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Trine Bekkby

Senior Research Scientist, PhD
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+47 957 51 394
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Research section
Marine biology


Dr. Trine Bekkby has been working as a researcher since 2001, with the position as a senior scientist at the professor level at NIVA since 2011. She has been leading national projects since 2002 and has been principal investigator, WP leader or having leading role in international projects since 2007. Since 2003 she has been responsible for several field campaigns, with 15-30 days at sea each year. She has several supervision, teaching and evaluation tasks at universities.

The main focus is on marine benthic and coastal ecology, variation in space (incl. environmental conditions) and changes in time (incl. effects of climate and human space use changes) - particularly focusing on the biodiversity, structure, function and restoration of blue forests (such as kelp forests, seagrass meadows and seaweed beds). Key qualifications include mapping, monitoring, spatial analyses, GIS and distribution modelling; habitat classification and value assessment - both at local, regional, national and international scale.