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Anne Gro Vea Salvanes

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  • E-mailAnne.Salvanes@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 44 87
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    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
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    3G16- Bioblokk B
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    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Environmental influence on fish behaviour and ecosystem functioning.  Model organisms are marine and freshwater fish. I work in the field and  with experiments.

 

 

BIO325: Ocean Science (Start up autumn 2016)

 

Gunawickrama S, Delaval A, Johansen T, van der Plas A, Salvanes AGV (in press) Genetic structure of Sufflogobius bibarbatus in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem using microsatellite markers. Journal of Applied Ichtyology

Klevjer T, Melle W, Knutsen T, Strand E, Korneliussen R, Dupont N, Salvanes AGV, Wiebe P (in press) Micronekton biomass distribution, improved estimates across four north Atlantic basins. Deep-Sea Research Part II

Aksnes DL, Aure J, Johansen P-O, Johnsen GH, Salvanes AGV (2019) Multi-decadal warming of Atlantic water and associated decline of dissolved oxygen in a deep fjord. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 228(2019) 106392 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106392

Solås MR, Skoglund H, Salvanes AGVS (2019) Can structural enrichment reduce predation mortality and increase recaptures of hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. fry released into the wild? Journal of Fish Biology 95: 575-588

Gabagambi NP, Salvanes AGV, Midtøy F, Skorping A (2019),The tapeworm Ligula intestinalis alters the behavior of the fish intermediate hostEngraulicypris sardella, but only after it has become infective to the final host,Behavioural Processes 158: 47-52, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2018.11.002

Currie B, Utne-Palm AC, Salvanes AGV (2018) Winning ways with hydrogen sulphide on the Namibian shelf. Frontiers in Marine Science, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00341/full

Staby A, Salvanes AGV (2018) Mesopelagic Fish. In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition). Vol 2: 283-289. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489112126?via%3Dihub

Moberg O, Salvanes AGV (2018) Ocean ranching. In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition). Vol 2: 449-459. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012409548911646X

Salvanes AGV, Christiansen H, Taha Y, Henseler C, Seivåg ML, Kjesbu SO, Folkvord A, Utne-Palm A-C, Currie B, Ekau W, van der Plas, AK, Gibbons M (2018) Variation in growth, morphology and reproduction of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in varying oxygen environments of Northern Benguela. Journal of Marine Systems https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.04.003

Salvanes AGV, Gibbons MJ (2018) Adaptation to hypoxic environments – bearded gobies Sufflogobius bibarbatus in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem. Journal of Fish Biology 92: 752-772, doi:10.1111/jfb.13547

Gordon TAC, Harding HR, Clever FK, Davidson1 IK, Davison W, Montgomery DW, Nedelec SL, Weatherhead RC, Windsor FM, Armstrong JD, Bardonnet A, Bergman E, Britton JR, Côté IM, D’Agostino D, Greenberg LA, Harborne AR, Kahilainen KK, Metcalfe NB, Mills SC, Milner NJ, Mittermayer FH, Montorio L, Prokkola JM, Rutterford LA, Salvanes AGV, Simpson SD, Vainikka A, Pinnegar JK, Santos EM (2018) Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fishpopulations. Journal of Fish Biology 92: 804-827, doi:10.1111/jfb.13546

Delaval A, Dahle G, Knutsen H, Devine J, Salvanes  AGV (2018) Norwegian fjords contain sub-populations of roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris, a deep-water fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 586: 181–192 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12400

Salvanes AGV, Devine J, Jensen KH, Hestetun JT, Sjøtun K Glenner H (2018) Marine Ecological Field Methods. A Guide for Marine Biologists and Fisheries Scientists. Wiley Blackwell

Salvanes AGV, Devine J, Jensen KH, Hestetun JT, Sjøtun K Glenner H (2018) Marine Ecological Field Methods. A Guide for Marine Biologists and Fisheries Scientists. Wiley Blackwell https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119184362

Salvanes, A.G.V. (2017) Are anti-predator behaviours of hatchery juveniles similar to wild juveniles? Journal of Fish Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfb.13268/full

 

Ahlbeck Bergendahl, I., Salvanes, A.G.V., Braithwaite, V.A. (2016) Determining the effects of duration and recency of exposure to environmental enrichment. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 176:163-169. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159115003068 

 

Seivåg, M.L., Salvanes, A.G.V., Utne-Palm, A.C., Kjesbu, S.O. (2016) Reproductive tactics of male bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in anoxic and hypoxic waters. Journal of Sea Research 109: 29-41.  http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SNy44wy0KTFJy 

Salvanes, A.G.V., Bartholomae, C.,  Yemane, D.,  Gibbons, M.G., Kainge, P., Krakstad, J.-O., Rouault, M., Staby, A., Sundby, S. (2015) Spatial dynamics of the bearded goby and its key fish predators off Namibia varies with climate and oxygen availability. Fisheries Oceanography 24 (Suppl. I) 88-101. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fog.12068/abstract 

Skrypzeck, H. Salvanes, A.G.V., Currie, B., Kotze, A. (2014) First records of reproductive behaviour and early development for the bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus. J Fish Biology 84: 1256-1261

Salvanes, A.G.V., Moberg, O., Ebbesson, L.O., Nilsen, T.O., Jensen, K.H., Braithwaite, V.A. (2013) Environmental enrichment promotes neural plasticity and cognitive ability in fish. Proc. Roy. Soc. B http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1767/20131331.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=QPJHDzH8xigazSR

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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 25 PhD and Master student projects

 

 

Recent and ongoing projects

2018-2021: PRIMA LEARNING: Connecting hands-on-PRactice and Innovative MArine ecological sampling methods and analysis tools for enhancing student LEARNING of ocean science; RCN funding NOK 4.5 mill; PI: Salvanes

2018: Seed funding for international collaboration on research- and capacity building (SPIRE); UiB- funding NOK 100.000; PI: Salvanes

2018: Fulbright-Scholarship; NOK 100.000; PI: Salvanes 

2016-2018: Ecosystem, climate and variation in a "marine mini-ecosystem": a fjord in western Norway (Olav Thon Foundation for national tuition-related research projects); NOK 1.2 mill; PI Salvanes

2014-2016: Nursery environments and survival of samon fry (Nansen foundation); NOK 150.000, PI: Salvanes

2014: Release of "smart fish" to contribute to restoration of the Vosso salmon population and the salmon tourism (Forprosjekt - RFFVEST); NOK 200.000; PI: Salvanes; jointly with Voss Hatchery and UNI Environment.

2013-2014: Mekanismar for utvikling av overlevingsstrategi hos laks – felteksperiment, åtferdseksperiment og modellering. UiB BIO - Seed funding; PI Salvanes; NOK 75.000

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

Research groups