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Fisheries biology

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Limnology

Management

MNF 115 - Environmental Science

BIO 240 - Fisheries Ecology

BIO 339 - Fisheries models

Academic article
  • 2019. Sequential analysis and design of fixed-precision sampling of lake kariba fishes using taylor?s power law. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 904-917.
  • 2019. Nearshore fish aggregating devices show positive outcomes for sustainable fisheries development in Timor-Leste. Frontiers in Marine Science.
  • 2019. Balanced harvest: concept, policies, evidence, and management implications. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 711-733.
  • 2019. Assessing the exploitation status of main fisheries resources in Ghana’s reservoirs based on reconstructed catches and a length-based bootstrapping stock assessment method. Lake and reservoir management. 415-434.
  • 2018. Water level fluctuations and the ecosystem functioning of lakes. Journal of Great Lakes research. 1154-1163.
  • 2017. 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. 87-100.
  • 2017. Fisheries and water level fluctuations in the world's largest desert lake. Ecohydrology. 1-16.
  • 2017. Fish community dynamics in an inland floodplain system of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. International Journal of Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology. 89-102.
  • 2017. Effects of ambient oxygen and size-selective mortality on maturation and growth in guppies. Conservation Physiology. 1-13.
  • 2016. The Nile perch invasion in Lake Victoria: cause or consequence of the haplochromine decline? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 622-643.
  • 2016. Maximizing fisheries yields while maintaining community structure. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 644-655.
  • 2016. Fisheries, the inverted food pyramid. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 1697-1713.
  • 2016. Balanced harvesting can emerge from fishing decisions by individual fishers in a small-scale fishery. Fish and Fisheries. 212-225.
  • 2016. Balanced exploitation and coexistence of interacting, size-structured, fish species. Fish and Fisheries. 281-302.
  • 2015. Squaring the circle: Reconciling fishing and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries. 160-174.
  • 2014. Sustainable fishing of inland waters. Journal of limnology. 132-148.
  • 2014. Coupled human and natural system dynamics as key to the sustainability of Lake Victoria's ecosystem. Ecology & society.
  • 2013. Angler behaviour and implications for management - catch-and-release among marine angling tourists in Norway. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 137-147.
  • 2012. On balanced exploitation of marine ecosystems: results from dynamic size spectra. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 602-614.
  • 2012. Dynamics of the feeding ecology of selected fish species from the Okavango River delta, Botswana. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria. 271-289.
  • 2011. The tragedy of our legacy: how do global management discourses affect small-scale fisheries in the South? Forum for Development Studies. 267-297.
  • 2011. Selecting indicators to assess the fisheries of Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe: Knowledge base and evaluative capacity. Journal of Great Lakes research. 26-44.
  • 2008. Effect of ambient oxygen on growth and reproduction in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1413-1424.
  • 2006. Hydro-acoustic survey of deep pools in the Mekong River in southern Lao PDR and northern Cambodia. MCR Technical Paper.
  • 2003. The Bangweulu swamps - A balanced small-scale multispecies fishery. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 34-66.
  • 2003. Inshore fisheries and fish population changes in Lake Kariba. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. 67-99.
  • 2002. Monitoring of deep pools in the Mekong River: The potential of hydro-acoustic methods. Mekong Fish Catch and Culture. 3-6.
  • 1998. Participation of local fishermen in scientific fisheries data collection: a case study from the Bangweulu Swamps, Zambia. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 81-92.
  • 1995. On the relationship between hydrology and fisheries in man-made Lake Kariba, cantral Africa. Fisheries Research. 205-226.
  • 1994. I Afrika fanges det sild i ferskvann. Fiskets Gang. 53-56.
  • 1993. Population dynamics and life-history styles of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis Niloticus, in Ferguson's Gulf, Lake Turkana, Kenya. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 25-46.
  • 1992. Growth, mortality, maturity and trophic structure of Lake Kariba. NAGA, the ICLARM Quarterly.
  • 1991. A summary of Lake Turkana: an ever-changing mixed environment. Mitt.Int.Verein.Limnol..
  • 1990. "Ennå vet vi ikke nok, vi må forske mer" Om modellbegrebet i fiskeribiologi. Ariadne - Forum for kritisk samfunnsteori. 46-68.
Report
  • 2015. Balanced harvest in the real world. Scientific, policy and operational issues in an ecosystem approach to fisheries. .
  • 2011. Selective Fishing and Balanced Harvest in Relation to Fisheries and Ecosystem Sustainability. .
  • 2011. A brief review of the Bangweulu fishery complex. .
  • 2009. Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries in developing countries: The cases of the Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo-Gangetic basin reservoirs. .
  • 2009. Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirs. .
  • 2009. Engaging Local Communities in Aquatic Resources Research and Activities: A Technical Manual. .
  • 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. .
  • 2005. Deep pools surveys of the Mekong River 2003-2004. Final report. 14. 14. .
  • 2003. Management,co-management or no management? Major dilemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. 2. Case studies. 426/2. 426/2. .
  • 2003. Management, co-management or no management? Major dilemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. 1. Synthesis report. 426/1. 426/1. .
  • 2000. Fish populations, gill net selectivity, and artisanal fisheries in the Okavango River, Namibia. Recommendations for a sustainable fishery. 10. 10. .
  • 1996. WWF Bangweulul Wetlands Project. Preliminary Report on Assessment of the Bangweulu Swamps Fisheries. June 1996. .
  • 1996. WWF Bangweulu Wetlands Project. Assessment of The Bangweulu Swamps Fisheries. Final Report. December 1996. .
  • 1996. Feasibility and appraisal of fish stock management plan i Okavango. .
  • 1995. Second report from Fish Stock Assessment consultant. WWF-DANIDA Bangweulu Wetlands Project, P.O.Box 72003 Samfya, Zambia. .
  • 1995. Lake Mweru fisheries Programme. Evaluation Mission Report prepared for SNV/NDO Lusaka. SNV-Netherlands Development Organisation, Zambia. .
  • 1993. On the relationship between hydrology and fisheries in Lake Kariba. .
Lecture
  • 2017. Numerical competence and quantitative skills for BSc-students in biology.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2015. Framtidas fiskenæring.
  • 2011. The tragedy of our legacy - The fisheries management discourse - and its effects.
  • 1992. Lake Turkana, an allotrophic equatorial lake.
  • 1992. Changes in species composition and abundance of fish populations in Lake Turkana, Kenya.
Academic lecture
  • 2015. Exploiting the natural productivity of aquatic ecosystems.
  • 2014. The tragedy of our legacy – questioning the paradigms of fisheries science.
  • 2014. The optimal fishing pattern for achieving an ecosystem approach to fisheries.
  • 2014. Small-scale fisheries - importance, vulnerability, and deficient knowledge.
  • 2014. Small-scale fisheries - do we need a change in the management paradigm?
  • 2014. Questioning the legacy of fisheries science.
  • 2014. Maximizing fisheries yields while maintaining ecosystem structure.
  • 2014. Havet - vårt sikre matfat?
  • 2014. Food from Water: Small-scale inland fisheries in Africa: importance and dynamics.
  • 2014. Exploitation patterns in fisheries, a global meta-analysis from 151 Ecopath models.
  • 2014. Dynamic Models of Size Spectra: Insights into Productivity and Exploitation of Fish Communities.
  • 2014. Do unregulated, artisanal fisheries tend towards balanced harvesting?
  • 2014. Could the Nile Perch Invasion in Lake Victoria Have Succeeded without the Preceding Decrease of Its Prey?
  • 2014. Balanced harvesting promotes coexistence of interacting species.
  • 2014. Balanced Harvesting – mere mad med mindre fodaftryk.
  • 2014. A Paradigm Shift For Sustainable, Productive Fisheries: The Need To Move From Selective Fishing To Balanced Harvesting.
  • 2013. Tensions between regulation policy and eco conscious fisheries regulations. The Norwegian case. The case globally.
  • 2013. Small-scale fisheries – how should they be managed?
  • 2013. New approaches to management of small-scale fisheries.
  • 2013. Lake Kariba revisited: an update on fish community developments from 1960 to 2012.
  • 2013. Is catch a function of effort or is effort a function of catch?
  • 2013. Fish, Food and Fluctuations.
  • 2013. Fish and Fisheries of Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia.
  • 2013. Effects of eutrophication on Lake Victoria fisheries.
  • 2013. Catching the right size of fish: are size regulations harmful for small scale fisheries?
  • 2013. Balansert høsting fra økosystemene.
  • 2013. Balanced Harvesting.
  • 2012. When prey becomes predators: eutrophication and the transition of Lake Victoria’s fish community from a cichlid to a Nile perch dominated state.
  • 2012. Size selective mortality in fisheries and Nature.
  • 2012. Selektivt fiske versus økosystembasert forvaltning.
  • 2012. Optimal høstning av havets ressurser.
  • 2012. Open access fisheries in African lakes: Do they need to be managed?
  • 2012. Maximizing fisheries yields while maintaining ecosystem structure.
  • 2012. Management of living aquatic resources and food security: How can Norway contribute?
  • 2012. Kvotesystem og minstemål – trenger vi en ny reguleringsmodell?
  • 2012. Fishing for resilience.
  • 2012. Evaluation of balanced exploitation of marine ecosystems: results from dynamic size spectra.
  • 2012. Diversity, disturbance and succession in the fish community of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, from 1960 to 2001.
  • 2012. Balansert høstning – kan det forene bruk og vern?
  • 2012. Balansert høstning – Bør vi endre våre høstingsstrategier og derved vår forvaltning?
  • 2012. Balanced harvesting: Can it reconcile fisheries and conservation objectives?
  • 2012. Balanced harvesting: Can it reconcile fisheries and conservation objectives, and how can it be done?
  • 2012. Balanced harvest: can it reconcile fisheries and conservation objectives?
  • 2011. The tragedy of our legacy: How do Global Management Discourses Affect Small Scale Fisheries in the South?
  • 2011. The tragedy of our legacy: How do Global Management Discourses Affect Small Scale Fisheries in the South?
  • 2010. Recent theoretical developments on the fishing patterns and management of small-scale fisheries.
  • 2010. Non-selective open access fisheries in African lakes: Are they as bad as we think?
  • 2010. Management and Mis-management of African freshwater fisheries.
  • 2010. Fisheries dynamics in a fluctuating environment: Relating fish characteristics to the hydrological regime of the Okavango Delta.
  • 2009. The tragedy of our legacy: How global management discourses affect rational exploitation of small scale fisheries.
  • 2008. The state, trends and threats of the Lake Victoria Fisheries and Environment.
  • 2008. The small scale perspective: Value, resilience, fishing patterns, and the need for open access.
  • 2008. The origin and effect of mesh size regulations and why they may have to be rethought.
  • 2008. Sustainable harvesting of mixed fisheries, the small scale perspective.
  • 2008. Shifts in taxonomic and trophic patterns of fish communities in African lakes in relation to (human-induced) pressures.
  • 2008. Overfishing in the Pacific? A new simple method of stock assessment on tropical coastal reef fisheries.
  • 2008. Exploitation or eutrophication as threats for fisheries? Disentangling social and ecological drivers of ecosystem change in Lake Victoria, Tanzania (SEDEC).
  • 2008. Exploitation or eutrophication as threats for fisheries?
  • 2007. The state, trends and threats of the Lake Victoria fisheries and environment.
  • 2007. The state, trends and threats of the Lake Victoria fisheries and environment.
  • 2007. Relative lake level changes and fish productivity in African lakes and reservoirs.
  • 2007. Perspectives and dilemmas for small-scale fisheries management in African freshwater fisheries.
  • 2007. Eutrophication threatens the size structure of the Nile perch stocks in Lake Victoria.
  • 2007. Diversity, disturbance, and succession in the fish community of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, from 1960 to 2001.
  • 2006. Marine Protected Areas in relation to fisheries – what are the biological and fish stock implications?
  • 2005. How resilient is Lake Vitoria? State, trends and processes of its fisheries and environment.
  • 2005. Co-management or no management? – Experiences from management on Southern African lakes.
  • 2003. Diversity, Disturbance, and ecological succession of the inshore fish populations in Lake kariba, Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2001.
  • 2002. Fish Stock Assessment in the Okavango delta, Botswana – preliminary results from a length based analysis.
  • 2002. Exploitation and management of the fish resources in the Okavango river, Namibia.
  • 1997. Myths and facts in the Okavango Delta fishery.
  • 1995. Reservoirs in River Basin Development Fishing, flushing and fish behaviour. - A case study from the seasonal Kashm el Girba reservoir in Sudan.
  • 1995. Population dynamics and sustainable yield of Limnothrissa miodon (Kapenta) in Lake Kariba, Africa.
  • 1994. Hydroacoustic stock assessment of Kapenta (Limnothrissa miodon) in Lake Kariba, central Africa.
  • 1993. Fish diversity changes in Lake Kariba.
Editorial
  • 2012. Reconsidering the Consequences of Selective Fisheries. Science. 1045-1047.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2013. Incredible evolution or incredulous application? Ecological Applications. 670-671.
Non-fiction book
  • 2019. Freshwater small pelagic fish and fisheries in the main African great lakes and reservoirs in relation to food security and nutrition. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
  • 2016. Fisheries in the Drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa – “Fish come with the rains”. Building resilience for fisheries-dependent livelihoods to enhance food security and nutrition in the Drylands.
  • 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. WorldFish Center.
Compendium
  • 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. 8.
  • 1995. PASGEAR A data base package for experimental fishery data from passive gears. A short introductory manual.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • 2010. Spatial distribution of Nile perch in Lake Victoria using acoustic methods.
  • 2008. Effect of seasonal variations and mesh size ranges on the estimated length at 50% maturity of fish.
  • 2004. Assessment of Tanzanian prwan fishery resources.
  • 2002. Fish diversity development in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2001.
  • 2000. Preliminary length based stock assessment of the main exploited stocks of the Okavango Delta fishery.
  • 2000. Evaluation of lenght-based stock assessment methods using Silver carp in Eakao Reservoir, Vietnam.
  • 1999. An assessment of the fisheries in Lake Ziway, Ethiopia.
  • 1998. Sekective fishing of Alestes macropthalmus (Alestiidae) using gillnets of small mesh sizes at fish aggregation devices(FADs) in Mweru-Luapula fishery, Northern Zambia.
  • 1998. Effects of weir fishing on commercial fish stocks of the Bangweulu swamps fisheries, Luapula Province, Northern Zambia.
  • 1998. Effect of oxygen on growth, sexual maturity, and reproductive traits in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
  • 1998. Application of hydroacoustics in fish stock assessment of Lake Victoria.
  • 1996. Inshore Fish Population Changes in the Zambian Waters of Lake Kariba from 1980 to 1995.
  • 1995. Assessment of the Tanganyika clupeid, Limnothrissa miodon, in Lake Kariba by hydroacoustics.
  • 1994. The effects of flushing on the fish community in the Khasm el Girba reservoir, Eastern Sudan.
  • 1992. Inshore fish population changes at Lakeside, Kariba, between 1969 - 1991.
Masters thesis
  • 2016. Effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of Guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
  • 2015. Mangrove forest extent and status along the Eritrean Red Sea coast.
  • 2013. Growth of juvenile nile perch in lake victoria derived from otoliths.
  • 2011. Review of the Tanzanian prawn fishery.
  • 2011. Marine Angling Tourism in Norway: The Interactions between Behavior, Management and Catch.
  • 2010. Spatial and temporal relationships between fish abundance and fishing effort in Lake Victoria Tanzania.
  • 2006. Dwindling fish stocks in Lake Malawi and Lake Malombe: Effect of environment or artisanal exploitation?
  • 2006. An evaluation of fish population changes in the Kafue Flats floodplain fishery of Zambia from 1980 to 2005.
  • 2004. Effects of hanging ratio on species composition and catch rates of drift gillnets.
  • 2004. Dynamics of demersal fish assemblages off Angola.
  • 2004. Bycatch in the deep water shrimp fishery off Angola.
  • 2000. Impact of Kapenta (Limnothrissa miodon,) introduction on the fish community in Lake Itezhi-tezhi, Zambia.
Database
  • 2005. Pasgear II.
Popular scientific article
  • 1991. Environmental Variability in the Sahel and its Constraints on Animal Husbandry. Forum for utviklingsstudier. 215-228.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2019. Dynamics of the Seasonal floodplain Fishery of the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
  • 2015. Catch-and-release of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in recreational fisheries.
  • 1994. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. On the ecology and exploitation of fish in fluctating tropical freshwater systems.
Documentary
  • 2013. Fisken krymper.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2019. Strategies Used Throughout the World to Manage Fisheries Discards – Lessons for Implementation of the EU Landing Obligation. 24 pages.
  • 2016. In the Frame: Modifying Photovoice for Improving Understanding of Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture. 15 pages.
  • 2015. The Optimal Fishing Pattern. 920 pages.
  • 2014. Small-scale fisheries - importance, vulnerability, and deficient knowledge. 15 pages.
  • 2008. Are the Lake Victoria fisheries threatened by exploitation or eutrophication? Towards an ecosystem based approach to management. 46 pages.
  • 2007. Inland fisheries and aquaculture. 25 pages.
  • 2007. Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture. 25 pages.
  • 2002. Fish capture devices in industrial and artisanal fisheries and their influence on management. 24 pages.
  • 1997. Diversity, Disturbance and Dubious Dogma. On some difficult concepts in community ecology. 20 pages.
  • 1997. "Ennå vet vi ikke nok, vi må forske mer"- om fiskerikriser og økologiske modeller. 18 pages.
  • 1994. Inshore fish population changes in Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe.
  • 1994. Changes in species composition and abundance of fish populations in Lake Turkana, Kenya.
  • 1993. Trophic interrelationships and community structure at two different periods of Lake Turkana, Kenya - a comparison using the ECOPATH II box model. 8 pages.
  • 1993. A preliminary assessment of the trophic structure of Lake Kariba - a man-made lake, Zimbabwe. 8 pages.
  • 1993. 51 colour plates of marine species off Namibia. -249 pages.
  • 1992. 115 colour plates of commercial fish of Southern Carribean. 1 pages.
  • 1991. Content and organization of institutional support.
Poster
  • 2006. Lake Victoria Nile perch fishery, threatened by exploitation or eutrophication?
  • 2006. Lake Victoria Nile perch fishery, threatened by exploitation or eutrophication?
  • 1990. Relationship between water level and fish production in Lake Turkana, Kenya - based on CPUE data.
Academic literature review
  • 2016. Balanced harvest: Utopia, failure, or a functional strategy? 1616-1622.
  • 2012. Relative lake level fluctuations and their influence on productivity and resilience in tropical lakes and reservoirs. 99-109.
  • 2011. Review of tropical reservoirs and their fisheries: the cases of the Lake Nasser, Lake Volta and Indo-Gangetic basin reservoirs.
Chapter
  • 2014. Status, trends and management of the Lake Victoria Fisheries. 49-62. In:
    • 2014. Inland fisheries evolution and management - Case studies from four continents. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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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’.