Ferskvatnslífríki

bleikja. Ljósmynd Svanhildur Egilsdóttir

The Freshwater division of MFRI, which primarily focuses on freshwater ecosystems, has its headquarters in Reykjavik, with branches in West (Hvanneyri) and South Iceland (Selfoss). There are 14-15 employees working part- or fulltime at the division. The main emphasis is on basic and applied research of freshwater ecosystems, monitoring, consultancy and advice to stakeholders. The research projects are mostly short-term projects, running 1-5 years, which usually are funded by national and international research grants. Most of these research projects have been carried out in collaboration with national and/or international institutions and universities. This may include supervising postgraduate students or recruitment of post-doctoral fellows.

According to the Icelandic Salmonid Fisheries Act no. 61/2006 (Lög um lax- og silungsveiði nr. 61/2006) utilization of fish stocks in freshwaters must be sustainable. Monitoring of fish stocks is therefore a large part of the Freshwater division’s task. The monitoring involves systematic measurements on primary and secondary producers in rivers and lakes, as well as monitoring of abiotic factors. Monitoring of exploited fish stocks is an important part of the routine tasks for the Freshwater division. These tasks may include monitoring spawning stock size, recruitment, size of the run, exploitation and marine mortality. The monitoring is carried out on all four freshwater fish species found in Iceland, Atlantic salmon, brown trout, Arctic charr and European eel. All these species can or need to migrate between freshwater and sea, therefore information on their growth and survivorship needs to be obtained in freshwaters and sea. Monitoring of Atlantic salmon is important for the work within ICES that gives advises on the potential of harvest at sea. Long-term monitoring is important to assess population changes and to detect if or how environmental factors may affect freshwater organisms. Information from long-term monitoring are therefore vital platform for building freshwater management on and for understanding changes, such as the nature of climate change and their impact on freshwater ecosystems.

Employees
Name Job Title Email
Ásta Kristín Guðmundsdóttir Field Biologist
Ásta Kristín Guðmundsdóttir
Field Biologist

Starfssvið: Ferskvatnslífríkissvið, gagnasöfnun, sýnataka, úrvinnsla, aldursgreining, skýrslugerð

Menntun: BSc í Náttúru- og umhverfissfræði frá Landbúnaðarháskóla Íslands (2009)

Ritaskrá

Benóný Jónsson Biologist
Benóný Jónsson
Biologist
Eydís H. Njarðardóttir Researcher
Eydís H. Njarðardóttir
Researcher

Starfssvið: ferskvatnslífríki, fiskmerkingar, gagnavinnsla, sýnataka, innsláttur gagna

Menntun: Stúdentspróf, Fjölbrautaskóli Vesturlands, 1989

Fjóla Rut Svavarsdóttir Biologist
Fjóla Rut Svavarsdóttir
Biologist

Í leyfi.

Friðþjófur Árnason Biologist
Friðþjófur Árnason
Biologist
Guðni Guðbergsson Head of Division

Sérsvið: ferskvatnsfiskar

Feril- og ritaskrá

 

Hlynur Bárðarson Biologist
Ingi Rúnar Jónsson Biologist
Jóhanna Margrét Haraldsdóttir Researcher
Jóhanna Margrét Haraldsdóttir
Researcher
Jóhannes Guðbrandsson Biologist and Mathematician
Jón S. Ólafsson Limnologist
Jón S. Ólafsson
Limnologist
Leó Alexander Guðmundsson Biologist
Magnús Jóhannsson Fisheries Biologist
Magnús Jóhannsson
Fisheries Biologist
Ragnhildur Þ. Magnúsdóttir Biologist
Ragnhildur Þ. Magnúsdóttir
Biologist
Sigurður Már Einarsson Fisheries Biologist
Sigurður Már Einarsson
Fisheries Biologist
Sigurður Óskar Helgason Biologist
Sigurður Óskar Helgason
Biologist
Agnes-Katharina Kreiling

Starfssvið: sérverkefni í ferskvatni

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