Lene Buhl-Mortensen

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Arbeider med

  • Biogeography of the amphipod-fauna in Norwegian waters
  • Regulating factors of the diversity of bottom-fauna of fjords
  • The response of bottom fauna diversity to hypoxia in fjord-basins
  • Long-time effects of pollution and eutrophication on bottom fauna
  • Implications of the precautionary principle for marine science
  • Taxonomy of amphipods, cirripeds and copepods
  • Distribution and ecology of deep-sea corals and associated fauna
  • Mapping bottom fauna for management
  • Effects of fisheries on bottom environment and fauna
  • Area based marine management

Publications

In total 115 publications: 56 in international peer reviewed journals (20 published last 5 years) and 59 in domestic journals, books and reports (18 published last 5 years).

International journals

2011-2015

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Dolan, M.F.J., Dannheim, J., Bellec, V., & Holte, B. 2012. Habitat complexity and bottom fauna composition at different scales on the continental shelf and slope of northern Norway. Hydrobiologia, 685:191-219.

Bøe, R., Bellec, V.K., Rise, L., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Chand, S., Thorsnes,T. 2012. Dewatering and gas escape features in slide deposits on the continental rise off Vesterålen-Troms, North Norway, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 38:95-103

Katsanevakis, S., Weber, A., Pipitone, C., Leopold, M., Cronin, M., Scheidat, M., Doyle, T.K., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., D'Anna, G., de Boois, I., Dalpadado, P., Damalas, D., Fiorentino, F., Garofalo, G., Giacalone, V. M., Hawley, K. L., Issaris, Y., Jansen, J., Knight, C.M., Knittweis, L., Kröncke, I., Mirto, S., Muxika, I., Reiss, H., Skjoldal, H-R., Vöge, S. 2012. Monitoring marine populations and communities: review of methods and tools dealing with imperfect detectability, Aquatic Biology, 16:31-52.

Spremberg, U., Hoeg, J. T., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Yusa, Y. 2012. Cypris settlement and formation of dwarf males in the androdioecious barnacle Scalpellum scalpellum: field samples and laboratory settlement experiments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 422-423: 39-47.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Høeg J. T. 2013. Reproductive strategy of two deep sea scalpellid barnacles (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Thoracica) associated with decapods and pycnogonids and first description of a penis in the dwarf males. Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 13:545-557.

Steltzenmüller V. Breen P., Stamford T.,Thomsen F., Badalamenti F., Borja A., Buhl-Mortensen L., Carlstom J., D’Anna G., Dankers N., Degraer D., Dujin M., Fiorentino F., Galparsoro I., Giakoumi S., Gristina M., Johnson K., Jones P.J.S, Katsanevakis S., Knittweism L., Kyriazi Z., Pipitone C., Piwowarczyk J., Rabaut M., Sørensen T.K., van Dalfsen J., Vassilopoulou V., Vega Fernández T., Vincx M., Voge S., Weber A., Wijkmark, Jak R., Qiu W., Hofstede R. 2013. Monitoring and evaluating of spatially managed areas: A generic framework for implementation of ecosystem based marine management and its application, Marine Pollution Bulletin 37: 149-164.

Buhl-Mortensen P., Buhl-Mortensen L. 2014. Diverse and vulnerable deep-water biotopes in the Hardangerfjord. Marine Biology Research, 10,3: 253-267.

Stelzenmüller, V. Vega Fernández, T., Cronin, K., Röckmann, C., Pantazi, M., Vanaverbeke, J., Stamford, T., Hostens, K8, Pecceu, E., Degraer, S. , Buhl-Mortensen, L., Carlström, J., Galparsoro, I., Johnson, K, Piwowarczyk, J.,  Vassilopoulou, V., Jak, R. , Pace, M.L. and van Hoof, L. 2014 Assessing uncertainty associated to the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas, Marine Policy, 51: 151-162.

Birchenough, S. N.R., Reiss, H., Degraer, S., Mieszkowska,N., Borja,A, Buhl-Mortensen,L. Braeckman,U., Craeymeersch,J., De Mesel,I., Kerckhof,F., Kröncke,I., Parra,S., Rabaut,M., Schröder,A., Van Colen,C.,Van Hoey,G., Vincx,M.,Wätjen, K. 2015. Climate change and marine benthos: a review of existing research and future directions in the North Atlantic. WIREs Clim Change, doi: 10.1002/wcc.330

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Dolan, M., Gonzales Mirelis, G. 2015. Habitat mapping as a tool for conservation and sustainable use of marine resources: some perspectives from the MAREANO programme, Norway. J. Sea Res., 100:46-61.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P. Dolan, M.F.J., Holte, B. 2015. The MAREANO programme – a full coverage mapping of the Norwegian off-shore benthic environment and fauna. J. Marine Biology Research, 11 (1): 4-17.

Buhl-Mortensen L, Neat F, Koen-Alonso M, Hvingel C, Holte B. 2015. Fishing impacts on benthic ecosystems: an introduction to the 2014 ICES symposium special issue. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73 (Supplement 1): 1-4.

Buhl-Mortensen L, Ellingsen KE, Buhl-Mortensen P, Skaar KL, Gonzalez-Mirelis G. 2015. Trawling disturbance on megabenthos and sediment in the Barents Sea: chronic effects on density, diversity, and composition. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73 (Supplement 1): 98-114.

Buhl-Mortensen, L, Olafsdottir SH, Buhl-Mortensen, P, Burgos, JM, Ragnarsson, SA. 2015. Distribution of nine cold-water coral species (Scleractinia and Gorgonacea) in the cold temperate North Atlantic in light of bathymetry and hydrography. Hydrobiologia, 759:39-61.

Buhl-Mortensen, L, Tandberg AH. S, Buhl-Mortensen P., Gates AR. 2015. Behaviour and habitat of Neohela monstrosa (Boeck, 1861) (Amphipoda, Corophiida) in Norwegian Sea deep water, Journal of Natural History, DOI:10.1080/00222933.2015.1062152.

Clippele L. H. De, Buhl-Mortensen P, Buhl-Mortensen L. Fauna associated with cold water gorgonians and sea pens. 2015. Continental Shelf Research,105:67-78.

Olsen, E., Holen, S., Hoel, A.H., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Røttingen, I. 2015.  How Integrated Ocean governance in the Barents Sea was created by a drive for increased oil production. Marine Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.12.005.

Reiss H, Birchenough S, Borja A, Buhl-Mortensen L, Craeymeersch J, Dannheim J, Darr A, Galparsoro I, Gogina M, Neumann H, Populus J, Rengstorf AM, Valle M, van Hoey G, Zettler ML, Degraer S. 2015. Benthos distribution modelling and its relevance for marine ecosystem management. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72(2): 297–315. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu107

Rijnsdorp, A.D., Bastardie, F. Bolam, S.G., Buhl-Mortensen L., Eigaard O.R., Hamon K.G., Hiddink J.G. Hintzen N.T., Ivanovic A., Kenny A., Laffargue P., Nielsen R.N., O’Neill F.G., Piet G.J., Polet H., Sala A. , Smith C. , van Denderen, P.D. , van Kooten T., Zengin M.A., 2015. Towards a framework for the quantitative assessment of trawling impacts on the sea bed and benthic ecosystem. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 73 (Supplement 1): 127-138

Ringvold H, Hassel A, Bamber R, Buhl-Mortensen L. 2015. Distribution of Sea Spiders (Pycnogonida, Arthropoda) off northern Norway, collected by MAREANO. Marine Biology Research 11(1): 62-75

2006-2010

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Høeg J. T. 2006. Reproduction and larval development in three scalpellid barnacles ( Scalpellum scalpellum (Linnaeus, 1767), Ornatoscalpellum stroemii (M. Sars 1859) and Arcoscalpellum michelottianum (Seguenza 1876), Crustacea: Cirripedia: Thoracica): Implications for reproduction and dispersal in the deep-sea. Marine Biology 149: 829-844.

Mortensen, P.B., Buhl-Mortensen, L. and Gordon Jr., D.C.  2006. Distribution of deep-water corals in Atlantic Canada. Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa, 1832-1848.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Mortensen, P. B., Armsworthy, S. & Jackson, D. L. 2007. Field observations of Flabellum spp. and laboratory study the behavior and respiration Flabellum alabastrum . Bulletin of Marine Science 81(3): 543–552.

Mortensen, P.B., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Gebruk, A.V., Krylova, E.M. 2007. Occurrence of deep-water corals on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge based on MAR-ECO data. Deep Sea Research II, 55: 142-152.

Bellec, V., Wilson, M., Bøe, R., Rise, L., Thorsnes, T., Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Buhl-Mortensen, P. 2008. Bottom currents interpreted from iceberg plough marks revealed by multibeam data at Tromsøflaket, Barents Sea Marine Geology, Marine Geology 249 (3): 257-270

Chand, S., Rise, L., Bellec, V., Dolan, M., Bøe, R., Thorsnes, T., Buhl-Mortensen, P. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2008. Survey Indicates Active Venting System Offshore Northern Norway. EOS: 261-262.

Bellec, V.K., Dolan, M.F.J., Bøe, R., Thorsnes,T., Rise, L. Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Buhl-Mortensen, P. 2009. Sediment distribution and seabed processes in the Troms II area - offshore North Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 2009 Vol. 89, Nr. 1 & 2, side 29-40.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Aure, J. & Oug, O. 2009. The response of hyperbenthos and infauna to hypoxia in fjords along the Skagerrak: Estimating loss of biodiversity due to eutrophication. Ch. 7 in: Dahl, E., Moksness, E., Støtterup, J. (eds) Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publ., UK. 79-96.

Buhl-Mortensen, P., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Dolan, M., Dannheim, J. & Kröger, K. 2009. Megafaunal diversity associated with marine landscapes of northern Norway: a preliminary assessment. Norwegian Journal of Geology, Vol. 89, Nr. 1 & 2, side 163-171.

Buhl-Mortensen, P., Dolan, M. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2009. Prediction of benthic biotopes on a Norwegian offshore bank using a combination of multivariate analysis and GIS classification.  ICES journal of Marine Science, 66: 2026-2032.

Bøe, R., Bellec, K.V., Dolan M.F.J., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Buhl-Mortensen, L. Slagstad, D. & Rise, L. 2009. Giant sandwaves in the Hola glacial trough off Vesterålen, North Norway, Marine Geology, 267: 36–54.

Dolan, M.F.J., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Thorsnes, T, Buhl-Mortensen, L., Bellec, V.K. & Bøe, R. 2009. Developing seabed nature-type maps offshore Norway: initial results from the MAREANO programme. Norwegian Journal of Geology, Vol. 89, Nr. 1 & 2, side 17-28.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Vanreusel, A., Gooday, A.J., Levin, L.A., Priede, I.G., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Gheerardyn, H., King, N.J., Raes, M. 2010. Biological structures as a source of habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity on the deep ocean margins. Marine Ecology, 31(1): 21-50.

Hoey, G.V., Borja, A., Birchenough, S., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Degraer, S., Fleischer, D., Kerckhof, F., Magni, P., Muxika, I., Reiss, H., Schröder, A., Zettler M. 2010. The use of benthic indicators in Europe: From the Water Framework Directive to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60 (12): 2187-2196.

2001-2005

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Toresen, R. 2001. Fisheries management in a sea of uncertainty: the role and responsibility of scientists in attaining a precautionary approach. Journal of Sustainable Development, 4(3): 245-264.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Mortensen, P. B. 2004. Crustacean fauna associated with the deep-water corals Paragorgia arborea and Primnoa resedaeformis. Journal of Natural History 38:1233-1247.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Mortensen, P.B. 2004, Symbiosis in deep-water corals. Symbiosis 37:33-61.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Newman, W.A. 2004. A new pedunculate barnacle (Cirripedia: Heteralepadidae) from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological society of Washington 117: 385–397.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Mortensen, P.B. 2004. Gorgonophilus canadensis n. gen., n. sp. (Copepoda: Lamippidae), a gall forming endoparasite in the octocoral Paragorgia arborea (L., 1758) from the Northwest Atlantic. Symbiosis 37:33-62.

Mortensen, P.B. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2004. Distribution of deep-water gorgonian corals in relation to benthic habitat features in the Northeast Channel (Atlantic Canada). Marine Biology 144:1223–1238.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Mortensen, P.B. 2005. Distribution and diversity of species Associated with Deep-sea gorgonian corals off Atlantic Canada. pp 849-879. In: Freiwald A, Roberts JM (eds). Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Myhr, A. & Welin, S. 2005. Carbon sequestration, the precautionary approach and the responsibility of scientists. Water Science & Technology 52: 205-212.

Mortensen, P.B., Buhl- Mortensen, L., Gordon Jr, D.C., Fader, G.B., McKeown D.M. & Fenton, D.G. 2005. Evidence of fisheries damage to deep-water gorgonians in the Northeast Channel, Nova Scotia. In: Thomas, J. & Barnes, P. (eds) Proceeding from the Symposium on the Effects of Fishing Activities on Benthic Habitats: Linking Geology, Biology, Socioeconomics and Management. American Fisheries Society Symposium, November 12-14, 2002, Florida, USA.

Mortensen, P.B. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2005. Coral habitats in The Gully, a submarine canyon off Atlantic Canada. pp 247-277, in Freiwald A, Roberts JM (eds). Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Mortensen, P.B. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2005. Morphology and growth in the deep-water gorgonians Paragorgia arborea and Primnoa resedaeformis. Marine Biology 147:775-788.

1996-2000

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1996. Amphipod fauna along an offshore-fjord gradient. Journal of Natural History 30:23-49.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1996. Type-II statistical errors in environmental science and the precautionary principle. Marine Pollution Bulletin 32:528-531.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1997. Type II statistical errors in environmental science and the Precautionary Principle. A case study in marine biology. Studies in Bioethics and Research Ethics 2:205-210.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Welin, S. 1998. The ethics of doing policy relevant science: the precautionary principle and the significance of non-significant results. Science and Engineering Ethics 4:401-412.

Klitgaard-Kristensen, D. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1999. Benthic foraminifera along an offshore-fjord gradient: a comparison with amphipods and molluscs. Journal of Natural History 33:317-350.

Miskov-Nodland, K., Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Høisæter, T. 1999. Has there been a fauna change in the Skagerrak? : a comparison of the present amphipod fauna with observations from 1933/37. Sarsia 84:137-155.

1986-95

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Høisæter, T. 1993. Mollusc fauna along an offshore-fjord gradient. Marine Ecology Progress Series 97: 209-224.

Buhl-Jensen, L. & Fosså, J. H. 1991. Hyperbenthic crustacean fauna of the Gullmarfjord area (western Sweden): species richness, seasonal variation and long-term changes. Marine Biology 109: 245-258.

Buhl-Jensen, L. 1986. The benthic amphipod fauna of the west-Norwegian continental shelf compared with the fauna of five adjacent fjords. Sarsia 71: 193-208.

Fosså, J. H., Larsson, J. & Buhl-Jensen, L. 1988. A pneumatic, bottom activated, opening and closing device for epibenthic sledges. Sarsia, 73: 299-302.

Reports, books and domestic journals

2011-2015

Buhl-Mortensen, L. and others. 2011. ICES. Report of the Benthos Ecology Working Group (BEWG), 2–6 May 2011, Fort Pierce, USA. ICES CM 2011/SSGEF:10. 59 pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Bøe, R., Dolan, M.F.J., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Thorsnes, T., Elvenes, S. & Hodnesdal, H. 2012. Banks, troughs and canyons on the continental margin off Lofoten, Vesterålen, and Troms, Norway, Ch. 51. pp 703-715, in Harris, P. & Baker, E. (eds.) Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHab Atlas of seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats".  Elsevier Insights E-Book. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385140-6.00051-7

Buhl-Mortensen L, Olsen E, Røttingen I, Buhl-Mortensen P, Hoel AH, Lid Ringheim S, Grøsvik BE, Nygaard Holen S, Gonzalez-Mirelis G, Skulstad EM. 2012. Application of the MESMA Framework. Case Study: The Barents Sea. MESMA report, 138 pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Røttingen I. 2013. Fiskerieffekter på bunn og bunndyr – slik kan skadene begrenses. Fisken og Havet, særnr. 1–2013 side 63-66.

Buhl-Mortensen L, Aglen A, Breen M, Buhl-Mortensen P, Ervik A, Husa V, Løkkeborg S, Røttingen I, Stockhausen HH. 2013. Effekter av fiskeri og havbruk på bunn og bunnfauna: Oppfølging og forslag til nye forvaltningstiltak, Fisken og Havet 2, 69 sider

Buhl-Mortensen L, Aglen A, Breen M, Buhl-Mortensen P, Ervik A, Husa V, Løkkeborg S, Røttingen I, Stockhausen HH. 2013. Impacts of fisheries and aquaculture on sediments and benthic fauna: suggestions for new management approaches, Fisken og Havet 2, 69pp

Buhl-Mortensen, P. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2013. Korallrev langs kysten – en truet naturtype. Pp 81-83 in Bakketeig I.E., Gjøsæter H., Hauge M., Loeng H., Sunnset B.H. & Toft K.Ø. (eds.) 2013. Havforskningsrapporten 2013. Fisken og havet, særnr. 1–2013.

Sundby S, Fossum P, Sandvik A, Vikebø FB, Aglen A, Buhl-Mortensen L, Folkvord A, Bakkeplass K, Buhl-Mortensen P, Johannessen M, Jørgensen MJ, Kristiansen T,. Landa CS, Myksvoll MS Nash R.2013. Status og videreutvikling av kunnskapsgrunnlaget for mengde, fordeling og transport av kommersielle fiskearter fra gytende fisk til egg, larver, yngel og ungfisk i nordnorske sokkelområder med vekt på Lofoten og Vesterålen. Fisken og Havet No 3, 186pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Holte, B., Gonzalez-Mirelis, G. 2015. The deep-sea off Lofoten, Vesterålen and Troms: Bottom habitats and fauna. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp 71-79.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T. 2015.  The Norwegian sea floor. Skipnes press, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), 192 pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Holte, B. 2015. Bunndyr varsler om miljøforandringer.  Ottar 304: 24-29.

Buhl-Mortensen, P. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2015. Environmental threats - pollution and physical impacts: Effect of fisheries. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp 150-155.

Buhl-Mortensen, P., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Dolan, M. 2015. Mid-Norwegian continental shelf and slope: Bottom habitats and fauna. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp108-115.

Buhl-Mortensen, P., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Holte, B., Dolan, M., Dannheim, J., Kröger, K. 2015. Benthic fauna - the shelf off Lofoten - Vesterålen - Troms. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based Management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp 52-59.

Bøe, R., Bellec, V.K., Thorsnes, T., Picard, K., Dolan, M., Rise, L., Elvenes, S., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Holte, B., Dannheim, J., Kröger, K., 2015. Tromsøflaket, Eggakanten and the areas off Finnmark. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based Management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp 23-41.

Degré, E., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Thorsnes, T., Hodnesdal, H. 2015. Practical use of new knowledge. I: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7) pp 177-183.

Gonzalez-Mirelis, G., Holte, B., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Buhl-Mortensen, L., 2015. Barents Sea and coast of Finnmark: The bottom fauna. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7), pp 26-135.

Holte, B., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Tandberg, A.H.S., Hassel, A., Dolan, M., Dannheim, J., Kröger, K. 2015.The bottom fauna from Lofoten to Finnmark: Fauna collected using beamtrawl, sled and grab. In: The Norwegian sea floor: new knowledge from MAREANO for ecosystem-based management, (ISBN 978-82-690163-0-7) pp 81-91.

2006-2010

Buhl-Mortensen, L. Aure, J. Alve, E., Oug, E. & Husum K. 2006. Effects of hypoxia on fjordfauna: The bottomfauna and environment in fjords on the Skagerrak coast [in Norwegian]. Fisken og Havet 3:108 p.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Robberstad, Y. 2006. Norway’s seabed goes online! ICES CIEM Newsletter no. 43 June 2006.
Buhl-Mortensen, L. and others. 2006. Report of the Working Group on Benthos Ecology, 15 May 2006, Heraklion, Crete, ICES CM 2006/MHC:09

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2006. MAREANO cruise 2006612 in the Barents Sea mai-juni 2006: Cruise report from habitat mapping on Tromsøflaket and in Lopphavet [in Norwegian], Toktrapport/ Havforskningsinstituttet ISSN 1503-6294 no. 6.

Mortensen, P.B., L. Buhl-Mortensen, L., Gass, S. E.,  Gordon Jr., D. C.,  Kenchington, E.L.R.,  Bourbonnais, C.  & MacIsaac, K.G. 2006. Deep-water corals in Atlantic Canada:  A summary of ESRF-funded research (2001-2003).  - ESRF report 143.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2007. The MAREANO exploration of the seabed. Polar Research in Tromsø s. 6-7

Buhl-Mortensen L. 2007. Kartlegging av bunnforhold og biomangfold i MAREANO. side 146-150 i Havets ressurser og miljø 2007. - Fisken og havet, særnummer 1–2007.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., og Buhl-Mortensen, P. 2008. MAREANO kartlegger havbunnen. HI nytt no4 2008.

Buhl-Mortensen P. og Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2008. Kartlegging av bunnmiljø og biomangfold i MAREANO. side 148-154 i Havets ressurser og miljø 2008. - Fisken og havet, særnummer 1–2008.

Thorsnes, T., Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Skyseth, T. 2008. Integrert kartlegging av havbunnen og økosystemer i Arktis – MAREANO-programmet. Gråsteinen 12: 113-123

Buhl-Mortensen L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Dannheim, J. & Kröger, K. 2009. MAREANO- Havlandskap og naturtyper utenfor Vesterålen og Lofoten. side 150-153 i Havets ressurser og miljø 2009. - Fisken og havet, særnummer 1–2009.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. og P. Buhl-Mortensen 2009. Kapittel 4.3. Kartlegging av bunnmiljø og biomangfold i MAREANO. Fisken og havet, særnummer 1–2009, side 148-153.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. & P. Buhl-Mortensen 2009. Mareanotokt 2008104 og 2008114 - Samlet toktrapport fra bunnkartlegging i Troms II og Nordland VII. -  Toktrapport/Havforskningsinstituttet/ISSN 1503-6294/Nr. 4 – 2009.

Bergman, M.J.N., Birchenough, S.N.R., Borja Á., Boyd,S.E., Brown C.J. Buhl-Mortensen, L. Callaway, R., Connor D.W., Cooper, K.M. Davieas, J. De Boois, I., Gilkinson K.D. Gordon Jr.D.C., Hillewaert, H., Kautski, H. Kluyver, M.De., Kröncke I., Limpenny, D. S., Meadows, W.J., Parra,S., Pennington, S.E., Rachor, E., Rees, H.L. Reiss, H., Rumohr, H. Schratzberger, M., Smith, S., Tunberg, B.G., Van Dalfsen J.A., Ware, S., Watling, L. (2009). Guidelines for the study of the epibenthos of subtidal environments. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences No. 42. 88 pp.

Buhl-Mortensen,L., Buhl-Mortensen,P., Holte,B., Dannheim,J., Kröger,K., Dolan, M. & Picard, K., 2010. Dyreliv på havbunnen-Tromsøflaket og Eggakanten, Ch.4.2 pp 36-45, in

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T(eds). Til bunns i Barentshavet, Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

Buhl-Mortensen,L., Buhl-Mortensen,P. & Holte,B., 2010. Dyphavet utenfor Lofoten-
Vesterålen-Troms- Naturtyper og dyreliv, Ch. 6.2 pp 68-75, in Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T (eds). Til bunns i Barentshavet, Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2010. Kapittel 4. Det skjulte landskap: i P2 akademiets serie, bind XLIII, side 42-52.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T. 2010. Til bunns i Barentshavet. Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English), 128 pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T. 2010. MAREANO – ny kunnskap om havområdene, Ch. 2. pp 11-15, in Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T (eds).  Til bunns i Barentshavet, Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

Buhl-Mortensen,P. & Buhl-Mortensen,L., Holte,B., Dannheim,J., Kröger,K., 2010,
Dyreliv på havbunnen - Sokkelen utenfor Lofoten-Vesterålen-Troms, Ch. 5.2 pp 54-61, in

Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T. (eds). Til bunns i Barentshavet,  Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

Buhl-Mortensen, P. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2010. Fiskeripåvirkning, Ch. 8.2 pp 88-93, in: Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T (eds). Til bunns i Barentshavet, Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

Degré, E., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Thorsnes, T. & Hodnesdal, H. 2010. Praktisk anvendelse av ny kunnskap, Ch. 11. pp 115-121, in Buhl-Mortensen, L., Hodnesdal, H. & Torsnes, T (eds). Til bunns i Barentshavet, Skipnes press, (executiv summery in English).

2001-2005

Buhl-Mortensen, L. and others. 2004. Report of the Working Group on Benthos Ecology, 19 – 22 April 2004, San Sebastian, Spain, ICES CM 2004/E:09, 102 p.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. and others. 2004. Report of the Study Group to Review Ecological Quality Objectives for Eutrophication 17–19 May 2004 ICES, Copenhagen ICES Advisory Committee on Ecosystems ICES CM 2004/ACE:04, 60 p.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. and others. 2005. Report of the Working Group on Benthos Ecology. 19–22 April 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark, ICES CM 2005/E:07.

Alvsvåg J., Aure, J., Dahl, E., Gjøsæter, J. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2005. Implementing the EU water framework directive [in Norwegian]. Fisken og havet, special issue no. 2: 34-36.

Buhl-Mortensen, L & Aure, J. 2005. Effects of hypoxia on fjordfauna [in Norwegian]. Fisken og havet, special issue no. 2: 48-51.

Mortensen, P.B., Fosså, J.H., Alvsvåg, J., & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2005. Important bottom habitats in the Norwegian Sea [in Norwegian]. Fisken og havet, Special issue 1 – 2005: 122-124.

1996-2000

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1996. The precautionary principle – A threat to scientific objectivity? [in Norwegian]. Naturen 1:14-20.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1997. Is large-scale cultivation of the marine production system ecologically and ethically sound? [in Norwegian]. VANN 2:154-162.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1997. Is it possible to make testable models of the earth as a whole? [in Norwegian], in: Naturvitere Filosoferer (eds. Strand, R. & Bristow, G.A.). Megaloceros press, Bergen, p113-121.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1997. Is scientific objectivity affected by the precautionary principle?, in: Naturvitere Filosoferer (eds. Strand, R. & Bristow, G.A.). Megaloceros press, Bergen, p328-336.

Vader, W., Brattegard, T., Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Larsen, K. M. 1997. Order Amphipoda, suborder Gammaridea (phylum Crustacea) - gammaridean amphipods, in: Distribution of marine, benthic macro-organisms in Norway (eds. Brattegard, T. & Holthe, T.), Directorate of nature management report no. 1997-1: 191-213.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1998. Science to the benefit of whom? : About the vision of fertilizing the sea [in Swedish]. VEST vol. 11 no ¾, p97-106.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1999. The scientist’s responsibility in attaining a precautionary approach in fisheries management. Human Ecology Report Series 1: 21pp.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 2000. Distribution of the bottom fauna in Danish waters [in Danish]: a preliminary analysis, in: Mapping bottom fauna and its role for fluxes of organic matter in Danish coastal and adjacent waters (eds. Josefson, A. & Hansen, J.), Internal Report from the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, 30 pp.

1984-94

Buhl-Jensen, L. 1984. Distribution of benthic amphipods (Crustacean) on the Norwegian continental shelf (60o15’- 67o50’ N) and in five adjacent fjords. Cand. Scient. thesis, University of Bergen, Norway.

Buhl-Jensen, L. & Klovning, J. S. 1989. Our fjords [in Norwegian]. Natur og Miljø special topic vol 4. 4pp.

Sjøtun, K. & Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1991. Monitoring the marine environment [in Norwegian]. Naturen 2:26-33.

Buhl-Mortensen, L. 1994. Are fjord-basins habitat islands? Dr. Scient. thesis, University of Bergen, Norway.

Kristoffersen, J. B., Buhl-Mortensen, L. & Larsen, K. M. 1994. Marine soft-bottom the largest habitat of the world [in Norwegian]. Naturen 5:206-214.

Curriculum Vitae

Lene Buhl-Mortensen

Citizenship: Danish
Born: 20 June 1956, Esbjerg, Denmark
Civil status: Married with Pål Buhl-Mortensen, have two children: Isak Buhl-Mortensen (born 22.06.1991) and Alf Buhl-Mortensen (born 15.04.1999). Maiden name: Buhl-Jensen.
First language: Norwegian
Second language: English
Current position: Senior scientist at Institute of Marine Research, Research Group Benthic Habitats, Bergen, Norway.

Education

Ph.D. (Dr. Scient.) degree at the Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen, Norway; 1994. Major field of study – marine biology; minor field of study – marine zoology.
Thesis – Are fjord-basins habitat islands?
Advisor – Tore Høisæter, Associated Professor

Master of Science (Cand. Scient.) degree at the Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen, Norway; 1984. Major field of study – marine biology; minor field of study – zoology
Thesis – Distribution of benthic amphipods (Crustacea) on the Norwegian continental shelf (60o15’- 67o50’ N) and in five adjacent fjords.
Advisor – Torleiv Brattegard, Associated Professor

Master of Science (special arbete) degree at the Department of Zoology University of Gothenburg, Sweden; 1980. Major field of study – zoology; minor field of study - zoological physiology
Thesis – The effects of cadmium on the enzymesystem cytochrome p-450 in Salmo trutta [in Swedish].
Advisor – Tiu Hansson, Associated Professor

Bachelor of Science (Fil. Cand.) degree at the Department of Zoology, Gothenburg University, Sweden; 1980. Major field of study – biology

Major Projects and Activities

1981-1984: Biogeography of the amphipod-fauna in Norwegian waters
• Investigation of the distribution of the amphipod-fauna on the Norwegian continental shelf and in 5 adjacent fjords. Sampling with epibenthic sledge, taxonomic identification, and multivariate analysis of the relationship between abiotic factors and fauna patterns (species distribution and diversity). Participation on a cruise on the Norwegian continental shelf.

1985-1999: Regulating factors of the diversity of bottom-fauna of fjords
• One-year research fellowship at Kristineberg Marinbiological Station, Sweden, financed by a grant from the Nordic Council of Marine Biology. Investigation of changes in the hyperbenthic fauna during one year in the Gullmarfjord relating fauna patterns to bottom-water exchanges and historical observations.
• Four years research fellowship at Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, Norway, financed by the University of Bergen. Detailed investigation of sediment quality, amphipod- and mollusc-fauna along a transect from offshore to inner parts of a fjord system. Cruise leader on several cruises in Scandinavian waters.
• Comparison of macrofauna patterns with meiofauna (foraminifera) along a transect from offshore to inner parts of a fjord system. Investigating the relation between the dispersal ability and diversity patterns for amphipods, mollusks and foraminiferans.

1989-2001 Long-time effects of pollution and eutrophication on bottom fauna
• 1989 investigation of the amphipod-fauna in the deep parts of Skagerrak. A comparison of diversity and fauna-patterns with observations from the 1930s using rarefaction- and multivariateanalysis.
• 2001 post doctor fellowship at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark, financed by the Nordic Academy of Science. Analysing data from the database MADS to investigate effects of near bottom oxygen concentrations on crustacean fauna and to identify general distribution-patterns in soft-bottom communities in Danish waters.

1994-1998: Implications of the precautionary principle for marine science
• Research fellow at Center for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities, Bergen University, financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). Study on the ethics of science with focus on the relation between environmental policy and methods used in marine environmental science.
• Participant on several courses in moral philosophy and research ethics.
• Writing essays in moral philosophy.

1994-2009: Taxonomy of amphipods, cirripeds and copepods
• Participant on in the research programs BIOICE and BIOFAR investigating the bottom fauna in Icelandic and Faeroe waters. Identification of amphipods from Icelandic and Faeroe waters.
• Participating at several amphipod-workshops
• Involved in the international DELTA project. Main task is to develop a web based interactive identification key for the world’s crustaceans. Professor J. Lowry at the Australian Museum Sidney guides this work.
• Arranging a course on amphipod taxonomy at Natural History Museum of Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2003.
• Describing new species of cirripeds and copepods.

2001-2003: Distribution and ecology of deep-sea corals and associated fauna
• Research Biologist on the ERSF coral project investigating the distribution and ecology of corals and associated fauna on the Nova Scotia continental shelf and slope.
• Description of two new species associated with deep-sea corals (Gorgonophilus canadensis n. gen., n. sp. and Heteralepas cantelli n.sp.).

2003-2011: The response of benthos to hypoxia in fjord-basins .
• Research Biologist at Institute of Marine Research leading a NFR-project investigating the 'hyperbenthos', macro infauna, and foraminiferans, together with environmental factors, of 11 sill-basins that are part of the unique monitoring program. Because the historical levels of oxygen in the bottom water at these localities differs a comparison of the bottom fauna will produce detailed information on responses to hypoxia.
• 2004-2007: Norwegian coordinator of the EU-project SPICOSA (Science and Policy Integration for Coastal Systems Assessment ), an integrated project under sixth framework programme.
• 2007-2011: Involved as expert in SPICOSA on topics related to benthos hypoxia response in fjords

2006-: Mapping biodiversity in the Barents Sea .
• Research Biologist at Institute of Marine Research leading the sampling program of marine benthos for the Norwegian research program MAREANO.
• Head of the MAREANO program 2007-2009.
• To be able to manage marine biodiversity and mans activities (fisheries, aquaculture etc.) mapping of the sea bottom (topography, sediment, pollutants and fauna) was started in 2005. The Norwegian government finances the MAREANO program to map prioritized areas in the Barents Sea. In parallel a database and web-portal is developed to make available information from the Barents Sea accessible to the public and managers.
• 2009-2013: Coordinator of the Barents Sea case study in the EU-project MESMA (Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas), a project under seventh framework programme.

2012-: Effects of fisheries on bottom environment and fauna
• Leading a group at Institute of Marine Research assessing effects of bottom trawling.
• Coordinating IMRs involvement in the EU-project “BENTHIS” that study effects of bottom trawling on the bottom environment and fauna.

Employment

Research fellow, Krisineberg Marine Station, Sweden 1984-1985 .

Teacher in aquaculture at the School of Fisheries in Austevoll, Norway 1985-1988 .

Research fellow, Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, Bergen, Norway, 1988-1994 . Investigation of soft-bottom fauna in fjords.

Research scientist, Center for the Study of the Science and Humanities, Bergen, 1994-1998 . Investigating the effects of methodology on results in marine science and its implications for a precautionary management.

Visiting fellow at Center of Research Ethics, Gothenburg, Sweden. 1998-1999.
Developing a course in research ethics and investigating scientist’s view on and definition of the term sustainability.

Visiting fellow at the Danish National Environmental Research Institute, Roskilde, Denmark. 2000-2001 . Investigation of the distribution patterns of the bottom fauna in Danish waters with focus on responses to hypoxia.

Research biologist, at Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2001- 2003 . Investigating the distribution and ecology of corals and associated fauna on the Nova Scotia continental shelf and slope.

Research biologist at Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway (IMR) 2003- :

2003-2005: Leading the project “The response of hyperbenthos, infauna, and foraminifera to hypoxia in fjord-basins:Searching for indicator organisms and controlling enving the marine benthos mapping project for the Norwegian research prograironmental factors” supported the Norwegian Research Counsel.

2006-2010: Leading the MAREANO IMR activity.

2007-2010: Head of the MAREANO program and leading the executive group.

2011- : Principle scientist in the MAREANO IMR activity.

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