Torkel Larsen

Engineer

Institute of Marine Research
Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Group
Flødevigen Research Station
Nye Flødevigveien 20
4817 His, NORWAY
Tel. +47 90 91 05 15
Email: torkel.larsen@hi.no

Education

M.Sc. (2010) in Biology, University of Oslo
B.Sc. (2008) in Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Areas of expertise and interest

I am a marine ecologist working mostly on wrasse. I’m interested in the population dynamics of wild stocks and have studied this using field investigations, mark-recapture studies and age reading (otoliths and scales).

Active projects

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

Publications

Magnetic fields generated by the DC cables of offshore wind farms have no effect on spatial preference or swimming behavior of lesser sandeel larvae (Ammodytes marinus)

Cresci, A., P. Perrichon, C.M.F. Durif, E. Sørhus, E. Johnsen, R. Bjelland, T. Larsen, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2022. Magnetic fields generated by the DC cables of offshore wind farms have no effect on spatial preference or swimming behavior of lesser sandeel larvae (Ammodytes marinus). Marine Environmental Research. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2022.105609.
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Goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris) have a sex-dependent magnetic compass for maintaining site fidelity

Cresci, A., T. Larsen, K.T. Halvorsen, C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, H.I. Browman & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2022. Goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris) have a sex-dependent magnetic compass for maintaining site fidelity. Fisheries Oceanography 31: 164–171. doi: 10.1111/fog.12569.
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Movement patterns of temperate wrasses (Labridae) within a small marine protected area

Halvorsen, K.T., T. Larsen, H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, N. Aasen, L.A. Vøllestad, A. Cresci, T.K. Sørdalen, R. Bjelland & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2021. Movement patterns of temperate wrasses (Labridae) within a small marine protected area. Journal of Fish Biology. 99: 1513-1518. doi: 10.1111/jfb.14825.
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Mind the depth: The vertical dimension of a small-scale fishery shapes selection on species, size and sex in wrasses

Halvorsen, K.T., T. Knutsen Sørdalen, T. Larsen, H.I. Browman, T. Rafoss, J. Albretson & A.B. Skiftesvik. 2020. Mind the depth: The vertical dimension of a small-scale fishery shapes selection on species, size and sex in wrasses. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 12: 404–422, doi: 10.1002/mcf2.10131.
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Kunnskapsinnhenting Leppefisk – biologi og fiskeri 2013-2018

Skiftesvik, A.B., K. Halvorsen & T. Larsen. 2019. Kunnskapsinnhenting Leppefisk – biologi og fiskeri 2013-2018. Rapport fra Havforskningen 2019-18. ISSN:1893-4536
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Potential for managing life history diversity in a commercially exploited intermediate predator, the goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris)

Olsen, E., K. Halvorsen, T. Larsen & A. Kuparinen. 2019. Potential for managing life history diversity in a commercially exploited intermediate predator, the goldsinny wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris). ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy183
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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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Last updated: April 6, 2022