CV

Kasper Hancke, PhD

Research Scientist in Marine Biology

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

KASPER HANCKE

Birth 03.04.73

Citizenship: Danish

Civil status: Married to Torunn B. Hancke, children Thea Emilie (11) and Mikkel (8)

 

Present working address:

Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

Research Centre for Coast and Ocean

Section for Marine Biology

Address: Gaustadalléen 21, N-0349 OSLO, Norway

 

Email: kasper.hancke@niva.no

Cell: +47 982-27-783

skype: Kasper.hancke

web. www.hancke.net

 

Main research interests

 

  • Algal Ecology and Physiology
  • Biological Oceanography and Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Photobiology and Bio-optics
  • Ecosystem Modeling and Remote Sensing
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and Platforms

 

Education

 

  • 2007 (May 16.) PhD in Marine Ecology “Photosynthetic responses as a function of light and temperature: Field and laboratory studies on marine microalgae”, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
  • 2002 MSc in Marine Microbial Ecology, University of Copenhagen and the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
  • 1997 BSc in Microbial Ecology and Animal Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark

Professional Positions

 

  • 2016 (1. May) - Research Scientist at Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
  • 2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at Aarhus University (AU). Research contributions include sea ice
  • ecology, ice algae photophysiology, and ocean optics
  • 2011 – 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Research contributions include biogeochemical and photosynthetic oxygen and carbon turnover in marine environments. Including supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students. Mentor: Prof. RN Glud
  • 2010 – 2011 Research Coordinator at Marine Coastal Development, NTNU-Strategic Research Area “Ocean Science and Technology”, with responsibility for organizing and coordinating interdisciplinary research activities at NTNU, and among Norwegian stalk holders.
  • 2008 Paternity leave (7 months, due to extremely premature birth of son)
  • 2007 – 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow at the NTNU, involved in the Norwegian International Polar Year (IPY) project NESSAR. Research contributions included bio-optical properties of seawater, marine primary productivity, Arctic and Sub-arctic carbon turn-over, and ecosystem modelling. Included supervision of MSc and PhD students. Project lead by K Drinkwater.
  • 2005 Paternity leave (3 months)
  • 2003 – 200 7 PhD candidate at NTNU, Norway
  • 2003 Research Fellow at NTNU, funded through EC grants
  • 2002 Research Fellow at NTNU, funded through EC grants

 

Grants, scholarships and participation in international research projects

 

  • 2015 – 2016 Principal Investigator (PI) and co-organizer of two Arctic reseach campaigns. Dept. of Biology and Arctic Research Center, Aahus University.
  • 2013 – 2015 Co-organizer of field campaigns related to the Greenland Climate Research Center (GCRC) program on Marine Carbon Cycles in the Arctic, project lead RN Glud. PI
  • 2009 – 2011 Co-organizer of the US-Norway collaboration initiative “Technology Development for Marine Monitoring and Ocean Observation (NORUS)”, project lead G Johnsen and M Moline
  • 2007 – 2010 Post doc grant from the Research Council of Norway and the International Polar Year participating in “Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Regions, NESSAR”. Work package leader and PI. Overall project lead by K. Drinkwater, IMR, Norway.
  • 2003 - 2007 PhD scholarship from the Research Council of Norway and the international project “Carbon flux and ecosystem feedback in the northern Barents Sea in an era of climate change” (CABANERA), project lead by P. Wassmann, UiT and E. Sakshaug, NTNU, Norway
  • 2002 Researcher grant from the EC through Marine Systems Research Infrastructure (RI) for a 3-month project at Trondheim Biological Station, NTNU, Norway. PI
  • 2001 Researcher grant from the EC through Trondheim Marine Systems Research Infrastructure (RI) for a 3-month project at Trondheim Biological Station, NTNU, Norway. PI
  • 2000 Student scholarship, The Students Foundation, for Master Thesis fieldwork on Svalbard, Norway, University of Copenhagen (6 months)
  • 1996 Student scholarship, Students Foundation at KVL (University of Copenhagen) for journey of education to Salesianos Agricultural University in Linares, Chile (6 months)

 

Scientific experience and fieldwork (in total >22 moths abroad)

 

  • 2016 Field work on sea ice ecology, photosynthesis and sea-ice optics (1 weeks), W Greenland, PI
  • 2015 Field work on sea ice ecology and photobiology in the High-Arctic (3 weeks), NE Greenland, PI
  • 2014 Field work on benthic primary production in the High-Arctic (3 weeks), NE Greenland, Lead PI
  • 2013 Field work on primary production, dynamics and limitations (2 weeks), GCRC, Nuuk, PI
  • 2013 In situ seasonal studies with eddy correlation, Odensefjord, Denmark, PI
  • 2013 Macro nutrients land-to-oceans transport; Eddy correlation field work (1 week), Devon, UK
  • 2013 Flume studies with Eddy correlation measurements (1 week), University of Landau, Germany, PI
  • 2012 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) field campaign (2 weeks), Mariagerfjord, Denmark, Lead PI
  • 2012 In situ seasonal experiments with aquatic eddy correlation, Odensefjord, Denmark, Lead PI
  • 2012 Flume studies with Eddy correlation, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), PI
  • 2011 Flume studies with Eddy correlation measurements, University of Landau, Germany, PI
  • 2010 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) field campaign, Agdernes, Norway, ‘NORUS’, Lead PI
  • 2010 Field campaign (1 week), Agdernes, Norway, ‘NORUS’
  • 2009 Field campaign (2 week), Avila Beach, California, US, ‘NORUS’
  • 2007 Research cruse (3 weeks), Barents Sea, ‘NESSAR’, PI
  • 2005 Research cruse (3 weeks), Barents Sea, ‘CABANERA’
  • 2004 Research cruse (3 weeks), Barents Sea, ‘CABANERA’
  • 2004 Research cruise (10 days), Barents Sea, ‘On thin Ice’
  • 2004 Master/PhD course assistant for Prof. Geir Johnsen, UNIS (1 month)
  • 2003 Research cruse (3 weeks), Barents Sea, ‘CABANERA’
  • 2003 Field work on Svalbard (2 weeks), ‘The Billefjord project’
  • 2003 Trondheim Biological Station, NTNU, (3 months). Fulbright through the EC, PI
  • 2002 Trondheim Biological Station, NTNU, (3 months). Fulbright through the EC, PI
  • 2000 Field work for MSc thesis (6 months), Svalbard (UNIS)

 

Teaching experience

 

Teaching experience within biological oceanography, microbial ecology and experimental biology on BSc., MSc, and PhD level (2004- ) at AU, SDU, NTNU and UNIS. I also teach courses for commercial SCUBA divers (SDU). I have made major contributions to the following subjects:

  • Light, Climate and Primary Productivity in the Arctic (UNIS)
  • Biological Oceanography (NTNU, AU)
  • Marine (Microbial) Diversity (NTNU)
  • Experimental Marine Ecological Methods (NTNU)
  • Experts in Team (an interdisciplinary teamwork training program, NTNU)
  • Experimental marine biology: A field course (SDU)
  • Commercial SCUBA diving education: Diving physics, physiology and barotrauma (SDU)

 

Supervised and Co-supervised MSc and Ph.D. Students

 

  • 2014 – 2015 MSc Susan Guldberg Graungård Petersen
  • 2012 – 2013 MSc Carmen Lorente Gallizo
  • 2009 - 2011 MSc Inga Aamot
  • 2009 - 2011 MSc Marit Norli
  • 2008 – 2012 PhD candidate Erlend K. Hovland
  • 2008 – 2014 PhD candidate Kristin Collier Valle

 

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