Anne Berit Skiftesvik

Principal Research Scientist

Anne Berit Skiftesvik


Institute of Marine Research
Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Group
Austevoll Research Station
N-5392 Storebø, NORWAY
Tel: +47 91 86 65 26 (mobile)
Email: anne.berit.skiftesvik@imr.no 


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Education

Ph.D. (Aquaculture) 1996, University of Bergen
M.Sc. (Ecological zoology) 1984, University of Bergen

Professional Experience

(most recent only)

2011-        Principal Research Scientist (equivalent to Full Professor), Institute of Marine Research
1980-2010: Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Research
2010-2013: Leader of the local chapter of the Norwegian scientists union

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Areas of expertise and interest

• Foraging and prey search behaviour in invertebrates and lower vertebrates
• Behavioural and ecological aspects of the early life history of fishes
• Biology of ontogenetic sensitive periods
• Development of new marine fish species for commercial production (optimisation of growth environments for early life history stages)
• Control of salmon lice using cleaner fish
• Institutional animal health code regulations
• Animal welfare practices for aquatic organisms

Active Projects

2012-2014: Effects of ocean acidification on boreal and Arctic Calanus spp
2010-2014: Refining intensive culture techniques for ballan wrasse
2012-2014: Population dynamics of wrasses along the Norwegian coast
2012-2015: Fine-scale interactions in the plankton
2014: In situ swimming and orientation ability of larval cod and other plankton. Parameterizing models of prey availability to top predators

Publications

1987

SKIFTESVIK, A.B. & I. Huse. 1987. Behaviour studies of cod larvae, Gadus morhua L. Sarsia 72: 367-368.
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1989

Pittman, K., A.B. SKIFTESVIK & T. Harboe. 1989. Effect of temperature on growth rates and organogenesis in the yolk sac larvae of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.). Rapp. P.-v. Reun. Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 191: 421-430.
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1990

Pittman, K., A.B. SKIFTESVIK & L. Berg. 1990. Morphological and behavioural development of halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus L. larvae. Journal of Fish Biology 37: 455-474.
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Pittman, K., Ø. Bergh, I. Opstad, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, L. Skjolddal & H. Strand. 1990. Development of eggs and yolk sac larvae of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L .). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 6: 142-160.
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Huse, I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 1990. A PC-aided video based system for behaviour observation of fish larvae and small aquatic invertebrates. Aquacultural Engineering 9: 131-142.

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1991

Bergh, Ø., G.H. Hansen, A. Jelmert, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & R.E. Taxt. 1991. Bacterial diseases of eggs and yolk sac larvae of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.). In: P. Lavens, P. Sorgeloos, E. Jaspers & F. Ollevier (eds.) European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication No. 15: 389-391, Ghent, Belgium.
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1992

SKIFTESVIK, A.B. 1992. Changes in behaviour at onset of exogenous feeding in marine fish larvae. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 49: 1570-1572.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B. & Ø. Bergh. 1992. Changes in behaviour of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) and turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) yolk-sac larvae induced by bacterial infections. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 50: 2552-2557.
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1994

SKIFTESVIK, A.B. 1994. Impact of physical environment on the behaviour of cod larvae. ICES Mar. Sci. Symp. 198: 646-653.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B., Bergh, Ø. & I. Opstad. 1994. Activity and swimming speed at time of first feeding of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) larvae. Journal of Fish Biology, 45: 349-351.
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1996

Browman, H.I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 1996. The effects of turbulence on the predation cycle of fish larvae: comments on some of the issues. Marine Ecology Progress Series 139: 309-312.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B., K. Boxaspen & A. Parsons. 1996. Preliminary breeding trials of wrasse in an intensive system. pp: 136-141 In: Wrasse: Biology and Use in Aquaculture. Edited by M.D.J. Sayer, J.W. Treasurer and M.J. Costello. Blackwell.
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1997

Bergh, Ø., B. Hjeltnes & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 1997. Experimental infection of yolk sac larvae of turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, and halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus, with Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms:29:13-20.
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1998

Karlsen, Ø., A.B. SKIFTESVIK & J.V. Helvik 1998. The effect of light on activity and growth of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) yolk sac larvae. Aquaculture Research 29: 899-911.
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Opstad, I., Ø. Bergh & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 1998. Large-scale rearing of halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L.) yolk sac larvae: Effects of flow rate on growth, survival and accumulation of bacteria. Aquaculture Research 29: 893-898.
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2003

Browman, H.I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK (Editors). 2003. The Big Fish Bang. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B., H.I. Browman & J.-F. St-Pierre. 2003. Life in green water: the effect of microalgae on the behaviour of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae, pp: 97-103, In: H.I. Browman and A.B. SKIFTESVIK (Editors). The Big Fish Bang. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference.

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Browman, H.I., J.-F. St-Pierre, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & R.G. Racca. 2003. Behaviour of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae: an attempt to link maternal condition with larval quality. pp: 71-95, In: H.I. Browman and A.B. SKIFTESVIK (Editors). The Big Fish Bang. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference.
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2004

Galbraith, P., H.I. Browman, R.G. Racca, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & J.-F. St-Pierre. 2004. The effect of turbulence on the energetics of foraging in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 281: 241-257.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B. & Bjelland, R.M. 2004. Hake. In: Culture of Cold-Water Marine Fish (ed. by Moksness, E., Kjørsvik, E., & Olsen, Y.), Blackwell Publishing, pp. 451-454

2006

Browman, H.I., A.B. SKIFTESVIK & P. Kuhn. 2006. The relationship between ultraviolet and polarized light and growth rate in the early larval stages of turbot (Scophtalmus maximus), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) reared in intensive culture conditions. Aquaculture 256: 296-301.
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Bjelland, R.M. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK 2006. Larval development in European hake (Merluccius merluccius L.) reared in a semi-intensive culture system. Aquaculture Research 37: 1117-1129.
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2007

Browman, H.I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK (Eds.). 2007. The welfare of aquatic organisms. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 75(2).
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2010

Abrahamsen, M.B., H.I. Browman, D.M. Fields & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2010. The three-dimensional prey field of the northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, and the escape responses of their copepod prey. Marine Biology 157: 1251-1258.
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Arts, M.T., H.I. Browman, E.I. Jokinen & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2010. Effects of UV radiation and diet on polyunsaturated fatty acids in the skin, ocular tissue and dorsal muscle of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) held in outdoor rearing tanks. Photochemistry and Photobiology 86: 909-919.
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Muncaster, S., E. Andersson, O.S. Kjesbu, G.L. Taranger, A.B. SKIFTESVIK and B. Norberg.2010. The reproductive cycle of female Ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta in high latitude, temperate waters. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 494-511.
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2011

Cloutier, R., J. Lambrey de Souza, H.I. Browman & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2011. Early ontogeny of the Atlantic halibut head (Hippoglossus hippoglossus). Journal of Fish Biology 78: 1035-1053.
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Browman, H.I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2011. Welfare in aquatic organisms – is there some faith-based HARKing going on here? Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 94: 255-257.
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Browman, H.I., J. Yen, D.M. Fields, J.-F. St-Pierre & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2011. Fine-scale observations of the predatory behaviour of the carnivorous copepod Paraeuchaeta norvegica and the escape responses of their ichthyoplankton prey, Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Marine Biology 158: 2653-2660.
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Fields,D.M., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. 2011. Grazing rates of Calanus finmarchicus on diatoms cultured under different levels of ultraviolet radiation. PLoS ONE 6(10) e26333.
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2012

Fukunishi, Y., H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2012. The effect of UV radiation on the susceptibility of Atlantic cod larvae to predation. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35554.
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Fields, D.M., S.D. Shema, T.Q. Browne, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. 2012. Light primes the escape response of the Calanoid copepod, Calanus finmarchicus. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039594.
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Arts, M.T., M.E. Palmer, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, I.E. Jokinen & H.I. Browman. 2012. UVB radiation variably affects n-3 fatty acids but elevated temperature reduces n-3 fatty acids in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Lipids 47(12):1181-1192. 
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2013

Maneja, R.H., A.Y. Frommel, H.I. Browman, C. Clemmesen, A.J. Geffen, A. Folkvord, U. Piatkowski, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2013. The swimming kinematics of larval Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, are resilient to elevated seawater pCO2. Marine Biology 160: 1963-1972.
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Durif, C.M.F., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, L.A. Vøllestad, H.H. Stockhausen & J.B. Phillips. 2013. Magnetic compass orientation in the European eel. PLoS ONE 8(3)e59212.
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Fukunishi, Y., H.I. Browman, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland, S.D. Shema, D.M. Fields, A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2013. Sub-lethal exposure to ultraviolet radiation reduces prey consumption by Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua). Marine Biology 160: 2591-2596.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B., R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, I.S. Johansen and H.I. Browman. 2013. Delousing of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) by cultured vs. wild ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta). Aquaculture 402-403: 113-118.
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2014

SKIFTESVIK, A.B., Blom, G., Agnalt, A.-L., Durif, C., Browman, H.I., Bjelland, R.M., Harkestad, L,S., Farestveit, E., Paulsen , O.I., Fauske, M., Havelin, T., Johnsen, K., Mortensen, S. 2014. Wrasse (Labridae) as cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture – The Hardanger fjord as a case study. Marine Biology Research 10: 289-300.
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Browman, H.I. & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. 2014. The early life history of fish – we still have a lot of work to do! ICES Journal of Marine Science 71: 907-908.
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Quintela, M., E.A. Danielsen, T. Svåsand, H. Knutsen, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & K.A. Glover. 2014. Isolation and characterization of twenty microsatellite loci for the Ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 425-428. DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-0114-3
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Maneja, R.H., R. Dineshram, V. Thiyagarajan, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, A.Y. Frommel, C. Clemmesen, A.J. Geffen and H.I. Browman. 2014. The proteome of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) larvae is resistant to elevated pCO2. Marine Pollution Bulletin 86: 154-160.
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2015

Fields, D.M., J.A. Runge, C. Thompson, S.D. Shema, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. 2015. Infection of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus by the parasitic dinoflagellate, Blastodinium spp.: effects on grazing, respiration, fecundity, and fecal pellet production. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 211-220.
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SKIFTESVIK, A.B., Durif, C.M.F. Bjelland R.M. & H.I. Browman. 2015. Distribution and habitat preferences of five species of wrasse (family Labridae) in a Norwegian fjord. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72: 890-899.
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Maneja, R.H., A.Y. Frommel, H.I. Browman, A.J. Geffen, A. Folkvord, U. Piatkowski, C.M.F. Durif, R. Bjelland, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & C. Clemmesen. 2015. The swimming kinematics and foraging behavior of larval Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus L., are resilient to elevated pCO2. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466: 42-48.
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Kousoulaki, K., Bogevik, A.S., SKIFTESVIK, A.B., Jensen, P.A., Opstad, I. 2015. Marine raw material choice, quality and weaning performance of Ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) larvae. Aquaculture Nutrition 21: 644-654.
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Durif, C.M.F., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, S.D. Shema, J.R. Enoae, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, R.M. Bjelland, R. Sommaruga and M.T. Arts. 2015. UV radiation changes algal stoichiometry but does not have cascading effects on a marine food chain. Journal of Plankton Research 37: 1120-1136. (Featured article).
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2016

Bogevik, A.S., Kousoulaki, K., SKIFETSVIK, 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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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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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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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.  – A comment on Elwood, R.W. & L. Adams  2015. Electric shock causes physiological stress responses in shore crabs, consistent with prediction of pain. Biology Letters 11: 20150800. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2015.0800).
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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 73: 2586-2594.
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Loew, E.R., A.B. SKIFTESVIK, R. Bjelland, H.I. Browman & C. Durif. 2016. Spectral sensitivity and contrast potentials for four species of cleaner fish. Institute of Marine Research Report No. 39-2016. 12 pp.
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2017

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. 2017. Problems with equating thermal preference with “emotional fever” and sentience. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20160681.
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Halvorsen, K.T., T.K. Sørdalen, L.A. Vøllestad, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, S.H. Espeland & E.M. Olsen. Sex- and size-selective harvesting of corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops) cleaner fish in salmonid aquaculture. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 660-669.
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Submitted manuscripts

Cresci, A, C.B. Paris, C.M.F. Durif, S. Shema, R. Bjelland, A.B. Skiftesvik & H.I. Browman. Tidal dependence of the magnetic compass in glass eels (Anguilla anguilla). Science Advances.

 

Manuscripts in preparation

Bjelland, R.M., Opstad, O., SKIFTESVIK, A.B. & H.I. Browman. Comparison of behaviour, growth and gut enzyme activity in the early life stages of cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.). PLOS ONE. 

Bjelland, R.M., SKIFTESVIK, A.B. & H.I. Browman. Behavioural responses of larval cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) to odours.

Browman, H.I., R.C. Chambers, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & C.M.F. Durif. Search strategy and foraging behaviour in young-of-the-year Atlantic lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.).

Durif, C.M.F., A.B. SKIFTESVIK, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Population estimates for several species of wrasse in Norway using mark-recapture techniques.

Fields, D.M., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & S. Shema. Effect of ocean acidification on the grazing rates of Calanus spp. feeding on lithed and delithed coccolithophores. Marine Biology.

Fields, D.M., H.I. Browman & A.B. SKIFTESVIK. Behavioural responses of infective-stage copepodids of the salmon louse (Lepeoptheirus salmonis) to host- and non-host-related sensory cues.

Fields, D.M., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & S. Shema. Temperature effects on metabolic rate of Calanus spp.

Fields, D.M., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK & S. Shema. Effect of ocean acidification on the respiration rates of Calanus finmarchicus.

Loew, E.R., A.B. SKIFTESVIK & H.I. Browman. Ontogenetic change in the complement of retinal photoreceptors in the eye of the Ballan wrasse. PLoS ONE.

Opstad, I., D.M. Fields, H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, S. Shema & N.O. Handegard. Effect of seismic air gun shooting on Calanus finmarchicus.

Paris, C.B., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, S. Shema, M. Foretich, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & C.J. O’Brien. Ontogeny of orientation in Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

Paris, C.B., H.I. Browman, A.B. SKIFTESVIK, S. Shema, M. Foretich, R.M. Bjelland, C.M.F. Durif & C.J. O’Brien & S. Meier. Effect of petrochemicals on swimming and orientation of Atlantic haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae measured in situ.

SKIFTESVIK, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Population dynamics of several species of wrasse in Norway

SKIFTESVIK, A.B., C.M.F. Durif, R.M. Bjelland & H.I. Browman. Effect of fishing pressure on age, growth and species composition of wrasse along the Norwegian coast, 1990-present day.

 

Last updated: 8 April 2017