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BACHELOR and MASTER STUDENTS

Laura Clark 
MS student Laura Clark, UK
Age, growth Distribution, life history traits, and feeding ecology of the halosaurid, Halosauropsis macrochir, from the mid-Atlantic Ridge, North Atlantic Ocean.
University of Aberdeen, UK
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Completed

 rebecca Hunter
MS Student Rebecca Hunter, UK
Age estimation and growth rate analysis of Macrouridae species from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Institute of Marine Research, Norway and University of Glascow, UK.

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Completed!

Eric Leiser
MS Student Eric Leiser, Norway
Genetic Studies on the Crustacean order Lophogastrida
University of Bergen, Department of Biology)
Read more about Eric Leiser
Completed!


Ole Kristian Larsen
MS Student Ole Kristian Larsen, Norway
Phylogenetic analysis of Oplophoridae (Crustacea, Caridea) based on molecular data.
University of Bergen (Bergen Museum and Department of Biology)
Read more about Ole Kristian Larsen
Completed february 2009! Download Abstract


MS Student Megan Geidner, USA
Quantification of Feeding and Predation Impact of the Deep-Pelagic Eel Serrivomer beanii in Oceanic Food Webs
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Read more about Megan Geidner

Completed!

Catatarina
MS Student (“Licenciatura”) Diana Catarino, Portugal 
Mercury in deep-sea pelagic fishes from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
University of the Azores – Department of Oceanography and Fisheries
Read more about Diana Catarino
Completed December 2007!

Marius Svendsen
MS Student Fred Marius Svendsen, Norway
Taxonomic revision of the Synaphobranchus (Synaphobranchidae, Anguilliformes) species S. kaupii and S. affinis
Bergen Museum, University of Bergen, and Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
Read more about Fred Marius Svendsen
 
Completed

Inger Tyssebotn
MS Student Inger Marie B. Tyssebotn, Norway
Contamination in Deep Sea Fish: Toxic Elements, Dioxins, Furans and Dioxin-like PCBs in the Orange Roughy
Department of Chemistry, University of Bergen (UiB),
National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway
Read more about Inger Marie B. Tyssebotn

Completed March 2008

 

May Siri Stene & Margrete Emblemsvåg
Bachelor Student May-Siri Stene
Bachelor Student Margrete Emblemsvåg
Comparative studies on reproduction strategies in deep sea fish from the Mid Atlantic Ridge; Coryphaenoides armatus, Coryphaenoides rupestris and Macrourus berglax.   
Aalesund University College, Norway.
Completed June 2007

Kaia Damsgård Andersen & Ingrid Stadsnes
Bachelor Student Kaia Damsgård Andersen
Bachelor Student Ingrid Stadsnes
Age biology of Deep-Sea Coryphaenoides armatus along the Mid Atlantic Ridge
Aalesund University College, Norway
Completed June 2007.

 Susana de la Frontera  Bachelor Student Susana de Villegas Quevedo, Norway
New knowledge regarding the Abyssal Grenadier Coryphaenoides armatus along the Mid Atlantic Ridge, Distribution and life history
 
Aalesund University College, Norway

Completed June 2007.

Jan Yde Poulsen MS Student Jan Yde Poulsen, Denmark.
Phylogenetic analysis of suborder alepocephaloidei (Slickheads & tubeshoulders)
Zoological Museum University of Copenhagen (ZMUC)
Read more about Jan Yde Poulsen

Completed 2008!

  MS Student Øyvind Karlbom, Norway
A DNA-based method for identification of prey species of fish on the Mid Atlantic Ridge.
Institute of Fishery and Marine Biology, University of Bergen (UIB) and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Read more about Øyvind Karlbom
Completed 30 October 2006!

 MS Student Pål Øyvind Aas, Norway
The distribution of Lophogastrida (Crustacea) along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Institute of Fishery and Marine Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Pål Øyvind Aas
Completed 10 February 2006!

 MS Student Hildur Petursdottir, Iceland
Trophic structure of the pelagic ecosystem over the Reykjanes Ridge (offshore waters off South-West Iceland) based on measurements of lipids (fatty acid analysis) and stable isotopes (d13C and d15N).
Marine Research Institute ,Iceland and University of Iceland
Read more about Hildur Petursdottir
Completed 6 October 2006!

 MS Student Lise Doksæter, Norway
Distribution and ecology of dolphin species on the mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB) and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Read more about Lise Doksæter
Completed!

 MS Student Guro Gjelsvik, Norway
Feeding ecology of Coryphaenoides rupestris from the Mid- Atlantic Ridge.
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Guro Gjelsvik
Completed March 2006!

 Bsc Student Tom Letessier, UK
Factors affecting distribution and abundance of Euphausiids on the mid-Atlantic ridge.
Zoology department, University of Aberdeen
Read more about Tom Letessier
Completed 27 January 2006!

 MS Student Helene Axelsen, Norway
Identification of the medusas Periphylla periphylla and Atolla sp. in the gut/diet of the mesopelagic shrimp Notostomus robustus, from the mid-Atlantic ridge, using DNA techniques.
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Helene Axelsen
Completed 24 November 2006!

 MS Student Anders Frugård Opdal, Norway
An investigation of the large scale distribution patterns of mesopelagic biota in relation to the Mid Atlantic Ridge
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB) and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Read more about Anders Frugård Opdal
Completed May 2006! 

  
MS Student Kristina Arianson , Norway
An optimization of parameters for estimating the area backscattering coefficient for species on the mid-Atlantic ridge
Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Read more about Kristina Arianson
Completed!

 

PhD STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
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April Cook
PhD Student April Cook, USA
Deep-Pelagic Fish Assemblage Structure Over the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the Area of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA
Read more about April Cook
 

Jeanna Hudson
PhD Student Jeanna Hudson, USA
Trophic ecology of seven species of lanternfish (Family: Myctophidae) from the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA
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PhD Student Charles Cotton, USA
Age, Growth, and Reproductive Biology of Deep-Water Chondrichthyans
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Gloucester Point, VA
Completed 16 May, 2010
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Poulsen
PhD Student Jan Yde Poulsen, Norway
Intraordinal phylogeny and euteleostean position of Myctophiformes (Pisces: Euteleostei) based on mitogenomic evidence
Bergen Museum, University of Bergen
Read more about Jan Yde Poulsen

 

Baldwin
PhD Student
Zachary H. Baldwin, USA
Shedding Light on Speciation in the Dark: Evolution of Bioluminescence in the Shining Tube-Shoulders (Teleostei: Platytroctidae)
American Museum of Natural History, Richard Gilder Graduate School
Read more about Zachary H. Baldwin

William Reid PhD Student William Reid, UK
Macro-consumer food web structure of mid-ocean ridges: The fate of chemosynthetic and photosynthetic energy input at contrasting sites in the North Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
Newcastle University
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SweetmanPhD Student Christoffer Sweetman, USA
Identification and Quantification of Gelatinous Zooplankton as Energy Sources in Oceanic Food-webs
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Read more about Christoffer Sweetman

RogachevaPhD Student Antonina Rogacheva, Russia
Deep-sea holothurians of the family Psychropotidae: taxonomical composition, distribution and biogeography.
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Read more about Antonina Rogacheva

Kyle Bartow  PhD Student Kyle Bartow, USA
Feeding Ecology of the family Melamphaidae along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Read more about Kyle Bartow

Jessica Craig PhD Student Jessica Craig, United Kingdom
Bioluminiscent fauna of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
Read more about Jessica Craig

Vanda Carmo PhD Student Vanda Carmo, Portugal.
Feeding ecology and food-web relationships of midwater fishes (Sternoptychidae, Gonostomatidae, Phosichthyidae, Stomiidae and Myctophidae) of the northern mid-Atlantic
Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores (DOP)
Read more about Vanda Carmo

 Tom LetessierPhD Student Tom Bech Letessier, UK
Zooplankton communities of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone of the mid-Atlantic ridge.
University of St Andrews, Pelagic Ecology Research Group
Read more about Tom B Letessier

  PhD Student Inge Fossen, Norway
Biology and distribution patterns of some deep-sea teleost fishes, with special reference to species inhabiting the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Institute of Fishery and Marine Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Inge Fossen
Completed June 2007.

 

PhD Student Amy Heger, UK
In situ observations of bioluminescence in the deep sea: benthic and pelagic measurements in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
OceanLab, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Completed!

  PhD Student Nicola King, United Kingdom
Deep sea fauna and environment of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea
OceanLab, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Read more about Nicola King
Completed November 2006!

 PhD Student Birkir Bardarson, Iceland
An acoustic and net study of the distribution, abundance and ecology of myctophid fish species in the deep scattering layers of the northeast Atlantic
Marine Research Institute ,Iceland
Read more about Birkir Bardarson

  PhD Student Aino Hosia, Norway
Gelatinous zooplankton along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Aino Hosia
Completed May 2007.

 PhD Student Tom Sørnes, Norway
The ecological role of gelatinous zooplankton predators. Vertical distribution, feeding and trophic interactions.
Department of Biology, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Tom Sørnes
Completed 25 November 2005!

 PhD Scholar Nina Svane Mikkelsen, Norway
Techno-variations over Life in Darkness (sub-project related to MAR-ECO). Total PhD project: Affinity and Battlefield. New media and museum communication- Communication design under imperative of database. Artistic intervention as a narrative grip.
Dept. of information science and media studies, University of Bergen (UIB)
Read more about Nina Svane Mikkelsen

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