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Category: 2016 – Week 32

Welfare, HR and HSE – Week 32


New Employees 


Anne Bjune, associate Professor of Quaternary palaeocecology, 100 % position form 1st of September.
The position is linked to Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group (EECRG)

anne bjune



Ida Helene Steen, associate Professor of Geobiology, 100% position from 15th of August.
The position is associated with the Centre for Geobiology

ida helene steen


Alistair Seddon, associate Professor of Quaternary palaeoecology, 100 % position from 1st of May.
The position is linked to Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group (EECRG)



BIO wishes Anne Bjune, Alistair Seddon and Ida Helene Steen welcome!

Upcoming events – Week 32


PhD trial lecture Sindre Borland Vatnehol: Measurement of object density in the ocean – challenges and potentials.
Evaluation committee: Professor Tom Ole Klepaker, Professor Jarl Giske and researcher Rolf Korneliussen
Time and place: Tuesday 16th of August, 12:15, i Lille auditorium, datablokken, HIB

All interested are welcome!

Research – Week 32


BIO internal deadlines towards the RCN deadline:    September 7th


August 8:                   Notify the department of your “intent to apply” – email:

August 10:                 Open and share your e-application with BIO’s administrator. Please use email address:

August 15-24:            Preparation of your draft budget with BIO administration. Budgets must be prepared in accordance with TDI budgeting model – email:

August 18:                 Applicant meeting with proposal plan presentations

August 24-31:            Finalization of budget and formalities (including partner projects) will take place continuously

August 31:                 Completion of final budget –

Sepust 7:                    NFR submission deadline

Please respect the internal BIO deadlines for proposal submission. Should you need an extension for any of the above, please notify Sjoukje and/or Thomas.


See the updated call calendar for upcoming calls and information seminars i.e.:

17.08.16 Applicant workshop for BIOTEK2021 Digital Life – Lysaker

17.08.16 ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant Course – Bergen

26.08.16 RFF Project workshop – Bergen

02.09.16 NFR Information Meeting on the INFRASTRUKTUR call – Lysaker

08-09.09.16 Course “Writing Strategy Papers for H2020 WP and the next EU framework program”  – Bergen

19.09.16 RFF Project workshop – Bergen

21.09.16 H2020 – “Writing successful H2020 Proposals” – Lysaker

21.09.16 Writing  Course for UIB Researchers: «Skriv så du blir lest» – Bergen


Norecopa is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new website

Norecopa is Norway’s national consensus platform and competence centre for ”the three Rs” (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) in animal research.
Norecopa’s Board represents all four stakeholders: regulators, academia, industry and animal welfare organisations.

The new website can be found here!

The website is still in process, if you have any feedback you can find a feedback link at the website (the last category to right).

New publications – Week 32


Alves RN, Gomes AS, Stueber K, Tine M, Thorne MAS, Smaradottir H, Reinhard R, Clark MS, Ronnestad I, Power DM (2016) The transcriptome of metamorphosing flatfish. Bmc Genomics 17

Armitage CS, Sjotun K (2016) Epiphytic macroalgae mediate the impact of a non-native alga on associated fauna. Hydrobiologia 776: 35-49

Bilal S, Lie K, Karisen OA, Hordvik I (2016) Characterization of IgM in Norwegian cleaner fish (lumpfish and wrasses). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 77-77

Burr ZM, Varpe O, Anker-Nilssen T, Erikstad KE, Descamps S, Barrett RT, Bech C, Christensen-Dalsgaard S, Lorentsen SH, Moe B, Reiertsen TK, Strom H (2016) Later at higher latitudes: large-scale variability in seabird breeding timing and synchronicity. Ecosphere 7

Davies GM, Kettridge N, Stoof CR, Gray A, Ascoli D, Fernandes PM, Marrs R, Allen KA, Doerr SH, Clay GD, McMorrow J, Vandvik V (2016) The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 371 10.1098/rstb.2015.0342

Engstrom DR, Birks HH, Battarbee RW (2016) In Memoriam: Herbert Edgar Wright, Jr. Journal of Paleolimnology 56: 73-78

Espe M, Veiseth-Kent E, Zerrahn JE, Ronnestad I, Aksnes A (2016a) Juvenile Atlantic salmon decrease white trunk muscle IGF-1 expression and reduce muscle and plasma free sulphur amino acids when methionine availability is low while liver sulphur metabolites mostly is unaffected by treatment. Aquaculture Nutrition 22: 801-812 10.1111/anu.12294

Espe M, Zerrahn JE, Holen E, Ronnestad I, Veiseth-Kent E, Aksnes A (2016b) Choline supplementation to low methionine diets increase phospholipids in Atlantic salmon, while taurine supplementation had no effects on phospholipid status, but improved taurine status. Aquaculture Nutrition 22: 776-785

Figueroa-Rangel BL, Olvera-Vargas M, Vazquez-Lopez JM, Willis KJ, Lozano-Garcia S (2016) Modern and fossil pollen assemblages reveal forest taxonomic changes in the Mexican subtropics during the last 1300 years. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 231: 1-13

Geffen AJ, Morales-Nin B, Gillanders BM (2016) Fish otoliths as indicators in ecosystem based management: results of the 5th International Otolith Symposium (IOS2014). Marine and Freshwater Research 67: I-IV

Geng DW, Jogsten IE, Dunstan J, Hagberg J, Wang T, Ruzzin J, Rabasa-Lhoret R, van Bavel B (2016) Gas chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry for the analysis of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in human serum. Journal of Chromatography A 1453: 88-98 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.05.030

Gulla S, Duodu S, Nilsen A, Fossen I, Colquhoun DJ (2016) Aeromonas salmonicida infection levels in pre- and post-stocked cleaner fish assessed by culture and an amended qPCR assay. Journal of Fish Diseases 39: 867-87

Haugland GT, Lunde HS, Asserson CF, Wergeland HI (2016a) Characterization of dendritic-like cells generated from hematopoietic spleen cultures from atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 83-83

Haugland GT, Ronneseth A, Eggestol HO, Lunde HS, Wergeland HI (2016b) Immune responses in lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) leukocytes UPON bacteria challenge. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 123-123

Herzschuh U, Birks HJB, Laepple T, Andreev A, Melles M, Brigham-Grette J (2016) Glacial legacies on interglacial vegetation at the Pliocene-Pleistocene transition in NE Asia. Nature Communications 7

Hordvik I, Bilal S (2016) Somatic hypermutation introduces a high frequency of amino acid substitutions in the constant region of the T cell receptor alpha chain in ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 80-80

Imsland A K.D, Helmvig T, Kristjánsson GÖ, Arnason J(2016) Effect of Fish Protein Replacement in Diets for Juvenile Turbot Scophthalmus Maximus. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 16: 267-273 10.4194/1303-2712-v16_2_06

Islam T, Torsvik V, Larsen O, Bodrossy L, Ovreas L, Birkeland NK (2016) Acid-Tolerant Moderately Thermophilic Methanotrophs of the Class Gammaproteobacteria Isolated From Tropical Topsoil with Methane Seeps. Frontiers in Microbiology 7

Jackson MD, Gudmundsson MT, Bach W, Cappelletti P, Coleman NJ, Ivarsson M, Jonasson K, Jorgensen SL, Marteinsson V, McPhie J, Moore JG, Nielson D, Rhodes JM, Rispoli C, Schiffman P, Stefansson A, Turke A, Vanorio T, Weisenberger TB, White JDL, Zierenberg R, Zimanowski B (2015) Time-lapse characterization of hydrothermal seawater and microbial interactions with basaltic tephra at Surtsey Volcano. Scientific Drilling 20: 51-58

Michaelsen TC (2016) Aspen Populus tremula is a key habitat for tree-dwelling bats in boreonemoral and south boreal woodlands in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 31: 477-483 10.1080/02827581.2015.1133844

Noever C, Keiler J, Glenner H (2016) First 3D reconstruction of the rhizocephalan root system using MicroCT. Journal of Sea Research 113: 58-64

Nogue S, Long PR, Eycott AE, de Nascimento L, Fernandez-Palacios JM, Petrokofsky G, Vandvik V, Willis KJ (2016) Pollination service delivery for European crops: Challenges and opportunities. Ecological Economics 128: 1-7

Norheim E, Klevjer TA, Aksnes DL (2016) Evidence for light-controlled migration amplitude of a sound scattering layer in the Norwegian Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551: 45-52

Perez-Albaladejo E, Rizzi J, Fernandes D, Lille-Langoy R, Karlsen OA, Goksoyr A, Oros A, Spagnoli F, Porte C (2016) Assessment of the environmental quality of coastal sediments by using a combination of in vitro bioassays. Marine Pollution Bulletin 108: 53-61

Ptacnik R, Gomes A, Royer SJ, Berger SA, Calbet A, Nejstgaard JC, Gasol JM, Isari S, Moorthi SD, Ptacnikova R, Striebel M, Sazhin AF, Tsagaraki TM, Zervoudaki S, Altoja K, Dimitriou PD, Laas P, Gazihan A, Martinez RA, Schabhuttl S, Santi I, Sousoni D, Pitta P (2016) A light-induced shortcut in the planktonic microbial loop. Scientific Reports 6

Romann J, Chauton MS, Hanetho SM, Vebner M, Heldal M, Thaulow C, Vadstein O, Tranell G, Einarsrud MA (2016) Diatom frustules as a biomaterial: effects of chemical treatment on organic material removal and mechanical properties in cleaned frustules from two Coscinodiscus species. Journal of Porous Materials 23: 905-910

Ronneseth A, Haugland GT, Gundersen L, Lunde HS, Nordland K, Wergeland HI (2016) Neutrophil granulocytes in atlantic salmon (Salmo solar L.) are MHCII positive antigen-presenting cells. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 83-83

Rostad A, Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL (2016) Light comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environments. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers 113: 1-6

Salonen JS, Verster AJ, Engels S, Soininen J, Trachsel M, Luoto M (2016) Calibrating aquatic microfossil proxies with regression-tree ensembles: Cross-validation with modern chironomid and diatom data. Holocene 26: 1040-1048

Skar MW, Haugland GT, Wergeland HI, Samuelsen OS (2016) Anaesthetic protocols for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 53: 96-96

Solstorm F, Solstorm D, Oppedal F, Olsen RE, Stien LH, Ferno A (2016) Not too slow, not too fast: water currents affect group structure, aggression and welfare in post-smolt Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 8: 339-347

Trachsel M, Telford RJ (2016) Technical note: Estimating unbiased transfer-function performances in spatially structured environments. Climate of the Past 12: 1215-1223

van Deurs M, Persson A, Lindegren M, Jacobsen C, Neuenfeldt S, Jorgensen C, Nilsson PA (2016) Marine ecosystem connectivity mediated by migrant-resident interactions and the concomitant cross-system flux of lipids. Ecology and Evolution 6: 4076-4087

Vincenzi S, Crivelli AJ, Munch S, Skaug HJ, Mangel M (2016) Trade-offs between accuracy and interpretability in von Bertalanffy random-effects models of growth. Ecological Applications 26: 1535-1552

Weltersbach MS, Ferter K, Sambraus F, Strehlow HV (2016) Hook shedding and post-release fate of deep-hooked European eel. Biological Conservation 199: 16-24