Reidun M. Bjelland

Senior Engineer

Institute of Marine Research
Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Group
Austevoll Research Station
5392 Storebø, NORWAY
Tel. 47 90 07 13 09
Email: reidun.bjelland@imr.no

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Education

Cand.mag. (Aquaculture). Sogn and Fjordane College, 1995
Cand. Scient. (Aquaculture). University of Bergen, 2001

Areas of expertise and interest

Marine fish larvae: new species in aquaculture, behaviour, chemical senses, first feeding.
Macrophotography of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton. To view some examples, click here.

Publications

Regulation of gene expression underpins tolerance of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to increased pCO2.

Bailey, A., P. de Wit, P. Thor, H.I. Browman, R.M. Bjelland, S. Shema, D.M. Fields, J.A. Runge, C. Thompson & H. Hop. 2017. Regulation of gene expression underpins tolerance of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to increased pCO2. Ecology and Evolution 2017;00:1–16. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3063
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Glass eels (Anguilla anguilla) have a magnetic compass linked to the tidal cycle.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2017. Glass eels (Anguilla anguilla) have a magnetic compass linked to the tidal cycle. Science Advances 3: e1602007, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602007.
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The early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2.

Bailey, A., P. Thor, H.I. Browman, D.M. Fields, J.A. Runge, A. Vermont, R. Bjelland, C. Thompson, S. Shema, C.M.F. Durif & H. Hop. 2017. The early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
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End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems.

Runge, J.A., D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. BROWMAN. 2016. End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negativeeffect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically criticalplanktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems.ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 937-950.
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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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Early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2.

Bailey A, Thor P, Browman H, Fields, DM, Runge, J, Vermont A, Bjelland R, Thompson C, Shema S, Durif C, Hop H. (2016). Early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, fsw066.

Spectral sensitivity and contrast potentials for four species of cleaner fish.

Loew, E.R., A.B. Skiftesvik, R. Bjelland, H.I. BROWMAN & C. Durif. 2016. Spectral sensitivity and contrast potentials for four species of cleaner fish. Institute of Marine Research Report No. 39-2016. 12 pp.
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End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems.

Runge JA, Fields DM, Thompson CRS, Shema SD, Bjelland RM, Durif CMF, Skiftesvik AB, Browman HI (2016). End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3): 937-950.
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UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain.

Durif CMF, Fields DM, Browman HI, Shema SD, Enoae JR, Skiftesvik AB, Bjelland RM, Sommaruga R, Arts MT (2015). UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain. Journal of Plankton Research 37 (6), 1120–36.
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Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production.

Fields, D.M., J.A. Runge, C. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. 2015. Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 211-220.
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Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production.

Fields DM, Runge JA, Thompson C, Shema SD, Bjelland RM, Durif CMF, Skiftesvik, AB, Browman HI (2015). Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production. Journal of Plankton Research 37(1) 211–20.
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The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring,Clupea harengusL., are resilient to elevatedpCO2.

Maneja, R.H., A.Y. Frommel, H.I. BROWMAN, A.J. Geffen, A. Folkvord, U. Piatkowski, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & C. Clemmesen. 2015. The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring,Clupea harengusL., are resilient to elevatedpCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466: 42-48.
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Distribution and habitat preferences of five species of wrasse (family Labridae) in a Norwegian fjord.

Skiftesvik, A.B., Durif, C.M.F. Bjelland R.M. & H.I. BROWMAN. 2015. Distribution and habitat preferences of five species of wrasse (family Labridae) in a Norwegian fjord. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 890-899.
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Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity and fecal pellet production.

Fields, D. M., Runge, J. A., Thompson, C., Shema, S. D., Bjelland, R. M., Durif, C. M. F., Skiftesvik, AB & Browman, H. I. (2015). Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity and fecal pellet production. Journal of Plankton Research, 37(1), 211-220.
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Wrasse (Labridae) as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture – The Hardanger fjord as a case study.

Skiftesvik, A.B., Blom, G., Agnalt, A.-L., Durif, C., BROWMAN, H.I., Bjelland, R.M., Harkestad, L,S., Farestveit, E., Paulsen , O.I., Fauske, M., Havelin, T., Johnsen, K., Mortensen, S. 2014. Wrasse (Labridae) as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture – The Hardanger fjord as a case study. Marine Biology Research 10: 289-300.
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Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua).

Fukunishi Y, Browman HI, Durif CMF, Bjelland RM, Shema SD, Fields DM, Skiftesvik AB (2013). Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua). Marine Biology, 160(10), 2591-6.
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The swimming kinematics of larval Atlantic cod,Gadus morhua, are resilient toelevated seawaterpCO2.

Maneja, R.H., A.Y. Frommel, H.I. BROWMAN,C. Clemmesen, A.J. Geffen, A. Folkvord, U. Piatkowski, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2013. The swimming kinematics of larval Atlantic cod,Gadus morhua, are resilient toelevated seawaterpCO2. Marine Biology 160: 1963-1972.
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Effects of ocean acidification on growth and development of the planktonic copepod,Calanusfinmarchicus.

Runge, J.A., C.Thompson, R.M. Bjelland, H.I. BROWMAN, C.M.F. Durif, D.M. Fields, S. Shema & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2013.Effects of ocean acidification on growth and development of the planktonic copepod,Calanusfinmarchicus. Poster presented at the U.S. National Science Foundation’s 2ndU.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigator’s Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA, 18-20 September 2013.
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Delousing of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) by cultured vs. wild ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta).

Skiftesvik, A.B., R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, I.S. Johansen and H.I. BROWMAN. 2013. Delousing of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) by cultured vs. wild ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). Aquaculture 402-403: 113-118.
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The effect of UV radiation on the susceptibility of Atlantic cod larvae to predation.

Fukunishi, Y., H.I. BROWMAN, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2012.The effect of UV radiation on the susceptibility of Atlantic cod larvae to predation. PLoS ONE 7(4) e35554.
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Grazing rates ofCalanus finmarchicuson diatoms cultured under different levels of ultraviolet radiation.

Fields,D.M., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. 2011. Grazing rates of Calanus finmarchicus on diatoms cultured under different levels of ultraviolet radiation. PLoS ONE6(10) e26333.
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Grazing Rates of Calanus finmarchicus on Thalassiosira weissflogii Cultured under Different Levels of Ultraviolet Radiation.

Fields,D.M., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. BROWMAN. 2011. Grazing rates of Calanus finmarchicus on Thalassiosira weissflogii cultured under different levels of ultraviolet radiation.PLoS ONE 6(19) e26333.
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Larval development in European hake (Merluccius merluccius L.) reared in a semi-intensive culture system.

Bjelland, R.M. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK 2006. Larval development in European hake (Merluccius merluccius L.) reared in a semi-intensive culture system. Aquaculture Research 37: 1117-1129.
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Otolith microstructure of a hatchery reared European hake (Merluccius merluccius).

Morales-Nin, B., Bjelland, R.M., & Moksness, E. (2005) Otolith microstructure of a hatchery reared European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Fisheries Research 74, 300-305
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Hake. In: Culture of Cold-Water Marine Fish

Skiftesvik, A.B. & Bjelland, R.M. (2004) Hake. In: Culture of Cold-Water Marine Fish (ed. by Moksness, E., Kjørsvik, E., & Olsen, Y.), Blackwell Publishing, pp. 451-454

European hake,Merluccius merluccius(L.1758), a new candidate for aquaculture?

Bjelland, R. (2001). European hake,Merluccius merluccius(L.1758), a new candidate for aquaculture? Rearing techniques, larval development and startfeeding. Hovedfagsoppgave, Institutt for Fiskeri og Marinbiologi, UiB, 77s.

Successful survival of wrasse through winter in submersible netcages in a fjord in western Norway.

Bjelland, R; Loekke, J; Simensen, L; Kvenseth, PG. (1996). Successful survival of wrasse through winter in submersible netcages in a fjord in western Norway. WRASSE: BIOLOGY AND USE IN AQUACULTURE, FISHING NEWS BOOKS, OXFORD (UK), pp. 265-271
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Vital rates of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by temperature.

Runge, J.A., D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik, M. Arts, A. Mount, V. Chan & H.I. Browman. Vital rates of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by temperature.

Ontogeny of orientation in Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

Paris, C.B., H.I. Browman, A.B. Skiftesvik, S. Shema, M. Foretich, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & C.J. O’Brien. Ontogeny of orientation in Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

Effect of petrochemicals on swimming and orientation of Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

Paris, C.B., H.I. Browman, A.B. Skiftesvik, S. Shema, M. Foretich, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & C.J. O’Brien & S. Meier. Effect of petrochemicals on swimming and orientation of Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

The structural integrity of the exoskeleton of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, is unaffected by high CO2.or temperature.

Mount, A., V. Chan, J.A: Runge, D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. The structural integrity of the exoskeleton of an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems, Calanus finmarchicus, is unaffected by high CO2.or temperature.

Retinal spectral sensitivity and the effect of artificial lighting on the delousing efficiency of wrasse in sea cages.

Skiftesvik, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, E.R. Loew & H.I. Browman. Retinal spectral sensitivity and the effect of artificial lighting on the delousing efficiency of wrasse in sea cages.

Species distribution and habitat of wrasse along the Norwegian coast.

Skiftesvik, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Species distribution and habitat of wrasse along the Norwegian coast.

Effect of fishing pressure on age, growth and species composition of wrasse along the Norwegian coast, 1990-present day.

Skiftesvik, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Effect of fishing pressure on age, growth and species composition of wrasse along the Norwegian coast, 1990-present day.

Behaviour and interactions between different species of cleanerfish in salmon aquaculture net pens.

Skiftesvik, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Behaviour and interactions between different species of cleanerfish in salmon aquaculture net pens.

Interaction between temperature and pH on growth and respiration of the planktonic copepod, Calanus finmarchicus. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Runge, J.A., David Fields, Cameron Thompson, Caroline Durif, Steven Shema, Reidun Bjelland, Anne-Berit Skiftesvik and Howard I. Browman. Interaction between temperature and pH on growth and respiration of the planktonic copepod, Calanus finmarchicus. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

The effects of an anti-sea lice chemotherapeutant, hydrogen peroxide, on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp. Environmental Science and Technology.

Escobar, R.H., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & C.M.F. Durif. The effects of an anti-sea lice chemotherapeutant, hydrogen peroxide, on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp. Environmental Science and Technology.

Population estimates for several species of wrasse in Norway using mark-recapture techniques.

Durif, C.M.F., A.B. Skiftesvik, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Population estimates for several species of wrasse in Norway using mark-recapture techniques.

The magnetic compass of glass eel (Anguilla anguilla) is entrained to and modulated by the tidal cycle.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. BROWMAN. The magnetic compass of glass eel (Anguilla anguilla) is entrained to and modulated by the tidal cycle.

Orientation of European glass eels (Anguilla Anguilla) arriving at the Norwegian coast.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. Orientation of European glass eels (Anguilla Anguilla) arriving at the Norwegian coast.

Magnetic orientation in juvenile lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. BROWMAN. Magnetic orientation in juvenile lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus.

Behavioural responses of larval cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) to odours.

Bjelland, R.M., Skiftesvik, A.B. & H.I. Browman. Behavioural responses of larval cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) to odours.

Comparison of behaviour, growth and gut enzyme activity in the early life stages of cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.).

Bjelland, R.M., Opstad, O., Skiftesvik, A.B. & H.I. Browman. Comparison of behaviour, growth and gut enzyme activity in the early life stages of cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.).

The proteome of Calanus finmarchicus is unaffected by elevated pCO2.

Dineshram, R., V. Thiyagarajan, D.M. Fields, J.A. Runge, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. BROWMAN. The proteome of Calanus finmarchicus is unaffected by elevated pCO2.

Learning in juvenile European lobster, Homarus gammarus., is negatively affected by exposure to hydrogen peroxide.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik, A.-L. Agnalt, O. Samuelsen & H.I. Browman. Learning in juvenile European lobster, Homarus gammarus., is negatively affected by exposure to hydrogen peroxide.

Magnetic orientation in juvenile European lobster, Homarus gammarus.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik, A.-L. Agnalt & H.I. BROWMAN. Magnetic orientation in juvenile European lobster, Homarus gammarus.

Glass eels (Anguilla anguilla) orientation is correlated with the position of the moon, even when they cannot see it.

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. Glass eels (Anguilla anguilla) orientation is correlated with the position of the moon, even when they cannot see it.

The effects of an anti-sea lice chemotherapeutant, hydrogen peroxide, on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp.

Escobar, R.H., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & C.M.F. Durif. The effects of an anti-sea lice chemotherapeutant, hydrogen peroxide, on mortality, escape response and oxygen consumption of Calanus spp. Environmental Science and Technology (in preparation).

Last updated: July 18, 2017