Two scientists join Skidaway Institute of Oceanography from Norway

Two new scientists have joined Skidaway Institute of Oceanography from Bergen Norway.

Dr. Jens Nejstgaard

Marine plankton biologist Jens Christian Nejstgaard joins the faculty as an associate professor. Nejstgaard received his bachelor’s degree in biology form Gothenburg University, Sweden and his masters and doctorate in marine biology from the University of Bergen. Since then he has held several research positions in Bergen, and now leaves a position as senior research scientist at the research foundation UNI Research as well as a position at University of Bergen as the director and coordinator of the European Union project MESOAQUA.

Dr. Stella Berger

Aquatic ecologist Stella Angela Berger joins the Skidaway Institute staff as a research coordinator. Berger earned her doctorate in limnology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Most recently, Berger worked as a researcher in mesocosm studies within MESOAQUA, at the University of Bergen, Norway (


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