Andreas Tjern (born 1972) is the author of Meet the Zebrafish, a short introduction and guide for aquarium owners who keep or consider buying this attractive little fish. Andreas is an aquarium enthusiast who thinks several of the most common aquarium fish species, including zebrafish, are underestimated by many hobbyists. Because they are quite easy to keep and breed in an aquarium, they are also extensively studied by scientists. The wealth of knowledge that this research generates, makes the fish much more interesting to keep for hobbyists as well. Tjern wants to make some of this knowledge available, along with practical tips on keeping and breeding zebrafish.
Andreas Tjern is currently writing a longer introduction to aquarium keeping and some of the best starter fish species. This book will initially be published in Norwegian.
Andreas Tjern is an experienced writer who has among other things been the editor of a Norwegian magazine covering the science and policy of climate change, and another journal covering genetics and biotechnology. Under his full name Andreas Tjernshaugen, he has published a book on Norwegian energy policy, and contributions to several books in English as well as Norwegain on environmental, climate and energy issues. He has also published several articles on climate and energy policy in social science journals.