Kartlegge og kvantifisere genetiske forskjeller mellom oppdrettet og vill laks, og belyse de evolusjonære og økologiske effektene rømt oppdrettlaks har på ville populasjoner, gjennom biologiske forsøk supplert med molekylære metoder.
Identify and quantify genetic differences between wild and farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L., and elucidate the evolutionary and ecological consequences of introgression of farmed on wild salmon, using common garden approach and family parentage testing.
Monica Favnebøe Solberg
Senior researcher (1110), Section of Population Genetics, Institute of Marine Research, Norway.
DOB: 07.03.1984. Nationality: Norwegian.
2010 – 2013. PhD, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. Supervisors: Dr. Kevin Glover (IMR) and Prof. Frank Nilsen (UiB)
2008 – 2009. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)/ Praktisk pedagogisk utdanning (PPU), Faculty of Psychology, Department of Education, University of Bergen, Norway.
2006 – 2008. MSc in Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. Supervisors: Prof. Arne Skorping (UiB) and Prof. Frank Nilsen (UiB)
2003 – 2006. BSc, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway
EMPLOYMENT AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
2016 – Senior researcher (1110), IMR
2020 Guest researcher, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (6 months)
2015 – 2016 Researcher (1109), IMR
2013 – 2015 Post doctor, IMR
2010 – 2013 PhD candidate, IMR
2009 – 2010 Lecturer, Natural Science, Upper Secondary Education, Langhaugen vgs
2009 – 2010 Research Assistant, Evolutionary Fisheries Ecology, UiB (part time)
QUANTESCAPE : A HAVBRUK Knowledge Platform
Quantifying genetic effects of Escaped farmed salmon on wild salmon. QuantEscape is a research project studying the genetic interaction between wild and farmed salmon, documenting how escapes from aquaculture facilities affect wild salmon populations. I’m employed in work package 2: Quantification of natural selection and its strength to “naturalize” farmed salmon - How do farmed salmon respond to natural selection, and potentially adapt to the natural environment? In order to answer this question, a series of common-garden experiments will be conducted under hatchery and semi-natural conditions using farmed and farmed x wild hybrid salmon that have survived for a generation in the wild.
Work package manager: Kevin A. Glover (IMR). Project manager: Kjetil Hindar, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA). Research partners: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima) and the Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE).
INTERACT : A Strategic Institute Program (2010-2014)
Farmed escaped salmon represent a significant threat to the genetic integrity of wild populations. Each year, thousands of farmed salmon escape into the wild, and some of these are observed on the spawning grounds - ready to introgress with wild populations. This Norwegian research council funded project aims to delineate and quantify genetic differences between wild and farmed salmon and cod, including work packages on modelling. This includes 2x PhD students and 1x post Dr Researcher. Project manager Dr. Kevin Glover.