Biological effects of petroleum related contaminants on Arctic marine species, in particular sensitivity of early life stages and effects during life cycle events that are critical for individual fitness (e.g. reproduction, post-spawning etc.); baseline biology and life cycle strategies of Arctic organisms, development of tools for monitoring the effects of oil in Arctic organisms.
08/2014 – Associate Professor at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, BFE.
01/2014 - 04/2017 Adjunct Associate Professor at the University Centre in Svalbard.
09/2011 - 08/2014 Post-doctor at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, BFE.
02/2010 - 08/2011 Researcher at Akvaplan-niva.
08/2006 - 01/2010 PhD student at Akvaplan-niva/University of Tromsø.
Priser og utmerkelser
Sens2Change “Sensitivity of polar cod early life stages to a changing Arctic: A study of the impact of petroleum and elevated temperature” (PI),Fram Centre Flagship “MIKON” (kr 980.000,-), 2018.
Nansen Legacy (2018-2024), Participant in Research Focus “Human Impacts”, task “Effects of oil and contaminants on northern Barents Sea ecosystem health ».
COOPENOR “Combined effects Of Petroleum and the Environment in bivalvesfrom the Norwegian-Russian Arctic” (PI), Norwegian Research Council and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (kr 11.580.000,-), 2013-2016.
POLARISATION “Polar cod, lipid metabolism and disruption by PAHs” (PI), Norwegian Research Council, FRIPRO programme/Universitetsløfte (kr 15.800.000,-), 2012-2015.
Research grant (kr 300.000,-) 2014. Fram Centre Flagship “Hazardous substances”, 2014.
BIVARC workshop ”Collaboration on Arctic bivalves” from the Norwegian Research Council and the Svalbard Science Forum (kr 230.000,-), 2013.
Fram Centre Forskningspris 2014.
Certificate of Excellence in reviewing, 2013, Journal of Marine Environmental Research.
BIO 2012 and BIO 2013 Fundamentals in ecotoxicology part I and part II (2x10 ECTS)
BIO 2014 Utplassering i næringslivet
BIO 3009 Arctic marine pollution (10 ETCS)