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Bastiaan Star

Associate Professor Bastiaan Star

Associate Professor Bastiaan Star, 4-OCEANS Project Partner (leader of ancient DNA research), Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Bastiaan is an evolutionary biologist and associated professor at the University of Oslo, Norway. I am interested in historical ecology and conservation genomics and use a range of genomic tools (including ancient DNA) to investigate how genetic variation, population structure and population size have changed over time during the onset of human exploitation and ecological globalization. I have a particular interest in the marine environment, performing research into a broad range of marine organisms across the globe. I very much enjoy collaborating with archaeologists, zooarchaeologists, historians and ecologists to study modern and ancient specimens up to thousands of years old..