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Dag L. Aksnes


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Peer-Reviewed Articles
Haraldsson M, Tönnesson K, Tiselius P, Thingstad TF, Aksnes DL. In press.
Analysis of the relationship between fish and jellyfish as a function of eutrophication and water clarity
Marine Ecology-Progress Series.
Giske J, Eliassen S, Fiksen Ø, Jakobsen PJ, Aksnes DL, Mangel M, Jørgensen C. 2014.
The emotion system promotes diversity and evolvability
Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 281: 20141096. [ doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1096 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ] [ online appendix ] [ fortran code for model at ]
Haraldsson M, Båmstedt U, Tiselius P, Titelman J, Aksnes DL. 2014.
Evidence of diel vertical migration in Mnemiopsis leidyi
PLoS ONE. 9: e86595. [ doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086595 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ]
Irigoien X, Klevjer TA, Røstad A, Martinez U, Boyra G, Acuña JL, Bode A, Echevarria F, Gonzalez-Gordillo JI, Hernandez-Leon S, Agusti S, Aksnes DL, Duarte CM, Kaartvedt S. 2014.
Large mesopelagic fishes biomass and trophic efficiency in the open ocean
Nature Communications. 5: 3271. [ doi:10.1038/ncomms4271 ] [ online appendix ] [ online ]
Ugland KI, Aksnes DL, Klevjer TA, Titelman J, Kaartvedt S. 2014.
Lévy night flights by the jellyfish Periphylla periphylla
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 513: 121-130. [ doi:10.3354/meps10942 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ]
Dupont N, Aksnes DL. 2013.
Centennial changes in water clarity of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 131: 282-289. [ doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.08.010 ] [ pdf ]
Fiksen Ø, Follows MJ, Aksnes DL. 2013.
Trait-based models of nutrient uptake in microbes extend the Michaelis-Menten framework
Reviews in Limnology and Oceanography. 58: 193-202. [ doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0193 ] [ pdf ]
Giske J, Eliassen S, Fiksen Ø, Jakobsen PJ, Aksnes DL, Jørgensen C, Mangel M. 2013.
Effects of the emotion system on adaptive behavior
American Naturalist. 182: 689-703. [ doi:10.1086/673533 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ] [ online appendix ] [ popularized version ]
Haraldsson M, Jaspers C, Tiselius P, Aksnes DL, Andersen T, Titelman J. 2013.
Environmental constraints of the invasive Mnemiopsis leidyi in Scandinavian waters
Limnology and Oceanography. 58: 37-48. [ doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0037 ]
Urtizberea A, Dupont N, Rosland R, Aksnes DL. 2013.
Sensitivity of euphotic zone properties to CDOM variations in marine ecosystem models
Ecological Modelling. 256: 16-22. [ doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.02.010 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ]
Dupont N, Aksnes DL. 2012.
Effects of bottom depth and water clarity on the vertical distribution of Calanus spp
Journal of Plankton Research. 34: 263-266. [ doi:10.1093/plankt/fbr096 ]
Haraldsson M, Tönnesson K, Tiselius P, Thingstad TF, Aksnes DL. 2012.
Relationship between fish and jellyfish as a function of eutrophication and water clarity
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 471: 73-85. [ doi:10.3354/meps10036 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ]
Kaartvedt S, Klevjer TA, Aksnes DL. 2012.
Internal wave-mediated shading causes frequent vertical migrations in fishes
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 452: 1-10. [ doi:10.3354/meps09688 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ] [ feature article ]
Kaartvedt S, Staby A, Aksnes DL. 2012.
Efficient trawl avoidance by mesopelagic fishes causes large underestimation of their biomass
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 456: 1-6. [ doi:10.3354/meps09785 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ] [ feature article ]
Aksnes DL, Cao FJ. 2011.
Inherent and apparent traits in microbial nutrient uptake
Marine Ecology Progress Series. 440: 41-51. [ doi:10.3354/meps09355 ] [ open access ] [ pdf ]
Staby A, Aksnes DL. 2011.
Follow the light – diurnal and seasonal variations in vertical distribution of the mesopelagic fish Maurolicus muelleri
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 422: 265-273. [ doi:10.3354/meps08938 ] [ pdf ]
Claes JM, Aksnes DL, Mallefet J. 2010.
Phantom hunter of the fjords: Camouflage by counterillumination in a shark (Etmopterus spinax)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 388: 28-32. [ doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2010.03.009 ] [ pdf ]
Dupont N, Aksnes DL. 2010.
Simulation of optically conditioned retention and mass occurrences of Periphylla periphylla
Journal of Plankton Research. 32: 773-783. [ doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq015 ] [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Dupont N, Staby A, Fiksen Ø, Kaartvedt S, Aure J. 2009.
Coastal water darkening and implications for mesopelagic regime shifts in Norwegian fjords
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 387: 39-49. [ open access ]
Aksnes DL, Ohman MD. 2009.
Multi-decadal shoaling of the euphotic zone in the southern sector of the California Current System
Limnology and Oceanography. 54: 1272-1281. [ pdf ]
Dupont N, Klevjer TA, Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL. 2009.
Diel vertical migration of the deep water jellyfish Periphylla periphylla simulated as individual responses to absolute light intensity
Limnology and Oceanography. 54: 1765-1775. [ pdf ]
Daase M, Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Vogedes D. 2008.
Vertical distribution of Calanus spp. and Metridia longa at four Arctic locations
Marine Biology Research. 4: 193-207. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL. 2007.
Evidence for visual constraints on large marine fish stocks
Limnology and Oceanography. 52: 198-203. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Ohman MD, Riviére P. 2007.
Optical effect on the nitracline in a coastal upwelling area
Limnology and Oceanography. 52: 1179-1187. [ pdf ]
Sørnes TA, Aksnes DL, Båmstedt U, Youngbluth MJ. 2007.
Causes for mass occurrences of the jellyfish Periphylla periphylla; an hypothesis that involves optically conditioned retention
Journal of Plankton Research. 29: 157-167. [ doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm003 ] [ pdf ]
Troedsson C, Ganot P, Bouquet JM, Aksnes DL, Thompson EM. 2007.
Endostyle cell recruitment as a frame of reference for development and growth in the Urochordate, Oikopleura dioica
Biological Bulletin. 213: 325-334. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Troedsson C, Thompson EM. 2006.
A model of developmental time applied to planktonic embryos
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 318: 75-80. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Troedsson C, Thompson EM. 2006.
Integrating developmental clocking and growth in a life-history model for the planktonic chordate Oikopleura dioica
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 318: 81-88. [ pdf ]
Sørnes T, Aksnes DL. 2006.
Concurrent temporal patterns in light absorbance and fish abundance
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 325: 181-186. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Nejstgaard J, Sædberg E, Sørnes T. 2004.
Optical control of fish and zooplankton populations
Limnology and Oceanography. 49: 233-238. [ pdf ]
Sørnes TA, Aksnes DL. 2004.
Predation efficiency in visual and tactile zooplanktivores
Limnology and Oceanography. 49: 69-75. [ pdf ]
Berntsen J, Aksnes DL, Foldvik A. 2002.
Production enhancement by artificial upwelling: a simulation study
Hydrobiologia. 484: 177-190.
Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Ohman MD, Wood S, Martinussen MB. 2002.
Stage-specific mortality of Calanus spp. under different predation regimes
Limnology and Oceanography. 47: 636-645. [ pdf ]
Fiksen Ø, Aksnes DL, Flyum MH, Giske J. 2002.
The influence of turbidity on growth and survival of fish larvae: a numerical analysis
Hydrobiologia. 484: 49-59. [ pdf ]
Troedsson C, Bouquet JM, Aksnes DL, Thompson EM. 2002.
Resource allocation between somatic growth and reproductive output in the pelagic chordate Oikopleura dioica allows opportunistic response to nutritional variation
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 243: 83-91. [ pdf ]
Bagøien E, Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL, Eiane K. 2001.
Vertical distribution and mortality of overwintering Calanus
Limnology and Oceanography. 46: 1494-1510. [ pdf ]
Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Bagøien E, Kaartvedt S. 1999.
Fish or jellies - a question of visibility?
Limnology and Oceanography. 44: 1352-1357. [ pdf ]
Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Ohman MD. 1998.
Advection and zooplankton fitness
Sarsia. 83: 87-93. [ pdf ]
Fiksen Ø, Utne ACW, Aksnes DL, Eiane K, Helvik JV, Sundby S. 1998.
Modelling the influence of light, turbulence and ontogeny on ingestion rates in larval cod and herring
Fisheries Oceanography. 7: 355-363. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Miller CB, Ohman MD, Wood SN. 1997.
Estimation techniques used in studies of copepod population dynamics - A review of underlying assumptions
Sarsia. 82: 279-296. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Utne ACW. 1997.
A revised model of visual range in fish
Sarsia. 82: 137-147. [ pdf ]
Eiane K, Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1997.
The significance of optical properties in competition among visual and tactile planktivores: A theoretical study
Ecological Modelling. 98: 123-136. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL. 1996.
Natural mortality, fecundity and development time in marine planktonic copepods - implications of behaviour
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 131: 315-316. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Blindheim J. 1996.
Circulation patterns in the North Atlantic and possible impact on population dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus
Ophelia. 44: 7-28. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Ohman MD. 1996.
A vertical life table approach to zooplankton mortality estimation
Limnology and Oceanography. 41: 1461-1469. [ pdf ]
Ohman MD, Aksnes DL, Runge JA. 1996.
The interrelationship of copepod fecundity and mortality
Limnology and Oceanography. 41: 1470-1477. [ pdf ]
Wassmann P, Egge JK, Reigstad M, Aksnes DL. 1996.
Influence of dissolved silicate on vertical flux of particulate biogenic matter
Marine Pollution Bulletin. 33: 10-21. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Ulvestad KB, Balino BM, Berntsen J, Egge JK, Svendsen E. 1995.
Ecological modeling in coastal waters - towards predictive physical-chemical-biological simulation-models
Ophelia. 41: 5-36. [ pdf ]
Salvanes AGV, Aksnes DL, Fosså JH, Giske J. 1995.
Simulated carrying capacities of fish in Norwegian fjords
Fisheries Oceanography. 4: 17-32. [ pdf ]
Salvanes AGV, Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1995.
A surface-dependent gastric evacuation model for fish
Journal of Fish Biology. 47: 679-695. [ pdf ]
Skogen MD, Svendsen E, Berntsen J, Aksnes DL, Ulvestad KB. 1995.
Modelling the primary production in the North Sea using a coupled three-dimensional physical-chemical-biological ocean model
Estuarine, Coastal dn Shelf Science. 41: 545-565. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Egge JK, Rosland R, Heimdal BR. 1994.
Representation of Emiliania huxleyi in phytoplankton simulation models. A first approach
Sarsia. 79: 291-300. [ pdf ]
Giske J, Aksnes DL, Fiksen Ø. 1994.
Visual predators, environmental variables and zooplankton mortality risk
Vie Milieu. 44: 1-9. [ pdf ]
Utne ACW, Aksnes DL. 1994.
An experimental study on the influence of feeding versus predation risk in the habitat choice of juvenile and adult two-Spotted goby Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 179: 69-79. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1993.
A theoretical model of aquatic visual feeding
Ecological Modelling. 67: 233-250. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Wassmann P. 1993.
Modeling the significance of zooplankton grazing for export production
Limnology and Oceanography. 38: 978-985. [ pdf ]
Baliño BM, Aksnes DL. 1993.
Winter distribution and migration of the sound-scattering layers, zooplankton and micronekton in Masfjorden, Western Norway
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 102: 35-50. [ pdf ]
Giske J, Aksnes DL, Førland B. 1993.
Variable generation times and Darwinian fitness measures
Evolutionary Ecology. 7: 233-239. [ pdf ]
Utne ACW, Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1993.
Food, predation risk and shelter - an experimental study on the distribution of adult two-spotted Goby Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius)
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 166: 203-216. [ pdf ]
Egge JK, Aksnes DL. 1992.
Silicate as regulating nutrient in phytoplankton competition
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 83: 281-289. [ pdf ]
Giske J, Aksnes DL. 1992.
Ontogeny, season and trade-offs: vertical distribution of the mesopelagic fish Maurolicus muelleri
Sarsia. 77: 253-261. [ pdf ]
Giske J, Skjoldal HR, Aksnes DL. 1992.
A conceptual model of distribution of capelin in the Barents Sea
Sarsia. 77: 147-156. [ pdf ]
Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL. 1992.
Does fresh-water discharge cause mortality of fjord-living zooplankton
Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 34: 305-313.
Salvanes AGV, Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1992.
Ecosystem model for evaluating potential cod production in a west Norwegian fjord
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 90: 9-22. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Egge JK. 1991.
A theoretical model for nutrient uptake in phytoplankton
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 70: 65-72. [ pdf ]
Giske J, Aksnes DL, Lie U, Wakili SM. 1991.
Computer simulation of pelagic production in Masfjorden, western Norway, and its consequences for production of released 0-group cod
ICES Marine Science Symposia. 192: 161-175. [ pdf ]
Kaartvedt S, Johnsen TM, Aksnes DL, Lie U, Svendsen H. 1991.
Occurrence of the toxic phytoflagellate Prymnesium parvum and associated fish mortality in a Norwegian fjord system
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 48: 2316-2323. [ pdf ]
Naas KE, van der Meeren T, Aksnes DL. 1991.
Plankton succession and responses to manipulations in a marine basin for larval fish rearing
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 74: 161-173. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Giske J. 1990.
Habitat profitability in pelagic environments
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 64: 209-215. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Lie U. 1990.
A coupled physical biological pelagic model of a shallow sill fjord
Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 31: 459-486.
Giske J, Aksnes DL, Baliño BM, Kaartvedt S, Lie U, Nordeide JT, Salvanes AGV, Wakili SM, Aadnesen A. 1990.
Vertical distribution and trophic interactions of zooplankton and fish in Masfjorden, Norway
Sarsia. 75: 65-81. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Aure J, Kaartvedt S, Magnesen T, Richard J. 1989.
Significance of advection for the carrying capacities of fjord populations
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 50: 263-274. [ pdf ]
Magnesen T, Aksnes DL, Skjoldal HR. 1989.
Fine-scale vertical structure of a summer zooplankton community in Lindåspollene, western Norway
Sarsia. 74: 115-126. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Magnesen T. 1988.
A population dynamics approach to the estimation of production of four Calanoid copepods in Lindåspollene, western Norway
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 45: 57-68. [ pdf ]
Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL, Aadnesen A. 1988.
Winter distribution of macroplankton and micronekton in Masfjorden, western Norway
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 45: 45-55. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Høisæter TJ. 1987.
Obtaining life table data from stage-frequency distributional statistics
Limnology and Oceanography. 32: 514-517. [ pdf ]
Kaartvedt S, Aksnes DL, Egge JK. 1987.
Effect of light on the vertical distribution of Pecten maximus larvae
Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 40: 195-197. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Magnesen T, Lie U. 1985.
Nutrient enrichment experiments in plastic cylinders and the implications of enhanced primary production in Lindåspollene, western Norway
Sarsia. 70: 45-58. [ pdf ]
Aksnes DL, Magnesen T. 1983.
Distribution, development, and production of Calanus finmarchicus (Gunnerus) in Lindåspollene, western Norway, 1979
Sarsia. 68: 195-207. [ pdf ]
Lie U, Magnesen T, Tunberg B, Aksnes DL. 1983.
Preliminary studies on the vertical distribution of size-fractions in the zooplankton community in Lindåspollene, western Norway
Sarsia. 68: 65-80. [ pdf ]
Book Chapters
Aksnes DL. 1993.
Mathematical models for aquatic populations
Pages 285-308 in Human impact on self-recruiting populations, edited by Sundnes G. Trondheim, Norway: Tapir. [ pdf ]
Conference Proceedings, Theses, Reports
Opdal AF, Aksnes DL, Rosland R, Fiksen Ø. 2013.
Sognefjorden – en oppsummering av litteratur og kunnskapsstatus om fjord-økologi og vannkraftutbygging
Uni Computing Technical Report Series. 32. [ pdf ]


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