Background and activities

Assosiate professor at NTNU University Museum since 2006, and I was Head of Department (Department of Natural History) 2010-2018.

Research
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.

Teaching
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:

Links:

polychaeta.no - flerbørstemark

nudibranchia.no - nakensnegler i Norge

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • 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.
  • Bakken, Torkild; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Oug, Eivind; Cochrane, Sabine; Moen, Toril Loennechen; Solbakken, Beata Elisabeth Borowiec. (2010) Polychaetes from Jan Mayen (Annelida, Polychaeta). Polar Research. vol. 29 (1).
  • Schander, Christoffer; Rapp, Hans Tore; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Bakken, Torkild; Berge, Jørgen; Cochrane, Sabine; Oug, Eivind; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Todt, Christiane; Cedhagen, Tomas; Fosshagen, Audun; Gebruk, Andrey; Larsen, Kim; Levin, Lisa; Obst, Matthias; Pleijel, Fredrik; Stöhr, Sabine; Warén, Anders; Mikkelsen, Nina Therese; Hadler-Jacobsen, Silje Hope; Keuning, Rozemarijn; Petersen, Kristin Heggøy; Thorseth, Ingunn Hindenes; Pedersen, Rolf-Birger. (2010) The fauna of hydrothermal vents on the Mohn Ridge (North Atlantic). Marine Biology Research. vol. 6 (2).

2009

2007

2006

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

2005

2004

  • Bakken, Torkild. (2004) A revision of Nereidinae (Polychaeta, Nereididae). 2004. ISBN 82-471-6205-9.

1999

  • Bakken, Torkild. (1999) A catalogue of the type specimens of protozoans, invertebrates and fish in the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, NTNU. Gunneria. vol. 74.
  • Mancini, Ines; Guerriero, Antonio; Guella, Graziano; Bakken, Torkild; Zibrowius, Helmut; Pietra, Francesco. (1999) Novel 10-hydroxydocosapolyenoic acids from deep-water scleractinian corals. Helvetica Chimica Acta. vol. 82.

1997

  • Bakken, Torkild. (1997) Systematikken til Nereididae og Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Annelida) og deres geografiske utbredelse i norske og tilstøtende arktiske farvann. 1997.