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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.
On 18 December 2013, Anne Berit Skiftesvik will give 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.
Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik led a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research.
Howard Browman and Jan Pechenik led a scientific writing/publishing workshop at the Institute of Marine Research, 13-14 June 2013. They will be offering the course at several institutions during 2014.
The Arctic Ocean Acidification Conference was held 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway. Howard Browman was a member of the conference’s Scientific Committee and presented an overview of the biological effects of ocean acidification. A short documentary film can be viewed HERE. The conference was streamed live and the talks were recorded: all of the talks presented at the conference can be viewed HERE.
The Annual Larval Fish Conferences Web Site. The Annual Larval Fish Conferences have their own web site. Click on the link to go there and obtain information about all of the past and upcoming conferences!
Our promotional posters. Click on the link to view our promotional posters. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of one them, email a request to Howard Browman along with your postal address.
Gelatinous zooplankton poster. Click on the link to view the poster and get information about how to order a copy.
These pages were last updated 12 December 2013