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Master and PhD theses

Below is the list of theses completed at EvoFish or where EvoFish has been an important part of the research environment. Before 2013, only theses from the old Evolutionary Fisheries Ecology group are listed.

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2019

Marion Claireaux: Long-term changes in life-history traits of Norwegian spring-spawning herring. PhD Thesis.

2018

Synne Myhre Sunde: Fødebiologi til nordlig lysprikkfisk (Benthosema glaciale, Reinhardt 1837) i fire Nordatlantiske havbassenger (Feeding ecology of northern lanternfish (Benthosema glaciale) in four north Atlantic ocean basins). MSc Thesis.

Martine R. Solås: Can enrichment improve the post-release survival of hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon fry (Salmo salar)? – A field experiment. MSc Thesis. (Bergen Open Research Archive)

Torborg Emmerhof Rustand: Krill (Euphausia superba) and salp (Salpa thompsoni) distribution in the South Orkney area during the austral summer of the El Niño Year 2016. MSc Thesis.

2017

Mathias Stølen Ugelvik: Salmon lice as models for understanding life history evolution of parasites under intensive farming. PhD Thesis.

Aurelien Delaval: The population structure of roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) in southern Norway. MSc Thesis. (published as Delaval et al. 2018. Norwegian fjords contain sub-populations of roundnose grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris, a deep-water fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 586:181–192. doi: 10.3354/meps12400)

Anne Marte Fauske: Betydinga av oppvekstmiljø for fødeåtferd hjå lakseyngel (Effect of rearing environment on the feeding behavior of juvenile salmon). MSc Thesis.

2016

Silje Sikveland: Does enrichment in the living environment affect dominance and aggressive behaviour in Salmo salar? MSc Thesis.

Ingeborg Alnes: Environmental enrichment and learning capacity in Atlantic salmon. MSc Thesis.

Eihab Idris: Fisheries-induced evolution in morphology: A selection experiment on the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata). MSc Thesis. (Bergen Open Research Archive)

2015

Geetha Jeyakanth: Effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of guppies (Poecilia reticulata). MSc Thesis. (published as Díaz Pauli, Kolding, Jeyakanth, and Heino. 2017. Effects of ambient oxygen and size-selective mortality on maturation and growth in guppies. Conservation Physiology5(1):cox010. doi:10.1093/conphys/cox010)

Thor Mo: Host responses to salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). MSc Thesis.

2014

Camilla Jensen: Intensive aquaculture: Life history responses in energy allocation towards offspring in salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). MSc Thesis.

Piero F. Lopez: Changes in growth under size-selective mortality using otolith microstructure analysis. MSc Thesis.

2013

Seivåg, Maria L.: Variation in reproductive strategies in African bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus. MSc Thesis. (published as a part of Salvanes, ..., Taha, ..., Seivåg, et al. 2018. Variation in growth, morphology and reproduction of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in varying oxygen environments of northern Benguela. Journal of Marine Systems 188:81–97. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.04.003)

Taha, Yusra: Variation in maturation and fecundity in African bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus. MSc Thesis. (published as a part of Salvanes, ..., Taha, ..., Seivåg, et al. 2018. Variation in growth, morphology and reproduction of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in varying oxygen environments of northern Benguela. Journal of Marine Systems 188:81–97. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.04.003)

Christiansen, Henrik: Age and growth of the bearded goby (Sufflogobius bibarbatus) in the northern Benguela upwelling. MSc Thesis, University of Bremen.

Paulsen, Torbjørn R.: Do plants want to be eaten? Part one: No, Part two: Yes. PhD Thesis.

Utama, Andria A. Sources of uncertainty in acoustic survey estimates of Bali sardinella (Sardinella lemuru) in the Bali Strait, Indonesia. MSc Thesis.

Jayawickrama, Ranga: Consequences of size-dependent harvest in guppy: study of morphological traits and their heritability. MSc Thesis.

2012

Díaz Pauli, Beatriz: Contemporary evolution caused by fisheries. Contributions from experimental studies. PhD Thesis.

2011

Wiech, Martin: Gear avoidance behavior, personality, growth, and metabolic rate in guppies. MSc Thesis, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. (published as Diaz Pauli, Wiech, et al. 2015. Opposite selection on behavioural types by active and passive fishing gears in a simulated guppy Poecilia reticulata fishery. Journal of Fish Biology 86:1030–1045. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12620)

Zimmermann, Fabian: The value of size. Bioeconomic consequences of size-dependent pricing and fishing-induced evolution. PhD Thesis.

2010

Arved Staby: Seasonal dynamics of the vertical migration behaviour of mesopelagic fish. PhD thesis.

Olav Moberg:  The life-history trade-off between immune function and behavioural development.PhD thesis.

2009

Baulier, Loïc: Evolutionary and statistical modeling of life-time schedules of energy allocation in Atlantic herring and cod. PhD Thesis.

Dankel, Dorothy J.: Scientists as facilitators: an objective technique to illustrate a zone of stakeholder consensus. PhD Thesis.

Myrseth, Johanna: Managing marine fish populations under uncertain estimates: What are the benefits of stock information? MSc Thesis. (published as Myrseth et al. 2011. Do accurate stock estimates increase harvest and reduce variability in fisheries yields? Natural Resource Modeling 24:222-241. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.00089.x)

2007

Samakupa, Albert P.: Population parameters of costal Northeast Arctic saithe (Pollacius virens). MSc Thesis.