Selected publications by the group (2009-2017)


Barth, J. M. I., Damerau, M., Matschiner, M., Jentoft, S., Hanel, R. Genomic differentiation and demographic histories of Atlantic and Indo-Pacific yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) populations. Genome Biology and Evolution (accepted).

Fernández-Chacón, A., Moland, E., Espeland, S.H., Kleiven, A.R. and Olsen, E.M. 2017. Causes of mortality in depleted populations of Atlantic cod estimated from multi-event modelling of mark-recapture and recovery data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74: 116-126.

Laurel, B.J., Cote, D., Gregory, R.S., Rogers, L., Knutsen, H. and Olsen, E.M. 2017. Recruitment signals in juvenile cod surveys depend on thermal growth conditions. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74: 511-523.

Malmstrøm, M., Matschiner, M., Tørresen, O. K., Jakobsen, K. S., Jentoft, S. 2017. Whole genome sequencing data and de novo draft assemblies for 66 teleost species. Scientific Data. doi:10.1038/sdata.2016.132.

Solbakken, M. H., Voje, K. L., Jakobsen, K. S., Jentoft, S. Linking species habitat and past palaeoclimatic events to evolution of the teleost innate immune system. Proceedings of the Royal Society B (accepted).

Sørhus, E., Incardona, J. P., Furmanek, T., Goetz, G. W., Scholz, N. L., Meier, S., Edvardsen, R. B., Jentoft, S. 2017. Novel adverse outcome pathways revealed by chemical genetics in a developing marine fish. eLIFE. DOI:

Tørresen, O. K., Star, B., Jentoft, S., Reinar, W. B., Grove, H., Miller, J. R., Walenz, B. P., Knight, J., Ekholm, J. M., Peluso, P., Edvardsen, R. B., Tooming-­Klunderud, A., Skage, M., Lien, S., Jakobsen, K. S., Nederbragt, A. J. 2017. An improved genome assembly uncovers prolific tandem repeats in Atlantic cod. BMC Genomics, 18:95. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-­‐016-­‐3448-­‐x.

Villegas-Ríos, D., Réale, D., Freitas, C., Moland, E. and Olsen, E.M. 2017. Individual level consistency and correlations of fish spatial behaviour assessed from aquatic animal telemetry. Animal Behaviour 124: 83-94.


Andre C., Svedang H., Knutsen H., Dahle G., Jonsson P., Ring A-K., Skold M., Jorde P. E., Population structure in Atlantic cod in the eastern North Sea-Skagerrak-Kattegat: early life stage dispersal and adult migration (2016). BMC Research Notes . ISSN 1756-0500. 9 doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1878-9

Barceló, C., Ciannelli, L., Olsen, E.M., Johannessen, T. and Knutsen, H. 2016. Eight decades of sampling reveal a contemporary novel fish assemblage in coastal nursery habitats. Global Change Biology 22: 1155-11167.

Berg P. R., Star B., Pampoulie C. Sodeland M., Barth J. M. I., Knutsen H., Jakobsen K., Jentoft S., Three chromosomal rearrangements promote genomic divergence between migratory and stationary ecotypes of Atlantic cod (2016). Scientific Reports . ISSN 2045-2322. doi:10.1038/srep23246. Read more

Catarino D., Knutsen H., Verissimo A., Olsen E. M., Jorde P. E., Menezes G., Sannæs H., Stanković D., Company J. B., Neat F., Danovaro R., Dell’Anno A., Rochowski B., Stefanni S., The Pillars of Hercules as a bathymetric barrier to gene flow promoting isolation in a global deep-sea shark (Centroscymnus coelolepis) (2015). Molecular Ecology . ISSN 0962-1083. 24 (24), s 6061 – 6079 doi:10.1111/mec.13453. Read more

Ellis C., Hodgson DJ, Andre C., Sørdalen T. K., Knutsen H., Griffiths A., Genotype Reconstruction of Paternity in European Lobsters (Homarus gammarus) (2015). PLoS ONE . ISSN 1932-6203. 10 (11), s 1 – 14 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139585. Read more

Freitas, C., Olsen, E.M., Knutsen, H., Albretsen, J. and Moland, E. 2016. Temperature-associated habitat selection in a cold-water marine fish. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 628-637. Read more

Gante, H., Matschimer, M., Malmstrøm, M., Jakobsen, K., Jentoft, S., Salzburger, W. 2016. Genomics of speciation and introgression in Princess cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.111/mec.13767.

Halvorsen K, Sørdalen TK, Durif C, Knutsen H, Moland Olsen E, Skiftesvik A B, Emmerhoff Rustand T, Bjelland R M and Vøllestad, A 2016. Male-biased sexual size dimorphism in the nest building corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops): implications for a size regulated fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 2586-2594. DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsw135.

Kleiven, A.R., Fernández-Chacón, A., Nordahl, J-H., Moland, E., Espeland, S.H., Knutsen, H., Olsen. E.M. 2016.
Harvest pressure on coastal Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from recreational fishing relative to commercial fishing assessed from tag-recovery data. PLoS ONE 11: e0149595. Read more

Kuparinen, A., Roney, N.E., Oomen, R.A., Hutchings, J.A. and Olsen, E.M. 2016. Small-scale life history variability suggests potential for spatial mismatches in Atlantic cod management units. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 286-292.

Lien S., Koop, B. F., Sandve, S. R., Miller, J. R., Kent, M. P., Nome, T., Hvidsten, T. R., Leong, J., Minkley, D., Zimin, A., Grammes, F., Grove, H., Gjuvsland, A., Walenz, B., Hermansen, R. A., von Schalburg. K, Rondeau, E. B., Di Genova, A., Samy, J. K. A., Vik, J. O., Vigeland, M. D., Caler, L., Grimholt, U., Jentoft, S., Våge, D. I., de Jong, P., Moen, T., Baranski, M., Palti, Y., Smith, D. R., Nederbragt, A. J., Tooming-Klunderud, A., Jakobsen, K. S., Jiang, X., Fan, D., Hu, Y., Liberles, D. A., Vidal, R., Iturra, P., Jones, S. J. M., Jonassen, I., Maass, A., Omholt, S. W., Davidson, W. S. Atlantic salmon genome provides insights into rediploidization. Nature (18 April). 533, 200-205. DOI: 10.1038/nature17164. Read more

Malmstrøm, M., Matschiner, M., Tørresen, O. K., Star, B., Snipen, L. G., Hansen, T. F., Baalsrud, H. T., Nederbragt, A. J., Hanel, R., Salzburger, W., Stenseth, N. C., Jakobsen, K. S., Jentoft, S. 2016. Evolution of the immune system influences speciation rates in teleost fishes. Nature Genetics (22. August). 48, 1204-1210. DOI: 10.1038/ng.3645.

Rinde, E. Tjomsland, T., Hjermann, D.Ø., Kempa, M., Norling, P. and Kolluru V.S. Increased spreading potential of the invasive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) at its northern distribution limit in Europe due to warmer climate. Marine and Freshwater Research (accepted).

Roney, N.E., Hutchings, J.A., Olsen, E.M., Knutsen, H., Albretsen, J. and Kuparinen, A. 2016. Fine-scale life-history structure in a highly mobile marine fish. Evolutionary Ecology Research 17: 95-109.

Sodeland M., Jorde P. E., Lien S., Jentoft S., Berg P. R., Grove H., Kent M., Arnyasi M., Olsen E. M., Knutsen H., ‘Islands of divergence’ in the Atlantic cod genome represent polymorphic chromosomal rearrangements (2016). Genome Biology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evw057.

Solbakken, M.H., Rise, M.L., Jakobsen, K.S., Jentoft, S. 2016a. Successive losses of Central immune genes characterize the Gadiformes’ alternate immunity. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe7evw250.

Solbakken, M. H., Tørresen, O. K., Nederbragt, A. J., Seppola, M., Gregers, T. F., Jakobsen, K. S., Jentoft, S. 2016b. Evolutionary redesign of the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) Toll-­like receptor repertoire by gene losses and expansions. Nature Scientific Reports. Volume 6, Article number: 25211. DOI:10.1038/srep25211.

Star, B., Tørresen, O. K., Nederbragt, A. J., Jakobsen, K. S., Pampoulie, C., Jentoft, S. 2016. Genomic characterization of the Atlantic cod sex-­locus. Nature Scientific Reports. Volume 6, Article number: 31235. DOI: 10.1038/srep31235.

Sørhus E., Incardona, J., Furmanek, T., Jentoft, S., Meier, S., Edvardsen, R. 2016. Developmental transcriptomics in Atlantic haddock: Illuminating pattern formation and organogenesis in non-model vertebrates. Developmental Biology. DOI:10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.02.012

Sørhus E., Incardona, J. P., Karlsen, Ø., Linbo, T., Sørensen, L., Nordtug, T., van der Meeren, T., Thorsen, A., Thorbjørnsen, M., Jentoft, S., Edvardsen, R. B., Meier, S. 2016. Crude oil exposures reveal roles for intracellular Calcium cycling in haddock craniofacial and cardiac Development. Scientific reports. Volume 6, Article number: 31058. DOI: 10.1038/srep31058.

Trucchi, E., Facon, B., Gratton, P., Mori, E., Stenseth, N. C., Jentoft, S. 2016. Long live the alien: Is high Genetic diversity a pivotal aspect of crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) long-­lasting and successful invasion? Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13698.


Andersen, Ø., Johnsen, De Rosa, M. C., Præbel, K., H., Stjelja, S., Kirubakaran, T. G., Pirolli, D., Jentoft, S. and Fevolden, S. E. Evolutionary history and adaptive significance of the polymorphic Pan I in migratory and stationary populations of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Marine Genomics. doi:10.1016/j.margen.2015.03.009.

Barceló C, Ciannelli L, Olsen EM, Johannessen T, Knutsen H. Eight decades of sampling reveal a contemporary novel fish assemblage in coastal nursery habitat. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13047. [0]

Berg, P. R., Jentoft, S., Star, B., Ring, K. H., Knutsen, H., Lien, S., Jakobsen, K. S. André, C. Adaptation to low salinity promotes genomic divergence in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv093.

Blanco, E, Aritaki, M. Knutsen H., Taniguchi N.; Effects of large-scale releases on the genetic structure of red sea bream (Pagrus major, Temminck et Schlegel) populations in Japan., PLOSONE

Blanco, E., Knutsen H., Jorde P. E., Glover K., Bergstad O. A. Genetic analyses of ling (Molva molva) in the Northeast Atlantic reveal patterns relevant to stock assessments and management advice (2014) Ices J Mar Sci.

Catarino, D., Knutsen, H., Veríssimo, A., Olsen, E.M., Jorde, P.E., Menezes, G., Sannæs, H., Stankovic, D., Company, J.B., Neat, F., Danovao, R., Dell’Anno, A., Rochowski, B. and Stefanni, S. 2015. The Pillars of Hercules as a bathymetric barrier to gene-flow promoting isolation in a global deep-sea shark (Centroscymnus coelolepis). Molecular Ecology 24: 6061–6079.

Ciannelli, L., Bailey, K. and Olsen, E.M. 2015. Evolutionary and ecological constraints of fish spawning habitats. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 285–296.

Cortesi, F., Musilová, Z., Stieb, S. M., Hart, N. S., Siebeck, U. E., Malmstrøm, M., Tørresen, O. K., Jentoft, S., Cheney, K. L., Marshall, N. J., Carleton, K. L., and Salzburger, W. 2015. Ancestral duplications and highly dynamic opsin gene evolution in percomorph fishes. PNAS, 112(5), 1493–1498. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1417803112.

Eggers, F., Olsen, E.M., Moland, E. and Slotte, A. 2015. Individual habitat transitions of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) in a human-modified coastal system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 520: 245–256.

Espeland, S.H., Albretsen, J., Olsen, E.M. and Bodvin, T. 2015. Modelling drift of pelagic offspring: the importance of egg surveys in providing a realistic model initialization. ICES Journal of Marine Science, accepted.

Feng, J., Durant, J.M., Stige, L.C., Hessen, D.O., Hjermann, D.Ø., Zhu, L., Llope, M. and Stenseth, N.C. in press. Contrasting correlation patterns between environmental factors and chlorophyll levels in the global ocean. Global Biogeochemichal Cycles.

Fernández-Chacón, A., Moland, E., Espeland, S.H. and Olsen, E.M. 2015. Demographic effects of full versus partial protection from harvesting: inference from an empirical before-after control-impact study on Atlantic cod. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1206–1215.

Ferter, K., Hartmann, K., Kleiven, A.R., Moland, E. and Olsen, E.M. 2015. Catch-and-release of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): post-release behaviour of acoustically pre-tagged fish in a natural marine environment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72: 252–261.

Freitas C, Olsen EM, Moland E, Ciannelli L, Knutsen H (2015) Behavioral responses of Atlantic cod to sea temperature changes. Ecology and Evolution 5: 2070- 2083. [1]

Freitas, C; Olsen, EM; Knutsen, H; Albretsen, J; Moland, E. Temperature-associated habitat selection in a cold-water marine fish. Journal of Animal Ecology, in press

Hagman, C. H. C., Ballot, A. Hjermann, D.Ø., Skjelbred, B., Brettum, P., Ptacnik, R. 2015. The occurrence and spread of Gonyostomum semen (Ehr.) Diesing (Raphidophyceae) in Norwegian lakes. Hydrobiologia: 744: 1-14.

Knutsen H, Jorde PE, Gonzalez EB, Eigaard O, Pereyra RT, Sannæs H, Dahl M, Andre C, Søvik G (2015) Does population genetic structure support present management regulations of the northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Skagerrak and the North Sea? ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 863-871. [1]

Kuparinen, A., Roney, N.E., Oomen, R.A., Hutchings, J.A. and Olsen, E.M. 2015. Small-scale life-history variability suggests potential for spatial mismatches in Atlantic cod management units. ICES Journal of Marine Science, in press.

Langangen, Ø., Hjermann, D. Ø., Olsen, E., Stige, L.C., Ohlberger, J., Yaragina, N. A., Vikebø, F., Bogstad, B., Stenseth, N. C. Implications of spatial variation in natural mortality on the effects of oil spills on marine fish stocks. Submitted to Proc. of the Royal Society B.

Larsen, M. H., Johnsson, J. I., Winberg, S., Wilson, A. D., Hammenstig, D., Thörnqvist, P. O.. Midwood, J. D. Höglund, E. (2015). Effects of emergence time and early social rearing environment on behaviour of Atlantic salmon: Consequences for juvenile fitness and smolt migration. PloS one, 10(3), e0119127.

Laursen, D. C., B. K. Larsen, P. V. Skov, and E. Höglund. 2015. Improved growth performance in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss reared at high densities is linked to increas

Ling SD, Scheibling RE, Johnson CR, Rassweiler A, Shears N, Connell SD, Salomon A, Norderhaug KM, Perez-Matus A, Hernandez JC, Clemente S, Blamey L, Hereu B, Ballesteros E, Sala E, Garrabou J, Cebrian E, Zabala M, Fujita D. 2015. Global regime-shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing. Philosophical Transactions B. 370:20130269.

Norderhaug KM, Gundersen H, Pedersen A, Moy F, Green N, Walday M, Magnusson J, Gitmark J, Ledang AB, Bjerkeng B, Trannum H. 2015. Combined effects from climate variation and eutrophication on the diversity in hard bottom communities on the Skagerrak coast 1990-2010. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 530: 29–46.

Pampoulie, C., Skirnisdottir, S., Star, B., Jentoft, S., Jónsdóttir, I. G., Hjörleifsson, E., Thorsteinsson, V., Pálsson, O. K., Berg, P. R., Andersen, Ø., Magnusdottir, S., Helyar, S. J., Daníelsdóttir, A. K. 2015. Rhodopsin gene polymorphism associated with divergent light environments in Atlantic cod. Behavior Genetics, 45(2): 236-244.

Ramirez-Llodra, E., Trannum, H.C., Evenset, A., Levin, L.A., Andersson, M., Finne, T.E., Hilario, A., Flem, B., Christensen, G., Schaanning, M. & Vanreusel, A. (2015) Submarine and deep-sea mine tailing placements: a review of current practices, environmental issues, natural analogs and knowledge gaps in Norway and internationally. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 97: 13–35.

Shafer, Wolf, Alves, Bergström, Bruford, Brännström, Colling, Dalén, De Meester, Ekblom, Fawcett, Fior, Hajibabaei, Hill, Hoezel, Höglund, Jensen, Krause, Kristensen, Krutzen, McKay, Norman, Ogden, Österling, Ouborg, Piccolo, Popović, Primmer, Reed, Roumet, Salmona, Schenekar, Schwartz, Segelbacher, Senn, Thaulow, Valtonen, Veale, Vergeer, Vijay, Vila, Weissensteiner, Wennerström, Wheat, Zielinski, Aaron B.A., Jochen B.W., Paulo C., Linnea, Michael W., Ioana, Guy, Love, Luc, Robert, Katie D., Simone, Mehrdad, Jason A., A. Rus, Jacob, Evelyn L., Johannes, Torsten N., Michael, John K., Anita J., Rob, E. Martin., N. Joop, John, Danijela, Craig R., Floyd A., Marie, Jordi, Tamara, Michael K., Gernot, Helen, Jens, Mia, Andrew, Philippine, Nagarjun, Carles, Matthias, Lovisa, Christopher W., Piotr] 2015. Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , Vol 30 No 2 , 78_87

Star, B., Nederbragt, A. J., Hansen, M., Skage, M., Gilfillan, G., Bradbury, I., Pampoulie, C., Stenseth, N. C., Jakobsen, K. S. and Jentoft, S. 2014. Palindromic sequence artifacts generated during Next Generation Sequencing library preparation from historic and ancient DNA. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089676.

Stige, L.C, Langangen, Ø., Yaragina, N.A., Vikebø, F.B., Bogstad, B., Ottersen, G., Stenseth, N.C. and Hjermann, D.Ø. 2015. Combined statistical and mechanistic modelling suggests food and temperature effects on survival of early life stages of Northeast Arctic cod (Gadus morhua). Progress in Oceanography 134: 138–151.

Sørhus, E., Edvardsen, R. B., Karlsen, Ø., Nordtug, T., van der Meeren, T., Thorsen, A., Harman, C., Jentoft, S. and Meier, S. 2015. Unexpected interaction with dispersed crude oil droplets drives severe toxicity in Atlantic haddock embryos. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124376.

Thörnqvist, P.-O., E. Höglund, and S. Winberg. 2015. Natural selection constrains personality and brain gene expression differences in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Journal of Experimental Biology 218(7):1077-1083.

Tominaga, K, Finstad AG, Kaste Ø, Andersen T. (submitted) Melting and warming of northern lakes. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss

Aalvik, I.M., Moland, E., Olsen, E.M. and Stenseth, N.C. 2015. Spatial ecology of coastal Atlantic cod Gadus morhua L. associated with parasite load. Journal of Fish Biology 87: 449–464.


Andersen, Ø., De Rosa, M. C., Yadav, P., Pirolli, D., Fernandes, J. M. O., Berg, P. R., Jentoft, S. and Andrè, C. The conserved Phe GH5 of importance for hemoglobin intersubunit contact is mutated in gadoid fish. BMC Evolutionary Biology. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-14-54.

Blanco Gonzalez E, Knutsen H, Jorde PE, Glover KA, Bergstad OA. Genetic analysis of ling (Molva molva) in the Northeast Atantic reveal patterns relevant to stock assessments and management advice. ICES Journal of Marine Science (In press).

Eggers, F., Slotte, A., Libungan, L.A., Johannessen, A., Kvamme, C., Moland, E., Olsen, E.M. and Nash, R.D.M. Seasonal dynamics of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) populations spawning in the vicinity of marginal habitats. PLoS ONE 9: e111985.

Feng, J.F., Stige, L.C., Durant, J.M., Hessen, D.O., Zhu, L., Hjermann, D.Ø., Llope, M., Stenseth, N.C. 2014. Large-scale season-dependent effects of temperature and zooplankton on phytoplankton in the North Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 502: 25-37.

Fernández-Chacón A, Stefanescu C, Genovart M, Nichols JD, Hines JE, Páramo F, Turco M, Oro D. 2014. Determinants of extinction-colonization dynamics in Mediterranean butterflies: the role of landscape, climate and local habitat features. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 276–285.

Hildago M, Olsen EM, Ohlberger J, Saborido-Rey F, Murua H, Piñeiro C, Stenseth NC. 2014. Contrasting evolutionary demography induced by fishing: the role of adaptive phenotypic plasticity. Ecological Applications 24: 1101-1114.

Knutsen H, Jorde PE, Blanco Gonzalez E, Eigaard OR, Pereyra RT, Sannæs H, Dahl M, André C, Søvik G. Does population genetic structure support present management regulations of the northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Skagerrak and the North Sea?” ICES Journal of Marine Science (In press).

Longmore C, Trueman CN, Neat F, Jorde PE, Knutsen H, Stefanni S, Catarino D, Milton JA, Mariani S. Oceanic scale connectivity and life cycle reconstruction in a deep-sea fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences  (In press).

Olsen EM, Serbezov D, Vøllestad LA. Probabilistic maturation reaction norms assessed from mark-recaptures of wild fish in their natural habitat. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1601-1610.

Quintela M, Danielsen EA, Svåsand T, Knutsen H, Skiftesvik AB, Glover KA. Isolation and characterization of twenty microsatellite loci for the ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 425-428.

Rinde, E., Christie, H., Fagerli, C.W., Bekkby, T., Gundersen, H., Norderhaug K.M., Hjermann, D.Ø. The Influence of Physical Factors on Kelp and Sea Urchin Distribution in Previously and Still Grazed Areas in the NE Atlantic. PLoS ONE 9: e100222. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0100222

Rogers, L.A., Olsen, E.M., Knutsen, H. and Stenseth, N.C. Habitat effects on population connectivity in a coastal seascape. Marine Ecology Progress Series 511: 153–163.


Blanco Gonzalez E, Aritaki M, Sakurai S, Taniguchi N. 2013. Identification of potential genetic risks associated to large-scale releases in red sea bream based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA analysis. Marine Biotechnology 15: 206-220.

Bærum KM, Haugen TO, Kiffney P, Olsen EM, Vøllestad LA. 2013. Interacting effects of temperature and density on individual growth performance in a wild population of brown trout. Freshwater Biology 58: 1329–1339.

Fernández-Chacón A, Genovart M, Pradel R, Tavecchia G, Bertolero A, Piccardo J, Forero MG, Afán I, Muntaner J, Oro D. 2013. When to stay, when to disperse and where to go: survival and dispersal patterns in a spatially structured seabird population. Ecography 36:1117–1126.

Genovart M, Sanz-Aguilar A, Fernández-Chacón A, Igual JM, Pradel R, Forero MG, Oro D, Roulin A. 2013. Contrasting effects of climatic variability on the demography of a trans-equatorial migratory seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:121–130.

Huserbråten MBO, Moland E, Knutsen H, Olsen EM, André C, Stenseth NC. 2013. Conservation, spillover and gene flow within a network of northern European marine protected areas. PlosOne. ISSN 1932-6203. 8(9):e73388. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073388.

Knutsen H, Jorde PE, Blanco Gonzalez E, Robalo JI, Albretsen J, Almada V. 2013. Climate change and genetic structure of leading edge and rear end populations in a northwards shifting marine fish species, the corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops). PlosOne. ISSN 1932-6203 8(6): e67492. doi: 19371/journal.pone.0067492.

Malmstrøm, M., Jentoft, S., Gregers, T. and Jakobsen, K. S. 2013. Unraveling the evolution of the Atlantic cod’s (Gadus morhua L.) alternative immune strategy. PLoS ONE, 8(9): e74004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074004.

Moland E, Olsen EM, Knutsen H, Garrigou P, Espeland SH, Kleiven AR, André C, Knutsen JA. 2013. Lobster and cod benefit from small-scale northern marine protected areas: inference from an empirical before – after control-impact study. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. ISSN 0962-8452. 280(1754). doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2679.

Moland E, Ulmestrand MA, Olsen EM, Stenseth NC. 2013. Long term decrease in sex-specific natural mortality of European lobster within a marine protected area. Marine Ecology Progress Series 491:153-164

Star, B., Haverkamp, T. H. A., Jentoft, S., and Jakobsen, K. S. 2013. Next generation sequencing shows high variation of the intestinal microbial species composition in Atlantic cod caught at a single location. BMC Microbiology, 13:248. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-248.

Taniguchi N, Blanco Gonzalez E, Noguchi D. 2013. Genetic population structure and risk simulation of stock enhancement program. In: Aritaki, M. (Ed.). Stock enhancement and risk management for coastal fishery resources – Monitoring on genetic diversity and efficiency of stock enhancement, Kouseisha Kouseikaku, pp. 110-127 (in Japanese).

Wiig JR, Moland E, Haugen TO, Olsen EM. 2013. Spatially structured interactions between lobsters and lobster fishers in a coastal habitat: fine-scale behaviour and survival estimated from acoustic telemetry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70:1-9.


Bartolino V, Ciannelli L, Spencer P, Wilderbauer T, Chan KS. 2012. Scale-dependent depletion of natural populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 444: 251-272

Blanco Gonzalez E, Aritaki M, Taniguchi N. 2012. Microsatellite multiplex panels for genetic studies of red sea bream. Fisheries Science 78: 603-611.

Blanco Gonzalez E, Umino U. 2012. Managing the genetic resources in the intensive stock enhancement program carried out on black sea bream in Hiroshima Bay. In: Caliskan M (ed.) Analysis of genetic variation in animals, InTech, Rijeka, pp 217-230.

Chen K, Chan KS, Bailey KM, Ciannelli L, Aydin K (2012) A probabilistic cellular automata approach for predator-prey interactions of arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) and walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the eastern Bering Sea. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69(2): 259-272

Freitas C, Kovacs KM, Andersen M, Aars J, Sandven S, Skern-Mauritzen S, Pavlova O & Lydersen C. 2012. Importance of fast ice and glacier fronts for female polar bears and their cubs during spring in Svalbard, Norway. Marine Ecology Progress Series 447: 289-304.

Hidalgo M, Gusdal Y, Dingsør GE, Hjermann D, Ottersen G, Stige LC, Melsom A, Stenseth NC. 2012. A combination of hydrodynamical and statistical modelling reveals non-stationary climate effects on fish larvae distributions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences: 279(1727): 275- 283.

Hidalgo M, Rouyer T, Bartolino V, Cervino S, Ciannelli L, Massuti E, Jadaud A, Saborido-Rey F, Durant JM, Santurtun M, Pinero C, Stenseth NC 2012. Context-dependent interplays between truncated demographies and climate variation shape the population growth rate of a harvested species. Ecography 35: 637-649.

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Laurel B, Hurst T, Ciannelli L. 2011. An experimental examination of temperature interactions in the ‘match-mismatch’ hypothesis for Pacific cod larvae. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68(1): 51-61.

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Liu H, Ciannelli L, Decker MB, Ladd C, Chan KS. 2011. Shifts in jellyfish distribution relative to large-scale climate variability in the eastern Bering Sea: a new approach to analyzing zero-inflated spatio-temporal data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 16(2): 185-201.

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Blanco Gonzalez E, Taniguchi N, Umino T. 2010. Can ordinary single-day egg collection increase the effective population size in broodstock management programs? Breeder-offspring assignment in black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii) through two-hourly intervals. Aquaculture 308: S12-S19.

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Stefanni S, Bettencourt R, Knutsen H, Menezes G. 2009. Rapid PCR-RFLP method for discrimination of the two Atlantic cryptic deep-sea species of scabbardfish. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 528-530.

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Schneider M, Sannæs H, Jorde, PEJ, Knutsen H. 2009. Isolation and characterisation of 11 microsatellite loci in the abbysal carapine grenadier Coryphanoides carapipnus(Actinoperygii, Macrouridae) and cross amplification in two other deep-sea macrourid species. Conservation Genetics 10: 1869-1871.

Espeland SH, Olsen ME, Knutsen H, Gjøsæter J, DanielssenD, Stenseth NC. 2009. New perspectives on fish movement: kernel and GAM smoothers applied to a century of tagging data on coastal cod. Marine Ecology Progress Series 372: 231-241.

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Blanco Gonzalez E, Murakami T, Teshima Y, Yoshioka K, Jeong D-S, Umino T. 2009. Paternity testing on wild black rockfish Sebastes inermis (brownish type) from the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. Ichthyological Research 56: 87-91.

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Llope M, Chan KS, Ciannelli L, Reid PC, Stige LC, Stenseth NC. 2009. Effects of environmental conditions on the seasonal distribution of phytoplankton biomass in the North Sea. Limnology & Oceanography 54(2): 512-524.