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Policy context as a factor of bias in the valuation of environmental goods – a dual-process theories perspective
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-03-13)
When ecosystem services value estimates are applied in the economic assessment of environmental policies, high accuracy of these estimates is required. One of the directions in the scientific discussion on biases in stated preference (SP) valuation surveys builds on dual-process theories of judgment. The paper contributes to this literature by presenting an experiment where two types of judgment ...
Spatio-temporal patterns of genetic variation in Arbacia lixula, a thermophilous sea urchin in expansion in the Mediterranean
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-06-14)
The genetic structure of 13 populations of the amphiatlantic sea urchin <i>Arbacia lixula</i>, as well as temporal genetic changes in three of these localities, were assessed using ten hypervariable microsatellite loci. This thermophilous sea urchin is an important engineer species triggering the formation of barren grounds through its grazing activity. Its abundance seems to be increasing in most ...
Simulated trawling: Exhaustive swimming followed by extreme crowding as contributing reasons to variable fillet quality in trawl-caught Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-07-19)
Trawl-caught Atlantic cod (<i>Gadus morhua</i>) often yield high variable fillet quality potentially related to capture stress. To investigate mechanisms involved in causing variable quality, commercial-sized (size 3.5±0.9 kg) Atlantic cod were swum to exhaustion in a large swim tunnel and exposed to extreme crowding (736±50 kg m3) for 0, 1 or 3 hours in an experimental cod-end. Further, fish were ...
Stimulation of exosome release by extracellular DNA is conserved across multiple cell types
(Journal article; Manuskript; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed; Preprint, 2018-06-28)
Exosomes are distinguished from other types of extracellular vesicles by their small and relatively uniform size (30-100 nm) and their composition which reflects their endo-lysosomal origin. Involvement of these extracellular organelles in intercellular communication and their implication in pathological conditions has fuelled intensive research on mammalian exosomes; however, currently, very little ...
Who Eats Seaweed? An Australian Perspective
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-12-14)
Current seaweed consumption and attitudes and preferences toward seaweed food products in a Western society are investigated to inform the seaweed industry regarding product development and marketing strategies. A national survey of 521 Australian consumers was conducted. About 75% of respondents had eaten seaweed; however, only 37% had consumed seaweed regularly over the past 12 months. Key drivers ...
Opportunity Cost of Environmental Conservation in the Presence of Externalities: Application to the Farmed and Wild Salmon Trade-Off in Norway
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-08-17)
Estimation of the opportunity cost is necessary for the economic assessment of environmental conservation policies. This paper considers the case where an environmental good is negatively affected in the process of the production of marketable goods. In the presence of externalities, conservation implies the undertaking of abatement measures by polluters. A relevant measure of opportunity cost in ...
Paralithocins, Antimicrobial Peptides with Unusual Disulfide Connectivity from the Red King Crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-01-17)
As part of an ongoing exploration of marine invertebrates as a source of new antimicrobial peptides, hemocyte extracts from the red king crab, <i>Paralithodes camtschaticus</i>, were studied. Three cationic cysteine (Cys)-rich peptides, named paralithocins 1–3, were isolated by bioassay-guided purification, and their amino acid sequences determined by Edman degradation and expressed sequences tag ...
Identification Guide for Skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajiformes) in Norwegian waters, for both sexes and all stadiums
(Preprint; Manuskript, 2014-05)
Relationships between depth and δ15N of Arctic benthos vary among regions and trophic functional groups
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-03-27)
Stable isotope ratios of nitrogen (δ<sup>15</sup>N) of benthic primary consumers are often significantly related to water depth. This relationship is commonly attributed to preferential uptake of <sup>14</sup>N from sinking particulate organic matter (POM) by microbes, and suggests that relationships between δ<sup>15</sup>N and water depth may be affected by local POM sources and flux dynamics. ...
Guilt-free pleasures: how premium and luxury influence regret
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2019)
<p><i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this study was to investigate how a consumer’s intention to purchase a premium or luxury product influences the anticipated regret and guilt.</p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: A 2 × 2 × 2 between-subjects design (label: premium versus luxury × prior event: success versus failure × product type: hedonic versus utilitarian) on guilt and regret was ...