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Scientist profile

Lise Øvreås


Department of Biology

Centre for Geobiology

Marine microbiology

Title: Professor

Phone: +47 55 58 26 75

Cellphone: +47 992 36 392 SMS


Visiting address: Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B

I am a microbial ecologist interested in microbial diversity as well as studying temporal and special patterns in the distribution and abundance of species. My special research interests are within genetic diversity and population dynamics of microorganisms in their natural environments, population ecology and community ecology. Another important topic that I study is the natural variation in microbial community composition as well as the regulation of biodiversity and adaptability of a microbial community to external stress factors. My current work is focused on studies of microbial diversity along environmental gradients and in the evolution of biogeochemical cycles. It is also focusing on the ecology of terrestrial and deep sea hydrothermal vents, diversity along salinity and pH gradients and in arctic soil to explore the physiological ecology of key populations. I use interdisciplinary approaches in the interface of microbiology, ecology, mathematics, as well as informatics and computer science.