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I have a broad education in biology covering ecology, zoology and molecular evolution and analyses. Project experiences include project management, development of concept, experimental setup, sampling, laboratory work, data analyses and dissemination. I am experienced working with method development and research in molecular laboratories, particularly in genetics, in relation to aquaculture and environment interactions. I have previous experience in collaborating with the aquaculture Industry and presentation of scientific material on popular platforms. I continuously publish peer-reviewed scientific papers and write technical reports. I value both national and international collaboration and
am interested in cross disciplinary work.
My main interest is the interactions between the environment and the farming operations in the aquaculture industry. My research has mainly investigated how the environment affects the farmed animals and how the farming procedures affect the environment. My current work focuses mainly on establishing, standardizing and implementing environmental DNA methods in biomonitoring of the water, sediment and kelp forest in the Faroese coastal region, facilitating biomonitoring and impact assessments. In addition, research into the fish microbiome is an area of interest. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


  • Q Science (General)
  • QH301 Biology
  • QH426 Genetics
  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling


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