Curriculum Vitae - Hans G. Hansson (450821-4873)

Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, 45296 Strömstad, Sweden

Filosofie kandidat 1970-04-01 (Göteborg University)

Filosofie magister 1974-12-30 (Göteborg University, (including: Mathematics [med utmärkt beröm godkänd], Zoology [berömlig], Botany [godkänd], Chemistry [ej utan beröm godkänd], Oceanography [godkänd])

Filosofie dr (Doctor honoris causa) 2003-08 (Göteborg University)

Nordic SCUBA certificate 1972-02-06

Skipper exemination 1977-05-06

Ship craftman examination 1978 (spring)

There also is a driving licence (originally from around 1965) for wheeled vehicles, but mainly used for personal identification. I once used the following Swedish rows to sum up its status: "Fordonskörkort för fyrhjulingar förefinnes, (fast föga framförandefärdighet föreligger. Färsk färdförtrogenhet fattas. Förarlicensen förvärvades fordom. Fullhågad förare förordas framför fåvitska framförandeförsök från förmodligen fundamentalt förmågeslös formalia-förtjänst-förtecknings-författare)".

Between 1971-76 I followed 5 different courses (2 weeks each) arranged by Nordiskt Kollegium för Marin Biologi, e.g. Nutritional biology of marine invertebrates (1971 Helsingør - K.W. Ockelmann), Sampling design in marine biology (1972 Bergen - T. Høisæter), Balsfjorden, fra fjaere til fjorddyp (1973 Tromsø - E. Brun & others) Systematics and morphology within turbellarians (1975 Tvärminne - T.G. Karling) and Marine meiofauna, especially nematodes (1976 Helsingør - S. Gerlach)

During the adolescense, above all in summertime I was working on harvesting of seaweeds (for commercial thalassotherapeutical baths) as well as fishing for a livelihood (for eel, crabs, lobster, Norwegian lobster, mackerel, sprat, flatfish, etc.) in connection with growing up on an island in the Skagerrak, where this type of industry was essential for existing. The purse seine fishery for sprat was however undertaken during the winter months. The interest for marine organisms is partly emanating from the curiosity about unknown creatures, which was manifested during this time. To some extent also different collecting tools, which my godfather, Prof. Sixten Bock (at the invertebrate department of the Natural History Museum, Stockholm) had left, may have contributed to this interest.

During the summer 1970 I made an inventory of a shallow sublittoral sandy bottom in northern Bohuslän, learning much about identifying different invertebrates, mainly amphipods and other peracarids (but also several other groups). After autumn 1971 (however not 1973, but from 1974 with repetitive continuity), I have worked especially with education, organization of the scientific / educational library of TMBL (of course also other work, like obtaining research vessels, other heavy equipment, etc.). Later also computers and the network at the TMBL became part of my responsibility. From 1980 these duties were formalized into a permanent job as keeper (intendent). The education duty has as a rule always intended faunistical items in different field courses. Since the late 1980s the longer of these courses have been known as "Marin Form- och Biotop-kännedom". After the Marine Ecological Institution at G.U. took over the education from "Biologiska Övningslaboratoriet" during the last years of the 1990s, my achievements in education however have mainly been confined to small helping contributions to assist younger and often rather inexperienced colleagues.

Publications, reports & teaching aids (examples):

Hansson, H.G. 1971. Några fynd av atlantiska faunaelement i Bohuslän efter höststormarna 1969. Fauna och Flora 3: 118-120.

Ericsson J. & H.G. Hansson 1973. Observations on the feeding biology of Porania pulvillus (O.F. Müller) (Asteroidea), from the Swedish west coast. Ophelia 12: 53-58.

Afzelius, L. & H.G. Hansson. 1974. Bildkompendium: Marina Evertebrater. Tjärnö Marinbiologiska Laboratorium. Mimeo. 52 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1976. Kosterrännan och de grundare havsområdena inom Strömstads kommun. Sammanställning av de marina värdena. Länsstyrelsen i Göteborgs och Bohus län. 1976: 12. Mimeo. 51 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1977. Marinbiologisk litteratur. Sammanställning av floristisk / faunistisk litteratur rörande skandinaviska havslevande organismer. Tjärnö Marinbiol. Lab., Mimeo 25 pp + suppl. 2 pp. (Newer edition - 32 pages in 1988).

Hansson, H.G. 1977. Rapport angående utförda marinbiologiska undersökningar utanför Emmerstabukta i Oslofjorden. Mimeo. 19 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1980. Artkompendium över våra allmänna marina fiskarter. Tjärnölaboratoriet. Mimeo. 18 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1984. Illustrerad nyckel till skandinaviska polychaetfamiljer. Tjärnölaboratoriet. Mimeo. 9 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1988 (rev. 1990). Koncept till kompendium i marin systematisk protoctistologi för kurser vid Tjärnölaboratoriet (inkl. kortfattad systematisk orientering om marina Fungi, Plantae & Oxyphotobacteria). Mimeo. 15 pp..

Hansson, H.G. 1993. Livets diversitet - klassificering & nomenklatur - en kort historik av en lång utveckling. Tjärnölaboratoriet. Mimeo. 14 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1994. Sydskandinaviska marina flercelliga evertebrater. Miljöenheten. Länsstyrelsen i Göteborgs och Bohus län 1994: 15. 205 + viii pp.

Cedhagen, T. & H.G. Hansson 1995. Caridion steveni (Decapoda, Natantia, Hippolytidae), recorded on the Swedish west coast, and a new host species for Sylon hippolytes (Rhizocephala, Sylonidae) Crustaceana 68 (5): 659-660.

Cedhagen, T. & H.G. Hansson 1995. First records of Acantholabrus palloni (Risso, 1810) (Labridae) and Pomatoschistus norvegicus (Collett, 1903) (Gobiidae) in the Swedish fish fauna, and a note on the distribution of Cottunculus microps Collett, 1875 (Psychrolutidae). Sarsia 80 (1): 33-34.

Hansson, H.G. 1995. Riklinjer rörande uttal & ändelser av binomen (& andra latinska ord). Mimeo. Tjärnö Marinbiologiska Laboratorium. 6 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1996. Sällan skådade stjärnor och borrar. Fauna och Flora Årg. 91 (1) : 3-9.

Hansson, H.G. 1996. Recenta sydskandinaviska valar, sälar och sköldpaddor. Mimeo. Tjärnö Marinbiologiska Laboratorium. 4 pp.

Hansson, H.G. 1998. Sydskandinaviska marina flercelliga evertebrater. Utgåva 2. Miljöavdelningen, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland. 4. 294 + ix pp. .

Hansson, H.G. 1998. Recension: Chambers, S.J. & A.I. Muir 1997. Polychaetes. British Chrysopetalidae, Pisionoidea and Aphroditoidea. Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) No. 54, 202 pp. Fauna och Flora Årg. 93 (2): 95-96.

Hansson, H.G. 2001. Echinodermata (pp. 336-351 & 392-393). In Costello, M.J., C. Emblow & R. White (Eds.) European Register of Marine Species. A check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Patrimoines naturels, 50 : 463 p.

Hansson, H.G. 2002. Nomenklatorisk naturhistoria - ett alternativ till nationella artnamn? Fauna och Flora Årg. 97 (3): 38-45.

Hansson, H.G. 2003. Recension: Om fiskar, groddjur och kräldjur i stort format. Fauna och Flora 98 (1): 48.

Gärdenfors, U., R. Hall, T. Hallingbäck, H.G. Hansson & L. Hedström 2003. Djur, svampar och växter i Sverige 2003. Förteckning över antal arter per familj. ArtDatabanken Rapporterar 5. 89 pp.

Internet exposition (examples):

NEAT (North East Atlantic Taxa): http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html

BEMON (Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names) http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/personetymol/index.htm

Project page: http://www.tmbl.gu.se/staff/HansGHanssonP.html

Other duties:

Member of the editorial board of the Swedish popular biological science journal Fauna och Flora from 1998.

Acting as a marine animal species specialist by Jordbruksverket (the Swedish State Agricultural Office) (in connection with smuggling of threatened species).

Member of the national section for marine invertebrates of the invertebrate conservation committee of the Swedish Threatened Species Unit, Uppsala.

Is (or have at least been - no commissions after the supplement volumes having been published) referee / contributor (concerning marine invertebrates and overarching invertebrate systematics) for Nationalencyklopedin (a Swedish encyclopedia).