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Agnes Christine Gundersen

Agnes Christine Gundersen was awarded the degree of Dr. scient. at the University of Bergen’s Insititute of Fisheries and Marine Biology.  in 2004.She has been working as a researcher at Møreforsking since March 1993, and is today Head of Research of the Marin division of Møreforsking.
Central areas of work have been projects in fisheries biology. She has played a key role in the research cooperation programme with the Institute of Marine Research and is responsible for a similar joint programme between Møreforsking and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. Much of her work has focused on the distribution and life history of the Greenland halibut in the waters around Greenland and in the Barents Sea, with emphasis on reproduction and recruitment. However,  she has also worked with other species. Agnes is a member of ICES Expert Groups (Northwestern Working Group, since 1994 as well as  Working Group on Recruitment Processes). She has completed a number of research cruises, and fishing trials, mainly as cruise leader.  Research areas have also been fishing gear selectivity and testing fishing gears. In addition, she has been a competence broker and worked closely with industry.
Publications (peer reviewed):
Kennedy, J., Gundersen, A.C., Høines, Å.S. and Kjesbu, O.S. 2011. Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) spawn annually but successive cohorts of oocytes develop over 2 years, complicating correct assessment of maturity. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 68(2): 201–209 doi:10.1139/F10-149
Gundersen, A.C., C. Stenberg, I. Fossen, B. Lyberth, J. Boje, O.A. Jørgensen. 2010. Sexual maturity cycle and spawning of Greenland halibut, R. hippoglossoides Walbum, in the Davis Strait. J. Fish. Biol. 77: 211-226. Doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02671.x
Gundersen, A. C., E. Hjørleifsson, and J. Kennedy. 2009. Fecundity of Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides W.) in the Waters of Iceland. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 40: 75-80. doi:10.2960/J.v39.m656
Kennedy, J., Gundersen, A. C. & Boje, J. 2009. When to count your eggs: Is fecundity in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides W.) down-regulated? Fisheries Research. 100(3), 260-265.
Høines, Å. S. & A.C. Gundersen. 2008. Rebuilding the Stock of Northeast Arctic Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides). J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 41: 107–117.
Simonsen, C. S. & Gundersen, A. C. 2005. Ovary development in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in west Greenland waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 67, 1299-1317.
Woll, A.K. & A.C. Gundersen. 2004. Diet composition and intra-specific competition of young Greenland halibut around southern Greenland. Journal of Sea Research, 51: 243-249.
Ådlandsvik, B., Gundersen, A.C., Nedreaas, K.H., Stene, A. and Albert, O.T. 2004. Modelling the advection and diffusion of eggs and larvae of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in the northeast Arctic. Fisheries Oceanography, 13:6, 403–415.
Fossen, I., Jørgensen, O.A., Gundersen, A.C. 2003. Roughhead Grenadier (Macrourus berglax) in the Waters off East Greenland: Distribution and Biology. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science, 31:285-298.
Morgan, M.J., Bowering, W.R., Gundersen, A.C., Høines, Å., Morin, B., Smirnov, O. & Hjørleifsson, E. 2003. A comparison of the maturation of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hipploglossoides) from populations throughout the North Atlantic. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science, 31: 99 – 112.
Albert, O.T., Nilssen, E.M., Nedreaas, K.H., and Gundersen, A.C. 2001. Distribution and abundance of juvenile Northeast Arctic Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in relation to survey coverage and the physical environment. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 58 (5):1053-1062.
Albert, O.T., E. Nilssen, A. Stene, A.C. Gundersen, and K.H. Nedreaas. 2001. Maturity classes and spawning of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides). Fisheries Research, 51: 217-228.
Gundersen, A.C., J.E. Rønneberg & J. Boje. 2001. Fecundity of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in East Greenland waters. Fisheries Research. 51: 229-236.
Woll, A.K., J. Boje, R. Holst & A.C. Gundersen. 2001. Catch rates and hook selectivity in longline fishery for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Walbaum) at East Greenland. Fisheries Research 51:237-246.
Gundersen, A.C., K.H. Nedreaas, O.S. Kjesbu and O.T. Albert. 2000. Fecundity and recruitment variability of Northeast Arctic Greenland halibut during 1980-1998, with emphasis on 1996-1998. Journal of Sea Research, 44: 45-54.
Gundersen, A.C., O. Kjesbu, A. Stene & K. H. Nedreaas. 1999. Fecundity of the northeast Arctic Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides). Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science 25: 29-36.
Huse, I., A.C. Gundersen, & K. H. Nedreaas. 1999. Relative selectivity in trawls, longline and gillnets on Greenland halibut. Fisheries Research, 44: 75-93.
Stene, A., A.C. Gundersen, P. Solemdal, K.H. Nedreaas & O.T. Albert. 1999. Early development of Northeast Arctic Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides). Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science, 25: 171-178.
Gundersen, A. C. and H. Gjøsæter. 1998. A comparison between abundance estimates of the Barents Sea capelin (Mallotus villosus, Müller) at the larval, 0-group, and 1-group stage, for the year classes 1981-1994. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 55 (1):95-101.
Nordic reports:
Gundersen, A.C. 2002 (Editor). Reproduction of West-Nordic Greenland halibut… reflecting on maturity, fecundity, spawning, TEP. Nordisk Ministerråd. TemaNord Fiskeri, 2002:585, 323p.).
Gundersen, A.C., A.K. Woll, T. Johansen & J. Boje. 1997. Fiske med garn og teiner etter blåkveite (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), Pp. 19-96. In A.K. Woll & A.C. Gundersen (eds.), Forsøk med garn og teiner ved Øst-Grønland. Nordisk Ministerråd. TemaNord Fiskeri, 1997:526, 153p.

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