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

See Reidun’s profile on ResearchGate

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

Exposure to teflubenzuron negatively impacts exploratory behavior, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus).

Cresci, A, O.B. Samuelsen, C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik, H.I. Browman & A.-L Agnalt. 2018. Exposure to teflubenzuron negatively impacts exploratory behavior, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 160: 216-221.
Read the paper

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: 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3063
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

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. Early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 996-1004.
Read the paper

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.
Read the report

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.R.S. Thompson, S.D. 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 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.
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring,Clupea harengus L., 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 harengus L., are resilient to elevated pCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466: 42-48.
Read the paper

Distribution and habitat preferences of five species of wrasse (family Labridae) in a Norwegian fjord.

Skiftesvik, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & 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.
Read the paper

UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain.

Durif C.M.F., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, J.R. Enoae, A.B. Skiftesvik, R.M. Bjelland, R. Sommaruga & M.T. Arts. 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.
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

Wrasse (Labridae) as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture – The Hardanger fjord as a case study.

Skiftesvik, A.B., G. Blom, A.-L. Agnalt, C. Durif, H.I. Browman, R.M. Bjelland, L.S. Harkestad, E. Farestveit, O.I. Paulsen, M. Fauske, T. Havelin, K. Johnsen & S. Mortensen. 2014. Wrasse (Labridae) as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture – The Hardanger fjord as a case study. Marine Biology Research 10: 289-300.
Read the paper

Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua).

Fukunishi Y., H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, D.M. Fields, A.B. Skiftesvik. 2013. Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua). Marine Biology 160(10): 2591-6.
Read the paper

The swimming kinematics of larval Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, are resilient to elevated seawater pCO2.

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 to elevated seawater pCO2. Marine Biology 160: 1963-1972.
Read the paper

Effects of ocean acidification on growth and development of the planktonic copepod, Calanus finmarchicus.

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, Calanus finmarchicus. Poster presented at the U.S. National Science Foundation’s 2nd U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigator’s Meeting. Washington, D.C., USA, 18-20 September 2013.
View the poster

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.
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

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.
Read the paper

Otolith microstructure of a hatchery reared European hake (Merluccius merluccius).

Morales-Nin, B., R.M. Bjelland & E. Moksness. 2005. Otolith microstructure of a hatchery reared European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Fisheries Research 74: 300-305.
Read the paper

Hake

Skiftesvik, A.B. & R.M. Bjelland. 2004 Hake. In: Culture of Cold-Water Marine Fish (ed. by Moksness, E., E. Kjørsvik, & Y. Olsen.) 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., J. Loekke, L. Simensen & P.G. Kvenseth. 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
Read the book chapter

Last updated: May 26, 2018