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Metabolic fingerprinting applied in diatom taxonomy
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-06-18)
The main aim of this thesis was to investigate if and how metabolic fingerprinting can be applied in diatom taxonomy. Even though both morphology and gene sequences have been shown to be appropriate tools in diatom taxonomy there are cases where these give contradicting results, like in the case of cryptic species. Cryptic species have similar morphology but are genetically different. Another issue ...
Technology transfer and R&D policy in a knowledge-based society
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-06-01)
Abstract My thesis focuses on technology transfer and innovation policy in a knowledge-based society. In particular, I analyse the firms’ incentives to invest in research and development (R&D), the transfer of technological knowledge to a rival and government stimulation of R&D investment. Further, I analyse the incentives to engage in R&D cooperation in different market structures. By coordinating ...
Plant regulatory networks : RNA binding proteins as mediators of communication between DNA containing compartments by dual targeting
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-05-11)
The endosymbiosis-derived organelles within a plant cell, plastids and mitochondria, have to be equipped with a certain set of proteins to be fully functional. This set of proteins is encoded by different genomes: the organellar genomes and the nuclear genomes. This setup poses some interesting challenges for the regulation of gene expression and protein transport. On the one hand, the targeting ...
Future Arctic Ocean Seasonal Ice Zones and Implications for Pelagic-Benthic Coupling
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
Despite concerns about rapid changes in Arctic Ocean physical forcing and ecosystem function, quantitative knowledge and time series are scarce. The number of reliable physical-biological coupled models and models based on remote sensing is small. To improve our comprehension of carbon flux in the most prominent Arctic Ocean feature, the seasonal ice zone, a possible first step is to evaluate how ...
Diett hos Atlantisk laks Salmo salar langs kysten av Finnmark
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2012-02-24)
Atlantisk laks er en anadrom fisk som vokser fra ca 15-50 g til over 25 kg i løpet av den marine fasen, som generelt strekker seg fra 1 til 3 år. Gytevandringen skjer fra de åpne havområdene inn til kysten og tilbake til oppvekstelven. Laksen er en karnivor opportunist som spiser pelagiske byttedyr. Sild, lodde, sil og krepsdyr er ansett som de byttedyrene laksen hovedsakelig spiser når den vandrer ...
Fjellrev i Finnmark : årsrapport 2011
(Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2012)
Making Sami Seascapes Matter : ethno-ecological governance in coastal Norway
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-06-22)
This thesis addresses the lack of knowledge production on impacts of new marine industries on coastal Sami culture in the Norwegian coastal zone. It asks how Sami culture matters in contemporary Norwegian marine governance, and discusses how ecosystem mapping practices facilitate knowledge production on Sami relations and use of the marine environment. This is done through five papers and a film, ...
Management of the alien invasive red king crab Integrating natural and social science perspectives
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2012-06-12)
The red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) is a highly valuable resource that also represents a potential threat since it is an alien invasive species in the Barents Sea ecosystem. This thesis explores the use of different interdisciplinary frameworks to analyse how ecological, social and economic concerns could be accounted for in deciding on how the king crab should be managed in the Norwegian ...
Assessment of MPA management: using the analytic hierarchy process to analyze stakeholder preferences for performance indicators in Nha Trang Bay MPA, Vietnam
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2010-05-17)
The establishment of the Nha Trang Bay Marine Protected Area (NTB-MPA) in the Southern coastal of Central Vietnam in 2002 focused on two main purposes: to reserve and manage the biodiversity environment within the MPA areas; and, to enhance the local communities’ life-conditions by providing the alternative livelihoods. To assess the efficiency of an MPA management process, it needs the understandings ...
Certainty, risk and knowledge in the satisfaction-purchase intention relationship in a new product experiement.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
The purpose of this paper is to examine the roles of perceived certainty, manipulated risk and knowledge in the satisfaction-purchase intention relationship in the context of a new product evaluation. This study uses a 2×2 factorial design with 120 participants and a combination of methods to test hypotheses. The respondents of low-risk as well as high-knowledge groups report a higher purchase ...