Postdoc, PhD
Christian Jørgensen

Curriculum Vitae
Full name: Christian Jørgensen
Birth Date: 23 January 1974
Citizenship: Norwegian
Work address: Department of Biology
University of Bergen
PO Box 7800
N-5020 Bergen
Phone: (+47) 55 58 46 18
Fax: (+47) 55 58 44 50
Web page:


2002 - 2005 PhD in evolutionary fisheries ecology from Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. Thesis title: Fisheries-induced life history evolution in cod. Supervisor: Øyvind Fiksen.
2000 - 2001 Cand. scient. (similar to Masters Degree) in ecophysiology from Department of Zoology, University of Bergen, Norway. Thesis title: Diving development in nursing harbour seal pups. Supervisors: Kit M. Kovacs and Christian Lydersen at the Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, and Ole Brix at Department of Zoology, University of Bergen.
1995 - 2000 Undergraduate studies in Biology (physiology, ecology, anatomy, molecular biology), philosophy, mathematics, and chemistry at the University of Bergen, Norway.
1997 Arctic biology at the University Courses on Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway.


2006 - present Post-doctoral fellow in evolutionary biology at Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway.
2001 - 2002 Study councellor at Department of Zoololgy, University of Bergen, Norway.


Best New Scientist Award at the 2004 ICES Annual Science Conference in Vigo, Spain.
The Peccei scholarship (5 450 ) awarded by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis for the scientific work and report done during their 2003 Young Scientists Summer Program.


Research Grants
Personal post-doctoral research stipend, 36 months. Project title: Life histories for structured populations in fluctuating environments. Funded by the Research Council of Norway, program FRIBIOKO. Total grant: 2 554 000 NOK. Period: 2006-2008.
Research project, funding for 3-year PhD, 3-year PostDoc, technical assistance. Project title: Sustainable harvesting of marine resources. Funded by the Research Council of Norway, prorgam HAVKYST. Co-applicants: Mikko Heino and Øyvind Fiksen. Total grant: 6 344 000 NOK. Period: 2006-2008.


Shahaama A. Sattar. Masters of Science May 2006. Thesis title: Effects of fisheries on energy- and sex-allocation in groupers. Co-supervisor with Øyvind Fiksen.
Loc Baulier. PhD project on fisheries-induced evolution in cod and herring. Main supervisor: Mikko Heino. Co-supervisor with Øyvind Fiksen.
Anders Frugård Opdal. PhD project on evolution of spawning migrations in Northeast Arctic cod. Main supervisor: Øyvind Fiksen. Co-supervisor with Arild Folkvord and Mikko Heino.


Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Fish Science Journal.
Reviewer for Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Oecologia, Fishery Bulletin, ICES Journal of Marine Science, and Ecological Modelling.
Member of the Study Group on Fisheries-Induced Adaptive Change within ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea).



Media Appearances
The popular science radio program Verdt vite on the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK interviewed me 28 November 2007 about a Science paper we had about management of fisheries-induced effects. [ mp3 ]
Interview about my thesis work, 8 November 2005 in Verdt vite, the popular science radio program on the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK. [ mp3 ]
Interviewed about thesis work by Hubro (magazine from the University of Bergen), October 2004. Also presented in the international edition of Hubro and at the national science news online at



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