Student supervision:


Master students:


Main supervisor for:


Erling Otterlei, "Temperatur- og tetthetseffekter på vekst, overlevelse og kannibalsime hos torskeyngel (Gadus morhua L.)". 1991-1993

Leif Magne Sunde, "Overlevelse og vekst hos ulike størrelsessorteringer av juvenil piggvar (Scophthalmus maximus L.) ved to temperaturer". 1991-1993

Lars Ystanes, "RNA/DNA-forholdet som vekstindikator hjå larver av haustgytande Nordsjøsild (Clupea harengus L.)". 1991-1993

Hogne Hallaråker "Vekst hos juvenil kveite (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) relatert til temperatur, lysperiode, og fôringsregime". 1991-1994

Kristogu Baduge Suneetha, " Effects of starvation on selected condition measures including RNA:DNA of herring (Clupea harengus) larvae, in relation to temperature and size ". 1995-1996

Hans Høie, "Maternal, paternal and temperature effects on otolith size of young herring (Clupea harengus L.) larvae: an experimental study". 1995-1997

Frances Dealie, "Effects of temperature and feeding conditions on the age of first check and first visible increment formation, somatic and otolith growth of Norwegian spring spawning herring (Clupea harengus L.) larvae". 1997-1999

Turid Solbakken "Effekt av daglengde på dagsonedannelse og otolittvekst hos sild". 1998-2001

Kwanele Booi, "Characterisation and comparison of the diets of anchovy (Engraulis capensis) and sardine (Sardinops sagax) pre-recruits from mixed shoals in the southern Benguela upwelling ecosystem". 1999-2000

Kjersti Eline Larsen, "Are offspring of repeat spawning cod (Gadus morhua L) more viable than offspring of recruit spawners? An experimental study of larvae reared in mesocosms". 2000-2002

Nguyen Khac Bat, “Individual growth patterns and mortality of mitre squid (Loligo chinensis Gray, 1849) in the Tonkin Gulf of Vietnam based on statolith microstructure”. 2001- 2002

Vibeke Lokøy, ”Energiallokering hos torskelarver” 2001- 2003

Lingbo Li, “Otolith growth and back-calculation of previous sizes based on tagged and multi-marked Atlantic cod”. 2005-2006

Oddbjørn Seljeset, “Importance of prey abundance and size spectra for growth and survival in larval cod. 2005-2006

Knut Wiik Vollset, “A comparative study of larval co cohorts exposed to different feeding conditions”. 2005-2006

Bent-Inge Bentsen, “Interactive effects of salinity, temperature and larval growth history on juvenile quality”. 2006-2007

Rommel Hilot Maneja, “Otolith growth and microchemistry patterns in laboratory-reared Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) juveniles in response to ambient temperature and fish size”. 2006- 2007

Pham Viet Anh, “Growth patterns and reproductive biology of anchovy (Encrasicholina heteroloba) in southwestern sea of Vietnam as determined by otolith microstructure analysis”. 2006-2008

Christian Irgens, “Size distributions, growth and settling of Northeast Arctic cod juveniles (Gadus morhua) and the use of otolith shape for age group discrimination”. 2009-2010

Stine Karlson, “Age determination of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) - Size at age and regional growth differences along the coast of Norway”. 2010-2011

Oda Walle Almeland, “Phenotypic differences between herring reared at different salinities“. 2014-

Samina Shirajee, “Historical variation in seasonal timing of capelin spawning based on otolith growth structures- parental and environmental effects”. 2014-


Co-supervisor for:


Albert Imsland "Growth, oxygen consumption and activity of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) reared under different temperatures and photoperiods". 1991-1993

Kjetil Rukan "Tilbakeberegning av vekst hos sildelarver av høstgytende Nordsjøsild (Clupea harengus L.) basert på otolitt mikrostruktur analyse". 1991-1996

Erling Kåre Stenevik "Identifikasjon av larvekomponenter fra to gytefelt for Norsk vårgytende sild (Clupea harengus L.) basert på otolitt mikrostruktur analyse". 1993-1995

Geir Gundersen “Impact of birth-date on early life growth and survival of Muellers pearlsside (Maurolicus muelleri) larvae”. 1995-1997

Magni Hjertenes Flyum, "Modelling optimal depth selection of herring larvae (Clupea harengus L.)". 1999-2002

Tian Tian, “Estimating growth under size-dependent mortality: a numerical analysis of bias”. 2005-2006

Marte Solvang, “Common garden experiments to study Mendelian segregation and potential genotype dependence in survival and growth in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)”. 2006-2007

Ana Sofia Ferreira, “Vertical migration of Norwegian spring-spawning herring (Clupea harengus L.) larvae”. 2009-2010  

Truls Wergeland Hansen, “Genetic ontogeny of pancreatic enzymes in Labrus bergylta larvae and the effect of feed type on enzyme activity and gene regulation”. 2011-2012

Edmund Mujuni, “Growth of juvenile Nile perch in Lake Victoria derived from otoliths”. 2012-2013

Henrik Christiansen (University of Bremen), “Age and growth of the bearded goby (Suffogobius bibarbatus) in the northern Benguela upwelling”. 2012-2013

Gunvar Mikkelsen, “Changes in Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) abundance and distribution under warming conditions in the Barents Sea”. 2013-2014

Piero Lopez Chacon, “Changes in growth under size-selective mortality using otolith microstructure analysis”. 2013-2014

Nishat Anjum,” Atlantic mackerel, opportunist or feeding selectively on herring larvae? -  Comparing herring larvae remains in stomachs of mackerel with those in the environment“.2014-


Dr. scient. students:


Albert K. Imsland, "Growth mechanisms in turbot (Scophthalamus maximus): aspects of environmental and genetical control". 1993-1997 (co-supervisor)

Erling Otterlei, "Temperature- and size-dependent growth of larval and early juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.)". 1995-2000

Katrine Skajaa, "Starvation-induced effects on anti-predator behaviour in larval and juvenile marine fish". 1997-2006 (co-supervisor)

Erling Kåre Stenevik, "Comparative studies on recruitment mechanisms of pilchard (Sardinops sagax) in the southern and northern Benguela region". 1999-2003 (co-supervisor)

Hans Høie, "Stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in fish otoliths as environmental recorders". 2000-2003

Claus Stenberg, "Recruitment processes in West Greenland waters, with special focus on Greenland halibut".  2000-2007

Vidar Wennevik, “The application of genetic profiling and statistical assignment methods in the management of fish populations. 2003- 2006 (co-supervisor)

Agurtzane Urtizberra, “Modelling anchovy larvae survival in the Bay of Biscay”. 2006-2009 (co-supervisor)

Roland Koedijk, “Phenotypic plasticity influenced by diet during early development. A comparative study on Atlantic cod”. 2006-2009 (co-supervisor)

Knut Wiik Vollset, “Selective processes in the early life history of Atlantic cod”. 2007-2010

Kyungmi Jung, “Theoretical and experimental studies of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) egg buoyancy within a metapopulation framework”. 2008-2012 (co-supervisor)  

Christian Irgens, “The use of otoliths to elucidate life history events in fish”. 2011-

Edurne Blanco Rodriguez (University of Balearic Islands), “Growth and survival of larval bluefin tuna”. 2014- (co-supervisor)