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Sigurd Stefansson

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  • E-mailSigurd.Stefansson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 44 70+47 930 84 646
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlens gate 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Professor Sigurd O. Stefansson (December, 2017 ISI statistic 158, H-index 43) has long-term research experience in fish growth and development, reproduction and adaptation to the environment, both in salmonids and marine species, using a wide range of tools. Central in Stefansson’s research is the process of salmon smoltification, and his research includes both basic research and collaboration with the aquaculture industry. Research topics include the environmental, genetic and endocrine control of smoltification and basic mechanisms of adaptation to seawater.

Professional experience

Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Matre Aquaculture Station, Research fellow, Norwegian Fisheries Research Council 'Miljøforholdene i settefisk­produksjon', 07.1986 - 08.1988

Dept. of Fisheries Biology, UiB, Associate Professor (Amanuensis), 08.1988 - 06.1990

IMR, Matre Aquaculture Station, Senior Scientists, 01.07. - 31.12.1990

Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Biology, UiB, Associate professor 12.1990 – 03.2001

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Biological Station, St. Andrews, Canada, post-doc. (Norwegian Fisheries Research Council), 05. - 12.1992

Dept. of Biology, UiB, Professor, 01.04.2001 – present

Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst and Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turners Falls, MA, USA, Sabbatical, 08.2003 – 07.2004

Completed Univ. of Bergen programme on teaching and pedagocics, 1994

Member of Dept. of Biology programme board for teaching (several appointments)

Chair of Education, Dept. of Biology, 2016

Chair of WP1 bioCEED, 2016

Head of the study programme “Havbruk og Sjømat” (Aquaculture and Seafood), 2016 – ongoing (integrated master/siv. ing.)

Courses

BIF 100 Innføring i fiskehelse og havbruk

Course responsible, teaching, assessment, quality assurance

BIF 101 Organismal Biology in Aquatic Medicine and Aquaculture

Course responsible, teaching, assessment, quality assurance

BIO 104 Comparative physiology

Course responsible, teaching, assessment, quality assurance

BIO 203 Introduction to Aquaculture

Teaching, assessment, quality assurance

BIO 291 Fish Biology II - Fish Physiology

Teaching, assessment, quality assurance

BIO 304 Specialisation in Aquaculture Biology

Teaching, assessment, quality assurance

Supervision

Cand. scient. and Master students:

43 students completed their degree, 3 currently under supervision

Dr. scient and PhD students:

12 students completed their degree, 3 students currently under supervision

Post-doc researchers:

3 finished

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Performance and welfare of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. post-smolts in recirculating aquaculture systems: Importance of salinity and water velocity. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 373-392.
  • Show author(s) 2018. The effect of continuous light and compressed photoperiods on growth and maturation in lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus. Aquaculture. 166-172.
  • Show author(s) 2018. High fish density delays wound healing in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Scientific Reports. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Atlantic salmon post-smolts adapted for a longer time to seawater develop an effective humoral and cellular immune response against Salmonid alphavirus. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 579-590.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Atlantic salmon adapted to seawater for 9 weeks develop a robust immune response to salmonid alphavirus upon bath challenge. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 573-583.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Triploid atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) postsmolts accumulate prevalence more slowly than diploid salmon following bath challenge with salmonid alphavirus subtype 3. PLOS ONE. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The effect of continuous light at low temperatures on growth in Atlantic salmon reared in commercial size sea pens. Aquaculture. 645-651.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Stocking density limits for post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) emphasis on production performance and welfare. Aquaculture. 363-370.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Immune gene profiles in Atlantic salmon (salmo salar L.) post-smolts infected with SAV3 by bath-challenge show a delayed response and lower levels of gene transcription compared to injected fish. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 320-331.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The effect of low temperatures and photoperiods on growth and vertebra morphometry in Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture International. 1421-1434.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Relationship between viral dose and outcome of infection in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., post-smolts bath-challenged with salmonid alphavirus subtype 3. Veterinary research (VR). 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Impact of fish density and specific water flow on skin properties in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts. Aquaculture. 629-637.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Identification of a novel leptin receptor duplicate in Atlantic salmon: Expression analyses in different life stages and in response to feeding status. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 108-119.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Growth and Smoltification of Three Norwegian Strains of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Reared under Different Thermal Regimes. Rivers Research and Applications: an international journal devoted to river research and management. 1800-1807.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of temperature on the final stages of sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 895-907.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts challenged two or nine weeks after seawater-transfer show differences in their susceptibility to salmonid alphavirus subtype 3 (SAV3). Virology Journal. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Roles of leptin and ghrelin in adipogenesis and lipid metabolism of rainbow trout adipocytes in vitro. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 40-48.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Plasma growth hormone-binding protein levels in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar during smoltification and seawater transfer. Journal of Fish Biology. 1279-1296.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Photoperiod and temperature effects on growth and maturation of pre- and post-smolt Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture International. 1331-1345.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Osmoregulation in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts transferred to seawater at different temperatures. Journal of Fish Biology. 1163-1176.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Osmoregulation and growth in offspring of wild Atlantic salmon at different temperatures. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 285-296.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Development of intestinal ion-transporting mechanisms during smoltification and seawater acclimation in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology. 1227-1252.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Seawater tolerance and post-smolt migration of wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar × brown trout S. trutta hybrid smolts. Journal of Fish Biology. 206-227.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Physiology during smoltification in Atlantic salmon: effect of melatonin implants. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 1079-1088.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Molecular cloning and genomic characterization of novel Leptin-like genes in salmonids provide new insight into the evolution of the Leptin gene family. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 48-59.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Low light intensity can reduce Atlantic salmon smolt quality. Aquaculture. 19-24.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Long-term effects of photoperiod, temperature and their interaction on growth, gill Na+, K+-ATPase activity, seawater tolerance and plasma growth-hormone levels in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology. 1197-1209.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) smolts require more than two weeks to recover from acidic water and aluminium exposure. Aquatic Toxicology. 33-44.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Aluminum exposure impacts brain plasticity and behavior in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Journal of Experimental Biology. 3148-3155.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The role of growth hormone in growth, lipid homeostasis, energy utilization and partitioning in rainbow trout: Interactions with leptin, ghrelin and insulin-like growth factor I. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 153-162.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Salmon lice-induced mortality of Atlantic salmon postsmolts experiencing episodic acidification and recovery in freshwater. Aquaculture. 193-199.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Recovery of Atlantic salmon smolts following aluminum exposure defined by changes in blood physiology and seawater tolerance. Aquaculture. 232-240.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Larval rearing environment influences the physiological adaptation in juvenile Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. Aquaculture International. 467-479.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Growth, osmoregulation and endocrine changes in wild Atlantic salmon smolts and post-smolts during marine migration. Aquaculture. 127-136.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Leptin reduces Atlantic salmon growth through the central pro-opiomelanocortin pathway. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 79-86.
  • Show author(s) 2011. A retrospective approach to fractionize variation in body mass of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Journal of Fish Biology. 251-264.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The influence of first-feeding diet on the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua phenotype: survival, development and long-term consequences for growth. Journal of Fish Biology. 1-19.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Physiological effects of normbaric environmental hyperoxia on Atlantic salmon (Salmo solar L.) presmolts. Aquaculture. 28-33.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Ontogenetic effects of diet during early development on growth performance, myosin mRNA expression and metabolic enzyme activity in Atlantic cod juveniles reared at different salinities. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 102-109.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The effect of temperature and fish size on growth, feed intake, food conversion efficiency and stomach evacuation rate of Atlantic salmon post-smolts. Aquaculture. 36-42.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The combined effects of temperature and GnRHa treatment on the final stages of sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) females. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 289-298.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Plasma insulin-like growth factor-I concentrations and growth in juvenile halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus): Effects of photoperiods and feeding regimes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 66-70.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Nutritional status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) broodstock. Maternal effects on early expression of leptin, IGF-I, IGF-IR, and GHR. Cybium. 62-63.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Long-term separate and combined effects of environmental hypercapnia and hyperoxia in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) smolts. Aquaculture. 146-153.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Interactive effects of ammonia and oxygen on growth and physiological status of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquaculture. 292-299.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Independent and dynamic reallocation of pitx gene expression during vertebrate evolution, with emphasis on fish pituitary development. Gene. 19-26.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Endocrine systems in juvenile anadromous and landlocked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): Seasonal development and seawater acclimation. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 762-772.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Effect of ambient oxygen on growth and reproduction in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1413-1424.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Daily endocrine profiles in parr and smolt Atlantic salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 698-704.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Branchial expression patterns of claudin isoforms in Atlantic salmon during seawater acclimation and smoltification. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. R1563-R1574.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Temperature and salinity effects on plasma insulin-like growth factor-I concentrations and growth in juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Aquaculture. 546-552.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Persistent growth effects of temperature and photoperiod in Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Journal of Fish Biology. 1371-1382.
  • Show author(s) 2007. New haemoglobin genotypes in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua: Possible relation with growth. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 955-960.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Molecular mechanisms of contiuous light inhibition of Atlantic salmon parr-smolt transformation. Aquaculture. 235-245.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Molecular mechanisms of continuous light inhibition of Atlantic salmon parr-smolt transformation. Aquaculture. 235-245.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Interactive effects of oxygen saturation blood physiology and ammonia on growth and in juvenile turbot. Aquaculture. 244-251.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Interaction between temperature and photoperiod on growth and feeding of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): possible secondary effects. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 239-248.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Impacts of elevated water carbon dioxide partial pressure at two temperatures on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) parr growth and haematology. Aquaculture. 241-249.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Impacts of elevated water carbon dioxide partial pressure at two temperatures on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) parr growth and haematology. Aquaculture. 241-249.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Exposure to moderate acid water and aluminum reduces Atlantic salmon post-smolt survival. Aquaculture. 360-373.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Exposure to continuous light disrupts retinal innervation of the preoptic nucleus during parr-smolt transformation in Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture. 345-349.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Differential expression of gill Na+,K+-ATPase alpha- and beta-subunits, Na+,K+,2Cl(-) cotransporter and CFTR anion channel in juvenile anadromous and landlocked Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • Show author(s) 2006. The interrelation between temperature regimes and fish size in juvenilie Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). effects on growth and feed conversion efficiency. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 347-361.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Short- and long-term differences in growth, feed conversion efficiency and deformities in juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) startfed on rotifers or zooplankton. Aquaculture Research. 1015-1027.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Growth, feed conversion efficiency and growth heterogeneity in Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) reared at three different photoperiods. Aquaculture Research. 1099-1106.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Effects of dietary soybeanmeal and photoperiod cycle on osmoregulation following seawater exposure in Atlantic salmon smolts. Journal of Fish Biology. 1396-1426.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Does malpigmentation improve growth in juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus Rafinesque) and halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.)? Aquaculture Research. 306-312.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Compensatory growth and fillet crude composition in juvenile Atlantic halibut: Effects of short term starvation periods and subsequent feeding. Aquaculture. 109-117.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The interrelation between temperature regimes and fish size in juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): effects on growth and feed conversion efficiency. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 347-361.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Nitric oxide synthase in the gill of Atlantic salmon: colocalization with and inhibition of Na+,K+-ATPase. Journal of Experimental Biology. 1011-1017.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Genotypic response to photoperiod treatment in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Aquaculture. 525-532.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Variations in growth in haemoglobin genotypes of Atlantic cod. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 47-55.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Temperature influence on the development and loss of seawater tolerance in two fast-growing strains of Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture. 513-529.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Plasma levels of vitamin D-3 metabolites during parr-smolt transformation of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. Aquaculture. 617-622.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Photoperiod and temperature affects seasonal ovarian gene expression of p450 aromatase and gonadotropin receptors in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) broodstock. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 411-411.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Lack of long-term sublethal effects of reduced freshwater pH alone on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts subsequently transferred to seawater. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 511-518.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Influence of exogenous thyroxine on plasma melatonin in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 43-47.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Effects of photoperiod, temperature and GnRHa treatment on the reproductive physiology of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) broodstock. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 403-406.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Effects of 3-thia fatty acids on feed intake,growth, tissue fatty acid composition, beta-oxidation and Na,K-ATPase activity in Atlantic salmon. ?. 657-668.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Effects of 3-thia fatty acids on feed intake, growth, tissue fatty acid composition, beta-oxidation and Na+,K+-ATPase activity in Atlantic salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 657-658.
  • Show author(s) 2003. The influence of temperature and ration on growth, feed conversion, body composition and nutrient retention of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Aquaculture. 547-558.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Smolting in anadromous and landlocked strains of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture. 71-82.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Seawater adaptation and growth of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) of wild and farmed strains. Aquaculture. 367-384.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Osmoregulation, feed intake, growth and growth hormone levels in 0+ Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) transferred to seawater at different stages of smolt development. Aquaculture. 167-187.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Neural circuits and their structural and chemical reorganization in the light-brain-pituitary axis during parr-smolt transformation in salmon. Aquaculture. 59-70.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Long-term sublethal effects of carbon dioxide on Atlantic salmon smolts (Salmo salar L): ion regulation, haematology, element composition, nephrocalcinosis and growth parameters. Aquaculture. 301-319.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Gill Na+, K+-ATPase activity, plasma chloride and osmolality in juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) reared at different temperatures and salinities. Aquaculture. 671-683.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Exposure to continuous light inhibits maturation in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Aquaculture. 911-919.
  • Show author(s) 2003. A major water quality problem in smolt farms: combined effects of carbon dioxide, reduced pH and aluminium on Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L) smolts: physiology and growth. Aquaculture. 339-357.
  • Show author(s) 2002. The interrelation of growth and disease resistance of different populations of juvenile Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.). Aquaculture. 167-177.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Susceptibility of three different strains of juvenile Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) cultured at two different temperatures to Vibrio anguillarum and temperature effect on antibody response. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 111-123.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Effects of salinity acclimation on pre-smolt growth, smolting and post-smolt performance in off-season Atlantic salmon smolts (Salmo salar L.). Aquaculture. 125-137.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Comparison of growth and RNA : DNA ratios in three populations of juvenile turbot reared at two salinities. Journal of Fish Biology. 288-300.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Variation in food intake, food conversion efficiency and growth of juvenile turbot from different geographic strains. Journal of Fish Biology. 449-454.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Three forms of GnRH in the brain and pituitary of the turbot, Scophtalmus maximus: immunological characterization and seasonal variation. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 551-558.
  • Show author(s) 2001. The interaction of temperature and salinity on growth and food conversion in juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Aquaculture. 353-367.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Temperature, light intensity and plasma melatonin levels in juvenile Atlantic salmon. Journal of Fish Biology. 431-438.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Selection or adaptation: Differences in growth performance of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus Rafinesque) from two close-by localities off Norway. Sarsia. 43-51.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Selection or adaptation: Differences in growth performance of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus Rafinesque) from two close-by localities off Norway. Sarsia. 43-51.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Photoperiod control and influence of body size on off-season parr-smolt transformation and post-smolt growth. Aquaculture. 291-307.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Feeding and prey-selection of wild Atlantic salmon post-smolts. Journal of Fish Biology. 1667-1679.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Daily profiles of plasma free thyroxine, total thyroxine, total triiodothyronine, and growth hormone in Atlantic salmon parr and smolts. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Comparisons of RNA/DNA ratios, growth and metabolism of different populations of juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus reared at four temperatures. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) 2000. The effect of different initial size distribution on the growth of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.). Journal of Fish Biology. 826-836.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Seawater adaptation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) at different temperatures. Aquaculture, 181: 377-396. Aquaculture. 377-396.
  • Show author(s) 2000. RNA/DNA ratios, growth and metabolism of different populations of juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus reared at four temperatures. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Intraspecific differences in physiological efficiency of juvenile Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus L. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 285-296.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Interaction of temperature and photoperiod on growth of Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus L. Aquaculture Research. 219-227.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Hemoglobin genotypes of turbot (Schophthalmus maximus): consequences for growth and variations in optimal temperature for growth. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 75-81.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Growth of juvenile halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) under different photoperiods. Aquaculture. 119-128.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Geographic variation in growth and food conversion efficiency of juvenile Atlantic halibut related to latitude. Journal of Fish Biology. 279-294.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Free plasma thyroxine levels in coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, during parr-smolt transformation: comparison with total thyroxine, total triiodothyronine and growth hormone levels. Fish Physiology & Biochemistry. 45-50.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Effects of continuous additional light on growth and sexual maturity in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, reared in sea cages. Aquaculture. 337-349.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Countergradient variation in growth and growth efficiency of juvenile turbot. Journal of Fish Biology. 1213-1226.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Temperature- and size-dependent growth of larval and early juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): a comparative study of Norwegian coastal cod and northeast Arctic cod. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2099-2111.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Effects of carbon dioxide on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L. ) smolts at constant pH in bicarbonate rich freshwater. Aquaculture. 171-187.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Effekter av karbondioksyd på laksesmolt. Norsk Fiskeoppdrett. 40-41.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Effects of size grading on growth and survival of juvenile turbot at two temperatures. Aquaculture International. 19-32.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Effects of exposure to extended photoperiods during the first winter on long-term growth and age at first maturity in turbot (Scophthalmus macimus). Aquaculture. 125-141.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Photoperiod Regulation of Plasma Growth Hormone Levels during Parr-Smolt Transformation of Atlantic Salmon: Implications for Hypoosmoregulatiory Ability and Growth. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 73-82.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Growth, oxygen consumption and activity of juvenile turbot (Scophthalamus maximus) reared under different temperatures and photoperiods. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. 149-159.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Growth of juvenile halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) related to temperature, day length and feeding regime. Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. 139-147.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Development of salinity tolerance in underyearling smolts of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reared under different photoperiods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 243-251.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Development of salinity tolerance in underyearling smolts of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reared under different photoperiods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 243-251.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Changes in serum protein and IgM concentration during smolting and early post-smolt period in vaccinated and unvaccinated Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 211-221.
  • Show author(s) 1994. The interrelation between photo-period, growth hormone, and sexual maturation of adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 70-81.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Predation and dietary habits as possible explanations for poor return rates of stocked seatrout from the river Aurland. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 51-53.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Effects of photoperiod and temperature on growth and parr-smolt transformation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and subsequent performance in seawater. Aquaculture. 13-27.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Effect of a simulated winter of different duration on growth and smoltification in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) underyearlings (Abstract). Aquaculture. 294.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Growth and Parr-smolt tranformation of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) under different light intensities and subsequent survival and growth in seawater. Aquacultural Engineering. 231-243.
  • Show author(s) 1992. The potential for development of salinity tolerance in underyearling Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). World Aquaculture. 52-55.
  • Show author(s) 1992. Growth and sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. reared in sea cages at two different light regimes. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. 275-280.
  • Show author(s) 1992. First feeding of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) under different photoperiods. J Appl Ichtyol. 251-256.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Growth, parr-smolt transformation and changes in growth hormone of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reared under different photoperiods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2100-2108.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Continous light increases growth of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) postsmolts in seacages. Aquaculture. 281-287.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2019. The Freshwater Institute & CtrlAQUA, Norway: A multi-year research collaboration on RAS-based Atlantic salmon production. .
  • Show author(s) 2018. Adaptive immune responses of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) to stimulation by Salmonid alphavirus subtype 3 infection or vaccination.
  • Show author(s) 2017. The effects of photoperiod on Atlantic salmon post-smolt in freshwater closed-containment systems.
  • Show author(s) 2017. My skin don't lie. .
  • Show author(s) 2017. Korleis få professorar med på ein kollegial SoTL-kultur?
  • Show author(s) 2016. Semi-closed sea systems for postsmolt Atlantic salmon. (Abstract ID 42049).
  • Show author(s) 2016. SAV3 infection and shedding rate is dose dependent.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Osmoregulatory changes in sexually maturing Atlantic salmon post-smolt and adults.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Effects of androgens on osmoregulatory mechanisms in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.).
  • Show author(s) 2016. Androgens up-regulate freshwater ion transporters in seawater acclimated Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 2015. Semi-closed sea systems for postsmolt Atlantic salmon. Conference Abstract p. 123.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Physiological and immunological parameters affecting salmonid alphavirus infection in Atlantic salmon at post-smolt stages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Immunological parameters correlating with viraemic period of salmonid alphavirus infection in Atlantic Salmon post-smolts.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Atlantic salmon, salmo salar I., post-smolts are more susceptible to salmonid alphavirus infection during the initial phase after seawater transfer.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Atlantic salmon, Salmon salar1, post-smolts are more susceptible to salmon alphavirus infection during the initial phase after sea water transfer.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Atlantic salmon post-smolts in RAS: effects of salinity, exercise and timing of seawater transfer on performance, physiology and welfare. In Book of abstracts, p. 39.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Atlantic salmon post-smolts in RAS: Effects of salinity, exercise and timing of seawater transfer on performance, physiology and welfare.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Tidlig kjønnsmodning påvirker laksens evne til å regulere vann- og salt balansen i sjø - et velferdsproblem?
  • Show author(s) 2014. The effects of increased CO2 on postsmolt Atlantic salmon Salmo salar growth, physiology and stress responsiveness.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Saltholdighet og fotoperiode påvirker postsmoltmodning og genuttrykk hos laksehanner.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Nutrient transport in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is affected by environmental salinity.
  • Show author(s) 2014. MitSAV: Mitigating the challenges in the Atlantic salmon aquaculture caused by salmonid alphavirus by unveiling the underlying immune mechanisms.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Effects of androgens and cortisol on gill ion transporters and osmoregulatory capacity in atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 2014. EXPLORING PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF THE PLEIOTROPHIC MELANOCORTIN ALPHA-MSH IN ATLANTIC SALMON.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Effects of salinity and exercise on Atlantic salmon postsmolts reared in land-based RAS.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Økende temperaturer fremskynder smoltutvikling hos Vosso laks. Resultat fra prosjektet: "The smolt probe - novel tools for assessment of smolt quality and marine performance in Atlantic salmon (SmoltProbe)".
  • Show author(s) 2009. Salmon lice induced mortality of Atlantic salmon postsmolts experiencing a previous history of poor water quality in freshwater.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Do exposure to saline water and intensive rearing during smoltification affect performance and disease resistance in Atlantic salmon?
  • Show author(s) 2009. Atlantic salmon smolt recovery rates following short term aluminum exposure.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Exploring the roles of leptin in fish.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Long-term separate and combined effects of environmental hypercapnia and hyperoxia in Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar L.smolts.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Long-term effects of reduced water flow, increased carbon dioxide and reduced pH(AI) on Atlantic Salmon welfare Salmo salar L.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Status og utfordringer innen vannkvalitet og vannbehandling for ulike livsstadier av laks ved intensivt oppdrett.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Salmon lice or suboptimal water quality ? reasons for reduced postsmolt survival?
  • Show author(s) 2005. Intensive rearing and welfare in juvenile Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Exposure to acid water and aluminium reduces Atlantic salmon postsmolt survival.
  • Show author(s) 2004. O2-overmetning. Fysiologi, helse og prestasjoner i sjøperioden.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Intensivt oppdrett av laksesmolt: konsekvenser for laksens prestasjoner i ferskvannsfasen og etter overføring til sjø.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Forsuring eller lakselus: effekter på postsmoltoverlevelse.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Smolting in anadromous and landlocked strains of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 2002. Effect of different dietary lipids on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) growth, fatty acid composition of Gills and Gill Na+, K+-ATPase Activity.
  • Show author(s) 2002. EFFECTS OF PHOTOPERIOD, TEMPERATURE AND GnRHa TREATMENT ON THE TIMING OF SPAWNING AND EGG AND SPERM QUALITY IN ATLANTIC SALMON (SALMO SALAR L.).
  • Show author(s) 2000. Three forms of GnRH in the brain and pituitary of the turbot, Scophthalmus maximus: immunological characterization and seasonal variation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 00, 000-000.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Lysregimet påvirker vekst hos ung kveite (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) i oppdrett.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Photoperiodic regulation of plasma growth hormone levels during parr-smolt transformation of Atlantic salmon: implications for hypoosmoregulatory ability and growth.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Photoperiod and temperature control of salinity tolerance, gill NA+, K+-ATPase activity and seawater performance underyearling Atlantic salmon (salmo salar L.).
  • Show author(s) 1993. Sammenheng mellom smoltkvalitet og immunsvar hos laks etter vaksinasjon med Vibrio salmonicida.
  • Show author(s) 1993. Growth of O%+ halibut related to temperature, light period and feeding regime.
  • Show author(s) 1992. The importance of fish size and photoperiod on growth in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) 0+ smolts.
  • Show author(s) 1992. Smolting in underyearling Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 1992. Photoperiodic effects on growth, gonadal development and flesh colouring in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 1992. Photoperiodic control of sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 1992. Parr-smolt transformation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) at different water temperatures.
  • Show author(s) 1992. Growth and parr-smolt transformation of individually tagged Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) transferred between continuous light and simulated natural photoperiod.
  • Show author(s) 1992. Effects of reduced daylength on growth and bimodality in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.).
  • Show author(s) 1992. Effects of photoperiod and temperature on growth and parr-smolt transformation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and subsequent post-smolt performance in seawater.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Photoperiodic control of plasma growth hormone levels and sexual maturation of adult Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Photoperiodic control of growth, incidence of sexual maturation and ovulation in adult Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Growth and sexual maturation of Atlantic salmon under two temperature regimes in floating enclosures.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Growth and sexual maturation in reared Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
  • Show author(s) 1991. Factors affecting the quality of Atlantic salmon smolts for use in sea ranching.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Effects of photoperiod on plasma GtH 1 and GtH 2 levels during sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Effect of photoperiod during parr-smolt transformation on sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Consequences of seawater acclimation on the survival of Atlantic salmon (Salmo Salar L.) smolts in the presence of cod (Gadus morhua L.).
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  • Show author(s) 2005. Intensive rearing and welfare in juvenile Atlantic salmon. ?. 449-450.

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Selected publications (2013-2017)

2017

Imsland, A.K.D., Roth, B., Fjelldal, P.G., Stefansson, S.O., Handeland, S. and Mikalsen, B., 2017. The effect of continuous light at low temperatures on growth in Atlantic salmon reared in commercial size sea pens. Aquaculture, 479, 645-651. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2017.07.014

Moore L. J., Nilsen T. O., Jarungsriapisit J., Fjelldal P. G., Stefansson S. O., Taranger G. L. and Patel, S., 2017. Triploid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts accumulate prevalence more slowly than diploid salmon following bath challenge with salmonid alphavirus subtype 3. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175468. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175468

Moore, L. J., Jarungsriapisit, J., Nilsen, T. O., Stefansson, S., Taranger, G. L., Secombes, C. J., Morton, H. C. and Patel, S., 2017. Immune gene profiles in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts infected with SAV3 by bath-challenge show a delayed response and lower levels of gene transcription compared to injected fish. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 62, 320-331.

Calabrese, S., T.O.  Nilsen, J. Kolarevic, L.O.E. Ebbesson, C. Pedrosa, S. Fivelstad, C. Hosfeld, S.O. Stefansson, B.F. Terjesen, H. Takle, C.I.M. Martins, H. Sveier, F. Mathisen, A.K. Imsland and S.O. Handeland, 2017. Stocking density limits for post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) with emphasis on production performance and welfare. Aquaculture, 468, 363-370. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.10.041

2016

Imsland, A. K., K. Pettersen and S. O. Stefansson, 2016. Growth and  smoltification of three Norwegian strains of Atlantic salmon reared under different thermal regimes. River Res. Applic., 32, 1800–1807. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3011

Døskeland, I., Imsland, A. K., Fjelldal, P. G., Stefansson, S. O., Roth, B., Eriksen, K. E., Mikalsen, B. and Handeland, S. O., 2016. The effect of low temperatures and photoperiods on growth and vertebra morphometry in Atlantic salmon. Aquacult. Int., 24,1421–1434. DOI 10.1007/s10499-016-9999-7

Jarungsriapisit, J., L. J. Moore, G. L. Taranger, T. O. Nilsen, H. C. Morton, I. U. Fiksdal, S. Stefansson, P. G. Fjelldal, Ø. Evensen and S. Patel, 2016. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts challenged two or nine weeks after seawater-transfer show differences in their susceptibility to salmonid alphavirus subtype 3 (SAV3) Virology Journal, 13 Article Number 66 DOI: 10.1186/s12985-016-0520-8

Vikingstad, E., Andersson, E., Hansen, T. J., Norberg, B., Mayer, I., Stefansson, S. O., Fjelldal, P. G. and Taranger, G. L., 2016. Effects of temperature on the final stages of sexual maturation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Fish Physiol. Biochem. 42,.895-907. DOI: 10.1007/s10695-015-0183-1

Angotzi, A.R, S. O. Stefansson, T. O. Nilsen, J. I. Øvrebø, E. Andersson, G. L. Taranger and I. Rønnestad, 2016. Identification of a novel leptin receptor duplicate in Atlantic salmon: Expression analyses in different life stages and in response to feeding status. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 235, 108-119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.06.004

Sveen, L. R., Timmerhaus, G., Torgersen, J. S., Ytteborg, E., Jørgensen, S. M., Handeland, S., Stefansson, S. O., Nilsen, T. O., Calabrese, S., Ebbesson, L., Terjesen, B. F. and Takle, H., 2016, Impact of fish density and specific water flow on skin properties in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) post-smolts, Aquaculture, 00, 000-000, doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.08.012

2015

Salmerón, C., Johansson, M., Asaada,M., Angotzi, A.R., Rønnestad, I., Stefansson, S. O., Jönsson, E., Björnsson, B. Th., Gutiérrez, J., Navarro, I. and Capilla, E., 2015. Roles of leptin and ghrelin in adipogenesis and lipid metabolism of rainbow trout adipocytes in vitro. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., A 188, 40-48. doi:org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.06.017

2014

Sundh, H., Nilsen, T.O., Lindström, J., Hasselberg-Frank, L., Stefansson, S.O., McCormick, S.D., Sundell, K. (2014). Development of intestinal transport mechanisms during smoltification in Atlantic salmon smoltification and acclimation to seawater. J. Fish Biol. 85, 1227-1252. doi:10.1111/jfb.12531

Handeland, S.O., Imsland, A.K., Nilsen, T.O., Ebbesson, L.O.E., Hosfeld, C.D., Pedrosa, C., Stefansson, S.O., (2014). Osmoregulation in wild Atlantic salmon smolts transferred to seawater at different temperatures. J. Fish Biol., 85, 1163-1176. doi:10.1111/jfb.12481

Einarsdóttir, I.E., Gong, N., Jönsson-Bergman, E., Sundh, H., Hasselberg Frank, L., Nilsen, T.O., Stefansson, S.O., Sundell, K., Björnsson, B.Th., (2014). Plasma growth hormone binding protein levels in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) during smoltification and seawater transfer. J. Fish Biol. 85, 1279-1296. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12473

Imsland, AK, Handeland, SO and Stefansson, SO, 2014. Photoperiod and temperature effects on growth and maturation of pre- and post-smolt Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture International, 22, 1331-1345. doi: 10.1007/s10499-014-9750-1

Handeland, SO, Imsland, AK, Ebbesson, LOE, Nilsen, TO, Hosfeld, CD, Teien, HC and Stefansson, SO, 2014. Osmoregulation and growth in offspring of wild Atlantic salmon at different temperatures. Env. Biol. Fishes, 97, 285-296. doi: 10.1007/s10641-013-0151-5

2013

Nilsen, TO, LOE Ebbesson, SO Handeland, F Kroglund, B Finstad, AR Angotzi, SO Stefansson, 2013. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) smolts require more than two weeks to recover from acidic water and aluminum exposure. Aquatic Toxicol., 142, 33-44. doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.07.016

Imsland, A. K., Handeland, S. O., Björnsson, B. Th. and Stefansson, S. O., 2013. Long-term effects of photoperiod and temperature and their interaction on growth, gill Na+,K+-ATPase activity, seawater tolerance and plasma growth hormone levels in Atlantic salmon. J. Fish Biol., 83, 1197-1209

Grassie, C., V.A. Braithwaite, J. Nilsson, T.O. Nilsen, H-C. Teien, S.O. Handeland, S.O. Stefansson, V. Tronci, M. Gorissen, G. Flik & L.O.E. Ebbesson, 2013. Aluminum exposure impacts brain plasticity and behavior in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). J. Exp. Biol., 216, 3148-3155, doi:10.1242/jeb.083550

Angotzi, A. R., Stefansson, S., Nilsen, T. O., Rathore, R. M. and Rønnestad, I. 2013. Molecular cloning and genomic characterization of novel Leptin-like genes in salmonids provide new insight into the evolution of the Leptin gene family. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol., 187, 48-59, doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.03.022  

Handeland, S. O., Imsland, A. K., Ebbesson, L. O. E., Nilsen, T. O., Hosfeld, C. D., Teien, H. C. and Stefansson, S. O., 2013. Osmoregulation and growth in offspring of wild Atlantic salmon at different temperatures. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97, 285-296.

Handeland, S. O., Imsland, A. K., Ebbesson, L. O. E., Nilsen, T. O., Hosfeld, C. D., Baeverfjord, G., Espmark, Å., Rosten, T., Skilbrei, O. T., Hansen, T., Gunnarsson, G. S., Breck, O. and Stefansson, S. O., 2013. Low light intensity can reduce Atlantic salmon smolt quality. Aquaculture, 384-387, 19-24. doi: org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.12.016

Handeland, S. O., Imsland, A. K, Björnsson, B. Th., Stefansson, S. O. and Porter, M. 2013. Physiology during smoltification in Atlantic salmon: effect of melatonin implants. Fish Physiol. Biochem., 39, 1079-1088. doi: 10.1007/s10695-012-9765-3

Urke, H.A., Kristensen, T., Arnekleiv, J.V., Haugen, T.O., Kjærstad, G., Stefansson, S.O., Ebbesson, L.O.E. and Nilsen, T.O., 2013. Seawater tolerance and post-smolt migration of wild Atlantic salmon Salmo salar × brown trout S. trutta hybrid smolts, J. Fish Biol., 82, 206–227, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03481.x

National projects (Research Council of Norway)

NFFR V.701.146 'Miljøforholdene i settefisk­produksjon', 1986 - 1988

NTNF HB 23.22395 'Lys i fiskeoppdrett', 1987 - 1989

NFFR V.701.211 'Halvtårssmolt', 1988 - 1990

NFFR V.701.236 'Lys i matfiskprodu­ksjon', 1989 - 1991

NFFR 1401-701.321 'Smoltkvalitet og helse', 1991 - 1993

NFR 108848 ‘Smoltkvalitet, sesonguavhengig utsetting og tidlig sjøvannsfase’, 1995 - 1998

NFR 108098 ‘Postsmoltøkologi – trofisk nivå og vandringer’, 1995 - 1997

NFR 110993 ‘Miljømessig og arvelig regulering av vekst hos ung kveite i oppdrett’, 1996 - 1999

NFR 122845 ‘Det arvelige grunnlaget for smoltifisering hos oppdrettslaks og villaks – en grunnleggende studie’, 1998 - 2000

NFR 133964 ’Vannbehov og vannkvalitet under intensiv smoltproduksjon. Hva er grenseverdiene og hvordan unngå skadelige effekter av lav vanngjennomstrømming, lav pH og høg CO2 under intensiv smoltproduksjon?’, 2000 – 2002

NFR 133937 ‘Control of age at first sexual maturity (puberty) in farmed Atlantic salmon’, 2000 – 2002

NFR 149790 'Distribution and ecology of post-smolt and salmon at sea', 2002 - 2005

NFR 149796 ‘The importance of early marine feeding on the growth and survival of Atlantic salmon post-smolt in Norwegian fjords’, 2002 - 2006

NFR 153230 ‘Environmental control of smolt brain development’, 2003 – 2005

NFR 165331 ‘Environmental impact and molecular regulation of the osmoregulatory gill during parr-smolt transformation in Atlantic salmon’, 2005 – 2007

NFR 163429 ‘Optimisation of harvested halibut by lowering maturation, increasing growth and improving flesh quality’ 2005 – 2007

NFR 165239 ‘Sjøvannsinnblanding i intensiv smoltproduksjon: effekter på helse, velferd og risiko for vintersår’, 2005 – 2007

NFR 172504 ’Nitric oxide regulation of development in fish: emphasis on the light-brain-pituitary axis and gill during salmon smoltification’, 2006 - 2008

NFR 1722630 ‘Progressive, modern production of juvenile Atlantic cod’ (PROCOD), 2006 - 2009

NFR 172514 ‘Moderne settefiskproduksjon av laks - normal utvikling og velferd i intensive oppdrettsystemer’, 2006 - 2009

NFR 184997 ‘Optimal smolt production and post smolt performance in the High North - Seawater intermixing, low temperatures and intensive rearing’ (NORSMOLT), 2008 – 2011

NFR 190469 ‘Fish welfare assessment through brain function: Impacts of environmental stress on brain plasticity and behaviour’, 2009 – 2011

NFR 199800 ‘The smolt probe - novel tools for assessment of smolt quality and marine performance in Atlantic salmon’, 2010 – 2012

NFR 199518 ‘Early puberty in salmon males in seawater - causes and consequences for hypoosmoregulatory ability and welfare’, 2010 – 2013

NFR 199482 ‘Cod Development CODE’, 2010 – 2013

NFR 222215 ’The smolt brain model: Unraveling nature´s regulation of neural plasticity’, 2013 – 2015

NFR 233870 ‘Welfare of Atlantic salmon postsmolts in closed-containment production systems, using a function-based approach’ (SalmoFutura), 2014-2016

NFR 256199 ‘Optimal bruk av rognkjeks til avlusing av oppdrettslaks, LUSINFE’R, 2016 – 2020

NFR 269043 ‘Kontroll av kjønnsmodning hos rognkjeks, STAMINA’, 2017 – 2021

National strategic programs (Research Council of Norway)

114646 ‘Teori- og eksperimentbasert studie av rekruttering hos marin fisk’, 1995 - 1998

136260 ‘Smolting in Atlantic salmon: the interrelationship between physiological, endocrine and immunological changes, and their genetic regulation’, 2000 - 2006

Other national programs (Fiskeri og havbruksnæringens forskningsfond, FHF)

FHF/NFR 155157 'Vannkvalitet – smoltkvalitet', 2003 – 2005

International projects

Nordisk Industri­fond 88.107 'Helårlig produksjon av atlantisk laks ved styrt kjønns­mo­dning og smoltifiser­ing', 1988 - 1991

EU, FAIR-CT96-1410 ‘Environmental and neuroendocrine control mechanisms in finfish reproduction and their application in broodstock management’, 1997 - 1999

EU, FAIR-CT97-3544 ‘A multidisciplinary evaluation and optimization of the production characteristics of different strains of commercially cultured flatfish’, 1998 - 2000

Wallenberg foundation, 1997 - 2001

‘Aquaculture and Fisheries Development: Basic Research on Finfish Reproduction and Growth Enabling the Intensification of Aquaculture’

‘The Multiple Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormones (GnRH) of Fish: Functions and Potential Use for Spawning Manipulations in Commercially and Ecologically Important Fish Species’

EU, QoL, QLRT-2001-01801 ‘Photoperiod control of puberty in farmed fish: Development of new techniques and research into underlying physiological mechanisms’, 2002 - 2005

EU, LSF ‘Marine Pelagic Food Chain Research’, (Contract No ERBFMGECT950013)

Research collaborators/topics:

Professor Niall Bromage, University of Stirling, Skottland

Temperature effects on melatonin in post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), 1997

Professor Sjoerd E. Wendelaar Bonga, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Nederland

The effect of temperature on growth performance and stress resistance in two generations of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus Rafinesque), 1997

Influence of temperature and feeding ration on the bioenergetics of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) and Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), 1998

Dr. Richard FitzGerald, University College Cork, Irland

The effect of different initial size distribution on the growth of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.), 1998

Dr. Ewa Kulczykowska, Marine Biology Center of Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdynia, Polen

Melatonin – Arginine vasotocin relationship during development of Salmo salar, 2001

EU, Improving Human Potential, Access to Research Infrastructure, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, Contract HPRI-CT-1999-00106

Professor Niall Bromage

Endocrine regulation of growth and food intake in salmon smolts, 2000/2001

EU, FP7-KBBE-2007-2A, 222719, LIFECYCLE—Building a biological knowledge-base on fish lifecycles for competitive, sustainable European aquaculture (01.03.2009 – 28.02.2013)

Centre

Centre for research based innovation (SFI): Centre for Research-based Innovations in Controlled-environment Aquaculture (CtrlAQUA), 2015 – 2023. http://ctrlaqua.no/

 

 

Cand. scient., Dept. of Fisheries Biology, University of Bergen (UiB), 25.06.1986

Thesis: Lysperiodens virkning på vekst og smoltifiser­ing hos laks (Salmo salar L.)

Dr. scient., Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Biology, UiB, 10.12.1990

Thesis: The influence of light on growth and parr-smolt trans­formation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): Effects of spectral composition, light intensity and photoperiod