Torkild Bakken

Head of Department Department of Natural History NTNU University Museum

+47 73592382 +47 91111179
Erling Skakkes gate 47A, Schøninghuset*B-240

Background and activities

I have been Head of Department since 2010.

My research interests are in systematics and biogeography, particularly of polychaete worms (Polychaeta) and sea slugs (Nudibranchia). The main interest is in phylogeny, taxonomy and distribution within these groups, but I do also have a broad interest in faunistics and biodiversity of marine invertebrates in general, in Norwegian waters, coastal as well as deep-sea. Part of my research is linked to NTNU's strategic thematic area Ocean Science and Technology, and the AUR-lab.

I am currently teaching in the courses "Faunistics and floristics" (BI1002) (marine part), and "Marine biodiversity" (BI2036). Previously I taught in "Biogeography and biosystemtics" (BI2001) and "Archaeological oceanography" (ARM3030). I supervise master students in systematics and in marine biology, the latter usually as a part of the AUR-lab.

Scientific collections
I am senior curator and responsible for the Museum's collections of marine invertebrates.

Current research projects:

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