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Department of Natural History Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim

Torkild Bakken

Head of Department

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My research interests are biosystematics and biogeography, particularly of polychaete worms (Polychaeta). I also have a great interest in sea slugs (Nudibranchia). My research is focused on phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography within these groups, as well as faunistics and biodiversity of marine invertebrates along the Norwegian coast.

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Links: - flerbørstemark - nakensnegler i Norge

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Journal publications


  • Kålås, John Atle; Viken, Åslaug; Bakken, Torkild. (2006) Norsk Rødliste 2006 - 2006 Norwegian Red List. 2006. ISBN 82-92838-00-7.

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  • Søreide, Fredrik; Bakken, Torkild; Jasinski, Marek E.. (2013) Archaeology and biology in the deep sea: The Ormen Lange marine archaeology project. OCEANS - Bergen, 2013 MTS/IEEE - Bergen, 10-14 June.
  • Bakken, Torkild; Fremstad, Eli; Aagaard, Kaare. (2012) Bishop Gunnerus as a naturalist: His impact on biodiversity research today. Aspects of Johan Ernst Gunnerus' life and work.
  • Bakken, Torkild; Oug, Eivind; Sloreid, Svein Erik; Bremnes, Trond; Haraldsen, Trond Knapp; Dolmen, Dag. (2010) Leddormer Annelida. Norsk rødliste for arter 2010. The 2010 Norwegian Red List for Species.
  • Oug, Eivind; Gjøsæter, Jakob; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Bakken, Torkild; Sneli, Jon-Arne; Rueness, Jan. (2010) Marine environments. Environmental conditions and impacts for red list species.