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Fish physiology in relation to lipid nutrition and fatty acids with specific reference to the importance of LC –PUFAs (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) on nutrient quality, ontogenic development and short and long term physiological responses in fish larvae or juvenile fish involving pigmentation and stress parameters, inflammatory responses and production of eicosanoids. In specific expertise regarding the influence of dietary lipid content and its composition for conversion and deposition in various tissues

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Dr. Ivar Lund (IL) has specific knowledge of larval fish physiology and lipid nutrition as well as of nutritional requirements for various freshwater and marine fish species. In his PhD IL has characterised the importance and influence of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in relation to quality parameters of sole eggs, larval composition and larval requirements with a specific focus on pigmentation. IL has extensive experience with management of recirculation fish farms and hatching / ongrowing of marine and freshwater fish species both abroad and in Denmark. In Danish Trout breeding IL was responsible for the genetic breeding and selection of families of rainbow trout for the benefit of the Danish trout farmers. During his years in DIFTA he was responsible for planning,- practical implementation and reporting research studies and trials for fish feed producers in Europe.

Language Skills:
danish - mother tongue
english - excellent

Research areas


Fish nutrition - lipid nutrition and dietary importance of fatty acids

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Roskilde University


M.Sc. biology, University of Copenhagen


External positions

Senior Research Scientist, DTU Aqua

2012 → …

Research scientist, Technical University of Denmark

2008 → …

PhD Scholarship, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research


Manager, director, Danish Trout Breeding (Commercial fund, founded by The Association of Danish trout Farmers


Consultant, Danish Institute for Fisheries Technology and Aquaculture



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