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Morten Tange Olsen

05.04.2018

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION
Marine Mammals; Molecular Ecology; Evolutionary Biology; Conservation and Management; Vertebrates; Pathogens and Emerging Diseases; Ecology; Morphology

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2017- Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Curator of Marine Mammals, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, DK
2017-2015 Assistant Professor, Curator of Marine Mammals, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, DK
2014-2013 Villum Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Centre for Geogenetics, DK
2012 Postdoc, Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, DK
2012 Ph.D. in Molecular Ecology of Marine Mammals, Stockholm University, Depart. of Genetics Microbiology and Toxicology (SE)

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
1. Pertoldi C, Jensen LF, Alstrup AKO, Munk OL, Pedersen TB, Sonne C, Dietz R, Daugaard-Petersen T, Kortegaard HE, Olsen MT, Härkönen T, Hårding K, Jensen TH (2017) Prevalence of skull pathologies in European harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) during 1981-2014. Zoological Science, doi.org/10.1007/s13364-017-0340-2
2. Hansen A, Justesen M, Olsen MT, Solodovnikov A (2017) Genomic population structure and conservation of the red listed Carabus arcensis (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in island–mainland habitats of Northern Europe. Insect Conservation and Diversity, doi: 10.1111/icad.12268
3. Biard V, Gol’din P, Gladilina E, Vishnyakova K, McGrath K, Vieira FG, Wales N, Fontaine MC, Speller C, Olsen MT* (2017) Genomic and proteomic identification of Late Holocene cetaceans: a Black Sea case study. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 15: 262-271, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.07.008
4. Jo WK, Grilo ML, Wohlsein P, Andersen-Ranberg E, Hansen MS, Kinze CC, Hjulsager CK, Olsen MT, Lehnert K, Prenger-Berninghoff E, Siebert U, Osterhaus A, Baumgärtner W, Jensen LF, van der Vries E (2017) Dolphin morbillivirus in a fin whale, Denmark, 2016. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, doi:10.7589/2016-11-246
5. Olsen MT*#, Islas V#, Graves J, Onoufriou A, Vincent C, Brasseur S, Frie AK, Hall A (2017) Genetic population structure of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in the United Kingdom. Aquatic Conservation - Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, doi:10.1002/aqc.2760
6. Sinding MHS, Tervo OM, Grønnow B, Gulløv HC, Toft PA, Bachmann L, Fietz K, Rekdal SL, Christoffersen MF, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Olsen MT, Foote AD (2016) Sex determination of whales from baleen artefacts: implications for ancient DNA use in zooarchaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 10: 345-349, doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.001
7. Fietz K, Galatius A, Teilmann J, Dietz R, Frie AK, Klimova A, Palsbøll P, Jensen LF, Graves J, Hoffman J, Olsen MT* (2016) Shift of grey seal subspecies boundaries in response to climate, culling and conservation. Molecular Ecology, 25(17): 4097-4112, doi: 10.1111/mec.13748
8. Cammen KM, Andrews KR, Carroll EL, Foote AD, Humble E, Khudyakov JI, Louis M, McGowen MR, Olsen MT, Van Cise AM (2016) Genomic methods take the plunge: recent advances in high-throughput sequencing of marine mammals. Journal of Heredity, 107(6): 481-495, doi: 10.1093/jhered/esw044. INVITED REVIEW
9. Carroll EL, Reyes C, Gaggiotti OE, Olsen MT, Maaholm DJ, Rosso M, Davison N, Martin V, Schiavi A, Aguilar de Soto N (2016) Pilot study to assess the utility of ddRAD sequencing in identifying species-specific and shared SNPs among Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) and Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris) beaked whales. Technical Report to the International Whaling Commission, SC/66b/DNA/03, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2286.5527.
10. Christensen EAF, Skovrind M, Olsen MT, Carl H, Gravlund P, Møller PR (2016) Hatching success for brackish water spawning Perca fluviatilis in the western Baltic Sea. Cybium, 40(2): 133-138
11. Martin M, Olsen MT, Samaniego J, Zimmer E, Gilbert T (2016) The population genomic basis of geographic differentiation in North American common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.). Ecology and Evolution, 6(11): 3760-3771, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2143
12. Olsen MT*, Galatius AJ, Biard V, Gregersen K, Kinze CC (2016) The forgotten type specimen of the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791)) from the island of Amager, Denmark. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(3): 713-720, doi: 10.1111/zoj.12426
13. Skovrind M, Olsen MT, Vieira F, Pancheco G, Carl H, Gilbert MTP, Møller PR (2016) Genomic population structure of freshwater-resident and anadromous ide (Leuciscus idus) in north-western Europe. Ecology and Evolution, 6(4): 1064–1074, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1909
14. Olsen MT*, Robbins J, Bérubé M, Rew MB, Palsbøll PJ (2014) Utility of telomere length measurements for age-determination of cetaceans. NAMMCO Scientific Publication Series, 10, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/3.3194
15. Alfaro-Núñez A, Bertelsen MF, Bojesen AM, Rasmussen I, Zepeda-Mendoza L, Olsen MT, Gilbert MTP (2014) Global distribution of Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus among clinically healthy sea turtles. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:206
16. Klimova A, Phillips CD, Fietz K, Olsen MT, Harwood J, Amos W, Hoffman JL (2014) Global population structure and demographic history of the grey seal. Molecular Ecology, 23(16): 3999–4017
17. Olsen MT*, Pampoulie C, Daníelsdóttir AK, Lidh E, Bérubé M, Víkingsson GA and Palsbøll PJ (2014) Fin whale MDH-1 and MPI allozyme variation is not reflected in the corresponding DNA sequences. Ecology and Evolution, 4(10): 1787-1803
18. Martin M, Zimmer EA, Olsen MT, Foote AD, Gilbert MTP, Brush GS (2014) Herbarium specimens reveal a historical shift in phylogeographic structure of common ragweed during native range disturbance. Molecular Ecology, 23(7): 1701-1716
19. Olsen MT*, Andersen LW, Dietz R, Teilmann J, Härkönen T, Siegismund HR (2014) Integrating genetic data and population viability analyses for the identification of harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) populations and management units. Molecular Ecology, 23(4): 815-833
20. Fietz K, Graves JA, Olsen MT* (2013) Control control control: A reassessment and comparison of GenBank and chromatogram mtDNA sequence variation in Baltic grey seals (Halichoerus grypus). PLoS One, 8(8): e72853
21. Palsbøll PJ, Peery MZ, Olsen MT, Beissinger S, Bérubé M (2013) Inferring recent historic abundance from current genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology, 22(1): 22-40
22. Dietz R, Teilmann J, Andersen SM, Rigét F, Olsen MT (2013) Movements and site fidelity of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Kattegat, Denmark, with implications for the epidemiology of the phocine distemper virus. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70 (1): 186-195
23. Dietz R, Basu N, Braune B, O’Hara T, Scheuhammer T, Sonne C, Andersen M, Andreasen C, Andriashek D, Asmund G, Aubail A, Baagøe H, Born EW, Chan HM, Derocher AE, Grandjean P, Knott K, Kirkegaard M, Lunn N, Messier F, Obbard M, Olsen MT, Peacock E, Renzoni A, Rigét FF, Skaare JU, Stern G, Stirling I, Taylor M, Wiig Ø, Wilson S, Aars J (2013) What are the toxicological effects of mercury in Arctic biota? Science of the Total Environment, 15, 443: 775-790
24. Olsen MT*, Bérubé M, Robbins J, Palsbøll PJ (2012) Empirical evaluation of humpback whale telomere length estimates; quality control and factors causing variability in the singleplex and multiplex qPCR methods. BMC Genetics, 13:77
25. Olsen MT*, Volny VH, Bérubé M, Dietz R, Lydersen C, Kovacs KM, Dodd RS, Palsbøll PJ (2011) A simple route to single-nucleotide polymorphisms in a non-model species: identification and characterization of SNPs in the Arctic ringed seal (Pusa hispida hispida). Molecular Ecology Resources, 11:1-11.
26. Rosing-Asvid A, Teilmann J, Dietz R, Olsen MT (2010) First confirmed record of grey seals in Greenland. ARCTIC, 63 (4): 471-473.
27. Olsen MT*, Andersen SM, Teilmann J, Dietz R, Edrén SMC, Linnet A, Härkönen T (2010) Status of the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) in southern Scandinavia. NAMMCO Scientific Publication Series, 8: 77-94.
28. Andersen LW, Olsen MT (2010) Distribution and population structure of North Atlantic harbour seals. NAMMCO Scientific Publication Series, 8: 15-36.
29. Dietz R, Riget FF, Boertmann D, Sonne C, Olsen MT, Fjeldså J, Falk K, Kirkegaard M, Egevang C, Asmund G, Wille F, Møller S (2006) Time trends of mercury in feathers of West Greenland birds of prey during 1851-2003. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 5911-5916.
30. Dietz R, Riget FF, Born EW, Sonne C, Grandjean P, Kirkegaard M, Olsen MT, Asmund G, Renzoni A, Baagøe H, Andreasen C (2006) Trends in mercury in hair of Greenlandic polar bears (Ursus maritimus) during 1892-2001. Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 1120-1125.

CONSULTANCY
31. Galatius A, Olsen MT, Teilmann J (2016) Konflikter mellem sæler og fiskeri i Danmark – baggrund og studier i sælers biologi og interaktioner med fiskeriet. Aarhus Universitet, DCE – Nationalt Center for Miljø og Energi, Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 184, 34 pp
32. Bach H, Petersen IK, Nielsen RD, Fox AD, Topping CJ, Nygaard B, Elmeros M, Søgaard B, Kahlert JA, Sveegaard S, Dietz R, Tougaard J, Nabe-Nielsen J, Teilmann J, Olsen MT, Josefson AB, Mohn C, Hansen JLS, Timmermann K, Andersen J, Maar M, Jakobsen H, Møller EF, Dahl K, Lund-Hansen LC, Grønkjær P, Rasmussen MB, Hansen JW, Strand J, Winther M, Hasler B, Zandersen M, Olesen HR, Münier B (2012) Review af udkast til VVM-redegørelse for en fast forbindelse over Femern Bælt, DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 116 pp
33. Rosing-Asvid A, Dietz R, Teilmann J, Olsen MT, Andersen SM (2012) Field study of seals in South Greenland 2009-10: preliminary results. In: Frederiksen M, Boertmann D, Ugarte F and Mosbech A (eds) South Greenland. A preliminary Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of hydrocarbon activities in the Greenland sector of the Labrador Sea and the southeast Davis Strait. Aarhus University, Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 220 pp. Scientific Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 23.
34. AMAP (2011) AMAP Assessment 2011: Mercury in the Arctic. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo, Norway. Xiv + 193 pp.

BOOK CHAPTERS
35. Olsen MT*, Galatius A (2017) Species and subspecies. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, 3rd edition, edited by Wursig B, Thewissen JGMH, Kovacs K, Elsevier Publishing, San Diego, USA

POPULAR SCIENCE
36. Olsen MT*, Galatius A, Teilmann J (2017) Gråsælen vender tilbage. Sjæk'len - Årbog for Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet, Saltvandsakvariet i Esbjerg 2016: 114-123
37. Kinze CC, Olsen MT, Jensen LF (2016) Naturhistorie fra Danmark: Finhvalen strandet ved Blokhus februar 2016. Flora og Fauna, 122: 44-45
39. Alstrup AKO, Jensen LF, Olsen MT, Kinze CC (2016) Finhvalen fra Blokhus og andre eksotiske fund. Dyrlægen, 2/2016: 14-15
40. Olsen MT* and Galatius A (2014) Sælerne ved Christiansø. Natur på Bornholm, 12: 2-8

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