EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

University of Bergen

University of Bergen

Short name: UIB
Contact name: Tanya Tsagaraki
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Partner Description

The University of Bergen (UIB) is a young, modern university with approximately 15,000 students and 3,600 faculty and staff. Located at the coast and close to important fishing and aquaculture industry, the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) is one of the biggest research units within aquaculture and marine biology in Norway. With >150 academic staff organized across 17 research groups, BIO currently participates in 10 EU- funded projects, as well as several Norwegian Centres of Excellence.

Role and Commitment of key person(s)

Tatiana M. Tsagaraki (f, PhD 2013, Researcher in marine microbiology, ISI: 25 publications cited >300, h-index 10) is a researcher in the Marine Microbiology group. Her research focuses on plankton community interactions and she has a background in ecological modelling. Tsagaraki was the early career scientist in Partner 6 (HCMR) during MESOAQUA and has been actively involved in organising mesocosm experiments since then.

Project role AQUACOSM: Leader WP3: NA2: Transnational network of best practices, harmonization and international training, Task leader WP3.1 and WP3.4,Task Co-Leader WP3.2; Contributor to WP2, WP9 and Co-Leader WP6: TA1: Provision of trans-national access to all AQUACOSM facilities, Task Leader WP6.2: Provision of TA to UIB: UIB Mesocosm Centre; Contributor to all WPs.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Co-Leader WP9: Transnational Access. Co-leader task 8.4, Contributor: WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP8

Jorun K. Egge (f, Professor in marine biology, ISI: 44 publications cited >2500, h-index 24) is an experimental phytoplankton ecologist with > 20 years of experience in leading international mesocosm experiments, where effects of biological, chemical or physical factors on the planktonic community have been investigated.

Project role AQUACOSM: Egge will be involved in WP6-Transnational access.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Lead Task 9.6, Contributor WP3, WP5, WP6, WP8.

Gunnar Bratbak (m, Professor in microbiology, ISI: >90 articles, cited >7600 times, h- index 42) is currently conducting research on the structure and function of Arctic marine microbial food web. Bratbak has been the principle/co-investigator on a number of research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway and the EU where mesocosm experiments and field campaigns have been an important activity.

Project role AQUACOSM: Co-leader WP9: JRA3: Lasting Science Integration.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor: WP7, WP8.

Selina Våge (f, PhD 2014 marine biology) is a post-doc in the Marine Microbiology group. Her research focuses on modeling of microbial interactions, both on the level of plankton-functional types and on the level of species and strains within the bacterial community.

Project role AQUACOSM: Våge will be involved in WP3: NA2: Transnational network of best practices,harmonization and international training.

All key staff is employed by the beneficiary.

Address

University of Bergen
5007 Bergen
Norway