Evolutionary ecology

Changes in growth under size-selective mortality using otolith microstructure analysis

In his master's project, Piero Lopez will use otolith analysis to understand how individual growth trajectories change under size-selective harvest.

Piero fishing at Golten outside Bergen
Piero fishing at Golten outside Bergen
Beatriz Diaz Pauli

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Piero has a bachelor degree in Fisheries Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Peru. Turning his professional orientation from engineering to biology, he is in the third semester of his masters in Fisheries Biology and Management. He is starting his lab work within the guppy project. He will investigate the relationship of different fishing regimes on fish growth through the study of their otoliths. His thesis is part a collaboration between EvoFish and Fisheries Ecology and Aquaculture groups, supervised by Beatriz Diaz Pauli and Mikko Heino from EvoFish and Arild Folkvord from FEA.