Background and activities

Research area:

 I am a professor in aquaculture, with special focus in ecological interactions of aquaculture. This applies to topics within sea-based aquaculture, cultivation of macroalgae, use of microalgae in aquaculture, new marine feed resources and integrated aquaculture (IMTA). I have previously worked with cultivation of plankton organisms, juvenile production of marine fish species and shellfish cultivation.

I have a Dr. degree from NTNU ("Nutritional effects of algae in first-feeding of marine fish larvae"), and have worked in various positions in SINTEF until I started as a professor at the Department of Biology in 2014.


Teaching activities:

  • Course responsible for BI2065 Aquaculture and BI3067 Aquaculture ecology. Teacher in BI3066 Marine juvenile production and TMR4137 Sustainable seafood procuction
  • Supervisor for Master's students (26 MSc students as of May 2019)
  • Supervisor for 8 PhD students (as of May 2019)
  • Examiner for a number of MSc and PhD students at NTNU, NMBU and UiB

Comitees and meetings::

  • Program Chair for Aquaculture Europe (EAS) and World Aquaculture (WAS) Conferences (2007, 2009, 2018)
  • Member of NTNU Oceans' management team
  • Organizer of several network meetings and local scientific meetings

Project activities (after 2015):

  • 2018-2021: "POLYCHAETE - Cultivation of Polychaeta as raw material for feed". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (280836)
  • 2017-2020: "Mind-P - Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and Opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (268338/E50)
  • 2015-2020: NTNU Pilot PhD program “Environmental interactions of seabased aquaculture”. Funded by NTNU, and Aquaculture industry
  • 2015-2018: "Micro-Feed ‐ Microbial raw materials as source for protein and EPA and DHA for use in aquafeed”. Funded by the ERANET COFASP (248355/E40)
  • 2014-2017: "SUSAQUA‐BRAZIL ‐ Marine aquaculture as a sustainable green industry in Brazil". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (237049/H30)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications