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Mari Heggernes Eilertsen

Postdoctoral fellow, deep-sea biology
  • E-mailMari.Eilertsen@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A
    5020 Bergen
    Room 
    2C16
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I work with animals inhabiting deep-sea chemosynthesis-based ecosystems such as hydrothermal vents, cold seeps and organic falls. I am interested in the evolutionary history of these animals, and I use phylogenetic methods to learn more about where they came from, and how they adapted to these unique habitats. I also study genetic connectivity between different geographic areas, and I use molecular tools to support species delimitation and descriptions of new species.

  • Stubseid, Håvard H.; Olsen, Linn Merethe Brekke; Fedøy, Anita-Elin; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes. 2018. KGJ DeepSea - Life in extreme environments .
  • Alvizu, Adriana; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Xavier, Joana R.; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2018. Increased taxon sampling provides new insights into the phylogeny and evolution of the subclass Calcaronea (Porifera, Calcarea). Organisms Diversity & Evolution.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Georgieva, Magdalena N.; Linse, Katrin; Wiklund, Helena; Glover, Adrian G.; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2018. Genetic connectivity from the Arctic to the Antarctic: Sclerolinum contortum and Nicomache lokii (Annelida) are both widespread in reducing environments.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Georgieva, Magdalena N.; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Linse, Katrin; Wiklund, Helena; Glover, Adrian G.; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2018. Genetic connectivity from the Arctic to the Antarctic: Sclerolinum contortum and Nicomache lokii (Annelida) are both widespread in reducing environments. Scientific Reports. 1-12.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes. 2018. Evolutionary history, connectivity and habitat-use of annelids from deep-sea chemosynthesis-based ecosystems, with an emphasis on the Arctic mid-Ocean Ridge and the Nordic Seas.
  • Queirós, José Pedro; Ravara, Ascensao; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Hilário, Ana. 2017. Paramytha ossicola sp. nov. (Polychaeta, Ampharetidae) from mammal bones: reproductive biology and population structure. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography. 349-358.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Alvestad, Tom; Stiller, Josefin; Rouse, Greg W.; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2017. Do ampharetids take sedimented steps between vents and seeps? Phylogeny and habitat-use of Ampharetidae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) in chemosynthesis-based ecosystems.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Alvestad, Tom; Stiller, Josefin; Rouse, Greg W; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2017. Do ampharetids take sedimented steps between vents and seeps? Phylogeny and habitat-use of Ampharetidae (Annelida, Terebelliformia) in chemosynthesis-based ecosystems. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 1-15.
  • Xavier, Joana; Torkildsen, Marte; Tangen, Sigfrid; Cardenas, Paco; Hestetun, Jon Thomassen; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvizu, Adriana; Carvalho, Francisca; Thorkildsen, Solveig; Olsen, Bernt Rydland; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2016. Sponge assemblages of the Schultz seamount - Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvestad, Tom; Rapp, Hans Tore; Kongsrud, Jon Anders. 2016. Phylogeny of Ampharetidae.
  • Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvestad, Tom; Kongshavn, Katrine; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2016. New species of Ampharetidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Arctic Loki Castle vent field. Deep-sea research. Part II, Topical studies in oceanography. 232-245.
  • Xavier, Joana R.; Torkildsen, Marte Mjånes; Tangen, Sigfrid; Cárdenas, Paco A.; Hestetun, Jon Thomassen; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvizu, Adriana; Carvalho, Francisca; Thorkildsen, Solveig; Olsen, Bernt Rydland; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2015. Sponge assemblages of the Schultz seamount – Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. 2015. Speciation in the dark: Diversification and biogeography of the deep-sea gastropod genus Scaphander in the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Biogeography. 843-855.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Kongsrud, Jon Anders; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2015. Evolutionary history of Ampharetinae (Ampharetidae, Annelida) adapted to chemosynthetic ecosystems.
  • Georgieva, Magdalena N.; Wiklund, Helena; Bell, James B.; Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Mills, Rachel A.; Little, Crispin T.S.; Glover, Adrian G. 2015. A chemosynthetic weed: the tubeworm Sclerolinum contortum is a bipolar, cosmopolitan species. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvizu, Adriana; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2014. Taxonomy, phylogeny and phylogeography of Calcaronea from the Nordic Seas.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Alvizu, Adriana; Rapp, Hans Tore. 2014. Phylogeography of Sycon abyssale (Porifera, Calcarea).
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. 2013. Unique digestive system, trophic specialization, and diversification in the deep-sea gastropod genus Scaphander. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 512-525.
  • Eilertsen, Mari Heggernes; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. 2013. Systematic revision of the genus Scaphander (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea) in the Atlantic Ocean, with a molecular phylogenetic hypothesis. 389-429.

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