Geir Johnsen

Professor Department of Biology

+47 73591581 +47 91897027
Bynesveien 46, Biologisk stasjon * 01.nov

Background and activities

Geir Johnsen is a professor in marine biology at Dept of biology Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), Prof II at University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS), and is one of the founding partners in a NTNU spin-off company Ecotone using new optical techniques for mapping and monitoring the marine environment. He has been at 1 years research stay at University of California at Santa Barbara (1992-93) and at Curtin University, Perth, Australia (2010-11). Adviser for 34 MSc and 12 PhD students graduated. Currently he advises 10 MSc and 5 PhD students, published >100 papers in international scientific journals and been a co-editor for the books "Ecosystem Barents Sea" (Tapir Academic Press) and  Phytoplankton pigments: Updates on Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography (Cambridge University Press, 2011).  Research areas: Marine ecology and biodiversity, bio-optics, photosynthesis, pigment chemotaxonomy, underwater robotics and sensor development for in situ identification, mapping and monitoring of bio-geo-chemical objects of interest in the marine environment.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications