Kim T. Halvorsen

Research Scientist

Institute of Marine Research
Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Group
Flødevigen Research Station
Nye Flødevigveien 20, 4817 His, NORWAY
Tel. 47 40 01 66 01
Email: kim.halvorsen@imr.no

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Education

Ph.D. (2017) in Marine Biology, University of Oslo (Norway)
M.Sc. (2010) in Sustainable Coastal Development, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
B.Sc. (2008) in Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Areas of expertise and interest

My main interest is how fisheries and other human activities interact with species’ life history traits, behaviour and reproductive biology in an integrated ecological and evolutionary perspective. In this context, most of my previous and current research is conducted on different wrasse species commercially harvested and used as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture. This involves field investigations, otolith analyses and mark-recapture studies in and outside marine protected areas. Moreover, I’m involved in studies of the effects of fishing on sexual selection and sex-ratios in European lobster using genetic parentage assignment. During my masters I studied evolution, biogeography and population genetics of gadids.

Active projects

  • Population dynamics of wild wrasse populations along the Norwegian coast (led by Anne Berit Skiftesvik)

Publications

Cleaner fish escape salmon farms and hybridize with local wrasse populations

Faust, E., K.T. Halvorsen, P. Andersen, H. Knutsen, C. André. 2018. Cleaner fish escape salmon farms and hybridize with local wrasse populations. Royal Society Open Science 5: 171752. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171752
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Harvesting changes mating behavior in European lobster

Sørdalen, T.K., K.T. Halvorsen, H.B. Harrison, C. Ellis, L.A. Vøllestad, H. Knutsen, E. Moland & E. Moland Olsen. 2018. Harvesting changes mating behavior in European lobster. Evolutionary Applications (in press). DOI 10.1111/eva.12611
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Sex- and size-selective harvesting of corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops) cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture.

Halvorsen, K.T., T.K. Sørdalen, L.A. Vøllestad, A.B. Skiftesvik, S.H. Espeland & E.M. Olsen. 2017. Sex- and size-selective harvesting of corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops) cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 660-669.
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Selective harvesting and life history variability of corkwing and goldsinny wrasse in Norway: Implications for management and conservation.

Halvorsen, K.T. 2017. Selective harvesting and life history variability of corkwing and goldsinny wrasse in Norway: Implications for management and conservation. PhD thesis. University of Oslo.
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Impact of harvesting cleaner fish for salmonid aquaculture assessed from replicated coastal marine protected areas.

Halvorsen, K.T., T. Larsen, T. K.Sørdalen, L.A. Vøllestad, H. Knutsen & E.M. Olsen. 2017. Impact of harvesting cleaner fish for salmonid aquaculture assessed from replicated coastal marine protected areas. Marine Biology Research 13: 359-369.
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Male biased sexual size dimorphism in the nest building corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops): implications for a size regulated fishery.

Halvorsen, K.T., T.K. Sørdalen, C.M.F. Durif, H. Knutsen, E.M. Olsen, A.B. Skiftesvik, T.E. Rustand, R.M. Bjelland & L.A. Vøllestad. 2016. Male biased sexual size dimorphism in the nest building corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops): implications for a size regulated fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 2586-2594.
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Mitochondrial DNA differentiation between the antitropical blue whiting species Micromesistius poutassou and Micromesistius australis.

Halvorsen, K.T., E. Árnason, P.J. Smith & J. Mork. 2012. Mitochondrial DNA differentiation between the antitropical blue whiting species Micromesistius poutassou and Micromesistius australis. Journal of Fish Biology 81: 253-269
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Role of marine protected areas and biotic interactions in shaping growth histories of an intermediate predator, the goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris)

Olsen, E., K. Halvorsen, T. Larsen & A. Kuparinen. Role of marine protected areas and biotic interactions in shaping growth histories of an intermediate predator, the goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris). ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Rapid population-level responses in sex ratio, but not in catch rate after protection of egg-bearing lobster (Homarus gammarus)

Sørdalen, T.K., Halvorsen, K.T & Olsen, E.M. et al. Rapid population-level responses in sex ratio, but not in catch rate after protection of egg-bearing lobster (Homarus gammarus) (in prep.).

Maternal effects in European lobster (Homarus gammarus) inside and outside marine reserves

Sørdalen, T.K., Halvorsen, K.T & Olsen, E.M. et al. Maternal effects in European lobster (Homarus gammarus) inside and outside marine reserves (in prep.).

Genetic structure of corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops): Implications for large scale, long distance translocations over genetic barriers.

Faust, E., Halvorsen, K.T., Knutsen, H., André C. Genetic structure of corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops): Implications for large scale, long distance translocations over genetic barriers.

Last updated: March 22, 2018