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Dr. Lene Buhl-Mortensen

Dr. Lene Buhl-Mortensen is a Benthic Ecologist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography with Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
Dr. Buhl-Mortensen obtained her degrees from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (B.Sc., biology 1979, M.Sc., zoological physiology 1980) and the University of Bergen (M.Sc., marine biology 1984, Ph.D., marine biology 1994). She is working on the ERSF coral project studying coral distribution, ecology and associated fauna on the Nova Scotia coast. Her former research activities covers:

  • Effects of cadmium on the enzyme-system P450 in Rainbow trout (M.Sc. project)
  • Biogeography of the amphipod-fauna in Norwegian waters (M.Sc. project)
  • Regulating factors of the diversity of bottom-fauna of fjords (Ph. D. project)
  • Long-time effects of pollution and eutrophication on bottom fauna (Postdoc. project)
  • Implications of the precautionary principle for marine science (Postdoc project)
  • Taxonomy of amphipods: participating in the research programs BIOICE and BIOFAR mapping benthos in Icelandic and Faeroe waters; and involved in the international DELTA project having the main task to develop a web based interactive identification key for the world's crustaceans.

Key words: Benthic community, Environment-Diversity relations, Crustacean taxonomy, Coral ecology, Precautionary science.

For further information, please email Lene or contact her at the address below.

Dr. Lene Buhl-Mortensen
Marine Environmental Sciences Division
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
PO Box 1006, 1 Challenger Drive, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2
Phone 902-426-9917 Fax 902-426-6695

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