Dr. Gudrun Marteinsdóttir is a professor of Fishery Sciences at University of Iceland. She has coordinated many international and national research projects on structure, reproduction and dynamics of cod and other commercially important species (see f.ex. METACOD). Her most recent focus has been on life history evolution and local adaptation of cod populations and phenotypically distinct behavioral types. CV


Dr. Pamela is a post-doc at the University of Iceland and University of Washington who currently studies how fishermen use regulations surrounding the individual tradable quota system in Iceland to balance multi-species catch with their quota portfolios. She also has a background in ecology and evolutionary biology of marine and freshwater fishes.


Dr. Bruce McAdam is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Iceland
producing computer models relating to the Icelandic cod stock. After qualifying with a PhD in computer science, he worked for two years as a computer science lecturer before completing a masters degree in ecology with a project on birds and windfarms. Before moving to Iceland he then worked on the EU UNCOVER project about managing fish stocks to promote


Dr. Heidi Pardoe is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Iceland. Her research investigates the drivers of the observed life history, behavioural and genetic variation in the Icelandic cod stock, and tries to understand the importance of that complexity for the persistence and sustainable management of this commercial fish stock. Heidi's research utilises statistical, life history and ecological models, and is a continuation of her PhD studies, which she completed in 2009 at the University of Iceland. CV


Dr. Gunnar Stefánsson is a professor in statstics and the director of the Statistical Center at University of Iceland. He has coordinated many international and national projects on statistical modeling of marine ecosystems (see f.ex. GADGET). CV


Dr Jörundur Svavarsson is a Professor of Marine Sciences at University of Iceland. He has coordinated many international and national projects on ecology and taxonomy of marine invertebrates. CV

Dr.Marianne Helene Rasmussen is the director of the Húsavík Research Center at University of Iceland. The focus of this center is to conduct research on marine mammals. She started her studies on white-beaked dolphins in Iceland for her Master project and continued to do her Ph.D. about the acoustic communication in white-beaked dolphins. After finishing her PhD she has been involved in research
projects about humpback whales, blue whales and killer whales.


Dr. Kai Logemann is a research scientist at the university of Iceland. After graduating in physical oceanography at the University of Hamburg, Germany, he worked in several European research projects as a hydrodynamic modeller of the Nordic Seas/Arctic Ocean system. He obtained a PhD for his work on model development, simulation and analysis of deep sea thermodynamics. After moving to Iceland, he further developed his adaptive grid computer ocean model which meanwhile produces multi-decadal, high-resolution simulations of the hydrodynamics around Iceland.


Visiting Lecturers


Dr. Steven Campana is a Senior Scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, where he has worked for the past 25 years. There he directs an active research program on the population dynamics of sharks and other fishes. He currently heads both the Canadian Shark Research Laboratory and the Otolith Research Laboratory, and leads several multinational projects on age determination, stock discrimination and the overall status and health of shark populations.


Dr. Timothy Grabowski, a former research scientist at the University of Iceland, is now Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and Assistant Unit Leader - Fisheries at the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit with the U.S. Geological Survey. His research focuses on the behavioral and physiological ecology of fishes with an emphasis on the conservation and management of threatened and endangered species.CV

Dr. Ed Trippel is a Research Scientist at the St. Andrews Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.His long-term interest lies in fish reproduction with the aim of incorporating its elements into improved fisheries management advice in order to assist in rebuilding depleted marine fishery resources of the North Atlantic. His extensive research in the area of stock recruitment theory includes characterizing properties of egg and sperm quality, mating behaviour and understanding the relative roles of maternal and paternal factors and water temperature in shaping early life history fitness traits.


Prof. Fred W. Allendorf is a Regents Professor at the University of Montana and a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His primary research interests are conservation and population genetics. He has published over 200 articles on the population genetics and conservation of fish, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates, and plants.


Dr. David Conover is Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, USA. His research interests involve the ecology and evolutionary biology of fishes and fisheries science. David and his team seek to understand the adaptive significance of reproductive, behavioral, physiological, or life history traits in fishes and to extend this knowledge to fundamental problems in resource management.


Dr. Olav Sigurd Kjesbu is principal scientist at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. His main scientific interests are fish reproductive biology, recruitment studies and related live-fish experiments. He has been the head of several research groups, project and programs. Recently he was the co-ordinator for RASER. The IMR Applied Fish Reproductive Biology Laboratory is considered to be among the most modern ones in the world within its field using advanced histological/stereological techniques and automated image analysis. CV



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