Blog posts by Trine Bekkby

A praise to the volunteer spirit in research

Many of the unexpected (and thereby fun) results from a research project come from the strong volunteer spirit among researchers. I could have complained about inadequate funding of independent research. I am sure I could have filled an entire blog with such a ... Read more

Trine Bekkby

Trine Bekkby has a PhD in biology from the University of Oslo, with expertise in marine ecology. She has several research projects on kelp forest ecology and the distribution of marine species along geophysical gradients. She is the scientific coordinator of the National Program for Mapping and Monitoring of Marine Biodiversity.

Bekkby works at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research. NIVA is a national research institute that conducts research, surveys, development and studies, and provides knowledge of, and solutions to matters related to water. Bekkby is part of the NIVA Research Centre for Coast and Ocean, Section for Biodiversity in Marine Environments.

Bekkby holds a Research Professor position at the University of Oslo, Natural History Museum, the research group Identification and Modelling of Biodiversity (IMB). The group works with questions related to the distribution of species and nature types.

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