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Georg Skaret

Phone: 951 61 038

Works with

Behavioural ecology of pelagic marine organisms with main focus on herring and Antarctic krill
Applied hydroacoustics
Acoustical properties of Antarctic krill and their influence on abundance estimation
Ecosystem simulation (EwE-approach)

Curriculum Vitae


2007 PHD degree from the University of Bergen, Norway.
2002 Cand scient .(Equivalent to Master) degree in Fisheries Biology, University of Bergen, Norway.


Research positions

2008-          Post. doc. on the Antarctic Krill and Ecosystem Studies (AKES) –project at the Institute of Marine Research, group Observation Methodology.
2006-2007 Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen
2003-2006 PhD-candidate, University of Bergen and Institute of Marine Research
2005           Research stay (8 months) at Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2003           Research assistant, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen
1999           Research assistant (6 months), Laboratoire d`Eco-physiologie des invertébrés, Montpellier, France.


Approximately 220 days at sea on different research cruises in Norwegian and Antarctic waters during the period 2000-2009.

Fisheries advisory and assessment

CCAMLR working groups on Statistics, Assessment and Modeling (WG-SAM), Ecosystem Monitoring and Management (WG-EMM) and subgroup on Acoustic Surveying and Analysis Methods (SG-ASAM) in 2008 and 2009.


2009 Johannessen, A., Nøttestad, L., Fernö, A., Langård, L., and Skaret, G. 2009. Two components of Northeast Atlantic herring within the same school during spawning: support for the existence of a metapopulation? – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 1740–1748.
2009 Megrey, B.A., Hare, J., Stockhausen, W., Dommasnes, A., Gjøsæter, H., Overholtz, W., Gaichas, S., Skaret, G., Falk-Petersen, J., Link, J.S., Friedland, K. 2009. A cross-ecosystem comparison of spatial and temporal patterns of covariation in the recruitment of functionally analogous fish stocks. Progress in Oceanography 81: 63-92.
2009 Link, J.S., Stockhausen, W., Skaret, G., Overholtz, W., Megrey, B.A., Gjøsæter, H., Gaichas, S.,Dommasnes, A., Falk-Petersen, J., Kane, J., Mueter, F., Friedland, K., Hare, J. 2009. A comparison of biological trends from four marine ecosystems: synchronies, differences, and commonalities. Progress in Oceanography 81: 29-46.
2009 Gaichas, S., Skaret, G., Falk-Petersen, J., Link, J.S., Overholtz, W., Megrey, B.A., Gjøsæter, H., Stockhausen, W., Dommasnes, A., Friedland, K., Aydin, K. 2009. A comparison of community and trophic structure in five marine ecosystems based on energy budgets and system metrics. Progress in Oceanography 81: 47-62.
2008 Vabø, R., and G. Skaret. 2008. Emerging school structures and collective dynamics in spawning herring: A simulation study. Ecological Modelling 214:125-140.
2008 Johnsen, E., and G. Skaret. 2008. Adaptive mass formations in fish shoals founded in conflicting motivation. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 358:295-300.
2007 Skaret, G. Collective behaviour of herring during spawning. PhD-degree, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway.
2006 Skaret, G., A. Slotte, N. O. Handegard, B. E. Axelsen, and R. Jørgensen. 2006. Pre-spawning herring in a protected area showed only moderate reaction to a surveying vessel. Fisheries Research 78:359-367.
2005 Skaret, G., B. E. Axelsen, L. Nøttestad, A. Fernö, and A. Johannessen. 2005. The behaviour of spawning herring in relation to a survey vessel. ICES Journal of Marine Science 62:1061-1064.
2004 Vabø, R., G. Huse, A. Fernö, T. Jørgensen, S. Løkkeborg, and G. Skaret. 2004. Simulating search behaviour of fish towards bait. ICES Journal of Marine Science 61:1224-1232.
2003 Skaret, G., L. Nøttestad, A. Fernö, A. Johannessen, and B. E. Axelsen. 2003. Spawning of herring: day or night, today or tomorrow? Aquatic Living Resources 16:299-306.
2002 Skaret, G., B. E. Axelsen, L. Nøttestad, A. Fernö, and A. Johannessen. 2002. Herring as cannibals. Journal of Fish Biology 61:1050-1052.
2000 Spanings-Pierrot, C., D. Soyez, F. Van Herp, M. Gompel, G. Skaret, E. Grousset, and G. Charmantier. 2000. Involvement of crustacean hyperglycemic hormone in the control of gill ion transport in the crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 119:340-350.