About Gísli

Name:  Gísli Már Gíslason, born 18 February 1950
Occupation: Professor of Limnology
Affiliation: Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Sturlugata 7, 101 Reykjavík
Telephone: (354) 525 4617
Fax: (354) 525 4281 / E-mail: gmg@hi.is

ORCID ID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8507-1796



B.S. degree in biology, University of Iceland, 1973
One year postgraduate studies, Diploma in ecology, University of Iceland, 1973
Ph.D. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1978
Universitetet i Lund
, Ekologiska Avdelingen (University of Lund, Ecology Department), October 1974: course in interactions between lotic and terrestrial environment.

Professor of Limnology, University of Iceland, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences from 1988
Senior lecturer in Limnology, University of Iceland, Department of Biology. 1982-87
Lecturer in Limnology, University of Iceland, Department of Biology. 1977-1981

Scientific Societies and awards
Vísindafélag Íslendinga - Societas Scientiarum Islandica
from 1999
Det Kongelige Videnskabernes Selskab – The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
from 2002
Societas Internationalis Limnoligie (SIL)
Freshwater Biological Association
(Life member)
Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) (was North American Benthological Society (NABS))
Nordic Benthological Society

NHF Large Prize 2000 (Nordisk Hydrologisk Forening Store Pris), Uppsala 29 June 2000

Visiting scholar
Johann Wolfgang von Goete Universität
, Zoologische Institute, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1979 and 1980, 4 months.
Freshwater Biological Association
, England, 1983, 2 months.
Universtät Karlsruhe (TH)
, Germany, 1986, 3 months.
University of Sydney
, Department of Medical Entomology, Australia,1991-2 og 1994, 11 months.
University of California
, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, 2002-2003, 11 months.
University of Auckland, School of Geography and Environmental Science
New Zealand 2006 (4 months).
University of Otago, Department of Zoology, Dunedin, New Zealand 2013 (1 month)


Chairman of the Professors Union of State Universities 2007-11, vice chariman 2011-14, on the board from 2014.
Dean of the Faculty of Science 1999-2001.
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science. 1997-1999:
Chairman of the Department of Biology, University of Iceland 1980-1983.
Managing director of the Institute of Biology, University of Iceland. 1987-1999
Councillor of the Nature Conservation Council. 1987-2000
Icelandic reprentative (head of delegation) for the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar). 1987-1996
Chairman of the Mývatn Research Station. 1988-2004
On the board of Nordic Ecological Society Oikos 1990-2018. Vice-chairman 1994-1995, chairman 1996-1997, 2001-2002, 2006-2007, 2011-2012.
Member of the Oikos publication board (Nordiska Föreningen Oikos publiceringstiftelse) from 1990-2018, chairman 2012-2016.
On the board of Nordic Benthological Society, 1994-: secretary from 1997.

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