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Hjort Seminars on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics

Below is the schedule for the Hjort seminars on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics. Jarl Giske is responsible, please contact him at to schedule a talk. Most seminars will take place in the 2nd floor of Thormøhlens gate 53C (T53C).

 2013 Spring

DateTimeSpeaker and TitleLocation
10 Jan 09:15-10:00 Corinna Schrum - SEAMAN. Spatially resolved Ecosystem models and their Application to Marine MANagement - A SeasERA project T53C
10:00-11:00 PhD and MSc Students - Student Progress Seminars
17 Jan 10:15-11:00 BIO 312 - General introduction T53C
21 Jan 12:15-13:00 Steve Railsback - Trait-mediated trophic interactions: is foraging theory keeping up? (TREE paper) T53C
24 Jan 09:15-10:00 Dag L. Aksnes - The sensitivity of marine ecosystem models to the background light attenuation T53C
10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Justine Diaz: Horizontally migratory predators - Utne & al. (2012)
25 Jan 14:15-15:00 Steve Railsback - NetLogo – a platform for Individual-based modeling T53B, K3
31 Jan 10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Eirik Norheim & Daniel Sellæg: Abundance of mesopelagics - Kaartvedt et al (2012) T53C
12:00-14:00 Øyvind Fiksen and Geir Huse - Sketch for a marine ecosystems centre
07 Feb 09:15-10:00 Ehouarn Simon (picture) - Application of ensemble-based Kalman filters for combined state and parameter estimation in ocean ecosystem models T53C
10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Bjørn Snorre Andersen & Camilla Jensen: Genetics and population structure - Kristoffersen & Salvanes (2009)
14 Feb 09:15-10:00 PhD and MSc Students - Student Progress Seminars T53C
10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Eivind Schartum & Bjørnar Sandsmark: Role of light - Staby & Aksnes (2011)
21 Feb 09:15-10:00 Rune Rosland - Effects of forced upwelling on mussel (M. edulis) growth in an oligotrophic fjord system T53C
10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Jeanette Gramstad and Tom Walvik: Seasonal patterns - Dypvik & al (2012)
28 Feb 10:15-11:00 BIO 312 Bjørnar Sandsmark & Camilla Jensen: Adaptation to the north - Kaartvedt & al (1998) T53C
07 Mar 09:15-10:00 PhD and MSc Students - Student Progress Seminars T53C
08 Mar 09:15-10:00 Julie Sainmont - Income versus Capital spawner: Feeding season duration and the relative success of Capital and Income spawning copepods T53C
14 Mar 13:15-14:00 BIO 312 Eirik Norheim & Jeanette Gramstad: More vertical migration - Staby & al (2011) T53C
21 Mar 13:15-14:00 BIO 312 Daniel Sellæg & Bjørn Snorre Andersen: A theoretical model - Rosland & Giske (1997) T53C
11 Apr 09:15-11:00 - Grant proposal ideas T53C
17 Apr 09:15-10:00 Geir Huse - BASIN cruise planning T53C

 Previous Seminars

 2012 Autumn
DateTimeSpeaker and TitleLocation
06 Sep 09:15-11:00 Øyvind Fiksen - Trait-based ecosystem models T53C
13 Sep 09:15-11:00 Selina Våge - Cost of resistance extends theory for the role of lytic viruses in structuring pelagic microbial communities - Explaining observational paradoxes in host-virus ecology using a trade-off between competition and defense T53C
27 Sep 09:15-11:00 Marco Castellani - The Scaled Subspaces Method: a New Trait-Based Approach to Model Communities of Populations with Largely Inhomogeneous Density T53C
04 Oct 09:15-11:00 Anders F. Opdal - Jellyfish Exert Marginal Influence on Fish in Three Major Marine Ecosystems T53C
15 Nov 09:15-11:00 Rebecca E. Holt - Climate Responses in Fish: Temperature Dependence of Physiological Performance and Consequences for Ecological Functions T53C
Rune Rosland - SIU POME samarbeidsprosjekt med Dalhousie

 2012 Spring
DateTimeSpeaker and TitleLocation
19 Mar 09:00-15:00 IMR and UiB joint meeting - Norwecom strategy development Scandic
12 Apr 09:15-11:00 Geir Huse - Norwecom strategy T53C
19 Apr 09:00-11:00 Dag L. Aksnes - Coastal waters & secchi discs T53C
Jarl Giske - Oceans of Emotions
Geir Huse - Upcoming deadlines
Anyone - FRIBIOMED applications?
26 Apr 09:15-11:00 Corinna Schrum - Flying shrimps: Physical forces acting on brown shrimps and their role for selective tidal stream transport T53C
Solfrid Sætre Hjøllo - The last Calanus-paper
- News from HAVKYST?
03 May 09:15-11:00 Kjell Rong Utne - Pelagic fish in NORWECOM T53C
Marco Castellani - TBECO@BIO
10 May 09:15-11:00 Rune Rosland - TBECO in FRIMEDBIO-application T53C
Anyone - discussion items in ongoing proposals
24 May 09:15-11:00 Annette Samuelsen - Linking mesoscale structures to distribution of biomass T53C
Cecilie Hansen - Building Atlantis in the Nordic and Barents Seas
31 May 09:15-11:00 Ute Daewel - Simulating long term dynamics in the North and Baltic Sea LTL ecosystem with ECOSMO II T53C
07 Jun 09:15-11:00 Geir Huse - TE-party, HAVKYST and Norwecom strategy T53C

For other seminar series, please see:
- Horisonter - seminars of the Faculty of Science
- Seminars of Evofish, Aquaculture and Fisheries, etc at Department of Biology


Dag L. Aksnes
Sergey Budaev
PhD Student
Ryan J. Dillon
Associate Professor
Sigrunn Eliassen
PhD student
Johanna Fall
Group Leader, Professor
Øyvind Fiksen
PhD Student
Nadia Fouzai
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
Christian Jørgensen
PhD Student
Tom J. Langbehn
Christian Lindemann
PhD Student
Gabriella Ljungström
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Adèle Mennerat
Anders F. Opdal
PhD student
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot