Project Details


The aim of the network was to encourage exchange of ideas and stimulate collaboration across disciplines. A multitude of disciplines were represented, each offering distinct and powerful tools for the study of behavioral neuroscience of fishes.
The network included leading groups in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland, representing the following research fields: general fish physiology (both at the phenotypic and genotypic level), genetic modification, genotype-phenotype interactions, molecular biology, biomedicine, evolutionary ecology, stress responses and neurotransmitter mechanisms, neuroanatomy and developmental neurobiology.

The integration of the above mentioned disciplines aimed at meeting the growing need to understand underlying mechanisms of fish behavior and how it is affected by environments change, including anthropogenic disturbance and climate changes and at improving our understanding and tackling of key issues associated with fish aquaculture, welfare, restoration and climate change.

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua and funded by Nordforsk, Nordic Council of Ministers.

Research area: Aquaculture
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2012

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Uni Research AS (Project partner)
  • University of Bergen (Project partner)
  • Lund University (Project partner)
  • Uppsala University (Project partner)
  • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
  • University of Gothenburg (Project partner)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Project partner)
  • Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (Project partner)


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