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Sascha Schiøtt


Current position: Ph.d. student at the Greenland Institute for Natural Resources, in collaboration with Arctic Research Centre at Aarhus University.

Phone number: +45 21200501

Head of department in GINR: Fernando Ugarte, e-mail:
Department of Birds and Mammals
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources,
Postboks 570
GL-3900 Nuuk

Supervisor: Søren Rysgaard, e-mail:
Arctic Research Centre
Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade 116
DK-8000 Århus C

Employments and education:
2017 to Oct. 2019 Research assistant at the department of birds and mammals, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, where some of the work consists in:
 Investigating the stomach contents of seals and fish.
 Species identification of otoliths from fish, and species identification of crustaceans.
 Age determination of different species of mammals from teeth, where chemical work with teeth is included.
 Collecting samples for scientific research, travelling and recruitment of collaborators included.
 Collecting and cataloging otoliths from different species of fish, for use in species determination of otoliths collected from gastric contents.
 Interview surveys and public hearings.

2014-2017 Master’s degree in biology at Aarhus University. Completed in June 2017.
2013-2014 Maternity leave
2009-2013 Bachelor degree in biology at Aarhus University. Completed in June 2013.
Summer 2012 Translator during WWF’s expedition: ”Sailing to Siku – voyage to the last ice area”. Sailing from Upernavik to Qaanaaq, in which different settlements were visited.
2009 Translator and assistant at the hospital in Qaqortoq, South Greenland.
2008-2009 Student helper at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, at the department of fish and shellfish.
2008 Shop employé at ”Anja’s Naturprodukter”, herbal store, Qaqortoq, Greenland.
2007 Second pilot at the danish expedition ”Galathea 3”, on the route: Capetown, South Africa to Perth, Australia, during the period October-December 2007.
2006 High school diploma, Sydgrønlands Gymnasium, Qaqortoq, Greenland.
2003 Finished primary school, Qaqortoq, Greenland.

Experience from fieldwork:

October 2008 Halibut survey along the west coast of Greenland, onboard the research vessel “Pâmiut” for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.
October-December 2007 Sailed onboard the vessel ”Vædderen” on the danish expedition Galathea 3, on the route: Cape Town, South Africa – Perth, Australia.
Summer 2010 Field course in plants, Midtjylland, Denmark.
Summer 2011 Field course in zoology, Mols laboratorie, Denmark.
Summer 2012 Sommer project in system ecology, Marinbiologisk station, Rønbjerg, Denmark.
July-August 2012 Sailed on the expedition: ”Sailing to Siku – voyage to the last ice area” arranged by WWF, route: Upernavik – Qaanaaq, Greenland.
November 2017 Collected samples from Harp seals in Niaqornaarsuk, Greenland.
February 2018 Interview survey and public meetings about the blackbilled murre in the Upernavik district, Greenland.
July 2018 Collected samples from Musk ox around Ivittuut, South Greenland.
March/April 2019 Collecting eDNA samples, nutrient samples, 018, and ice core samples in Ilulissat Icefjord

Language skills: Speaks and writes fluently in Greenlandic, Danish and English.