Torstein Kristensen

Førsteamanuensis Fakultet for biovitenskap og akvakultur
+47 75 51 73 93
Bodø, Hovedbygning E261

Om meg/bakgrunn

I have a M.Sc. degree in Zoology, with specialization in fish physiology and environmental chemistry from the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Ph.D. degree on water quality and physiology in intensive aquaculture systems from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). During most of my career prior to starting at Nord (FBA) in 2014, I worked as a scientist at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). I have been working with the effects of metals, pesticides, gases and metabolites on fish physiology, health and welfare since 2001. My work in this field has focussed on both intensive aquaculture and wild fish populations, and methodology ranges from physiological and ecological studies to  genomics-based approaches.

My teaching includes topics at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within fish physiology, water -and environmental chemistry and aquaculture technology. I am also a lecturer at the life long learning programme, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture.