Department of Biology

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Michael Møller Hansen

Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor

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Michael Møller Hansen


  • Department of Biology - Genetics, Ecology and Evolution
  • Arctic Research Centre - Arctic Research Centre, Ny Munkegade 116
Postal address:
Ny Munkegade 116
1540, 219
Aarhus C


Mobile: +4540247191

Academic Degrees

1990M.Sc. in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University
1994Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University
2003D.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, Aarhus University


1994-1997Scientist, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Silkeborg
1997-2005Senior Scientist, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Silkeborg
2004Visiting Scientist, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
2005-2009Professor, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources
2009-2011Head of Department, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University
2011-:Professor, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
2012-Adjunct Professor, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Professional Experience

2019-2020Chairman, Independent Research Fund Denmark | Natural Sciences
2015-2020Member, Independent Research Fund Denmark | Natural Sciences
2017-Member of the Council of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)
2013-2014Member of evaluation panel of the Swedish Research Council FORMAS
2010-Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
2012-Associate Editor, Molecular Ecology Resources
2011Chairman of international expert panel for evaluating conservation status of wolves in Sweden (Swedish Ministry of the Environment)
2010-Senior Editor, Molecular Ecology
2003-2010Associate Editor, Molecular Ecology
2002-2010Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2009-2012Associate Editor, BMC Genetics
2008-2010Member of Working Group on Genetic Monitoring (GeM), NCEAS and NESCent (NSF), USA
2006-2009Coordinator of the Galathea 3 project Spawning biology, recruitment and genetic population structure of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Sargasso Sea
2004-2006Member of the Governing Board of the Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
1999-2002Chairman of ICES' (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) Working Group on the Application of Genetics in Fisheries and Mariculture
1998-1999Coordinator of Concerted Action on identification, management and exploitation of genetic resources in brown trout (Salmo trutta), " TROUTCONCERT"


Jonsson B, Jonsson N, Hansen MM. 2022. Knock-on effects of environmental influences during embryonic development of ectothermic vertebrates. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 97(2):95-139.
Knutsen H, Catarino D, Rogers L, Sodeland M, Mattingsdal M, Jahnke M, Hutchings JA, Mellerud I, Espeland SH, Johanneson K, et al. 2022. Combining population genomics with demographic analyses highlights habitat patchiness and larval dispersal as determinants of connectivity in coastal fish species. Molecular Ecology. 31(9):2562-2577.
Jacobsen MW, Jensen NW, Nygaard R, Præbel K, Jónsson B, Nielsen NH, Pujolar JM, Fraser DJ, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM. 2022. A melting pot in the Arctic: Analysis of mitogenome variation in Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) reveals a 1000-km contact zone between highly divergent lineages. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 31(2):330-346.
Mayer M, Olsen K, Schulz B, Matzen J, Nowak C, Thomsen PF, Hansen MM, Vedel-Smith C, Sunde P. 2022. Occurrence and Livestock Depredation Patterns by Wolves in Highly Cultivated Landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10:Article 783027.
Feng X, Liu S, Hansen MM. 2022. Demographic history of two endangered Atlantic eel species, Anguilla anguilla and A. rostrata. Conservation Genetics.
Liu S, Tengstedt ANB, jacobsen LMW, Pujolar JM, Jónsson B, Lobón-Cervià J, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM. 2022. Genome-wide methylation in the panmictic European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Molecular Ecology.
Duval E, Skaala Ø, Quintela M, Dahle G, Delaval A, Wennevik V, Glover KA, Hansen MM. 2021. Long-term monitoring of a brown trout (Salmo trutta) population reveals kin-associated migration patterns and contributions by resident trout to the anadromous run. BMC Ecology and Evolution. 21(1):Article 143.
Szewczyk M, Nowak C, Hulva P, Mergeay J, Stronen AV, Bolfíková BČ, Czarnomska SD, Diserens TA, Fenchuk V, Figura M, et al. 2021. Genetic support for the current discrete conservation unit of the Central European wolf population. Wildlife Biology. 2021(2):Article wlb.00809.
Jensen MKR, Sigsgaard EE, Liu S, Manica A, Sanvig Bach S, Hansen MM, Møller PR, Thomsen PF. 2021. Genome‐scale target capture of mitochondrial and nuclear environmental DNA from water samples. Molecular Ecology Resources. 21(3):690-702.
Bekkevold D, Höjesjö J, Nielsen EE, Aldven D, Als TD, Södeland M, Kent M, Lien S, Hansen MM. 2020. Northern European Salmo trutta (L.) populations are genetically divergent across geographical regions and environmental gradients. Evolutionary Applications (Online). 13(2):400-416.
Sigsgaard EE, Jensen MKR, Winkelmann IE, Møller PR, Hansen MM, Thomsen PF. 2020. Population‐level inferences from environmental DNA – current status and future perspectives. Evolutionary Applications (Online). 13(2).
Madsen RPA, Jacobsen LMW, O'Malley KG, Nygaard R, Præbel K, Jónsson B, Pujolar JM, Fraser DJ, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM. 2020. Genetic population structure and variation at phenology-related loci in anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 29(1):170-183.
Mattingsdal M, Jorde PE, Knutsen H, Jentoft S, Stenseth NC, Sodeland M, Robalo J, Hansen MM, André C, Gonzalez EB. 2020. Demographic history has shaped the strongly differentiated corkwing wrasse populations in Northern Europe. Molecular Ecology. 29(1):160-171.
Nikolic N, Liu S, Jacobsen MW, Jónsson B, Bernatchez L, Gagnaire PA, Hansen MM. 2020. Speciation history of European (Anguilla anguilla) and American eel (A. rostrata), analysed using genomic data. Molecular Ecology. 29(3):565-577.
Gonzalez EB, Espeland S, Jentoft S, Hansen MM, Robalo J, Stenseth NC, Jorde PE. 2019. Interbreeding between local and translocated populations of a cleaner fish in an experimental mesocosm predicts risk of disrupted local adaptation. Ecology and Evolution. 9(11):6665-6677.
Skaala Ø, Besnier F, Borgstrøm R, Barlaup BT, Sørvik AG, Normann E, Østebø BI, Hansen MM, Glover KA. 2019. An extensive common-garden study with domesticated and wild Atlantic salmon in the wild reveals impact on smolt production and shifts in fitness traits. Evolutionary Applications. 12(5):1001-1016.
Dammark KB, Ferchaud A-L, Hansen MM, Sorensen JG. 2018. Heat tolerance and gene expression responses to heat stress in threespine sticklebacks from ecologically divergent environments. Journal of Thermal Biology. 75:88-96.
Pujolar JM, Dalen L, Olsen RA, Hansen MM, Madsen J. 2018. First de novo whole genome sequencing and assembly of the pink-footed goose. Genomics. 110(2):75-79.
Mattingsdal M, Jentoft S, Tørresen O, Knutsen H, Hansen MM, Robalo J, Zagrodzka Z, André C, Blanco Gonzalez E. 2018. A continuous genome assembly of the corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops). Genomics. 110(6):399-403.
Liu S, Ferchaud A-L, Grønkjær P, Nygaard R, Hansen MM. 2018. Genomic parallelism and lack thereof in contrasting systems of three-spined sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology. 27(23):4725-4743.
Jacobsen LMW, Pujolar JM, Pedersen L, Hansen MM. 2018. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers for assessing potential maternal population structure in European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Conservation Genetics Resources. 10(4): 907–909.
Christensen C, Jacobsen LMW, Nygaard R, Hansen MM. 2018. Spatiotemporal genetic structure of anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) populations in a region experiencing pronounced climate change. Conservation Genetics. 19(3):687-700.
Jacobsen LMW, Christensen C, Madsen RPA, Nygaard R, Jónsson B, Præbel K, Hansen MM. 2017. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism markers for analysis of historical and contemporary samples of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Conservation Genetics Resources. 9(4):587-589.
Pujolar JM, Ferchaud AL, Bekkevold D, Hansen MM. 2017. Non-parallel divergence across freshwater and marine three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus populations. Journal of Fish Biology. 91(1):175-194.
Liu S, Hansen MM. 2017. PSMC (pairwise sequentially Markovian coalescent) analysis of RAD (restriction site associated DNA) sequencing data. Molecular Ecology Resources. 17(4):631-641.
Pedersen SH, Ferchaud A-L, Bertelsen MS, Bekkevold D, Hansen MM. 2017. Low genetic and phenotypic divergence in a contact zone between freshwater and marine sticklebacks: gene flow constrains adaptation. B M C Evolutionary Biology. 17:Article 130.
Sanin MJ, Zapata P, Pintaud J-C, Galeano G, Bohorquez A, Tohme J, Hansen MM. 2017. Up and Down the Blind Alley: Population Divergence with Scant Gene Flow in an Endangered Tropical Lineage of Andean Palms (Ceroxylon quindiuense Clade: Ceroxyloideae). Journal of Heredity. 108(3):288-298.
Jacobsen LMW, Andersen LS, Sørensen SR, Pujolar JM, Munk P, Jonsson B, Magnussen E, Hansen MM. 2017. Assessing pre- and post-zygotic barriers between North Atlantic eels (Anguilla anguilla and A. rostrata). Heredity. 118:266–275.
Pujolar JM, Dalén L, Hansen MM, Madsen J. 2017. Demographic inference from whole genome and RAD sequencing data suggests alternating human impacts on goose populations since the Last Ice Age. Molecular Ecology. 26(22):6270-6283.
Madsen J, Hansen MM, Pujolar JM, Dalén L. 2017. Genetiske analyser kaster nyt lys over den menneskelige indflydelse på gåsebestandes udvikling siden den sidste istid. Dansk Ornitologisk Forenings Tidsskrift. 111:124-126.
Jacobsen LMW, Rodrigues da Fonseca RA, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM. 2016. Comparative analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes suggests that relaxed purifying selection is driving high nonsynonymous evolutionary rate of the NADH2 gene in whitefish (Coregonus ssp.). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 95:161-170.
Vasquez DLA, Balslev H, Hansen MM, Sklenar P, Romoleroux K. 2016. Low genetic variation and high differentiation across sky island populations of Lupinus alopecuroides (Fabaceae) in the northern Andes. Alpine Botany. 126(2):135-142.
Liu S, Hansen MM, Jacobsen LMW. 2016. Region-wide and ecotype-specific differences in demographic histories of threespine stickleback populations, estimated from whole genome sequences. Molecular Ecology. 25:5187–5202.
Ferchaud A-L, Hansen MM. 2016. The impact of selection, gene flow and demographic history on heterogeneous genomic divergence: threespine sticklebacks in divergent environments. Molecular Ecology. 25:238-259.
Crook DA, Lowe WH, Allendorf FW, Eros T, Finn D, Gillanders BM, Hadwen WL, Harrod C, Hermoso V, Jennings S, et al. 2015. Human effects on ecological connectivity in aquatic ecosystems: integrating scientific approaches to support management and mitigation. Science of the Total Environment. 534:52-64.
Besnier F, Glover K, Lien S, Kent M, Hansen MM, Shen X, Skaala Ø. 2015. Identification of quantitative genetic components of fitness variation in farmed, hybrid and native salmon in the wild. Heredity. 115:47-55.
Jacobsen LMW, Pujolar JM, Hansen MM. 2015. Relationship between amino acid changes in mitochondrial ATP6 and life-history variation in Anguillid eels. Biology Letters. 11(3):Article 20150014.
Pujolar JM, Jacobsen LMW, Bekkevold D, Lobon-Cervia J, Jonsson B, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM. 2015. Signatures of natural selection between life cycle stages separated by metamorphosis in European eel. B M C Genomics. 16:Article 600.
Ferchaud A-L, Pedersen SH, Bekkevold D, Jian J, Niu Y, Hansen MM. 2014. A low-density SNP array for analyzing differential selection in freshwater and marine populations of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). B M C Genomics. 15(1):Article 867.
Jacobsen LMW, Pujolar JM, Bernatchez L, Munch K, Jian J, Niu Y, Hansen MM. 2014. Genomic footprints of speciation in Atlantic eels (Anguilla anguilla and A. Rostrata). Molecular Ecology. 23(19):4785-4798.
Jacobsen LMW, Pujolar JM, Gilbert MTP, Moreno-Mayar JV, Bernatchez L, Als TD, Lobon-Cervia J, Hansen MM. 2014. Speciation and demographic history of Atlantic eels (Anguilla anguilla and A. rostrata) revealed by mitogenome sequencing. Heredity. 113:432-442.
Meier K, Hansen MM, Normandeau E, Mensberg K-LD, Frydenberg J, Larsen PF, Bekkevold D, Bernatchez L. 2014. Local adaptation at the transcriptome level in brown trout: evidence from early life history temperature genomic reaction norms. P L o S One. 9(1):e85171.
Skaala Ø, Johnsen GH, Lo H, Borgstrøm R, Wennevik V, Hansen MM, Merz JE, Glover KA, Barlaup BT. 2014. A conservation plan for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta) in a region with intensive industrial use of aquatic habitats, the Hardangerfjord, western Norway. Marine Biology Research. 10(3):308-322.
Pujolar JM, Jacobsen LMW, Als TD, Frydenberg J, Magnussen E, Jonsson B, Jiang X, Cheng L, Bekkevold D, Maes GE, et al. 2014. Assessing patterns of hybridization between North Atlantic eels using diagnostic single nucleotide polymorphisms. Heredity. 112:627-637.
Ulrik MG, Pujolar JM, Ferchaud A-L, Jacobsen LMW, Als TD, Gagnaire PA, Frydenberg J, Bøcher PK, Jonsson B, Bernatchez L, et al. 2014. Do North Atlantic eels show parallel patterns of spatially varying selection?. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 14:Article 138.
Pujolar JM, Jacobsen LMW, Als TD, Frydenberg J, Munch K, Jonsson B, Jian JB, Cheng L, Maes GE, Bernatchez L, et al. 2014. Genome-wide single generation signatures of local selection in the panmictic European eel. Molecular Ecology. 23:2514-2528.
Hansen MM, Limborg MT, Ferchaud A-L, Pujolar JM. 2014. The effects of Medieval dams on genetic divergence and demographic history in brown trout populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 14:Article 122.
Larsen PF, Eg Nielsen E, Hansen MM, Wang T, Meier K, Pertoldi C, Loeschcke V. 2013. Tissue specific haemoglobin gene expression suggests adaptation to local marine conditions in North Sea flounder (Platichthys flesus L.). Genes and Genomics. 35(4):541-547.
Pujolar JM, Jacobsen LMW, Frydenberg J, Als TD, Larsen PF, Maes GE, Zane L, Jian JB, Cheng L, Hansen MM. 2013. A resource of genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms generated by RAD tag sequencing in the critically endangered European eel. Molecular Ecology Resources. 13(4):706-714.
Skaala Ø, Glover KA, Svåsand T, Besnier F, Barlaup BT, Hansen MM, Borgstrøm R. 2012. Performance of farmed, hybrid, and wild atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) families in a natural river environment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69(12):1994-2006.
Larsen PF, Eg Nielsen E, Meier K, Olsvik PA, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 2012. Differences in salinity tolerance and gene expression between two populations of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in response to salinity stress. Biochemical Genetics. 50:454-466.
Hansen MM. 2012. Er snæbelen en helt eller en skurk?. Sportsfiskeren. (04):6.
Jacobsen LMW, Hansen MM, Orlando LAA, Bekkevold D, Bernatchez L, Willerslev E, Gilbert MTP. 2012. Mitogenome sequencing reveals shallow evolutionary histories and recent divergence time between morphologically and ecologically distinct European whitefish (Coregonus spp.). Molecular Ecology. 21:2727-2742.
Hansen MM, Olivieri I, Waller DM, Eg Nielsen E. 2012. Monitoring adaptive genetic responses to environmental change. Molecular Ecology. 21:1311-1329.
Skaala Ø, Glover KA, Barlaup BT, Svåsand T, Besnier F, Hansen MM, Borgstrøm R. 2012. Performance of farm, hybrid and wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) families in a natural river environment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69:1994-2006.
Gagniere PA, Normandeau E, Côté C, Hansen MM, Bernatchez L. 2012. The effect of spatially varying selection on locally adaptive alleles in the panmictic American eel (Anguilla rostrata). Genetics. 190:725-736.
Gagnaire P-A, Normandeau E, Côté C, Møller Hansen M, Bernatchez L. 2012. The genetic consequences of spatially varying selection in the panmictic American eel (Anguilla rostrata). Genetics. 190(2):725-36.
Als TD, Hansen MM, Maes GE, Castonguay M, Riemann L, Aarestrup K, Munk P, Sparholt H, Hanel R, Bernatchez L. 2011. All roads lead to home: Panmixia of European eel in the Sargasso Sea. Molecular Ecology. 20:1333-1346.
Meier K, Hansen MM, Bekkevold D, Skaala Ø, Mensberg K-LD. 2011. An assessment of the spatial scale of local adaptation in brown trout (Salmo trutta L.): footprints of selection at microsatellite DNA loci. Heredity. 106:488-499.
Bernatchez L, St-Cyr J, Normandeau E, Maes GE, Als TD, Kalujnaia S, Cramb G, Castonguay M, Hansen MM. 2011. Differential timing of gene expression regulation between leptocephali of the two Anguilla eel species in the Sargasso Sea. Ecology and Evolution. 1(4):459-467.
Fraser DJ, Weir LK, Bernatchez L, Hansen MM, Taylor EB. 2011. Extent and scale of local adaptation in salmonid fishes: review and meta-analysis. Heredity. 106:404-420.
Glover KA, Hansen MM, Lien S, Als TD, Høyheim B, Skaala O. 2010. A comparison of SNP and STR loci for delineating population structure and performing individual genetic assignment. B M C Genetics. 11:2.
Hansen MM. 2010. Expression of interest: transcriptomics and the designation of conservation units. Molecular Ecology. 19:1757-1759.
Hansen MM, Meier K, Mensberg K-LD. 2010. Identifying footprints of selection in stocked brown trout populations: a spatio-temporal approach. Molecular Ecology. 19(9):1787-1800.
Laikre L, Allendorf FW, Aroner LC, Scott Baker C, Gregovich DP, Hansen MM, Jackson JA, Kendall KC, McKelvey K, Neel MC, et al. 2010. Neglect of genetic diversity in implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Conservation Biology. 24(1):86-88.
Munk P, Hansen MM, Maes GE, Nielsen TG, Castonguay M, Riemann L, Sparholt H, Als TD, Aarestrup K, Andersen NG, et al. 2010. Oceanic fronts in the Sargasso Sea control the early life and drift of Atlantic eels. Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 277:3593-3599.
Vera M, Sanz N, Hansen MM, Almodovar A, Garcia-Marin JL. 2010. Population and family structure of brown trout, Salmo trutta, in a Mediterranean stream. Marine and Freshwater Research. 61:672-681.
Riemann L, Alfredsson H, Hansen MM, Als TD, Nielsen TG, Munk P, Aarestrup K, Maes GE, Sparholt H, Pedersen MI, et al. 2010. Qualitative assessment of the diet of European eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea resolved by DNA barcoding. Biology Letters. 6:819-822.
Coppe A, Pujolar JM, Maes GE, Larsen PF, Hansen MM, Bernatchez L, Zane L, Bortoluzzi S. 2010. Sequencing, de novo annotation and analysis of the first Anguilla anguilla transcriptome: EeelBase opens new perspectives for the study of the critically endangered European eel. B M C Genomics. 11:635.
Hansen MM, Fraser DJ, Meier K, Mensberg K-LD. 2009. Sixty years of anthropogenic pressure: a spatio-temporal genetic analysis of brown trout populations subject to stocking and population declines. Molecular Ecology. 18(1214):2549-2562.
Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD. 2009. Admixture analysis of stocked brown trout populations using mapped microsatellite DNA markers: indigenous trout persist in introgressed populations. Biology Letters. 5:656-659.
Glover KA, Hansen MM, Skaala Ø. 2009. Identifying the source of farmed escaped Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): Bayesian clustering analysis increases accuracy of assignment. Aquaculture. 290:37-46.
Aarestrup K, Okland F, Hansen MM, Righton D, Gargan P, Castonguay M, Bernatchez L, Howey P, Sparholt H, Pedersen MI, et al. 2009. Oceanic spawning migration of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Science. 325(5948):1660.
Hansen MM, Fraser DJ, Als TD, Mensberg K-LD. 2008. Reproductive isolation, evolutionary distinctiveness and setting conservation priorities: The case of European lake whitefish and the endangered North Sea houting (Coregonus spp.). B M C Evolutionary Biology. 8:Article 137.
Jørgensen H, Pertoldi C, Hansen MM, Ruzzante DE, Loeschcke V. 2008. Genetic and environmental correlates of morphological variation in a marine fish: the case of Baltic Sea herring (Clupea harengus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65:389-400.
Apostolidis A, Hansen MM, Madeira MJ, Machordom A. 2008. Genetic structure and demographic history of brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations from the southern Balkans. Freshwater Biology. 53:1555.
Trénel P, Hansen MM, Normand S, Borchsenius F. 2008. Landscape genetics, historical isolation and cross-Andean gene flow in the wax palm, Ceroxylon echinulatum (Arecaceae). Molecular Ecology. 17:3528-3540.
Jensen LF, Hansen MM, Pertoldi C, Holdensgaard G, Mensberg K-LD, Loeschcke V. 2008. Local adaptation in brown trout early life-history traits: implications for climate change adaptability. Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 275(1653):2859-2868.
Giger T, Excoffier L, Amstutz U, Day PJR, Champigneulle A, Hansen MM, Kelso J, Largiadér CR. 2008. Population transcriptomics of  life-history variation in the genus Salmo. Molecular Ecology. 17:3095-3108.
Jensen LF, Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD, Loeschcke V. 2008. Spatially and temporally fluctuating selection at non-MHC immune genes: evidence from TAP polymorphism in populations of brown trout (Salmo trutta, L.). Heredity. 100:79-91.
Jensen LF, Hansen MM, Thomassen S. 2008. Visible implant elastomer (VIE) marking of brown trout, Salmo trutta, alevins. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 15:81-83.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM. 2008. Waking the dead: the value of population genetic analyses of historical samples. Fish and Fisheries. 9:450-461.
Fraser DJ, Hansen MM, Ostergaard S, Tessier N, Legault M, Bernatchez L. 2007. Comparative estimation of effective population sizes and temporal gene flow in two contrasting population systems. Molecular Ecology. 16(18):3866-89.
Hansen MM, Skaala O, Jensen LF, Bekkevold D, Mensberg K-LD. 2007. Gene flow, effective population size and selection at major histocompatibility complex genes: brown trout in the Hardanger Fjord, Norway. Molecular Ecology. 16(7):1413-25.
Hansen MM, Hemmer-Hansen J. 2007. Landscape genetics goes to sea. Journal of Biology. 6:6.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Meldrup D. 2006. Evidence of microsatellite hitch-hiking selection in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.): implications for inferring population structure in nonmodel organisms. Molecular Ecology. 15(11):3219-29.
Bekkevold D, Hansen MM, Nielsen EE. 2006. Genetic impact of gadoid culture on wild fish populations: predictions, lessons from salmonids and possibilities for minimising adverse effects. I C E S Journal of Marine Science. 63:198-208.
Hansen MM, Bekkevold D, Jensen LF, Mensberg K-LD, Nielsen EE. 2006. Genetic restoration of a stocked brown trout (Salmo trutta) population using microsatellite DNA analysis of historical and contemporary samples. Journal of Applied Ecology. 43:679-689.
Giger T, Excoffier L, Day PJR, Champigneulle A, Hansen MM, Powell R, Largiadèr CR. 2006. Life history shapes gene expression in salmonids. Current Biology. 16(8):R281-2.
Hansen MM, Simonsen V, Mensberg K-LD, Sarder MRI, Alam MS. 2006. Loss of genetic variation in hatchery-reared Indian major carps, Catla catla. Journal of Fish Biology. 69(sb):229-241.
Hansen MM, Nielsen EE, Mensberg K-LD. 2006. Underwater but not out of sight: genetic monitoring of effective population size in the endangered North Sea houting (Coregonus oxyrhynchus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 63:780-787.
Jensen LF, Hansen MM, Carlsson J, Loeschcke V, Mensberg KLD. 2005. Spatial and temporal genetic differentiation and effective population size of brown trout (Salmo trutta, L.) in small Danish rivers. Conservation Genetics. 6(4):615-621.
Jørgensen HBH, Hansen MM, Bekkevold D, Ruzzante DE, Loeschcke V. 2005. Marine landscapes and population genetic structure of herring (Clupea harengus L.) in the Baltic Sea. Molecular Ecology. 14(10):3219-34.
Jacobsen BH, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 2005. Microsatellite DNA analysis of northern pike (Esox lucius L.) populations: Insights into the genetic structure and demographical history of a genetically depauperate species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 84(1):91-101.
Pertoldi C, Loeschcke V, Randi E, Madsen AB, Hansen MM, Bijlsma R, Van de Zande L. 2005. Present and past microsatellite variation and assessment of genetic structure in Eurasian badger Meles meles in Denmark. Journal of Zoology. 265:387-394.
Hansen MM, Jensen LF. 2005. Sibship within samples of brown trout (Salmo trutta) and implications for supportive breeding. Conservation Genetics. 6:297-305.
Jensen LF, Hansen MM, Carlsson J, Loeschcke V, Mensberg K-LD. 2005. Spatial and temporal genetic differentiation and effective population size of brown trout (Salmo trutta, L.) in small Danish rivers. Conservation Genetics. 6:615-621.
Jørgensen HBH, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 2005. Spring-spawning herring (Clupea harengus L.) in the southwestern Baltic Sea: Do they form genetically distinct spawning waves?. I C E S Journal of Marine Science. 62:1065-1075.
Larsen PF, Hansen MM, Nielsen EE, Jensen LF, Loeschcke V. 2005. Stocking impact and temporal stability of genetic composition in a brackish northern pike population (Esox lucius L.), assessed using microsatellite DNA analysis of historical and contemporary samples. Heredity. 95:136-143.
Simonsen V, Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD, Alam M, Sarder M. 2005. Widespread hybridisation among species of Indian major carps in hatcheries, but not in the wild. Journal of Fish Biology. 67:794-808.
Bekkevold D, Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD. 2004. Genetic detection of sex-specific dispersal in historical and contemporary populations of anadromous brown trout Salmo trutta. Molecular Ecology. 13(6):1707-12.
Sušnik S, Berrebi P, Dovč P, Hansen MM, Snoj A. 2004. Genetic introgression between wild and stocked salmonids and the prospects for using molecular markers in population rehabilitation: The case of the Adriatic grayling (Thymallus thymallus L. 1785). Heredity. 93:273-282.
Nielsen EE, Nielsen PH, Meldrup D, Hansen MM. 2004. Genetic population structure of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) supports the presence of multiple hybrid zones for marine fishes in the transition zone between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Molecular Ecology. 13(3):585-95.
Simonsen V, Hansen MM, Sarder MRI, Alam MS. 2004. High level of hybridisation in three species of Indian major carps. Naga. 27:65-69.
Carlsson J, Carlsson JEL, Olsén KH, Hansen MM, Eriksson T, Nilsson J. 2004. Kin-biased distribution in brown trout: an effect of redd location or kin recognition?. Heredity. 92:53-60.
Ruzzante DE, Hansen MM, Meldrup D, Ebert KM. 2004. Stocking impact and migration pattern in an anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta) complex: where have all the stocked spawning sea trout gone?. Molecular Ecology. 13(6):1433-45.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Ruzzante DE, Meldrup D, Grønkjaer P. 2003. Evidence of a hybrid-zone in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Baltic and the Danish Belt Sea revealed by individual admixture analysis. Molecular Ecology. 12(6):1497-508.
Østergaard S, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V, Nielsen EE. 2003. Long-term temporal changes of genetic composition in brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) populations inhabiting an unstable environment. Molecular Ecology. 12(11):3123-35.
Hansen MM. 2002. Estimating the long-term effects of stocking domesticated trout into wild brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations: an approach using microsatellite DNA analysis of historical and contemporary samples. Molecular Ecology. 11(6):1003-15.
Hansen MM, Ruzzante DE, Nielsen EE, Bekkevold D, Mensberg K-LD. 2002. Long-term effective population sizes, temporal stability of genetic composition and potential for local adaptation in anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations. Molecular Ecology. 11(12):2523-35.
Bekkevold D, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 2002. Male reproductive competition in spawning aggregations of cod (Gadus morhua, L.). Molecular Ecology. 11:91-102.
Smedbol RK, McPherson A, Hansen MM, Kenchington E. 2002. Myths and moderation in marine "metapopulations"?. Fish and Fisheries. 3:20-35.
Hansen MM, Nielsen EE, Bekkevold D, Mensberg K-LD. 2001. Admixture analysis and stocking impact assessment in brown trout (Salmo trutta), estimated with incomplete baseline data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 58:1853-1860.
Hansen MM, Kenchington E, Nielsen EE. 2001. Assigning individual fish to populations using microsatellite DNA markers: Methods and applications. Fish and Fisheries. 2:93-112.
Hansen MM, Ruzzante DE, Nielsen EE, Mensberg K-LD. 2001. Brown trout (Salmo trutta) stocking impact assessment using microsatellite DNA markers. Ecological Applications. 11:148-160.
Ruzzante DE, Hansen MM, Meldrup D. 2001. Distribution of individual inbreeding coefficients, relatedness and influence of stocking on native naadromous brown trout (Salmon trutta) population structure. Molecular Ecology. 10:2107-2128.
Petterson J, Hansen MM, Bohlin T. 2001. Does dispersal from landlocked trout explain the coexistence of resident and migratory trout females in a small stream?. Journal of Fish Biology. 58:487-495.
Pertoldi C, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V, Madsen AB, Jacobsen L, Baagoe H. 2001. Genetic consequences of population decline in European otter (Lutra lutra): An assessment of microsatellite DNA variation in Danish otters from 1883 to 1993. Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 268:1775-1781.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Bach L. 2001. Looking for a needle in a haystack: Discovery of indigenous salmon in heavily stocked populations. Conservation Genetics. 2:219-232.
Nielsen E, Hansen MM, Bach L. 2001. Looking for a needle in a haystack: discovery of indigenous Atlantic salmon in stocked populations. Conservation Genetics. 219-232.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Schmidt C, Meldrup D, Grønkjær P. 2001. Population of origin of Atlantic cod. Nature. 413:272.
Fritzner NG, Hansen MM, Madsen S, Kristiansen K. 2001. Use of microsatellite markers for identification of indigenous brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) in a geographical region heavily influenced by stocked domesticated trout. Journal of Fish Biology. 58:1197-1210.
Hansen MM, Nielsen EE, Ruzzante DE, Bouza C, Mensberg K-LD. 2000. Genetic monitoring of supportive breeding in brown trout (Salmo trutta L.), using microsatellite DNA markers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 57:2130-2139.
Hansen MM, Ruzzante DE, Nielsen EE, Mensberg K-LD. 2000. Microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA polymorphism reveals life-history dependent interbreeding between hatchery trout and wild brown trout (Salmo trutta L.). Molecular Ecology. 583-594.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1999. Analysis of DNA from old scale samples: Technical aspects, applications and perspectives for conservation. Hereditas. 130:265-276.
Hansen MM, Taggart JB, Meldrup D. 1999. Development of new VNTR markers for Northern Pike, Esox lucius L., and assessment of variability at di-and tetranucleotide repeat microsatellite loci. Journal of Fish Biology. 55:183-188.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1999. Genetic variation in time and space: Microsatellite analysis of extinct and extant populations of Atlantic salmon. Evolution. 53:261-268.
Hansen MM, Jacobsen L. 1999. Identification of mustelid species: Otter (Lutra lutra), American mink (Mustela vison) and polecat (Mustela putorius), by analysis of DNA from faecal samples. Journal of Zoology. 247:177-181.
Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD, Berg S. 1999. Postglacial recolonisation patterns and genetic relationships among whitefish (Coregonus sp.) populations in Denmark, inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology. 8:239-252.
Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD. 1998. Genetic differentiation and relationship between genetic and geographical distance in Danish sea trout (Salmo trutta L.) populations. Heredity. 81:493-504.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD. 1998. Improved primer sequences for the mitochondrial ND1, ND3/4 and ND5/6 segments in slamonid fishes. Application to RFLP analysis of Atlantic salmon. Journal of Fish Biology. 53:216-220.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Loeschccke V. 1997. Analysis of microsatellite DNA from old scale samples of Atlantic salmon: A comparison of genetic composition over sixty years. Molecular Ecology. 6:487-492.
Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD, Rasmussen G, Simonsen V. 1997. Genetic variation within and among Danish brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) hatchery strains, assessed by PCR-RFLP analysis of mitochondrial DNA segments. Aquaculture. 153:15-29.
Hansen MM, Nielsen EE, Mensberg K-LD. 1997. The problem of sampling families rather than populations: Relattedness among individuals in samples of juvenile brown trout (Salmo trutta L.). Molecular Ecology. 6:469-474.
Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1996. Temporal variation in mitochondrial DNA haplotype frequencies in a brown trout (Salmo Trutta L.) population that shows stability in nuclear allele frequencies. Evolution. 50(1):454-457.
Hansen MM, Mensberg K-LD. 1996. Founder effects and genetic population structure of nrown trout (Salmo trutta) in a Danish river system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 53:2229-2237.
Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1996. Genetic differentiation among Danish brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) populations, as detected by RFLP analysis of PCR amplified mitochondrial DNA segments. Journal of Fish Biology. 48:422-436.
Nielsen EE, Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1996. Genetic structure of European populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) inferred from RFLP analysis of PCR amplified mitochondrial DNA. Heredity. 77:351-358.
Hansen MM, Loeschcke V. 1996. Temporal variation in mitochondrial DNA haplotype frequencies in a brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) population that shows stability in nuclear allele frequencies. Evolution. 50:454-457.
Hansen MM, Hynes RA, Loeschcke V, Rasmussen G. 1995. Assessment of the stocked or wild origin of anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) in a Danish river system, using mitochondrial DNA RFLP analysis. Molecular Ecology. 4:189-198.
Hansen MM, Loeschcke V, Rasmussen G, Simonsen V. 1993. Genetic differentiation among Danish brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) populations. Hereditas. 118:177-185.