• E-mailAino.Hosia@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 29 63+47 924 67 311
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

I am broadly interested in the diversity, systematics and ecology of ctenophores and medusozoan cnidarians. My recent work focuses on integrative morphological and molecular taxonomy of these groups, including reference libraries of DNA barcodes. My research also includes descriptive studies on faunistics and spatial and temporal distributions of gelatinous zooplankton based on both physical sampling and optical methods, as well as experimental work on their ecological and trophic roles in the pelagic.

I am a member of ICES Working Groups on Integrated Morphological and Molecular Taxonomy (WGIMT) and Zooplankton Ecology (WGZE), SCOR working group #157 and UN Ocean Decade Action No. 102.2 MetaZooGene, and The Hydrozoan Society

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Odd family reunion: DNA barcoding reveals unexpected relationship between three hydrozoan species. PeerJ.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Setting the baseline for the dynamics of siphonophores and hydromedusae in Oslofjorden. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 71-89.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Toward a global reference database of COI barcodes for marine zooplankton. . Marine Biology. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Pelagic deep-sea fauna observed on video transects in the southern Norwegian Sea. Polar Biology. 887-898.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hiding in plain sight - Euplokamis dunlapae (Ctenophora) in Norwegian waters. Journal of Plankton Research. 257-269.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The illusion of rarity in an epibenthic jellyfish: facts and artefacts in the distribution of Tesserogastria musculosa (Hydrozoa, Ptychogastriidae). Helgoland Marine Research. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Ocean current connectivity propelling the secondary spread of a marine invasive comb jelly across western Eurasia. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 814-827.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Coincident mass occurrence of gelatinous zooplankton in Northern Norway. Frontiers in Marine Science.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Jellyfish summer distribution, diversity and impact on fish farms in a Nordic fjord. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 267-279.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Abundance, distribution and diversity of gelatinous predators along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A comparison of different sampling methodologies. PLOS ONE. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Norway. Marine Biodiversity Records. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Feeding and starvation in the native ctenophore Bolinopsis infundibulum and the introduced Mnemiopsis leidyi in the North Sea: implications for ctenophore transport in ships’ ballast water. Journal of Plankton Research. 1006-1010.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Biogeography of jellyfish in the North Atlantic, by traditional and genomic methods. Earth System Science Data. 173-191.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Autumnal bottom-up and top-down impacts of Cyanea capillata: a mesocosm study. Journal of Plankton Research. 1042-1055.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Trends in abundance and phenology of Aurelia aurita and Cyanea spp. at a Skagerrak location, 1992-2011. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 103-115.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Experimental feeding rates of gelatinous predators Aurelia aurita and Mnemiopsis leidyi at low northern Baltic Sea salinity. Boreal Environment Research. 473-483.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Cascading effects of the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi on the planktonic food web in a nutrient-limited estuarine system. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 49-61.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Intraguild predation between the native North Sea jellyfish Cyanea capillata and the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi. Journal of Plankton Research. 535-540.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Interactions between native and alien ctenophores: Beroe gracilis and Mnemiopsis leidyi in Gullmarsfjorden. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 129-138.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Vertical distribution and relative abundance of gelatinous zooplankton, in situ observations near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 119-125.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Vertical distribution (0-1000 m) of macrozooplankton, estimated using the Underwater Video Profiler, in different hydrographic regimes along the northern portion of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 94-105.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Swimming and feeding in Periphylla periphylla (Scyphozoa, Coronatae). Marine Biology. 653-659.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of siphonophores in western Norwegian fjords. Journal of Plankton Research. 951-962.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Global zoogeography of fragile macrozooplankton in the upper 100-1000 m inferred from the underwater video profiler. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 433-442.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Distribution of net-collected planktonic cnidarians along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge and their associations with the main water masses. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 106-118.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Unexpected new species of deep-water Hydroidomedusae from Korsfjorden, Norway. Marine Biology. 177-184.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Seasonal changes in the gelatinous zooplankton community and hydromedusa abundances in Korsfjord and Fanafjord, western Norway. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 113-127.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Kriterier for lagring av miljø-DNA prøver og data, herunder henvisning til referansemateriale. Criteria for depositing eDNA samples and data, including vouchered specimens. .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Cruise report SI_ARCTIC / Arctic Ecosystem survey R/V Helmer Hanssen, 2-16 September 2016. 1. 1. .
  • Show author(s) (2016). Cruise report SI_ARCTIC/Arctic Ecosystem survey R/V Helmer Hanssen, 17 August - 7 September 2015. 14. 14. .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Challenges and opportunities in Norwegian hydrozoan taxonomy: lessons from project HYPNO.
  • Show author(s) (2014). ForBio 2010-2014 - så langt så godt.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Amerikansk lobemanet – skjønnhet eller udyr?
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Lessons learned from NorBOL: Opportunities and challenges building reference libraries of marine, freshwater and terrestrial biotas.
  • Show author(s) (2020). BIOSCAN Norway - Enabling next generation biodiversity research.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Integrative assessment of diversity and distribution of polyps and their medusae in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2019). DNA barcoding of benthic hydrozoans in Norwegian waters.
  • Show author(s) (2017). HYPNO - Hydrozoan Pelagic Diversity in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Morphological and molecular evidence reveal underestimated ctenophore species richness – peeking into the group of unidentified species.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Look and you shall find – jellies and standard zooplankton surveys.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Jellyfish diversity in Norway and its implications.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Jellyfish diversity in Norway and its implications.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Including gelatinous zooplankton in plankton surveys – challenges, suggestions and potential gain.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Biogeography of North Atlantic jellyfish.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Ctenophore diversity in Norway – new acquaintances.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Comparison between introduced and native ctenophores in Nordic waters ‐ feeding rates and survival in low food conditions.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Senescent Cyanea capillata jellyfish may contribute to increased autumnal production: A mesocosm study.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Jellyfish trends at Flødevigen Research Station, Norwegian Skagerrak coast, from 1993 to 2011.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Trophic interactions of gelatinous macrozooplankton in the northern North Sea.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Scyphozoan jellyfish trends during 1992-2010 at Flødevigen, Southern Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Native North Sea jellies praying on the alien Mnemiopsis leidyi.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2016). Toktet er over: Interessante funn klare for analyse. Blogg Forskning.no - Polhavstoktbloggen.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2023). Are we there yet to eliminate the terms larva, metamorphosis, and dissogeny from the ctenophore literature? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2007). Gelatinous zooplankton in western Norwegian fjords - Ecology, systematics and comparisons with adjacent waters.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Seeing Jellies as They're Supposed to Be Seen .
Museum exhibition
  • Show author(s) (2019). The whale hall - The great swarm.
  • Show author(s) (2023). The Missing Piece – the Gain of Including Gelatinous Zooplankton in Arctic Plankton Surveys.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Into the unknown: Integrative assessment of the benthos of Astrid Ridge and Maud Rise, Southern Ocean.
  • Show author(s) (2021). An Integrative analysis on the benthos of Astrid Ridge and Maud Rise, Southern Ocean.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Two centuries of marine biodiversity collections and research.
  • Show author(s) (2016). HYPNO – Hydrozoan pelagic diversity in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2016). HYPNO – Hydrozoan pelagic diversity in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Cydippids rule – Jellies in VPR images from the Trans-Atlantic Euro-Basin cruise.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Cydippids rule – Jellies in VPR images from the Trans-Atlantic Euro-Basin cruise.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Ctenophores – native aliens in Norwegian waters (GooseAlien).
  • Show author(s) (2016). Ctenophores – native aliens in Norwegian waters.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Biogeography and biomass of North Atlantic jellyfish.
  • Show author(s) (2015). HYPNO - Hydrozoan pelagic diversity in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Jellyfish boost pelagic productivity.
  • Show author(s) (2014). A synthesis of the distribution of Mnemiopsis leidyi in European waters.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Norway.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Mnemiopsis vs. Aurelia: The role of gelatinous top predators in the northern Baltic Sea food web.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Nutrient limited bacteria do not respond to cascading effects elicited by a gelatinous top-predator in a Baltic Sea food web.
Popular scientific book
  • Show author(s) (2017). Årbok for Universitetsmuseet i Bergen 2017: Samlinger. Universitetsmuseet i Bergen.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2017). Identification of the polyp stage of three leptomedusa species using DNA barcoding. Revue suisse de zoologie. 167-182.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2014). De ukjente polyppene bestemmer hvor mange maneter vi får fra år til år. Fisken og Havet, Særnummer. 72-74.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Geléplankton i kystsonen – en økologisk og næringsmessig utfordring. Fisken og Havet, Særnummer. 53-55.

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