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Fabian Zimmermann

Phone: 477 71 829

Works with

Contemporary evolution and recent dynamics in Norwegian spring-spawning herring (http://conevolher.imr.no), stock assessment and uncertainty, population dynamics, bioeconomics


Curriculum Vitae


Current position: Postdoctoral position in the NFR project ConEvolHer (http://conevolher.imr.no), Pelagic fish group at the Institute of Marine Research

2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral position in the Evolutionary fisheries ecology group at the university of Bergen

2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral position in the Ecology and models applied to fisheries (EMH) unit at IFREMER Nantes, France

2011: Research position at the University of Bergen, Norway

2011: Research visit at the School of Economics and Finance, UTAS, Australia

2008 – 2011: Research fellow / PhD student at the University of Bergen, Norway

2007 – 2008: Junior Compliance Officer, PostFinance, Bern, Switzerland


2011: PhD in biology at the Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
Thesis: “The value of size – bioeconomic consequences of size-dependent pricing and fishing-induced evolution”

2007: MSc in biology at the Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
Thesis: „Impact of alternative splicing on recent human genome evolution"


Zimmermann, F., and Enberg, K. 2016. Can less be more? Effects of reduced frequency of surveys and stock assessments. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw134

Ricard, D., Zimmermann, F., and Heino, M. accepted. Are negative intra-specific interactions important for recruitment dynamics? A case study of Atlantic fish stocks. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Zimmermann, F., and Jørgensen, C. 2015. Bioeconomic consequences of fishing-induced evolution: a model predicts limited impact on net present value. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72: 612-624.

Zimmermann, F., and Heino, M. 2013. Is size-dependent pricing prevalent in fisheries? The case of Norwegian demersal and pelagic fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil.

Zimmermann, F., Heino, M., and Steinshamn, S. I. 2011. Does size matter? A bioeconomic perspective on optimal harvesting when price is size-dependent. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68: 1651-1659.

Zimmermann, F., Steinshamn, S. I., and Heino, M. 2011. Optimal harvest feedback rule accounting for the fishing-up effect and size-dependent pricing. Natural Resource Modeling, 24: 365-382.