André Frainer
Position:    Researcher

  Telephone: +47 902 00 274
 Department:  NINA Tromsø

Knowledge areas

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Stream Ecology

Marine Ecology

Ecological Stoichiometry

Key qualifications

Global change, from habtiat alterations to changes in climate, causes distributional shifts in species composition and species extinctions. As vital ecosystem services are affected by changes in biodiversity, we need to understand how ecosystem functioning responds to changes in species composition and community structure.

My major goal is to quantify the role fo species functional diversity and functional composition in affecting important ecosystem processes, such as organic matter decomposition and biomass growth. Most of my work is focused on aquatic ecosystems, both freshwater and marine.


Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

NINA is an independent foundation for nature research and research on the interaction between human society, natural resources and biodiversity.
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