Ecology Division

The Ecology research divison has four research units with advanced knowledge of the basic functioning of the high latitude ecosystems, on land, in the fjords and in oceanic waters.

Description

The multidisciplinary research of our group has an emphasis on new technology to enhance the understanding of ecosystem responses to environmental changes.

The common theme is to relate traditional ecological observations to genetics at the molecular level.

Topics of interest include climate and anthropogenic impacts, for example of exploitation strategies, on the genetic development and population dynamics in terrestrial and marine organisms. 

Organisms studied include various birds and terrestrial mammals, vascular plants, mosses and lichens, marine fish and benthic species, zooplankton and seagrass and other key species in terrestrial and marine habitats. Food web and other inter-relationships between these species are of interest. 

The group provides insights into key biological processes, distribution dynamics of species and habitats, as well as anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity in coastal zones and terrestrial ecosystems.


Research Units

Selected Research Projects 

Team

Scientific Members


​Name
​Position
​Location
Henning Reiss (Head of Division)Associate Professor
​Bodø
​Galice Hoarau
​Professor
Bodø
Leslie Robert Noble
​Professor
​Bodø
Jan Eivind Østnes
Associate Professor
Steinkjer
​Amy Elizabeth Eycott
Associate Professor
Steinkjer
Bjørn Roar Hagen
Lecturer
​Steinkjer
Håkon Holien
Associate Professor
​Steinkjer
Ingvild Buran Kroglund
​University teacher
​Steinkjer
Ole Jakob Sørensen
Professor
​Steinkjer
Sam Steyaert
Associate Professor
​Steinkjer
Stig Tronstad
Lecturer
​Steinkjer
Torgrim Sund
Lecturer
​Steinkjer
Pål Fossland Moa
​Senior lecturer
​Steinkjer
Rolf Terje Kroglund
Senior lecturer
​Steinkjer
Vigdis Tverberg
Associate Professor
​Bodø
​Ole Anders Nøst
​Adjunkt Professor
Magne Karl Haakstad
​Professor Emeritus



Researchers and Postdocs


​Name
Position
Location
Alexander Jüterbock
Researcher
​Bodø
Arunima Sen
​Postdoc
​Bodø
Kanchana Bandara
​Postdoc
​Bodø


Technicians 


​Name
Position
Location
Morten Krogstad
Head Engineer
​Bodø


PhD students


​Name
Location
​​​Aurelien Nicolas Delaval
​Bodø
​Clara Isabel Wagner
​Bodø
​Mads Schultz
​Bodø
Maja Karoline Hatlebakk
​Bodø
Mathieu Tachon
​Bodø
Michael Streicher
​Bodø
Michael Weinert
​Bodø
Valentin Kokarev
Bodø