Jason D Whittington

Senior Adviser - Section for Research
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Mobile phone +47.917.47.132
Visiting address Kristine Bonnevies hus 0371 OSLO Blindernveien 31
Postal address Postboks 1032 Blindern 0315 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: Seabirds, Life history strategies, Climate adaptation, Ornithology, Behaviour, Atlantic cod, Sexual selection, climate change ecology, Birds, Marine ecology, Conservation biology, Mate choice, Adaptation, Time series analysis, Population dynamics, Animal physiology, Behavioral ecology
Published May 26, 2011 9:51 PM - Last modified Nov. 15, 2016 12:57 PM