National Institute of Aquatic Resources



·        Tsoukali S, Olsson KH, Visser AW, MacKenzie BR. (accepted).  Lifetime fecundity dependence on size and reproductive mode in fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

·        Hansen AN, Visser AW. (2016) Carbon export by vertically migrating zooplankton: an adaptive behavior model. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.10249

·        Andersen KH, Berge T, Goncalves RJ, Hartvig M, Heuschele J, Hylander S, Jacobsen NS, Lindemann C, Martens EA, Neuheimer AB, Olsson K, Palacz A, Prowe F, Sainmont J, Traving SJ, Visser AW, Wadhwa N, Kiørboe T. (2016) Characteristic sizes of life in the oceans, from bacteria to whales. Annual Review of Marine Science. 2016. 8:3.1–3.25. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-034144.

·        Ferreira ASA, Hátún H, MacKenzie BR, Butenschön M, Visser AW, Payne MR. (submitted) Ocean - climate conditions and spawner biomass affect blue whiting recruitment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

·        Tsoukali S, Visser AW, MacKenzie BR. (submitted). Comparative impacts of temperature on egg ecology of pelagic fish species in the north Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series.


·        Jónasdóttir SH, Visser AW, Richardson K, Heath MR. (2015) Seasonal copepod lipid pump promotes carbon sequestration in the deep North Atlantic. Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1512110112.

·        Martens EA, Wadhwa N, Nis S. Jacobsen NS, Christian Lindemann C, Andersen KH, Visser AW. (2015) Size structures sensory hierarchy in ocean life. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282(1815), DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1346

·        Andersen KH, Aksnes DL, Berge T, Fiksen Ø, Visser AW. (2015) Modeling emergent trophic strategies in plankton. J. Plankton Research. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv054

·        Sainmont J, Andersen KH, Thygesen UH, Fiksen Ø, Visser AW. (2015) An effective algorithm for approximating adaptive behavior in seasonal environments. Ecological Modelling. 311: 20-30.

·        Visser AW, Nielsen TG, Middelboe M, Høyer JI, Markager S. (2015). Oceanography and the base of the pelagic food web in the southern Indian Ocean. Journal of Plankton Research. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv019

·        Rullyanto A, Jónasdóttir SH, Visser, AW, (2015). Advective loss of overwintering Calanus finmarchicus from the Faroe-Shetland channel. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 98, 76–82. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.12.009

·        Ferreira ASA, Hátún H, Counillon F, Payne MR, Visser AW, (2015). Synoptic scale analysis of mechanisms driving surface chlorophyll dynamics in the North Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 12 (11): 3641-3653. DOI:10.5194/bg-12-3641-2015


·        Ferreira ASA, Visser AW, MacKenzie BR, Payne MR, (2014). Accuracy and precision in the calculation of phenology metrics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(12), 8438-8453.

·        Sanders R, Henson SA, Koski M, De la Rocha Christina , Painter SC, Poulton, AJ, Riley J, Salihoglu B, Visser AW, Yool A, Bellerby R, Martin A, (2014) The Biological Carbon Pump in the North Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography. 129: 200-218.

·        Sainmont J, Andersen, K H, Varpe Ø,  Visser AW (2014)  Capital versus income breeding in a seasonal Environment. American Naturalist, 184 (4):

·        Bianco G, Mariani P, Visser AW, Mazzocchi MG, Pigolotti S. (2014)  Analysis of self-overlap reveals trade-offs in plankton swimming trajectories. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 11(96), 20140164


·        Visser AW, Fiksen Ø. (2013) Optimal foraging in marine ecosystem models: selectivity, profitability and switching. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 473: 91-101.

·        Mariani P, Andersen KH, Visser AW, Barton AD, Kiørboe T (2013) Control of plankton seasonal succession by adaptive grazing. Limnol Oceanogr 58(1) 173-184

·        Sainmont J, Thygesen UH, Visser AW (2013) Diel vertical migration arising in a habitat selection game. Theoretical Ecology 6(2): 241-251.


·        Visser AW, Mariani P, Pigolotti S. (2012) Adaptive behaviour, tri-trophic food-web stability and damping of chaos. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 9: 1373-1380

·        Visser AW, (2011). Small wet and rational: individual based zooplankton ecology. Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark: Technical University of Denmark (DTU). ISBN 978-87-7481-126-8

·        Mariani P, Visser AW, (2010). Optimization and emergence in marine ecosystem models. Progress in Oceanography. 84: 89-92.

·        Visser AW, Mariani P, Pigolotti S. (2009) Swimming in turbulence: zooplankton fitness in terms of foraging efficiency and predation risk. Journal of Plankton Research. 31 121–133.

·        Jónasdóttir SH, Visser AW,  Jespersen, C. (2009) Assessing the role of food quality in the production and hatching of Temora longicornis eggs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 382, 139-150

·        Langlois VJ, Andersen A, Bohr T, Visser AW, Kiørboe T. (2009) Significance of swimming and feeding currents for nutrient uptake in osmotrophic and interception feeding flagellates. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 54: 35–44. doi: 10.3354/ame01253

·        Thygesen UH, Visser AW. (2009) Evolutionens matematik. In: Matematiske horisonter (ISBN: 978-87-643-0453-4), pages: 22-35, 2009, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Kgs. Lyngby

·        Visser AW. (2008) Lagrangian modelling of plankton motion: From deceptively simple random walks to Fokker-Planck and back again. Journal of Marine Systems. 70, 287-299.

·        Visser AW. (2007), Mixing it up with krill – Response. Science, 318: 1239.

·        Mariani P, MacKenzie BR, Visser AW, Botte V, (2007) Individual based simulations of larval fish feeding in turbulent environments. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 347: 155–169.

·        Visser AW, (2007) Biomixing of the oceans? Science. 316, 838–839. doi:10.1126/science.1141272

·        Visser AW, (2007) Motility of zooplankton: fitness, foraging and predation. Journal of Plankton Research. 29 (5) 447–461. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm029

·        Koski M, Møller EF, Maar M, Visser, AW, (2007) The fate of discarded appendicularian houses: degradation by the copepod, Microsetella norvegica, and other agents. Journal of Plankton Research. 29 (7): 641–654. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbm046

·        Maar M, Nielsen TG, Bolding K, Burchard H, Visser AW. (2007) Grazing impact by blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) on the pelagic food web under different turbulence conditions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 339: 199–213.

·        Visser AW, Kiørboe T. (2006) Plankton motility patterns and encounter rates. Oecologia. 148: 539546. doi 10.1007/s00442-006-0385-4

·        Maar M, Visser AW, Nielsen TG, Stips A, Saito H. (2006) Does turbulence and feeding behaviour affect the vertical distributions of Oithona similis and Microsetella norwegica? Marine Ecology Progress Series. 313: 157–172

·        Jakobsen HH, Halvorsen E, Hansen BW, Visser AW (2005) Effects of prey motility and concentration on feeding in Acartia tonsa and Temora longicornis: the importance of feeding modes. Journal of Plankton Research. 27 (8) 775–785.

·        Visser AW, Jackson GA. (2004) Characteristics of the chemical plume behind a sinking particle in a turbulent water column. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 283: 55–71.

·        Visser AW, Thygesen UH. (2003) Random motility of plankton: Diffusive and aggregative contributions Journal of Plankton Research. 25, 1151 – 1168.

·        Maar M, Nielsen TG, Stips A, Visser AW. (2003) Microscale distribution of zooplankton in relation to turbulent diffusion. Limnol. Oceanogr., 48, 1312–1325.

·        Green S, Visser AW, Titelman J, Kiørboe T. (2003) Escape responses of copepod nauplii in the flow field of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Marine Biology 142: 727–733.

·        Visser AW, Stips A. (2002) Turbulence and zooplankton production: insights from PROVESS. Journal of Sea Research, 47, 317–329

·        Tang K, Jakobsen HH, Visser AW. (2001) Phaeocystis globosa (Prymnesiophyceae) and the planktonic food web: Feeding, growth, and trophic interactions among grazers. Limnology and Oceanography. 46: 1860–1870.

·        Visser AW. (2001) Hydromechanical signals in the plankton.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 222: 1–24.

·        MacKenzie BR, Visser AW, 2001. Fisheries and Climate Change: the Danish Perspective, In Climate Change Research - Danish Contributions, Editors: A. M. K. Jørgensen, J. Fenger and K. Halsnæs. Danish Climate Centre, Danish Meterological Institute, Copenhagen.

·        Visser AW, Saito H, Saiz E, Kiørboe T. 2001. Observations of copepod feeding and vertical distribution under natural turbulent conditions in the North Sea. Marine Biology. 138: 1011–1019.

·        Joordens JCA, Souza AJ, Visser AW. 2001. The influence of tidal straining and wind on suspended matter and phytoplankton distribution in the Rhine outflow region. Continental Shelf Research. 21, 301–325.

·        Caparroy P, Thygesen UH, Visser AW. 2000. Modelling the attack success of planktonic predators: patterns and mechanisms of prey size selectivity. J. Plankton Res. 22, 1871-1900.

·        Richardson K, Visser AW, Pedersen FB, 2000. Subsurface phytoplankton blooms fuel pelagic production in the North Sea. Journal of Plankton Research. 22, 16631671.

·        Visser AW, Jonsson PR, 2000. On the reorientation of non-spherical prey particles in a feeding current. Journal of Plankton Research. 22, 761-777.

·        Visser AW, Jónasdóttir SH. 1999. Lipids, buoyancy and the seasonal vertical migration of Calanus finmarchicus. Fisheries Oceanography. 8 (suppl 1): 100106.

·        Kiørboe T, Saiz E, and Visser AW. 1999. Hydrodynamic signal perception in the copepod Acartia tonsa. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 179: 97-111.

·        Kiørboe T, Visser AW. 1999. Predator and prey perception in copepods due to hydromechanical signals. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 179: 81-95.

·        Jónasdóttir, S.H., T. Kiørboe, K.W. Tang, M. St. John, Visser AW, E. Saiz, H.G. Dam, 1998. Role of diatoms in copepod production: good, harmless or toxic? Marine Ecology Progress Series. 179, 305308.

·        Viitasalo, M., T. Kiørboe, J. Flinkman, L.W. Pedersen, Visser AW, 1998. Predation vulnerability of planktonic copepods: consequences of predator foraging strategies and prey sensory abilities. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 173: 129-142.

·        Visser AW, MacKenzie BR. 1998. “Turbulence induced contact rates of plankton: the question of scale.” Marine Ecology Progress Series. 166: 307-310.

·        Kiørboe T, Tiselius P, Mitchell-Innes B, Hanson JLS, Visser AW, Mari X. 1998. “Intensive aggregate formation with low vertical flux during an upwelling-induced diatom bloom.” Limnol. Oceanogr., 43: 104116.

·        Visser AW. 1997. Using random walk models to simulate the vertical distribution of particles in a turbulent water column. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 158, 275-281.

·        de Ruijter WPM, Visser AW, Bos WG. 1997. The Rhine outflow: a prototypical pulsed discharge plume in a high energy shallow sea. J. Mar. Sys., 12, 263-276.

·        Visser AW. 1996. Shear dispersion in a wind and density driven plume.  In: Buoyancy Effects on Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics, D. Aubery  and C.T. Friedrichs ed., Coastal and Estuarine Studies 53, 31-45, American Geophysical Union.

·        Visser AW, Kamp-Nielsen L. 1996. The use of models in eutrophication studies. In: Eutrophication in Coastal Marine Ecosystems, B.B Jørgensen and K. Richardson eds. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 52, 221 - 242. American Geophysical Union.

·        Visser AW. 1994. On tidal rectification, friction and geostrophic degeneracy.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 24, 2196–2200.

·        Visser AW, A.J. Souza, K. Hessner and J.H. Simpson, 1994. The effect of stratification on tidal current profiles in a region of freshwater influence. Oceanologica Acta, 17, 369–381.

·        Bowman, MJ, Visser AW, Crawford WR. 1992. Vortex motions in Dixon Entrance – Evidence from observations and modelling. Atmosphere Ocean, 30, 70–93.

·        Visser AW, Bowman MJ. 1991. Lagrangian tidal stress and basin–wide residual eddy dynamics in wide coastal sea straits. Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 59, 113–145.

·        Visser AW, Bowman MJ, and Crawford WR. 1990. Dynamics of tidally forced basin–wide coastal eddies. In: Residual Currents and Long–term Transport. Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies: Physics of Shallow Bays and Estuaries. R.T. Cheng (editor). Springer–Verlag, New York, 544 pp.

·        Moore MI, Visser AW, Shirtcliffe TGL. 1987. Experiences with the Brillinger spectral estimator applied to simulated irregularly observed processes. J. Time Ser. Anal. 8, 433–442.

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