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Jeppe Kolding

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  • E-mailJeppe.Kolding@uib.no
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    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
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    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Fisheries biology

Life history

Limnology

Management

MNF 115 - Environmental Science

BIO 240 - Fisheries Ecology

BIO 339 - Fisheries models

Books
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Zwieten, P.A.M. van. 2005. Improving productivity in tropical lakes and reservoirs. Challenge Program on Water and Food. Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Review Series I. Theme 3 of CPWF, WorldFish Center, Cairo, Egypt. 60 pages. ISBN: 977-17-3087-8.
Journal articles
  • Diaz Pauli, Beatriz; Kolding, Jeppe; Jeyakanth, Geetha; Heino, Mikko Petteri. 2017. Effects of ambient oxygen and size-selective mortality on maturation and growth in guppies. Conservation Physiology. 5:cox010: 1-13. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cox010
  • Gownaris, Natasha J.; Pikitch, Ellen K.; Aller, Josephine Y.; Kaufman, Les S.; Kolding, Jeppe; Lwiza, Kamazima M.M.; Obiero, Kevin O.; Ojwang, William O.; Malala, John O.; Rountos, Konstantine J. 2017. Fisheries and water level fluctuations in the world's largest desert lake. Ecohydrology. 10: 1-16. doi: 10.1002/eco.1769
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Bundy, Alida; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van; Plank, Michael J. 2016. Fisheries, the inverted food pyramid. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73: 1697-1713. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv225
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Garcia, Serge M.; Zhou, Shijie; Heino, Mikko Petteri. 2016. Balanced harvest: Utopia, failure, or a functional strategy? ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73: 1616-1622. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw060
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Jacobsen, Nis S.; Andersen, Ken Haste; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van. 2016. Maximizing fisheries yields while maintaining community structure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73: 644-655. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0098
  • Law, Richard; Plank, Michael; Kolding, Jeppe. 2016. Balanced exploitation and coexistence of interacting, size-structured, fish species. Fish and Fisheries. 17: 281-302. doi: 10.1111/faf.12098
  • Plank, Michael J.; Kolding, Jeppe; Law, R; Gerritsen, Hans; Reid, D. 2016. Balanced harvesting can emerge from fishing decisions by individual fishers in a small-scale fishery. Fish and Fisheries. 18: 212-225. doi: 10.1111/faf.12172
  • Xu, Meng; Kolding, Jeppe; Cohen, Joel. 2016. Taylor’s power law and fixed precision sampling: application to abundance of fish sampled by gillnets in an African lake. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0009
  • van Zwieten, Paul A.M.; Kolding, Jeppe; Plank, Michael; Hecky, Robert E.; Bridgeman, Thomas; MacIntyre, Sally; Seehausen, Ole; Silsbe, Greg. 2016. The Nile perch invasion in Lake Victoria: cause or consequence of the haplochromine decline? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73: 622-643. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0130
  • Law, Richard; Kolding, Jeppe; Plank, Michael J. 2015. Squaring the circle: Reconciling fishing and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries. 16: 160-174. doi: 10.1111/faf.12056
  • Downing, Andrea S.; Van Nes, Egbert H.; Balirwa, E; Beuving, J; Bwathondi, P.O.J; Chapman, Lauren; Cornelissen, I; Cowx, Ian G.; Goudsward, K.P.C.; Hecky, Robert E.; Janse, R; Janssen, A; Kaufman, Les; Kische-Machumu, M; Kolding, Jeppe; Ligtvoet, W; Mbabazi, Dismas; Medard, Modesta; Mkumbo, Oliva; Mlaponi, E; Munyaho, A; Nagelkerke, Leo, A.J.; Ogutu-Ohwayo, R; Ojwang, W; Peter, H.; Schindler, Daniel E.; Seehausen, O; Sharpe, D; Silsbe, Greg; Sitoki, L; Tumwebaze, Rhoda; Tweddle, D; Wolfshaar, van de K.; Dijk, Van H.; Donk, Ellen Van; van Rijssel, Jacco C; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van; Wanink, Jan; Witte, F; Mooij, Wolf M. 2014. Coupled human and natural system dynamics as key to the sustainability of Lake Victoria's ecosystem. Ecology & society. 19. doi: 10.5751/ES-06965-190431
  • Kolding, Jeppe; van Zwieten, Paul A.M. 2014. Sustainable fishing of inland waters. Journal of limnology. 73: 132-148. doi: 10.4081/jlimnol.2014.818
  • Ferter, Keno; Borch, Trude Kristin; Kolding, Jeppe; Vølstad, Jon Helge. 2013. Angler behaviour and implications for management - catch-and-release among marine angling tourists in Norway. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 20: 137-147. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2012.00862.x
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 2013. Incredible evolution or incredulous application? Ecological Applications. 23: 670-671.
  • Garcia, SM; Kolding, Jeppe; Rice, J.; Rochet, M.-J.; Zhou, S.; Arimoto, T.; Beyer, J.; Borges, L.; Bundy, A.; Dunn, D.; Fulton, E. A.; Hall, M.; Heino, Mikko Petteri; Law, R.; Makino, M.; Rijnsdorp, A.D.; Simard, F.; Smith, A. D. M. 2012. Reconsidering the Consequences of Selective Fisheries. Science. 335: 1045-1047. doi: 10.1126/science.1214594
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van. 2012. Relative lake level fluctuations and their influence on productivity and resilience in tropical lakes and reservoirs. Fisheries Research. 115: 99-109. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.11.008
  • Law, Richard; Plank, Michael; Kolding, Jeppe. 2012. On balanced exploitation of marine ecosystems: results from dynamic size spectra. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 69: 602-614. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fss031
  • Mosepele, Ketlhatlogile; Mosepele, Belda Quetina David; Wolski, Piotr; Kolding, Jeppe. 2012. Dynamics of the feeding ecology of selected fish species from the Okavango River delta, Botswana. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 42: 271-289. doi: 10.3750/AIP2012.42.4.01
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van. 2011. The tragedy of our legacy: how do global management discourses affect small-scale fisheries in the South? Forum for Development Studies. 38: 267-297. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2011.577798
  • Zwieten, Paul A.M. van; Bene, Christophe; Kolding, Jeppe; Brummett, Randy; Valbo-Jørgensen, John. 2011. Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries: the cases of the Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo-Gangetic basin reservoirs. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 557.
  • van Zwieten, Paul A.M.; Banda, Moses; Kolding, Jeppe. 2011. Selecting indicators to assess the fisheries of Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe: Knowledge base and evaluative capacity. Journal of Great Lakes research. 37: 26-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2010.11.001
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Haug, Lise; Stefansson, Sigurd. 2008. Effect of ambient oxygen on growth and reproduction in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65: 1413-1424. doi: 10.1139/F08-059
  • Viravong, S.; Phounsavath, S.; Photitay, C.; Putrea, S.; Chan, S.; Kolding, Jeppe; Jørgensen, J. Valbo; Phoutavong, K. 2006. Hydro-acoustic survey of deep pools in the Mekong River in southern Lao PDR and northern Cambodia. MCR Technical Paper. 11.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Musando, B.; Songore, N. 2003. Inshore fisheries and fish population changes in Lake Kariba. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 426/2. 67-99.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Ticheler, H.; Chanda, B. 2003. The Bangweulu swamps - A balanced small-scale multispecies fishery. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 426/2. 34-66.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Viravong, Sintavong; Phounsavath, Sommano; Photthitai, Chantone; Sverdrup-Jensen, Sten; Warren, Terry. 2002. Monitoring of deep pools in the Mekong River: The potential of hydro-acoustic methods. Mekong Fish Catch and Culture. 7: 3-6.
  • Ticheler, H.J.; Kolding, Jeppe; Chanda, B. 1998. Participation of local fishermen in scientific fisheries data collection: a case study from the Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 5: 81-92.
  • Karenge, Lawrence; Kolding, Jeppe. 1995. On the relationship between hydrology and fisheries in man-made Lake Kariba, cantral Africa. Fisheries Research. 22: 205-226.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Ngalande, P. 1994. I Afrika fanges det sild i ferskvann. Fiskets gang. 80: 53-56.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1993. Population dynamics and life-history styles of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus, in Ferguson's Gulf, Lake Turkana, Kenya. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 37: 25-46.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Tirasin, E. M.; Karenge, L. 1992. Growth, mortality, maturity and trophic structure of Lake Kariba. NAGA, the ICLARM Quarterly. 26.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1991. A summary of Lake Turkana: an ever-changing mixed environment. Mitt.Int.Verein.Limnol..
  • Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Kolding, Jeppe. 1991. Environmental Variability in the Sahel and its Constraints on Animal Husbandry. Forum for utviklingsstudier. 2: 215-228.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1990. "Ennå vet vi ikke nok, vi må forske mer" Om modellbegrebet i fiskeribiologi. Ariadne - Forum for kritisk samfunnsteori. 4: 46-68.
Reports and theses
  • Garcia, Serge M.; Bianchi, Gabriella; Charles, Anthony; Kolding, Jeppe; Rice, Jake; Rochet, Marie-Joelle; Zhou, Shijie; Delius, Gustav; van Zwieten, Paul A.M.; Atcheson, Megan; Bartley, Devin M.; Borges, Lisa; Bundy, Alida; Dagorn, Laurent; Dunn, Daniel C.; Hall, Martin; Heino, Mikko Petteri; Jacobsen, Birgitte; Jacobsen, Nis S.; Law, Richard; Makino, Mitsutaku; Martin, Felix; Skern-Mauritzen, Mette; Suuronen, Petri; Symons, Despina. 2015. Balanced harvest in the real world. Scientific, policy and operational issues in an ecosystem approach to fisheries. IUCN, EBCD & FAO, Gland (Switzerland), Brussels (Belgium) & Rome (Italy). 94 pages.
  • Garcia, Serge; Kolding, Jeppe; Rice, J.; Rochet, M.-J.; Zhou, S.; Arimoto, T.; Beyer, J.; Borges, L.; Bundy, A.; Dunn, D.; Graham, N.; Hall, M.; Heino, Mikko Petteri; Law, R.; Makino, M.; Rijnsdorp, A.D.; Simard, F.; Symons, D. 2011. Selective Fishing and Balanced Harvest in Relation to Fisheries and Ecosystem Sustainability. IUCN, Gland. 33 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 2011. A brief review of the Bangweulu fishery complex. African Parks Network, Johannesburg, South Africa. 21 pages.
  • Bene, Christophe; Abban, K.; Abdel-Rahman, S.H.; Brummett, R.E; Dankwa, H.R.; Das, A.K.; Habib, O.A.; Kathia, P.; Kolding, Jeppe; Obirih-Opareh, N.; Ofori, J.K.; Shehata, M.; Shrivastava, N.P.; Vass, K.K. 2009. Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirs. CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food and the WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 117 pages.
  • Bene, Christophe; Abban, K.; Zwieten, P.A.M. van; Dankwa, H.R.; Brummett, R.E; Ofori, J.K.; Obirih-Opareh, N.; Kolding, Jeppe. 2009. Engaging Local Communities in Aquatic Resources Research and Activities: A Technical Manual. WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 23 pages.
  • Zwieten, Paul A.M. van; Bene, C.; Kolding, Jeppe; Brummett, R.E. 2009. Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries in developing countries: The cases of the Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo-Gangetic basin reservoirs. CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food and the WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia. 160 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Zwieten, P.A.M van; Manyala, J.; Okedi, J.; Mgaya, Y.D.; Orach-Meza, F.L. 2005. Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program (LVEMP): Regional Synthesis Report on Fisheries Research and Management. States, trends and processes. Final report for LVEMP National Secretariat, P.O. Box, Entebbe, Uganda. LVEMP National Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda. 126 pages.
  • Viravong, S.; Phounsavath, S.; Photitay, C.; Solyda, P.; Sokheng, C.; Kolding, Jeppe; Jørgensen, J.V.; Sverdrup-Jensen, S. 2005. Deep pools surveys of the Mekong River 2003-2004. Final report. LARReC Technical Report. 14. LARReC, Vientiane, Lao PDR. 53 pages.
  • Jul-Larsen, Eyolf; Kolding, Jeppe; Overå, Ragnhild; Nielsen, Jesper Raakjær; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van. 2003. Management, co-management or no management? Major dilemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. 1. Synthesis report. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 426/1. FAO, Roma. 127 pages.
  • Jul-Larsen, Eyolf; Kolding, Jeppe; Overå, Ragnhild; Nielsen, Jesper Raakjær; Zwieten, Paul A.M. van. 2003. Management,co-management or no management? Major dilemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. 2. Case studies. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 426/2. FAO, Roma. 266 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Giordano, Walter Ubal. 2002. Lecture notes. AdriaMed training course on fish population dynamics and stock assessment. FAO-MiPAF Scientific Cooperation to Support Responsible Fisheries in the Adriatic Sea. GCP/RER/010/ITA/TD-08. Adresseavisen. 8. FAO AdriaMed, Termoli, Italia. 143 pages.
  • Hay, C.J.; Næsje, T.F.; Breistein, J.; Hårsaker, K.; Kolding, Jeppe; Sandlund, O.T.; van Zyl, B. 2000. Fish populations, gill net selectivity, and artisanal fisheries in the Okavango River, Namibia. Recommendations for a sustainable fishery. NINA/NIKU Project Report. 10. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim. 105 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1996. Feasibility and appraisal of fish stock management plan i Okavango. Institutt for fiskeri- og marinbiologi. Institutt for fiskeri- og marinbiologi. 76 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Ticheler, Henne; Chanda, Ben. 1996. WWF Bangweulu Wetlands Project. Assessment of The Bangweulu Swamps Fisheries. Final Report. December 1996. WWF Bangweulu Wetlands Project Report. Final Report. Dep.Fish.Mar.Biol.UBergen/SNV/Netherl.Dev.Org./Dep.Fish.Zambi a. 51 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Ticheler, Henne; Chanda, Ben. 1996. WWF Bangweulul Wetlands Project. Preliminary Report on Assessment of the Bangweulu Swamps Fisheries. June 1996. WWF Bangweulu Wetlands Project Report. Dep Fish Mar Biol/SNV/Netherl Dev Org/Dep Fish Zambia. 56 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1995. PASGEAR A data base package for experimental fishery data from passive gears. A short introductory manual. Institutt for fiskeri- og marinbiologi, UiB-MatNat. 36 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1995. Second report from Fish Stock Assessment consultant. WWF-DANIDA Bangweulu Wetlands Project, P.O.Box 72003 Samfya, Zambia. [Mangler utgivernavn]. 29 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Mheen, J. van der. 1995. Lake Mweru fisheries Programme. Evaluation Mission Report prepared for SNV/NDO Lusaka. SNV-Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia. [Mangler utgivernavn]. 47 pages.
  • El-Thair, Salih; Kolding, Jeppe. 1994. The effects of flushing on the fish community in the Khasm el Girba reservoir, Eastern Sudan. Universitetet i Bergen, UiB. 72 pages.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1994. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. On the ecology and exploitation of fish in fluctating tropical freshwater systems. Institutt for fiskeri- og marinbiologi, UiB.
  • Karenge, Lawreng; Kolding, Jeppe. 1993. On the relationship between hydrology and fisheries in Lake Kariba. Zambia/Zimbabwe SADC Fisheries project report. 26. Zambia/Zimbabwe SADC Fisheries project. 27 pages.
Book sections
  • Simmance, A.; Simmance, F.; Kolding, Jeppe; Madise, N.; Poppy, M.G. 2016. In the Frame: Modifying Photovoice for Improving Understanding of Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Kapittel, pages 77-91. In:
    • Taylor, William W.; Bartley, Devin M.; Goddard, C.I.; Leonard, N.J.; Welcomme, R.L. 2016. Freshwater, fish and the future: proceedings of the global cross-sectoral conference. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 351 pages. ISBN: 978-92-5-109263-7.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Law, Richard; Plank, Michael J.; Zwieten, P.A.M. van. 2015. The Optimal Fishing Pattern. Chapter 5.5, pages 524-540. In:
    • Craig, John F. 2015. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell. 920 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-39442-7.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Bene, Christophe; Bavinck, Maarten. 2014. Small-scale fisheries - importance, vulnerability, and deficient knowledge. 22, pages 317-331. In:
    • Garcia, Serge M.; Rice, Jake C.; Charles, Anthony. 2014. Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Co-evolution. Wiley-Blackwell. 552 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-39264-5.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Medard, Modesta; Mkumbo, Oliva; Zwieten, P.A.M. van. 2014. Status, trends and management of the Lake Victoria Fisheries. 4, pages 49-62. In:
    • Welcomme, R.L.; Valbo-Jørgensen, John; Halls, Ashley S. 2014. Inland fisheries evolution and management - Case studies from four continents. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 76 pages. ISBN: 978-92-5-108125-9.
  • Kolding, Jeppe; Zwieten, P. van; Mkumbo, O.; Silsbe, G.; Hecky, R. 2008. Are the Lake Victoria fisheries threatened by exploitation or eutrophication? Towards an ecosystem based approach to management. Kapitter, pages 309-354. In:
    • Bianchi, G.; Skjoldal, H.R. 2008. The Ecosystsem Approach to Fisheries. CABI Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-84593-414-9.
  • Dugan, Patrick; Sugunan, V.V.; Welcomme, R.L.; Bene, C.; Brummett, R.E; Beveridge, M.C.M; Abban, K.; Amarasinghe, U.; Arthington, A.; Blixt, M.; Chimatiro, S.; Kathia, P.; King, J.; Kolding, Jeppe; Nguyen, K.; Turpie, J. 2007. Inland fisheries and aquaculture. 12, pages 459-483. In:
    • Molden, David. 2007. Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. Earthscan / James & James. 645 pages. ISBN: 978-1-84407-396-2.
  • Dugan, Patrick; Welcomme, R.L.; Bene, C.; Brummett, R.E; Beveridge, M.C.M; Abban, K.; Amarasinghe, U.; Arthington, A.; Blixt, M.; Chimatiro, S.; Kathia, P.; King, J.; Kolding, Jeppe; Nguyen Khoa, S.; Turpie, J. 2007. Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture. 12, pages 459-483. In:
    • Molden, David. 2007. Water for Food, Water for Life: A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture. Earthscan / James & James. 645 pages. ISBN: 978-1-84407-396-2.
  • Misund, Ole Arve; Kolding, Jeppe; Fréon, Pierre. 2002. Fish capture devices in industrial and artisanal fisheries and their influence on management. 13-36. In:
    • Hart, Paul J. B.; Reynolds, John D. 2002. Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries. Vol. 2. Fisheries. ISBN: 0-632-06482-X.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1997. Diversity, Disturbance and Dubious Dogma. On some difficult concepts in community ecology. 11, pages 122-141. In:
    • Strand, Roger; Bristow, Glenn A. 1997. Naturvitere filosoferer. ISBN: 82-91851-01-8.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1997. "Ennå vet vi ikke nok, vi må forske mer"- om fiskerikriser og økologiske modeller. 9, pages 95-112. In:
    • Strand, Roger; Bristow, Glenn A. 1997. Naturvitere filosoferer. ISBN: 82-91851-01-8.
  • Karenge, L. P.; Kolding, Jeppe. 1994. Inshore fish population changes in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. In:
    • Pitcher, T. J.; Hart, P. J. B. 1994. Impact of Species Changes in African Lakes.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1994. Changes in species composition and abundance of fish populations in Lake Turkana, Kenya. In:
    • Pitcher, T. J.; Hart, P. J. B. 1994. Impact of Species Changes in African Lakes.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1993. 51 colour plates of marine species off Namibia. 250. In:
    • Bianchi, Gabriella. 1993. FAO species identification field guide of fishery purposes. The Living Marine Resources of Namibia. ISBN: 92-5-103291-2.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1993. Trophic interrelationships and community structure at two different periods of Lake Turkana, Kenya - a comparison using the ECOPATH II box model. 116-123. In:
    • Christensen, V.; Pauly, D. 1993. Trophic models of aquatic ecosystems. ICLARM Conference Pro ceedings.
  • Machena, C.; Kolding, Jeppe; Sanyanga, R. A. 1993. A preliminary assessment of the trophic structure of Lake Kariba - a man-made lake, Zimbabwe. 130-137. In:
    • Christensen, V.; Pauly, D. 1993. Trophic models of aquatic ecosystems. ICLARM Conference Pro ceedings.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1992. 115 colour plates of commercial fish of Southern Carribean. XVI, 513. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 1992. Guia de campo de las especies comerciales marians y de agua s salobres de la costa septrentional de Sur America. ISBN: 92-5-303129-8.
  • Kolding, Jeppe. 1991. Content and organization of institutional support. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 1991. GLO 001 The Nansen Programme - Fisheries Management and Marine Environment.

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Born 1955 in Copenhagen, Denmark. I Have a Dr. Scient. Degree (1994) in Fisheries from University of Bergen, entitled “On the ecology and exploitation of fish in fluctuating tropical freshwater systems”. Employed by Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway from 1987-2000 and from 2002 to present, where I have taught and supervised more than 100 fishery students from 40 countries. In 2000-2001 I was employed by the IMR, Centre for Development Cooperation in Fisheries (http://www.imr.no/forskning/bistandsarbeid/en ) where I worked with the R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen programme under FAO. I have lived and worked several years in various African countries and have experience from shorter term engagements in more than 25 developing countries. Primary research interest is fish stock assessment, ecology, harvest strategies and management of small-scale tropical fisheries. I have been a member of the IUCN/CEM Fisheries Expert Group (FEG http://www.ebcd.org/en/IUCN_CEM_FEG/) since 2008 where I initiated the work on ‘Balanced harvest’.