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: 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 74: 996-1004.
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Early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2.

Bailey A., P. Thor, H. Browman, D.M. Fields, J. Runge, A. Vermont, R. Bjelland, C. Thompson, S. Shema, C. Durif & H. Hop. 2016. Early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 996-1004.

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 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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 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., R.M. Bjelland & E. Moksness. 2005. Otolith microstructure of a hatchery reared European hake (Merluccius merluccius). Fisheries Research 74: 300-305.
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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
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Vital rates of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by temperature.

Thompson, C. J.A. Runge, D.M. Fields, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik, M. Arts, A. Mount, V. Chan & H.I. Browman. Vital rates of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, are unaffected by high CO2 but are affected by 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

Runge, J.A., David Fields, Cameron Thompson, Caroline M.F. 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.

Ontogeny of swimming and orientation in Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ and in the laboratory

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

Effect of exposure to petrochemicals on swimming and orientation of Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ and in the laboratory

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

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 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 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.

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.

Teflubenzuron impacts exploratory behaviour, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus).

Cresci, A, O. Samuelsen, C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik, H.I. Browman & A.-L Agnalt. Teflubenzuron impacts exploratory behaviour, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus).

Last updated: August 31, 2017