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These web pages present an overview of the research activity being conducted at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research by Howard Browman, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Caroline Durif, Reidun Bjelland, David Fields, and our students, Post-Doctoral Associates, Research Associates, and Collaborators. We also provide some general information on the early life stages of marine fish and shellfish, and links to other web pages that might be useful to those interested in such matters (under the RESOURCES menu item).

DisclaimerThis is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.

Latest News

gordon research conference - ocean global change biology

17-22 July 2016 – Howard Browman and Anne Berit Skiftesvik participated in the Gordon Research Conference on Ocean Global Change Biology in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, USA. Click on the link to view the program.

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Conference participants – Click HERE for the identification list.

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The team's recent publications

Aksnes, D.W. & H.I. Browman. 2016. An overview of global research effort in fisheries science. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 1004-1011.
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Bailey, A., P. Thor, H.I. Browman, D.M. Fields, J.A. Runge, A. Vermont, R. Bjelland, C. Thompson, S. Shema, C.M.F. Durif & H. Hop. 2016. The early life stages of the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis are unaffected by increased seawater pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
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Bogevik, A.S., Kousoulaki, K., Skiftesvik, A.B.,  Opstad, I. 2016. Fish meal quality, and ethoxiquin effects on larvae weaning performance of cleaner fish Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). Aquaculture Nutrition 22: 46-50.
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Browman, H.I. 2016. Applying organized scepticism to ocean acidification research. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 529-536.
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Browman, H.I. (Ed.) 2016. Towards a broader perspective on ocean acidification research. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73 (3).
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Halvorsen, K.T., T.K. Sørdalen, C.M.F. Durif, H. Knutsen, E.M. Olsen, A.B. Skiftesvik, T.E. Rustand, R.M. Bjelland & L.A. Vøllestad. 2016. Male biased sexual size dimorphism in the nest building corkwing  wrasse (Symphodus melops): implications for a size regulated fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
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Hidalgo, M, D.H. Secor & H.I. Browman (Eds). 2016. Seascape Ecology. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(7).
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Hidalgo, M, D. Secor & H.I. Browman. 2016. Seascape ecology: linking synoptic oceanography, ecological processes, and geospatial modeling. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 1825-1830.
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Key, B.R., Arlinghaus & H.I. Browman. 2016. Insects cannot tell us anything about subjective experience or the origin of consciousness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. In press.
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Key, B. R., Arlinghaus, H.I. Browman, S.J. Cooke, I.G. Cowx, B.K. Diggles, J.D. Rose, W. Sawynok, A. Schwab, A.B. Skiftesvik, E.D. Stevens & C.A. Watson. 2016. Problems with equating thermal preference with “emotional fever” and sentience. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. In press.

Lerner, A. & H.I. Browman. 2016. The copepod Calanus spp. (Calanidae) is repelled by polarized light. Scientific Reports (in press).

Quintela, M., E.A. Danielsen, L. Lopez, R. Barreiro, T. Svåsand, H. Knutsen, A.B. Skiftesvik & K.A. Glover. 2016. Is the ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) two species? Genetic analysis reveals within-species divergence associated with plain and spotted morphotype frequencies. Integrative Zoology 11: 162-172.
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Runge, J.A., D.M. Fields, C. Thompson, S. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. 2016. End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: 937-950.
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Stevens, E.D., R. Arlinghaus, H.I. Browman, S.J. Cooke, I.G. Cowx, B.K. Diggles, B. Key, J.D. Rose, W. Sawynok, A. Schwab, A.B. Skiftesvik, C.A. Watson & C.D.L. Wynne. 2016. Stress is not pain. Biology Letters (in press).
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Zarubin, M., Y. Lindemann, O. Brunner, D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman and A. Genin. 2016. The effect of hydrostatic pressure on grazing in three calanoid copepods. Journal of Plankton Research 38: 131-138.
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Ditchley Foundation Conference - Can the Earth Still Sustain Us?

16-18 June 2016 – Howard Browman participated in The Ditchley Foundation Conference, Can the Earth Still Sustain Us? Biodiversity, resources and pollution. The conference was held at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, UK. Participants included Britain’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Affairs, representatives from UNESCO, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Trusts, the industry/finance sector, environmental NGOs… Read a summary of the discussions and conclusions HERE.

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Ditchley Castle, Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, UK

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Stord cleanerfish conference 2016

16 June 2016 – Caroline Durif gave a talk, co-authored by Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland, on the behavior of wrasse used as cleanerfish on salmon farms. The talk was presented at the cleanerfish conference (aqKva rensefisk) in Stord, Norway at which there were over 100 participants from the salmon industry.

Caroline presenting the talk

Caroline presenting the talk

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Lumpfish working group meeting

6-10 June 2016 – Caroline Durif participated in the meeting of the lumpfish working group in Nuuk, Greenland. Participants from Norway, Iceland, Canada and Greenland presented methods for assessing the status of lumpfish stocks as well as ongoing research. A field trip was organized to collect lumpfish and demonstrate tagging methods. Although a little late in the season, four individuals were caught, three of which were tagged with Pedersen tags!

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The lumpfish working group

Tagging a lumpfish

Tagging a lumpfish

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MSEAS2016 Symposium on human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessments

30 May – 3 June 2016 – Howard Browman participated in the ICES-sponsored symposium on “Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments” = MSEAS2016.

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For more cartoons by Bas Kohler related to the Symposium, click on the cartoon

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ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton production symposium

9-13 May 2016 – Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, and David Fields participated in the ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium where they presented three posters and one oral presentation:

Browman, H.I., J.A. Runge, D.M. Fields, C.R.S. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & A.B. Skiftesvik. End of the century CO2 concentrations do not have a negative effect on vital rates of Calanus finmarchicus, an ecologically critical planktonic species in North Atlantic ecosystems. POSTER

Durif, C.M.F., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, J. Enoae, A.B. Skiftsevik, R.M. Bjelland, R. Sommaruga & M. Arts. Cascading effects of UV radiation on a simple marine food chain. POSTER

Fields, D.M., J.A. Runge, C. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browan. Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity and fecal pellet production. POSTER

Zarubin, M., Y. Lindemann, O. Brunner, D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman & A. Genin. The effect of hydrostatic pressure on grazing in three calanoid copepods. ORAL

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Caroline Durif showing off her poster

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David Fields showing off his poster

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FITFISH - AN EU COST ACTION

22 April 2016 – Caroline Durif was invited to participate in the annual meeting of FITFISH, an EU COST action. The meeting took place in Belgrade, Serbia. She presented a talk on “Orientation and navigation of the European eel using the Earth’s magnetic field”.

The main objective of FITFISH is to develop a research network in which fish swimming in the wild and in aquaculture is studied from a multidisciplinary perspective: e.g. monitoring of migrant fish; design of exercise-“friendly” fish farming facilities, fish welfare.  One of the goals of FITFISH is to demonstrate that swimming can benefit quality production.

Caroline Durif giving a talk at the annual FITFISH meeting

Caroline Durif giving a talk at the annual FITFISH meeting

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Cleanerfish conference 2016

8-9 February 2016, Oslo, Norway – Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland participated in the “Cleanerfish 2016” conference about the use of cleanerfish as delousing agents on salmon farms. The conference, organized by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, was attended by 320 researchers, salmon farmers and industry representatives. Anne Berit presented  a talk entitled, “Artificial light and cleanerfish” that can be viewed HERE. Reidun presented a talk entitled, “Cleanerfish and predation”, that can be viewed HERE. The conference program can be viewed HERE.

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Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland at the “Cleanerfish 2016” conference

Cleanerfish graphic

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Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?

25-27 January 2016 – Caroline Durif, Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Howard Browman participated in the ICES WKBECEEL workshop, held at the beautiful and historic Solstrand Hotel in Os, Norway.  The workshop was convened to answer the question,  “Are contaminants in eels contributing to their decline?”. The terms of reference of the working group can be viewed HERE.

Workshop participants, from left to right: Lennart Balk, Ulrike Kamman, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Eleonora Ciccotti, Pål Olsvik, Marko Freese, Ketil Hylland, Alan Walker, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Claude Belpaire, Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Marti Pujolar, Michiel Kotterman, Lisa Sigg, Joana Raimundo, Francoise Daverat and Derek Evans

Workshop participants, from left to right: Lennart Balk, Ulrike Kamman, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Eleonora Ciccotti, Pål Olsvik, Marko Freese, Ketil Hylland, Alan Walker, Anne Berit Skiftesvik, Claude Belpaire, Howard Browman, Caroline Durif, Marti Pujolar, Michiel Kotterman, Lisa Sigg, Joana Raimundo, Francoise Daverat and Derek Evans

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These pages were last updated 20 August 2016