PhD trial lecture and defence: Ove Nicolaisen (FBA)


Ph.d.-candidate Ove Nicolaisen will hold a trial lecture and defend his thesis for the degree Philosophiae Doctor (PhD), at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University.

Start date:

11 December 2018 10:15

End date:

11 December 2018 15:30

Location:

Bodø, Auditorium A5 Petter Thomassen

Ph.d-candidate Ove NicolaisenPh.d.-candidate Ove Nicolaisen

Title of thesis:
Approaches to optimize marine larvae production
Title of trial lecture: 
The growth potential of European marine aquaculture: future challenges and priorities

Evaluation comittee:
- Assistant Professor Alexandros Theodoridis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Senior Scientist Atle Foss, Akvaplan-Niva
- Vigdis Tverberg, FBA, Nord University

Veiledere:
- Associate Professor Sylvie Bolla, FBA, Nord Univerisity
- Professor Jarle Tryti Nordeide, FBA, Nord Univerisity

About the thesis:

Over more than six decades, considerable research effort has been directed towards establishing production of marine fish juveniles of different species, both for conservational/ restocking purposes and for the use in commercial aquaculture production. 

Producing juvenile fish from eggs via larvae is a complex process, which includes a multitude of factors that may affect the outcome. It is thus important that research efforts at this area are well coordinated, holds sufficient quality and uses methods that efficiently deal with the complexity.

Through a thorough investigation of scientific studies of production improvement, the study examined collaborative patterns among scientists, basic aspects of the quality of scientific conduct and the chosen experimental strategies applied to solve these complex problems. The findings suggest a potential to improve cooperation and scientific conduct at several levels, and to use of more effective research strategies and experimental designs. 

The study includes examples of multifactor screening designs used as tools in early stage explorative studies, carried out as experimental scale short-term experiments on Atlantic cod larvae. These approaches offered novel knowledge about joint effects of multiple factors on light and about how visual environment affects larval foraging and behaviour at various stages. These are important results to support fine-tuning of production at commercial scales.


The PhD trial lecture and defence are open to the public. The thesis is available on request. Please contact Kristine Vevik, email: kristine.vevik@nord.no

Link for live streaming:
https://mediasite.nord.no/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/e031dc8343c84dc885b1ccdbdec0bdc921

Start date:

11 December 2018 10:15

End date:

11 December 2018 15:30

Location:

Bodø, Auditorium A5 Petter Thomassen