Animal Physiology

Animal Physiology

Florence Kernan with three members of her Fish neuroscience group in the fish lab. Photo

The ecological aspect is prominent in most activities within the department of biology. Hence, ecophysiological questions are central in the activities by the animal physiology section. We want to understand central physiological mechanisms, their function in different species and importance in changing environments.

By asking questions about the animals and plants around us we learn more about who we are. The answers provide insight into principles of life and survival.


Research groups

Comparative Animal Physiology
(PI: Kang Nian (Jeff) Yap)

Ecophysiology of Birds
(PI: Claus Bech)

Ecophysiology of Birds
(PI: Børge Moe)

Endotherm Ecophysiology
(PI: Clare Stawski)

Jutfelt Fish Ecophysiology Lab
(PI: Fredrik Jutfelt)

Fish Neuroscience
(PI: Florence Kermen)

Fish Physiology
(PI: Kjell Nilssen)

Insect Neuroecology
(PI: Basil el Jundi)

Marine invertebrates
(PI: Lena van Giesen)


Research focus

  • Sensory systems in insects
  • Ecophysiology in birds
  • Fish ecophysiology and responses to climatic changes
  • Physiological adaptations of endotherms to different environmental conditions