Marit Ellen Christiansen

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Room 428, Zoologisk museum
Visiting address Sars gate 1 Tøyen 0562 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172 Blindern 0318 Oslo


Research assistant /research scholar at UiO (1951-55 and 1965-68) and Tromsø Museum (1955-65). Curator 1968, senior curator 1974, professor 1987, Zoological Museum, UiO. Dr. philos. 1974, UiO. Visiting scholar at Duke University Marine Laboratory, N.C., USA (several periods 1972-79).

Special fields

Taxonomy, systematics, marine zoogeography, biology and ecology of Crustacea Decapoda in North Atlantic waters. Effects of environmental toxins on developmental stages of Decapoda Brachyura.


  • Oug, Eivind; Christiansen, Marit Ellen; Dobbe, Kristine; Rønning, Ann-Helen; Bakken, Torkild & Kongsrud, Jon Anders (2015). Mapping of marine benthic invertebrates in the Oslofjord and the Skagerrak: sampling data of museum collections from 1950–1955 and from recent investigations. Fauna Norvegica. ISSN 1502-4873. 35, p. 35–45. doi: 10.5324/fn.v35i0.1944. Full text in Research Archive
  • Oug, Eivind; Brattegard, Torleiv; Christiansen, Marit Ellen; Djursvoll, Per & Walseng, Bjørn (2010). Krepsdyr. Crustacea, Norsk rødliste for arter 2010. The 2010 Norwegian Red List for Species. Artsdatabanken. ISSN 978-82-92838-26-6. p. 209–222.
  • Oug, Eivind; Djursvoll, Per; Aagaard, Kaare ; Brattegard, Torleiv; Christiansen, Marit E. & Halvorsen, Gunnar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2006). Krepsdyr. Crustacea. In Kålås, John Atle; Viken, Åslaug & Bakken, Torkild (Ed.), Norsk Rødliste 2006. Artsdatabanken. ISSN 978-82-92838-00-6. p. 197–206.
  • Oug, Eivind; Djursvoll, Per; Aagaard, Kaare; Brattegard, Torleiv; Christiansen, Marit Ellen & Halvorsen, Gunnar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2006). Krepsdyr- Crustacea. In Kålås, J.A.; Viken, Å. & Bakken, T. (Ed.), Norsk Rødliste 2006. Artsdatabanken. ISSN 8292838007. p. 197–206.
  • Christiansen, Marit E. (2000). On the Occurrence of Thalassinidea (Decapoda) in Norwegian Waters. Journal of Crustacean Biology. ISSN 0278-0372. 20(2), p. 230–237.

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  • Ingle, R.W & Christiansen, Marit Ellen (2004). Lobsters, Mud Shrimps and Anomuran Crabs. The Linnean Society of London and The Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association by Field Studies Council . ISBN 1851532684. 271 p.

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  • Christiansen, Marit Ellen; Rønning, Ann-Helen; Oug, Eivind; Bakken, Torkild & Torgersen, Eivind (2017). Så grundig undersøkte de Oslofjorden på 1950-tallet. [Internet].

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