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Jon Hamner Magerøy

Position:    Researcher II

 Telephone: 410 41 653
 E-mail: jon.mageroy@nina.no
 Department:Oslo

Knowledge areas
Freshwater mussels and fish, parasites, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates.

Key qualifications
I have extensive experience with research on and monitoring of freshwater mussels in Norway, Canada and the USA. As a part of this work I have also worked with confirmed and potential host fish for these mussels. Therefore, I have gained experience with a variety of freshwater fish, both through experiments and field work. In additiont to working on parasite-host interactions between mussel larvae and fish, I have also worked on evolutionary theories on parasites that castrate their hosts. Specifically, I worked on a bacterium that castrates water fleas (daphnia).

Education

Ph.D. in Biology

The University of Bergen, Norway, 2012

Thesis: Environmental Impact on Host-Parasite Interactions: A Study on the Adaptive Value of Host Castration and Gigantism when Hosts can Regain Reproduction

Supervisors: Dr. Per J. Jakobsen and Dr. Knut Helge Jensen

Master of Natural Science: Biology - Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology

The University of Bergen, Norway, 2005

Thesis: The Freshwater Pearl Mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) in the Oselva River: A Population Study of a Red-Listed Species

Supervisors: Dr. Per J. Jakobsen (UoB) og Researcher II Bjørn Mejdell Larsen (NINA)

Bacheor of Arts - Major in Biology and Minor in Chemistry

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, USA, 2002

Experience

Researcher II

Research on and monitroing of freshwater mussels, fish, parasites, zooplankton and benthic invertebrates

Department for Landscape Ecology, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Oslo, Norway: 2016 - present

Environmental Consultant (part time)

Critical habitat determination for the Rocky Mountain ridged mussel (Gonidea angulata)

For the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans: 2016

Post Doctoral Fellow

Rocky Mountain ridged mussel: Host interactions, and the impact of introduced fish species and restauration of river channels

Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada: 2014-2015

Freshwater Mussel Technician

Determination of freshwater mussel distribution within Wyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Casper, WY, USA: 2014

Post Dctoral Fellow

Rocky Mountain ridged mussel: Recruitment, host interactions and the impact of control methods for introduced plant species

Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada: 2013-2014

Researcher (part time)

Fieldwork and laboratory development associated with the cultivation of the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera)

Department of Biology, the University of Bergen, Norway: 2011-2012

Ph.D. Research Fellow

Research on host-parasite interactions among parasites that castrate their hosts and leacturing/TAing in several biological subjects

Department of Biology, the University of Bergen, Norway: 2006-2011

Visiting Lecturer

Evolution

The School of Natural Science, the University of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands: 2006-2007

Teacher

Biology, Natural Science and Geography

Tryggheim High School, Nærbø, Norway: 2005-2006

Environmental Consultant

Impact assessment with respect to species diversity

For Skjørsand Micro Hydro Power Plant, Fusa, Norway: 2005-2006

Languages

Norwegian - mother tongue

English - fluent

German - Rudimentary

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