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Stenseth, Nils Christian

Institutes (2)  Top | Institutes 
  • Marine Biological Station (Universitetets Marinbiologiske stasjon i Drøbak); Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), more
  • Institutional address:
    PO Box 1066 Blindern
    0316 Oslo
  • Joint programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), more
 

Expertise:
Current position: Research Professor of Ecology and Evolution (Oslo) Chair of Ecology and Evolution. a) Professional preparation Cand. mag. 1972, Biology, zoology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry, University of Oslo Dr. philos. 1978 Population biology and ecological modelling. Thesis title: “Theoretical studies on fluctuating populations: an evolutionary approach” University of Oslo, San Diego State University (1972-73), University of Sussex, Brighton (1976) b) Positions held include Since 2007: Founding Chair of Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) – awarded status as Centre of Excellence by the Research Council of Norway from 2007 to 2017. Since 2004: Research Professor of Ecology and Evolution (Oslo) Chair of Ecology and Evolution. Since 2000: Senior/Chief Scientist II, Institute of Marine Research (Flødevigen). 1990-2003: Professor of Zoology at the University of Oslo. 1980-1989: Associate Professor of Population Dynamics at the University of Oslo (from 1985 as full professor). 1979-1982: Associate Professor of Ecology at the University of Lund, Sweden (1980-1982, only part time). 1975-1978: Research Associate at the University of Oslo. 1972-1975: Research Associate in the Norwegian IBP (International Biological Programme). Adjunct scientific positions held include: Since 2003: Founding Chair of EcoClim-NCoE – a Nordic centre for the study of the dynamics of ecological systems under the influence of climatic variation (Univ. of Oslo, Lund and Helsinki). Since 2000: Senior/Chief Scientist II, Institute of Marine Research (Flødevigen). 1990-1992: Founding Director of Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) of the University of Oslo. Awards and membership in closed societies include: Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour (Since 2011). President/VicePresident of the Norwegian Academy of Science and the Letters, DNVA (Since 2009). Named Einstein Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science (2006). Elected foreign fellow of the French Académie des Sciences (Since 2005). Elected fellow of Academia Europaea (Since 2005). Awarded the Research Council of Norway Award for Outstanding Research (2000). Awarded the University of Oslo Award for Outstanding Performance in Science (1996). Elected fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and the Letters, DNVA (Since 1986). Received the Royal Medal Fridtjof Nansen Award for work on Evolutionary Biology (1985).

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