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Details of Mr. Geir Helge Systad   


Gender male
Job title Researcher
Department Department of Arctic Ecology
Norwegian Institute of Nature Research, NINA Tromsø ( NINA)
Hjalmar Johansens gate 14 TROMSØ NO-9007
NINA, C/O NIVA, Thormøhlensgate 53 D
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Degree Cand. scient. (MSc)
Job type Research , Data Management , Natural Resource Management
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management
Research Activities I study seabirds mainly in the Barents Sea, and important themes are: Geographical distribution in open sea (alcids) and coastal areas (eider ducks). Relation of seabird distribution and environmental conditions (oceanographic, climatic e.g.). National and international management plans. Impact assesments (Petroleum industry. Monitoring breeding seabirds.GIS
Research Region 36, Norway, Skagerrak, 14, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea
Skills/Expertise Habitat choice, life history, distribution and interactions in seabirds. Management plans.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr. Geir SYSTAD)

Pedersen, T., Ramsvatn, S, Nilssen, E.M., Nilsen, M, Morissette, L, Ivarjord, T., Systad, G., Kolsum, I., Fause, H. 2013. Species diversity affects marine ecosystem structure and mass flows. One of three articles in PhD Thesis
Bustnes, J.O.; Systad, G.H.; Ydenberg, R.C. 2013. Changing distribution of flocking sea ducks as non-regenerating food resources are depleted. Marine Ecology Progress Series 484: 249-257. DOI: 10.3354/meps10339
Bustnes, J.O., Anker-Nilssen, T., Erikstad, K.E., Lorentsen, S.H., Systad, G.H. 2013. Changes in the Norwegian breeding population of European shag correlate with forage fish and climate. Marine Ecology Progress Series 489: 235-244. DOI: 10.3354/meps10440
Frederiksen, M., Moe, B., Daunt, F., Phillips, R. A., Barrett, R. T., Bogdanova, M. I., Boulinier, T., Chardine, J. W., Chastel, O., Chivers, L. S., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Clément-Chastel, C., Colhoun, K., Freeman, R., Gaston, A. J., González-Solís, J., Goutte, A., Grémillet, D., Guilford, T., Jensen, G. H., Krasnov, Y., Lorentsen, S.-H., Mallory, M. L., Newell, M., Olsen, B., Shaw, D., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Systad, G. H., Thórarinsson, T. L. and Anker-Nilssen, T. (2012), Multicolony tracking reveals the winter distribution of a pelagic seabird on an ocean basin scale. Diversity and Distributions, 18: 530?542. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00864.x
Bustnes, J.O., Mosbech, A., Sonne, C., Systad, G.H. 2010. Migration patterns, breeding- and moulting locations of king eiders wintering in north-eastern Norway. Polar Biol (2010) 33:1379?1385, DOI 10.1007/s00300-010-0827-7
Johnsen, T.V., Systad, G.H., Jacobsen, K.O., Nygård, T. & Bustnes, J.O. 2007. The occurrence of reindeer calves in the diet of nesting Golden Eagles in Finnmark, northern Norway. Ornis Fennica 84:112-118.
Petersen, M. R., Bustnes, J. O. and Systad, G. H. 2006. Breeding and moulting locations and migration patterns of the Atlantic population of Steller?s eiders Polysticta stelleri as determined from satellite telemetry. J. Avian Biol 37.
Anker-Nilssen, T., Barrett, R.T., Bustnes, J.O., Erikstad, K.E., Fauchald, P., Lorentsen, S.-H., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Systad, G.H. & Tveraa, T. 2006. SEAPOP studies in the Lofoten and Barents Sea area in 2005. - NINA Rapport 127. 38 pp.
Anker-Nilssen, T., Barrett, R.T., Bustnes, J.O., Erikstad, K.E., Fauchald, P., Lorentsen, S.-H., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Systad, G.H. & Tveraa, T. 2006. The SEAPOP programme - a milestone for the mapping and monitoring of seabirds in Norway. - Seabird Group Newsletter 103: 11-12.
Systad, G.H., Aas-Hansen, Ø., Bustnes, J.O. & Bjørn, P.A. 2006. Pilotanlegg tidevannskraft Kvalsundet. Statusbeskrivelse og mulige konsekvenserfor naturmiljøet. - NINA Rapport 112. 29 pp.
Fauchald, P., Lorentsen, S.-H., Systad, G.H. & Tveraa, T. 2006. Utbredelsen av sjøfugl i Skagerrak, Kattegat og Nordsjøen. - NINA Rapport 171. 54 pp.
Systad, G.H. & Bustnes, J.O. 2005. Hva bestemmer utbredelsen av kystnære sjøfugler. In: Svenning, M.-A. & Jonsson, B. (eds.) 2005. Kystøkologi: Økosystemprosesser og menneskelig aktivitet. NINAs strategiske instituttprogrammer 2001-2005. ? NINA Temahefte 31. 64 pp.
Brude, O.W., Systad, G., Moe, K.A. & Østby, C. 2003. ULB Delutredning - studie 7b. Uhellsutslipp til sjø. Miljøkonsekvenser på sjøfugl, sjøpattedyr, strand, iskant mv. ALPHA rapport 2003(1157-01) OED/Alpha Miljørådgivning, Oslo.
Systad, G.H., Bakken, V., Strøm, H. & Anker-Nilssen, T. 2003. Særlig Verdifulle Områder (SVO) for sjøfugl i området Lofoten-Barentshavet - implementering av kriterier for identifikasjon av SVO i den norske delen av Barentshavsregionen. - NINA Notat 2003
Trannum, H.C., Pedersen, G., Dahl-Hansen, G.A. & Systad, G.H. 2002. Konsekvensvurdering av vannkraftanlegg i Kvalsundet, delprosjekt 1: Miljøkonsekvenser av pilotanlegg. - Akvaplan-niva rapport 2002(APN-411.2268.1) Akvaplan-NIVA, Tromsø.
Fauchald, P., Erikstad, K.-E. og Systad, G.H. 2002. Seabirds and marine oil activity: Is it possible to predict the spatial distribution of pelagic seabirds? Jour. Appl. Ecol. 39: 349-360
Systad, G.H., and Bustnes, J.O. 2001. Coping with darkness and low temperatures: foraging strategies in Steller?s Eiders, Polystica stelleri, wintering at high latitudes. Can. J. Zool. 79.
Bustnes, J.O. & Systad, G.H. 2001. Comparative feeding ecology of Steller's Eider and long-tailed ducks in winter. Waterbirds 24 (3): 407-412.
Helberg M., Systad G.H., Birkeland I., Lorentzen N.H. & Bustnes J.O. 2009. Migration patterns of adult and juvenile lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus from northern Norway. Ardea 97(2): 281?286.
Bustnes, J.O., and Systad, G.H. 2001. Habitat use by wintering Steller?s Eider in northern Norway. Ardea 89 (2): 267-274
Bustnes, J.O., Asheim, M., Bjørn, T.H., Gabrielsen, H., and Systad, G.H. 2000. The diet of Steller?s Eider wintering in Varangerfjord, northern Norway. Wilson Bull. 112(1): 8-13.
Systad, G.H., Bustnes, J. O. & Erikstad, K. E. 2000. Behavioural responses to decreasing day length in wintering sea ducks. - Auk 117 (1):33-40.

Created: 1999-12-09 Last Updated: 2014-07-27 by Geir SYSTAD