Bakgrunn og aktiviteter
Geir Johnsen is a professor in marine biology at the Department of Biology (NTNU at Trondhjem biological station, TBS), Prof II at University Centre on Svalbard (UNIS), and is one of the founding partners in a NTNU spin-off company Ecotone using new optical techniques for mapping and monitoring the marine environment. He is a key scientist in the Centre of excellence (CeO) "Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) using enabling technology for marine ecological studies.
He has been at 1 years research stays at University of California at Santa Barbara (1992-93) , Curtin University, Perth, Australia (2010-11) and University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu (2018-19).
Adviser for 48 MSc and 17 PhD students graduated. Currently he advises 7 PhD candidates and 2 post docs. He have published >140 papers in international scientific journals and been a co-editor for the books "Ecosystem Barents Sea" (Tapir Academic Press, 2009), Phytoplankton pigments: Updates on Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and “Life and Light in the Dead of Night” (Springer-Nature, published end of March 2020).
- Marine ecology and biodiversity in temperate, tropical and arctic regions
- Photosynthesis and eco-physiology in phytoplankton, ice algae and macroalgae
- Pigment chemotaxonomy, light harvesting and photo-protective function
- Underwater robotics and sensor development for in situ identification of organisms
- Mapping and monitoring of bio-geo-chemical objects of interest in the marine environment
- Polar night marine ecology
- Photo-biology - Light as a cue of light
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- (2020) Artificial light during the polar night disrupts Arctic fish and zooplankton behavior down to 200 m depth. Communications Biology. vol. 3.
- (2020) Mapping the Historical Shipwreck Figaro in the High Arctic Using Underwater Sensor-Carrying Robots. Remote Sensing. vol. 12 (6).
- (2020) Benthic communities on the Mohn’s Treasure Mound: Implications for management of seabed mining in the Arctic mid-ocean ridge. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 7:490.
- (2020) Advancing Ocean Observation with an AI-driven Mobile Robotic Explorer. Oceanography.
- (2019) Toward adaptive robotic sampling of phytoplankton in the coastal ocean. Science robotics. vol. 4 (27).
- (2019) Physical controls on phytoplankton size structure, photophysiology and suspended particles in a Norwegian biological hotspot. Progress in Oceanography. vol. 175.
- (2019) Trait-based analysis of subpolar North Atlantic phytoplankton and plastidic ciliate communities using automated flow cytometer. Limnology and Oceanography. vol. 64 (4).
- (2019) Photoacclimation state of an Arctic underice phytoplankton bloom. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. vol. 124 (3).
- (2019) Sea surface microlayer and elemental composition in phaeo-, chloro-, and rhodophytes in winter and spring. Journal of Phycology. vol. 55.
- (2019) Shallow-Water Habitat Mapping using Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging from an Unmanned Surface Vehicle: A Pilot Study. Remote Sensing. vol. 11 (6).
- (2018) The advective origin of an under-ice spring bloom in the Arctic Ocean using multiple observational platforms. Polar Biology. vol. 41 (6).
- (2018) Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging Using a Stationary Platform in the Trans-Atlantic Geotraverse Hydrothermal Field. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. vol. 57 (5).
- (2018) First hyperspectral imaging survey of the deep seafloor: High-resolution mapping of manganese nodules. Remote Sensing of Environment. vol. 209.
- (2018) Underwater hyperspectral imaging as an in situ taxonomic tool for deep-sea megafauna. Scientific Reports. vol. 8 (1).
- (2018) Information-driven robotic sampling in the coastal ocean. Journal of Field Robotics (JFR). vol. 35 (7).
- (2018) Diatom biogeography from the Labrador Sea revealed through a trait-based approach. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 5.
- (2018) Algal colonization of young arctic sea ice in spring. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 5.
- (2018) Eco-physiological responses of cold-water soft corals to anthropogenic sedimentation and particle shape. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. vol. 504.
- (2018) Use of an autonomous surface vehicle reveals small-scale diel vertical migrations of zooplankton and susceptibility to light pollution under low solar irradiance. Science Advances. vol. 4 (1).
- (2018) Underwater hyperspectral imaging: a new tool for marine archaeology. Applied Optics. vol. 57 (12).