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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).
Disclaimer: This is not an official site of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). The IMR’s official site is here.
Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik will hold a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research
Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik will hold a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research during 2014. Contact Howard Browman if you are interested in arranging for us to give a workshop at your institution!
28-29 January 2014, European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy – Howard Browman participated in a workshop on the use of expert knowledge elicitation in developing quantitative risk assessments. See HERE to read about this approach.
On 22 January 2014, Caroline Durif presented an open seminar at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen. She gave an overview of recent advances in eel science: the latest tagging experiments, expeditions to the Sargasso Sea, research into their orientation mechanisms and how this information can contribute to eel population recovery plans. For further information, contact Caroline.
Caroline Durif attended the Eel Genome Symposium, held 16-17 January 2014 at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. There were close to 30 presentations and over 50 participants. Topics were generally related to eel reproduction in the wild and in aquaculture, but also on the effect of pollutants and diseases. The Symposium’s abstract book can be viewed by clicking HERE.
January 2014 – Howard Browman has been appointed as a Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and as a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
On 18 December 2013, Anne Berit Skiftesvik gave an open lecture at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway, documenting the history of the wrasses as a resource fish – from the early days when they were used as bait to today when they are one of the few remaining treatments for salmon lice infestations on salmon farms.
Caroline Durif et al.'s article on magnetic compass orientation in eel is in the top 5% of articles tracked by altmetric
Altmetric monitors social media sites, newspapers, government policy documents and other sources for mentions of scholarly articles. They bring all the attention together to compile article level metrics. According to their “attention” index, at 6 December 2013, Caroline Durif et al’s 2013 article on magnetic compass orientation in eel ranks in the top 5% of scholarly articles that they currently track. See HERE to view the altmetric article details for the article.
On 1 December 2013, AMAP published the Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment. Richard Bellerby, Howard Browman and Rashid Sumaila were the lead authors of this report and Howard Browman, Sam Dupont, Jon Havenhand and Lisa Robbins were the lead authors of the chapter “Biological responses to ocean acidification”.
Caroline Durif participated in the ICES advanced course on stock assessment modelling, held 18-22 November 2013 at ICES Headquarters in Copenhagen. The course was led by Jan Jaap Poos and Richard Hillary. Population dynamic models such as those taught at the course will be used by our team in the context of monitoring wild wrasse (Labridae) populations and lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) stocks in the Barents Sea.
Anne Berit Skiftesvik and Reidun Bjelland were among 50 researchers from Norway and Scotland who participated in a workshop on the use of wrasse as cleanerfish (for salmon lice) on salmon farms. The workshop was held in Campbeltown, Scotland on 3 October 2013. The program (see HERE) included presentations on broodstock management, egg and larviculture, nutrition and growth, disease screening and disease transfer, and delousing efficiency.
These pages were last updated 7 February 2014