout. Human impact on wild populations.

Morten D. Skogen

Morten D. Skogen

Scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Ecosystem modelling, individual based models.

 
Aril Slotte

Aril Slotte

Head of Pelagic Fish Research Group

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Monitoring, biological research, assessment and advice on pelagic fish stocks.

Monica Favnebøe Solberg

Monica Favnebøe Solberg

Senior scientist

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Interactions farmed vs wild Atlantic salmon, salmon genetics, fatty acid composition .

 
John Fredrik Strøm

John Fredrik Strøm

Postdoc

UiT Arctic University of Norway, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Ocean migration of Atlantic salmon, tagging and telemetry, behavioural ecology.

Line Elisabeth Sundt-Hansen

Line Elisabeth Sundt-Hansen

Research scientist

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
Working areas: Atlantic salmon biology, life history, growth, anthropogenic effects on Atlantic salmon (climate change, hydropower regulation and aquaculture) and individual based modelling.

 
Kjell Rong Utne

Kjell Rong Utne

Researcher

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Working areas: Surveys and management of pelagic fish, ecosystem modelling, salmon in the sea.

Eric Verspoor

Eric Verspoor

Director, professor

Rivers and Lochs Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands
Working areas: Evolutionary population genetics of Atlantic salmon, salmon biology, anthropogenic impacts, stock management.

 
Knut Wiik Vollset

Knut Wiik Vollset

Postdoctor

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
Working areas: Recruitment biology of marine fish, Atlantic salmon ecology, statistics and modelling.