|Hreišar Žór Valtżsson|
1983 – 1987 Akureyri Junior College (Menntaskólinn á Akureyri), graduated from natural sciences.
I am interrested in everything that relates to the marine ecosystem, whether we it be ecology or utilization of marine resources. I am especially interrest in the “big picture”, the influence of processes and species-interactions on ecosystems. In my view this is especially interresting now when the waters around Iceland are warming. The marine ecosystem north of Iceland is in this regard very important to me both because it is my “home area”and because this is where the effects of ocean warming will be the most. In light of this one of my aims in the future is to narrow my focus on a smaller area within this region and monitor there the changes occuring on important marine resources.
1987 – 1988 DNG h/f in Akureyri, manufacturing of electronic jigging reels
1989 Icelandair, loading and unloading planes and servicing at Akureyri airport.
1989 – 1991 Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa h/f, Fisherman on trawlers.
1993 – 1998 Research assistant at the Marine Research Institute (MRI) in Reykjavik and Akureyri from 1993 to 1998, both as a summer job while in university and full time job.
1998 – 2007 Specialist at the MRI in Akureyri from 1998 and branch manager since Sept. 1999 (50%), teacher and later assistant professor / lecturer at the Faculty of Natural Resource Sciencesat the University of Akuryri (UNAK) since 1999 (50%). Chiefly taching marine biology and fishery biology.
2007– now Director of the Fisheries Center at UNAK (50%), assistant professor / lecturer at the Faculty of Natural Resource Sciences UNAK (50%). Editor of the information portal on Icelandic fisheries www.fisheries.is