Leif Asbjørn Vøllestad - Curriculum Vitae#


Professor, University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Post Office Box 1066 Blindern, N - 0316 Oslo, Norway

Education
  • Bachelor (cand. mag.): University of Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 1980
  • Master (cand. real): University of Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 1982
  • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Oslo, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 1988

Professional experience
  • 1982-83: Consultant in freshwater biology (field studies, advice, etc.).
  • 1983-85: Ph. D. scholarship, University of Oslo.
  • 1985-91: Fisheries manager, Environmental Department, Østfold County.
  • 1986, 1988: Researcher, Department of Biology, University of Oslo..
  • 1991-94: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Oslo
  • 1994-present: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Oslo
  • 2001-02: Visiting scholar, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.
  • 2005-present: Editor, Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • 2007-present: Contributing Editor, Aquatic Biology.
  • 2014-present: Fellow, Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo

Teaching experience

Extensive teaching experience (50% annually; lectures, laboratory lessons, field courses) at undergraduate (general biology, ecology, evolution, limnology, zoology) and graduate level (fish ecology, life history theory). Since 1991 I have supervised 44 and currently supervise 6 students to their master degrees at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. Further, I have supervised 9 students to their PhD degree, and am presently supervising 8 students toward their degree. Also, I have supervised 6 post docs, and am presently supervising 2 post docs/researchers on projects financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

Research administration

I have been principal investigator on > 20 larger research projects (annual budges > 100 000 NOK per year). Presently I am project leader of one large project financed by the Norwegian Research Council. Further, I have extensive administrative experience at the Department and Faculty level (member of board and committees).
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