Lars Erik Johannessen

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Phone +47-22851801
Room 037, Zoological Museum
Visiting address Tøyen Sars' gate 1
Postal address Postboks 1172 Blindern 0318 OSLO


Dr. scient., Universitetet i Oslo (2005): "Effects of social rearing environment on song learning, paternity patterns and paternal investment"
Cand. scient., Universitetet i Bergen (2000): "Distribution of terrestrial snails in relation to environmental variables in nemoral mixed oak forest at Havsåsen, Kristiansand"


Technician at the NHM DNA Bank. Responsible for curating of the DNA Bank collections as well as the avian sperm collection; registration of incoming material; handling of external loans.


Tags: Sexual selection, DNA barcoding, Ornithology, Zoology, Sperm competition, Behavioural ecology, Genetic resources, Evolution


  • Cramer, Emily Rebecca A; Stensrud, Even; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Hogner, Silje; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Laskemoen, Terje; Eybert, Marie-Christine; Slagsvold, Tore; Lifjeld, Jan Terje & Johnsen, Arild (2016). Sperm performance in conspecific and heterospecific female fluid. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758. . doi: 10.1002/ece3.1977 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Anmarkrud, Jarl Andreas; Calabuig, Pascual; Cooper, Joseph E.J.; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Johnsen, Arild; Kearns, Anna Marika; Lachlan, Robert F.; Laskemoen, Terje; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Stensrud, Even & Garcia-del-Rey, Eduardo (2016). Species-level divergences in multiple functional traits between the two endemic subspecies of Blue Chaffinches Fringilla teydea in Canary Islands. BMC Zoology.  ISSN 2056-3132. . doi: 10.1186/s40850-016-0008-4
  • Gohli, Jostein; Leder, Erica H.; Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Johnsen, Arild; Laskemoen, Terje; Popp, Magnus & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2014). The evolutionary history of Afrocanarian blue tits inferred from genomewide SNPs. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  24(1), s 180- 191 . doi: 10.1111/mec.13008
  • Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo; Marthinsen, Gunnhild; Calabuig, Pascual; Estévez, Loly; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Johnsen, Arild; Laskemoen, Terje & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2013). Reduced genetic diversity and sperm motility in the endangered Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea polatzeki. Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie.  ISSN 0021-8375.  154(3), s 761- 768 . doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-0940-9
  • Laskemoen, Terje; Albrecht, Tomas; Bonisoli-Alquati, Andrea; Cepak, Jaroslav; de Lope, Florentino; Hermosell, Ignacio G.; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Kleven, Oddmund; Marzal, Alfonso; Mousseau, Timothy A.; Møller, Anders P.; Robertson, Raleigh J.; Rudolfsen, Geir; Saino, Nicola; Vortman, Yoni & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2013). Variation in sperm morphometry and sperm competition among barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) populations. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  ISSN 0340-5443.  67(2), s 301- 309 . doi: 10.1007/s00265-012-1450-0 Show summary
  • Laskemoen, Terje; Kleven, Oddmund; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Fossøy, Frode; Robertson, Raleigh J. & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2013). Repeatability of sperm size and motility within and between seasons in the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie.  ISSN 0021-8375.  154(4), s 955- 963 . doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-0961-4
  • Lifjeld, Jan Terje; Hoenen, Antje; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Laskemoen, Terje; Lopes, Ricardo J.; Rodrigues, Pedro M. & Rowe, Melissah (2013). The Azores bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina) has the same unusual and size-variable sperm morphology as the Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.  ISSN 0024-4066.  108(3), s 677- 687 . doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.02040.x
  • Slagsvold, Tore; Kleiven, Kari; Eriksen, Ane & Johannessen, Lars Erik (2013). Vertical and horizontal transmission of nest site preferences in titmice. Animal Behaviour.  ISSN 0003-3472.  85(2), s 323- 328 . doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.10.024
  • Johannessen, Lars Erik; Ke, Dianhua; Lu, Xin & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2011). Geographical variation in patterns of parentage and relatedness in the co-operatively breeding Ground Tit Parus humilis. Ibis.  ISSN 0019-1019.  153(2), s 373- 383 . doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2011.01115.x

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  • Laskemoen, Terje; Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo; Johannessen, Lars Erik; Albrecht, Tomas & Lifjeld, Jan Terje (2012). Sperm evolution in the Canary Islands chiffchaff (Phylloscopus canariensis).

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Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2015 10:49 PM