Wednesday 19. October 2011

New course: Coastal and Marine Ecology

The current course at the Coastal and Marine program is Coastal and marine ecology. The main instructors are Gudmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson and Hrönn Egilsdóttir. This is the second time Gudmundur Ingi teaches at University Centre. Hrönn is new to the course in Ísafjörður.

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson
In 2009, Hrönn Egilsdóttir started her PhD in Marine Science at The University of Iceland and the Marine Research Institute, Iceland. Her project is titled: Ocean acidification in Icelandic waters and effects on calcifying biota. Her main supervisor is Prof. Jón Ólafsson.

Hrönn has a MRes Marine Biology (2008) from The University of Plymouth, UK and a B.Sc. Marine Biology and related studies (2007) from The University of Iceland.

Hrönn's work experience includes jobs at the Marine Biological Association, UK
where she worked on the MarClim project which involved shore surveys around the UK, counting and identifying barnacles. and organisation of large datasets.

Hrönn also worked for The University of Plymouth as an assistant organiser of the Macrophysiology meeting held in May 2008 in England, and as a research assistant in aquaculture and fish biology at Hólar University College.