Jason Whittington

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Mobile phone 91747132 +47.917.47.132
Visiting address Kristine Bonnevies hus Blindernveien 31 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

I am an ecological researcher and the Scientific Director of the Nordic Centre of Excellence NorMERMy research focus is on the behavioural ecology and population dynamics of species in response to ecosystem variability. My current projects include studies on seabirds and fish species located in the Arctic and Antarctic regions in response to global climate and anthropogenic pressures.


I am especially focused on the following general topics:
1. Population dynamics of kittiwakes and guillemots in northern seas in response to climate variability and human pressures.
2. Adaptation of marine ecosystems in northern seas and assessing impacts from human and environmental pressures.
3. The importance/relevance of inter-individual signalling on the behavioural ecology of king, emperor, and Adelie penguins
My overall aim is to align and merge these Arctic and Antarctic themes to realize an overall better understanding of threats and challenges to earth's polar ecosystems.
My primary collaborators include:
-the Marine Group at CEES, UiO.
-Profs. Louis Botsford and Alan Hastings at University of California, Davis
-the extended NorMER network
Tags: Animal physiology, Atlantic cod, Mate choice, Adaptation, Behaviour, Behavioral ecology, Birds, Climate adaptation, climate change ecology, Conservation biology, Life history strategies, Marine ecology, Ornithology, Population dynamics, Seabirds, Sexual selection, Time series analysis
Published May 26, 2011 9:51 PM - Last modified Nov. 15, 2016 12:57 PM