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These web pages present an overview of the research activity being conducted at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, David Fields, and our students, Post-Doctoral Associates, Research Associates, and Collaborators. We also provide some general information on the early life stages of marine fish and shellfish, and links to other web pages that might be useful to those interested in such matters (under the RESOURCES menu item).

DisclaimerThis is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.

Latest News

Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?

25-27 January 2016 – Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Howard Browman participated in the ICES WKBECEEL workshop, held at the beautiful and historic Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norway.  The workshop was convened to answer the question,  “Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?”. The terms of reference of the working group can be viewed HERE.

Workshop participants, from left to right: Lennart Balk, Ulrike Kamman, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Eleonora Ciccotti, Pål Olsvik, Marko Freese, Ketil Hylland, Alan Walker, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Claude Belpaire, Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Marti Pujolar, Michiel Kotterman, Lisa Sigg, Joana Raimundo, Francoise Daverat and Derek Evans

Workshop participants, from left to right: Lennart Balk, Ulrike Kamman, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Eleonora Ciccotti, Pål Olsvik, Marko Freese, Ketil Hylland, Alan Walker, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Claude Belpaire, Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Marti Pujolar, Michiel Kotterman, Lisa Sigg, Joana Raimundo, Francoise Daverat and Derek Evans


Making the ecosystem approach operational

20-22 January 2016, Copenhagen – Howard Browman participated in the workshop, “Making the ecosystem approach operational“. The workshop addressed challenges and barriers to the implementation of the ecosystem approach to management. Selected contributions to the workshop will be published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science.

AORAC workshop group photo

AORAC workshop group photo

 


The team's recent publications

Aksnes, D.W. & H.I. Browman. 2016. An overview of global research effort in fisheries science. ICES Journal of Marine Science (in press).
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Bogevik, A.S., Kousoulaki, K., Skiftesvik, A.B.,  Opstad, I. 2016. Fish meal quality, and ethoxiquin effects on larvae weaning performance of cleaner fish Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). Aquaculture Nutrition 22: 46-50.
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Browman, H.I. 2016. Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research. ICES Journal of Marine Science. (in press).

Durif, C.M.F., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, J.R. Enoae, A.B. Skiftesvik, R.M. Bjelland, R. Sommaruga and M.T. Arts. 2015. UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 1120-1136. (Featured article).
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Fields, D.M., J.A. Runge, C. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2015. Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 211-220.
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Gibbs, M. & H.I. Browman. 2015. Risk assessment and risk management: a primer for marine scientists. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72:  992-996.
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Kousoulaki, K., Bogevik, A.S., Skiftesvik, A.B., Jensen, P.A., Opstad, I. 2015. Marine raw material choice, quality and weaning performance of Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) larvae. Aquaculture Nutrition 21: 644-654.
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Maneja, R.H., A.Y. Frommel, H.I. Browman, A.J. Geffen, A. Folkvord, U. Piatkowski, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & C. Clemmesen. 2015. The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus L., are resilient to elevated pCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466: 42-48.
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Runge, J.A., D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2016. End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science (in press).
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Sathyendranath, S., R. Ji & H.I. Browman. 2015. Revisiting Sverdrup’s critical depth hypothesis. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 1892-1896.
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Skiftesvik, A.B., Durif, C.M.F. Bjelland R.M. & H.I. Browman. 2015. Distribution and habitat preferences of five species of wrasse (family Labridae) in a Norwegian fjord. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 890-899.
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Stevens, E.D., R. Arlinghaus, H.I. Browman, S.J. Cooke, I.G. Cowx, B.K. Diggles, B. Key, J.D. Rose, W. Sawynok, A. Schwab, A.B. Skiftesvik, C.A. Watson & C.D.L. Wynne. 2016. Stress is not pain. Biology Letters (in press).

Zarubin, M., Y. Lindemann, O. Brunner, D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman and A. Genin. 2016. The effect of hydrostatic pressure on grazing in three calanoid copepods. Journal of Plankton Research 38: 131-138.
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Howard Browman wins award for best departmental lecture of 2015

7 January 2016 – Howard Browman was awarded the prize for best weekly departmental seminar of the year for his lecture, “Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research, or some organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”. The lecture can be viewed HERE.

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Howard Browman and Daniel Howell receive awards for best department seminar from Kathrine Michalsen


Conference Presentations and Lectures

A selection of the presentations that members of the team have made at conferences and as departmental/institutional seminars can be viewed HERE.

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10th MUNIN Conference on Scholarly Publishing

30 November – 1 December 2015, Tromsø – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the 10th MUNIN Conference on Scholarly Publishing. Howard presented a talk entitled, “The use and misuse of bibliometric indices in evaluating scholarly performance“. A high quality video of the talk can be viewed HERE. Videos of all of the talks presented at the conference can be viewed HERE.

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Fram Science Days in Tromsø

10-11 November, 2015 – Howard participated in the Fram Science Days conference at which he presented a talk entitled, “Applying organized skepticism to ocean acidification research, or some organisms will do just fine in a high CO2 world”. The poster – “Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis larvae are tolerant to lowered pH” – presented at the conference by our collaborator, Ph.D. student Allison Bailey, won the best poster award – bravo Allison! Click HERE to view the poster.

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Allison Bailey in front of her award-winning poster!

 


Ph.D. defense in Villefranche sur Mer

4-6 November, 2015 – Howard and Anne Berit were at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie’s
Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, in Villefranche sur Mer. Howard gave a talk entitled, “Effects of climate change on ichthyoplankton and zooplankton in temperate and sub-Arctic oceans”. Howard was also an examiner at the Ph.D. defense of Dr. Robin Faillettaz – congratulations Robin for a superb performance!

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The brand new Dr. Failletaz with the members of the defense committee – Howard Browman, Paolo Guidetti, Claire Paris, Éric Thiébaut, Philippe Koubbi and Jean-Olivier Irisson

 


ICES Symposium on "Targets and limits for long term fisheries management"

27-30 October, 2015 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the ICES Symposium on “Targets and limits for long term fisheries management” held in Athens, Greece.

Participants in the MYFISH Symposium

Participants in the MYFISH Symposium


Visit to the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

29 October, 2015 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik visited the Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters Division of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, for which Howard is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel.

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Howard and Anne Berit with Kostas Stergiou, Director of the Hellenic Institute’s Division of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters


 

These pages were last updated 23 January 2016