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Romnummer: 3H13- Bioblokk B
Environmental influence on fish behaviour and ecosystem functioning. Model organisms are marine and freshwater fish. I work in the field but also with experiments.
Expertise in Research
- Marine ecology
- Fish behaviour
Field studies: biology and ecology of cod, gobies and mesopelagic fish from research cruises to Norwegian fjords, the Norwegian Sea, and to the Benguela ecosystem outside South Africa and Namibia.
Experimental work: fish behaviour with emphasis on learning and cognitive ability in fish and how they respond to environmental variability.
Conservation and extensive mariculture of fish populations.
Supervision: I have supervised more than 20 PhD and Master student projects
- Cand. Real (Research M.Sc. Fisheries biology, University of Bergen (1984).
- Dr. Scient. (Ph.D) Biology, University of Bergen. Thesis title: «Structure and dynamics of the cod population and trophic interactions in Masfjorden: A contribution to a large-scale cod enhancement experiment.» (1991).
- Research Assistant (Institute of Marine Research, IMR;1985-1987)
- Assistant Professor (College of Stord-Haugesund, HSH;1987-1991).
- Chair at the Department of Aquaculture Engineering, HSH (1990-1991)
- Research Fellow (Joint position at the Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, UiB and Institute of Marine Research (IMR); 1991-1992)
- Post doc (UiB; 1993)
- Research Fellow (Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, UiB; 1994-2000)
- Coordinating (20%) and organizing the international symposium «Objectives and uncertainties in fisheries management, with emphasis on three north Atlantic ecosystems» (1996-1997)
- Board of the research program Marine Resource Management MARES, The Research Council of Norway (1996-2000).
- Professor (2000- , Department of Biology, UiB)
- President of the Norwegian Association of Oceanographers (2002-2004)
- Chair of the Aquatic Behavioural Ecology Research Group (2003-2006; Department of Biology, UiB)
- Board of the Institute of Marine Research IMR, appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries (2006-2007)
- Prorector (2005-2009; UiB)
- Committee member of FRIBIO, Research Council of Norway (2010-2012)
- Lead committee developing the UiB institutional human resource policy for young researchers (PhDs, Post Docs and externally funded researchers on contracts (2009-2010)
- Committee member of FRIMEDBIO, Research Council of Norway (2011-2014)
Experiences associated with my job as Prorector 2005-2009:
- Deputy rector, and deputy leader of the University Board
- Chair of the University Research Board and the institutional PhD-education
- Chair of the committee that developed a plan for improving doctoral education (Fra livsverk til karrieresstart)
- Chair the working group that developed a Handbook for doctoral education
- Chair of the Research Ethics Committee
- Chair of the Committee Evaluating the Research Organization at the University of Bergen
- Chair of the committee that developed the UiB plan for strengthening Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology
- Led the committee that developed the Strategic Plan for Improving Gender Balance at the University
- Board member of the CoE: Center for Integrated Petroleum Research CIPR; and appointed observer at the boards of the CoEs GeoBiology and Medieval Studies
- Board member of the National board of Universities and Colleges research Committee (UHR-FU)
- Member of reference groups developing national Strategic Plans for Science and Technology and Strategies for Investing into national Research Infrastructure
- Member of the committee developing the national University Language Politics
- Member of the Coimbra Task Force Group for Research and PhD-training. Initiative taken to arrange and host the first COIMBRA group summer school 2007- "Transferable and professional challenges in cross-scientific global climate research - a summer school for European research leaders of the future" in Bergen July 2007, to be offered to PhD-students and Post Docs at Coimbra group member universities.
- UiB contact person for European University Association - Council for Doctoral Studies.
Coordinating national PhD courses housed at Espegrend Marine Field Station, UiB
- "Modelling the behaviour and life history of fish" (1996; Guest lecturers: Prof. Colin Clark, University of British Columbia, prof . Paul JB Hart, University of Leicester, prof Marc Mangel, University of Santa Cruz, California
- "Exploitation of evolving resources" (1998. Guest lecturers: Prof. Ransom Myers, Canada, prof. Richard Law, University of York, prof. Paul JB Hart, UK. )
- "Population consequences of environmental fluctuations". (1999; Guest lecturers : Prof. Steinar Engen, University of Trondheim, prof. Jeffrey Hutchings, University of Dalhousie, Canada, prof. Richard Law, University of York, UK).
- "Experimental behavioural studies on fish". (2000; Guest lecturers: dosent Eva Brännäs, University of Umeå, Prof. Carin Magnhagen, University of Umeå, ass. Prof. Trygve Nilsen, University of Bergen, prof. Gunilla Rosenqvist, University of Trondheim, assoc. prof. Nicky Welton, University of the West of England, Bristol).
Cedras, R.B., Salvanes, A.G.V. and Gibbons, M.J. (2011) Investigations into the diet and feeding ecology of the bearded goby, Sufflogobius bibarbatus, off Namibia. African Journal of Marine Science 33:313-320 http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2011.600431
Sverdrup GK , Meager JJ, Fernö A, Skjæraasen JE, Rodewald P , Salvanes AGV, Järvi T (2011) Territorial and agonistic interactions between farmed and wild cod (Gadus morhua). Aquaculture Research 42:1539-1548 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02746.x/abstract;jsessionid=0B9D8F97599E50947A59E04C0D132D32.d03t01
Gunawickrama K.B.S., Westgaard J.-I., Salvanes A.G.V., Johansen T. (2012) Characterization of polymorphic microsattelite markers for the bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 187-189; DOI 10.1007/s12686-011-9505-5
Moberg O., Braithwaite V.A., Salvanes A.G.V. (2011) Effects of habitat enrichment and food availability on the foraging behaviour of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L) Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:449-457. http://www.springerlink.com/content/6463r65753382088/
Salvanes A.G.V., Utne-Palm A.C., Currie B., Braithwaite V.A. (2011). Behavioural and physiological adaptations of the bearded goby: a key fish species of the extreme environment of Benguela. Marine Ecology Progress Series 425: 193-202. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v425/p193-202/
Herbert N.A., Skjæraasen J.E ., Nilsen T., Salvanes A.G.V., Steffensen J.F. (2011). The hypoxia avoidance behaviour of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) depends on the provision and pressure level of an O2 refuge. Marine Biology 158: 737-746 http://www.springerlink.com/content/gt7713n428m74576/
Utne-Palm AC, Salvanes AGV, Currie B, Kaartvedt S, Nilsson GE, Braithwaite V, Stecyk JAW, Hundt M, van der Bank M, Flynn B, Sandvik GK, Klevjer TA, Sweetman, AK, Brüchert,V, Pittman K, Peard KR, Lunde IG, Strandabø RAU, Gibbons MJ (2010) Trophic structure and community stability in an overfished ecosystem. Science 329: 333-336 http://www.sciencemag.org/content/329/5989/333.full?sid=3ecac9ca-691f-4d4e-9cf8-714309bf2935
Strand D.A., Utne-Palm A.C., Jakobsen P., Braithwaite V.A,. Jensen K.H, Salvanes A.G.V. (2010) Enrichment promotes learning in fish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 412:273-282. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v412/p273-282/
Braithwaite V.A., Salvanes A.G.V. (2010) Aquaculture and restocking: Implications for conservation and welfare. Animal Welfare 19: 139-149
Gunawickrama K.B.S., De Silva P.M.C.S., Johansen T., Salvanes A.G.V., Nævdal G. (2010) Preliminary evidence for genetic heterogeneity of the goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in the Benguela ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 26: 110-112 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2009.01370.x/abstract
Kristoffersen J.B., Salvanes A.G.V. (2009) Distribution, growth, and population genetics of the glacier lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) in Norwegian waters: contrasting patterns in fjords and the ocean. Marine Biology Research 5: 596-604 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17451000903042479
Braithwaite V.A., Salvanes A.G.V. (2008) Cognition: Learning and memory. p. 33- 60 In: Magnhagen C, Braithwaite VA, Forsgren E & Kapoor BG (eds) Fish Behaviour. Science Publisher, Inc, Enfield, NH, USA https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3709
Skjaeraasen, J. E., Nilsen, T., Meager, J. J., Herbert, N. A., Moberg, O., Tronci, V., Johansen, T., Salvanes, A. G. V. (2008) Hypoxic avoidance behaviour in cod (Gadus morhua L.): The effect of temperature and haemoglobin genotype. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 358: 70-77 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209810800035X
Kainge P., Kjesbu O.S., Thorsen A., Salvanes A.G.V. (2007) Merluccius capensis spawn in Namibian waters, but do M. paradoxus? African Journal of Marine Science 29: 379-392 http://www.mendeley.com/research/merluccius-capensis-spawn-namibian-waters-m-paradoxus/
Mqoqi M., Lipinski M.R., Salvanes A.G.V. (2007) The ecology of Sepia australis (Cephalopoda : Sepiidae) along the south coast of South Africa ICES Journal of Marine Science 64: 945-955 http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/5/945
Salvanes A.G.V., Moberg O. & Braithwaite V.A. (2007). Effects of early experience on group behaviour in fish. Animal Behaviour 74:805-811 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347207002072
Salvanes, A.G. V., Braithwaite, V. A. (2006) The need to understand the behaviour of fish we rear for mariculture or for restocking. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 63, 346-354 http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/63/2/345
Braithwaite, V. A. & Salvanes, A. G. V (2005) Environmental variability in the early rearing environment generates behaviourally flexible cod: implications for rehabilitating wild populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London Series B. 272: 1107-1113 http://www.jstor.org/openurl?volume=272&date=2005&spage=1107&issn=09628452&issue=1568
Salvanes, A.G.V., Braithwaite, V.A. (2005) Exposure to variable spatial information in the early rearing environment generates asymmetries in social interactions in coastal cod. Behav Ecol Soc Biol. 59 (2): 250-257 http://www.springerlink.com/content/u54v71566165284j/
Salvanes, A.G.V. (2004) Mesopelagic fish. Pp 247-260 in The Norwegian Sea Ecosystem (e.d. H.R. Skjoldal), Tapir, Trondheim, Norway
Salvanes, A.G.V., Skjæraasen, J.E., Nilsen, T. (2004) Subpopulations of coastal cod with different behaviour and life history strategies. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 267: 241-251 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3507
Skjæraasen, J.E., Salvanes, A.G.V., Karlsen, Ø., Dahle, R., Nilsen, T., Nordberg, B. (2004). The effect of photoperiod on sexual maturation, appetite and growth in wild Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 30 (2): 163-174 http://www.springerlink.com/content/t40243744v52468w/
Huse, G., Giske, J., Salvanes, A.G.V. (2002) Individual based modelling. Book chapter: Volum II, Chapter 11, Handbook of Fish and Fisheries, Blackwell Science
Salvanes, A.G.V. (2001) Review of ecosystem models for fjords; new insights of relevance for fisheries management. Sarsia 86:441-463 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3866
Salvanes, A.G.V. (2001) Ocean Ranching (stock enhancement). Pp. 1973-1982 in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (eds: J. Steele, S. Thorpe & K. Turekian), Academic Press Ltd.
Kristoffersen, J.B., Salvanes, A.G.V (2001) Sexual size dimorphism and sex ratio in Müllers pearlside (Maurolicus muelleri). Marine Biology 138:1087-1092 http://www.springerlink.com/content/5muatxfkqdf50w86/
Salvanes, A.G.V., Kristoffersen, J.B. (2001) Mesopelagic Fish (life histories, behaviour, adaptation). Pp. 1711-1717 in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (eds: J. Steele, S. Thorpe & K. Turekian), Academic Press Ltd.
Svåsand, T., Kristiansen, T.S., Pedersen, T. Salvanes, A.G.V., Engelsen, R., Nævdal, G., Nødtvedt, M. (2000) The biological and economical basis of cod stock enhancement. Fish and Fisheries 1:173-205 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1467-2979.2000.00017.x/abstract
Huse, G., Giske, J., Salvanes, A.G.V. (2002) Individual based modelling. Book chapter: Volum II, Chapter 11 of Handbook of Fish and Fisheries, Blackwell Science
Suneetha, K.B., Salvanes, A.G.V. (2001) Population genetic structure of the glacier lanternfish Benthosema glaciale (Myctophidae) in Norwegian waters. Sarsia 86:203-212 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3872
Hart, P.J.B., Salvanes, A.G.V. (2000) Causes of individual variation in competitive performance in juvenile cod., Jmar Biol Ass UK 80:569-570 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3505
Salvanes, A.G.V., Hart, P.J.B. (2000) Is individual variation in competitive performance of juvenile cod related to haemoglobin genotype? Sarsia 85:265-274 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3874
Knutsen, I., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1999) Temperature-dependent digestion handling time in juvenile cod and possible consequences for prey choice. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 181:61-79 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3506
Asplin, L., Salvanes, A.G.V., Kristoffersen, J.B. (1999) Non-local wind-driven fjord-coast advection and its potential effect on pelagic organisms and fish recruitment. Fisheries Oceanography 8:255-263 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2419.1999.00109.x/abstract
Kristoffersen, J.B., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1998) Life history of Maurolicus muelleri in fjordic and oceanic environments. J. Fish Biology 53: 1324-1341 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8649.1998.tb00252.x/abstract
Flaaten, O. Salvanes, AGV, Schweder, T., Ulltang, Ø. (1998) Fisheries management under uncertainty - an overview. Fisheries Research 37: 1-6
Giske, J., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1999) A model for enhancement potentials in open ecosystems. Pp. 22-36 in "Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching", Eds: B.R. Howell (UK), E. Moksness (Norway) and T. Svåsand (Norway), Blackwell Fishing, News Books
Kristoffersen, J.B., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1998) Formaldehyde and ethanol preservation of mesopelagic fish: Effects on size, weight, and quality of body and otoliths. Sarsia:83:95-102 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3877
Salvanes, A.G.V., Baliño, B. (1998) Production and fitness in a fjord cod population: An ecological and evolutionary approach. Fisheries Research 37: 143-161 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783698001337
Salvanes, A.G.V., Hart, P.J.B. (1998) Individual variability in state-dependent feeding behaviour in three-spined stickleback. Animal Behaviour 55: 1349-1359 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347297907077
Holst, J.C., Salvanes, A.G.V., Johansen, T. (1997) Feeding, Ichthyophonus sp. infection, distribution and growth history of Norwegian spring-spawning herring in summer. Journal of Fish Biology 50: 652-664
Salvanes, A.G.V., Stockley, B.M. (1996) Spatial variation of growth and gonadal developments of Maurolicus muelleri in the Norwegian Sea and in a Norwegian fjord. Marine Biology 126:321-332 http://www.springerlink.com/content/p5h48602uu217884/
Salvanes, A.G.V., Aksnes, D.L., Fosså, J.H., Giske, J. (1995) Simulated carrying capacities of fish in Norwegian fjords Fisheries Oceanography 4(1): 17-32 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2419.1995.tb00058.x/abstract
Salvanes, A.G.V. (1995) Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) stock size development and potential influences on cod (Gadus morhua L.) mariculture in a west Norwegian fjord. Fisheries Research 24:223-242 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016578369500369L
Salvanes, A.G.V., Aksnes, D.L., Giske, J. (1995) A surface-dependent gastric evacuation model for fish. Journal of Fish Biology 47:679-695 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8649.1995.tb01934.x/abstract
Giske, J., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1995) Why pelagic fishes should be unselective feeders. Journal of Theoretical Biology 173:41-50 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022519305800037
Salvanes, A.G.V., Giske, J., Nordeide, J.T. (1994) Life history approach to habitat shifts for coastal cod. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management 25, supplement 1: 215-228
Smedstad, O., Salvanes, A.G.V., Fosså, J.H., Nordeide, J.T. (1994) Enhancement of cod in Masfjorden: An overview. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management 25, supplement 1: 117-128
Nordeide, J.T., Fosså, J.H., Salvanes, A.G.V., Smedstad, O. (1994) Testing if year-class strength of coastal cod (Gadus morhua L.) can be determined at the juvenile stage. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management 25, supplement 1: 101-116
Fosså, J.H., Nordeide, J.T., Salvanes, A.G.V., Smedstad, O. (1994) Impacts of released cod on wild fish populations in Masfjorden, western Norway. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management 25, supplement 1: 35-48
Salvanes, A.G.V, Nordeide, J.T. (1993) Dominating sublittoral fish species in a west Norwegian fjord and their trophic links to cod (Gadus morhua L.). Sarsia 78:221-234 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3875
Salvanes, A.G.V., Aksnes, D.L., Giske, J. (1992) Ecosystem model for evaluating potential cod production in a west Norwegian fjord. Marine Ecology Progress Series 90: 9-22 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3508
Salvanes, A.G.V., Ulltang, Ø.(1992) Population parameters, migration and exploitation of the cod (Gadus morhua L.) in Masfjorden, western Norway. Fisheries Research 15: 253-289 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016578369290019P
Salvanes, A.G.V. (1991) The selectivity for cod (Gadus morhua L.) in two experimental trammel-nets and one gillnet. Fisheries Research 10: 265-285 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016578369190080Y
Nordeide, J.T., Salvanes, A.G.V. (1991) Obervations on newly released and wild cod (Gadus morhua L.) and their potential predators. ICES Marine Science Symposia 192:139-146
Giske, J., Aksnes, D.L., Baliño, B., Kaartvedt, S., Lie, U., Nordeide, J.T., Salvanes, A.G.V., Wakili, S.M., Aadnesen, A. (1990) Vertical distribution and trophic interactions of zooplankton and fish in Masfjorden, Norway. Sarsia 75: 65-81 https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/3876
BIO310: Marine feltmetodar
BIO299: Forskingsprosjekt i Biologi (Studentaktiv forsking): Eg tilbyr veiledning til senior Bachelor studentar i eksperimentelt arbeid om fiskeatferd.
Recent and ongoing projects
2011-2012: Life-history strategies in an extreme marine environment: behavioural and physiological adaptations. UiB FRIFORSK; PI Salvanes; 300.000 NOK
2011-2012: Behavioural and molecular mechanisms behind the Benguela goby's (Sufflogobius bibarbatus)adaptation to naturally occurring hypoxia. The Meltzer-foundation; PI: Salvanes; 400.000 NOK
2010-2012: Integrative Fish Behavioural Neuroscience Network; NORDFORSK Researcher Networks 2010; PIs E. Høglund, L Ebbesson, AGV Salvanes et al
2010-2011: Causes of the Benguela goby's success among jellyfish and toxic sediments in a heavily overfished ecosystem; The Meltzer-foundation; PI: Salvanes; 300.000 NOK
2007-2010: Gobies and hake in the hypoxic waters of the Benguela up-welling current; The Norwegian Research Council; PIs Utne-Palm, Salvanes, Gibbons, Kaartvedt, Nilsson, Currie; 1.5 mill NOK
2007-2011: The trade-off between immune function and brain development in zebra fish; The Norwegian Research Council; PIs: Salvanes, Skorping, Jakobsen, Braithwaite, van der Meeren and Beltz(including PhD-fellowship for Olav Moberg and prof-II for Victoria Braithwaite); 3.8 mill NOK
2006-2007: Fish behaviour and brain developments; Meltzer- University Fund; PIs Jakobsen, Salvanes, Braithwaite; NOK 170.000.
2004-2005: Effect of variable rearing environments on migratory return rates of Atlantic salmon; Irish Hydroelectric Board; PIs Braithwaite, Salvanes; NOK 480.000
2003-2005: Habitat choice and activity in relation to hypoxia and haemoglobin genotype in fish; comparisons across populations and species; PIs Salvanes, Braithwaite, Utne-Palm; The Norwegian Research Council; NOK 2.4 mill.(including Research fellowship for Jon Egil Skjæraasen)
2003-2005: Ecology of the goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem; Norway and South Africa Research Councils; PIs Salvanes, Utne-Palm, Gibbons, Currie; NOK 1.0 mill.
1999- 2003: Environmental influence on fish populations (Strategic University Program; PIs Salvanes, Aksnes, Folkvord; The Norwegian Research Council; NOK 7.3 mill.(including PhD-fellowship for Jon Egil Skjæraasen)
2001: Guest professorship for PJB Hart; UiB-fund 120.000NOK
1997-1999: Experimental and model studies of statedependent feeding behaviour in fish (The Norwegian Research Council; PI Salvanes, NOK 1.6 mill). (Including Research fellowship for AGV Salvanes)
1997-1999: Causes of competitive differences in juvenile cod: experiments and models (British Royal Society; PIs Paul JB Hart and AGV Salvanes)
1995-1997: Mesopelagic fish in the Norwegian Sea. PI AGV Salvanes (PhD-fellowship for Jon Bent Kristoffersen); The Norwegian Research Council; NOK 1.05 mill.
1995-1997: Biological model-simulations for extensivecod mariculture. PIs AGV Salvanes and B. Baliño (Research fellowship for Beatrize Baliño); The Norwegian Research Council/PUSH; NOK 0.9 mill.
1994-1996: Modelling feeding behaviour in fish. PI AGV Salvanes (Researc fellowship for AGV Salvanes). NOK 1.2 mill