Eva Bonsak Thorstad

Position:    Researcher II

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 Telephone: +47 916 61 130
 E-mail: eva.thorstad@nina.no
 Department:Salmonid fishes

Knowledge areas

Research, consulting, communication and education in fish ecology and behaviour in both marine and freshwater ecosystems. Scientific advisor for management bodies, governments, organisations and companies.

Fish ecology, fish behaviour and migrations in freshwater and marine habitats.

Expertise in biology and life history of Atlantic salmon, brown trout, European eel, and European minnow. Management of fish resources.

Effects of anthropogenic activities including introduced species (particularly pink salmon, European minnow and rainbow trout), migration barriers, fish farming, pollution, exploitation, catch-and-release angling and hydropower development.

Methodological expertise in tagging effects, electronic telemetry tagging and other fish monitoring methods.

Professor II at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø (part-time position)

  • Secretariat leader and member of the Norwegian Scientific Advisory Committee for Atlantic Salmon Management
  • Representative at the Joint EIFAAC/ICES/GFCM Working Group on Eels
  • Member of The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment


2006: PhD, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark

Worked in

Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iran, Italy, Malawi, Namibia, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa and Turkey