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Dr Freydis Vigfusdottir

I am an ecologist and my research interests lie in the field of spatial and trophic ecology of animals. Current research is focused on foraging ecology of marine animals and influences of marine resource limitations on arctic and subarctic ecosystems. My research also includes studies on stress associated with disturbance and risk behaviour of long-distance migratory animals.



PhD in Animal Ecology, University of East Anglia (UEA) UK 2013

MSc in Biology (Ecology and Evolution), University of Iceland 2007

BSc in Biology, University of Iceland 2004


Current post     

Special Advisor at Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Sustainability and Environment

Affiliated project manager (part-time) at Institute for sustainability studies at University of Iceland

President of the Icelandic Ecological Society


Former posts

Former Head of division at Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate

Former adjunct Lecturer at University of Iceland

Former project manager at Reykjavik city, department of Nature and Parks

Email: freydisv@hi.is

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