Background and activities
Bengt Finstad is holding a DNV Professorship in Aquaculture Biology at NTNU. The working areas includes ecophysiology, aquaculture, smoltproduction/releases of fish, welfare/stress, pollution and other human impacts, salmonids at sea, fish diseases-parasites and biotelemetry.
Project leader and project partner on several projects including field and laboratory studies on fish, environmental monitoring and fish population monitoring. EU-projects, Research Council projects (national and international), projects from the industry, gouvernment and management. Published >125 peer-review papers, 4 book chapters and >150 technical reports and popular scientific papers.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Finding the needle in the haystack: Comparison of methods for salmon louse enumeration in plankton samples. Aquaculture Research.
- (2021) Development of a risk assessment for sea trout in coastal areas exploited for aquaculture. Aquaculture Environment Interactions.
- (2021) Heart rate and swimming activity as indicators of post-surgical recovery time of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Animal Biotelemetry. vol. 9.
- (2020) Timing is everything: Survival of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar postsmolts during events of high salmon lice densities. Journal of Applied Ecology. vol. 57 (6).
- (2020) Salmon louse infestation in wild brown trout populations generates multi-modal mixture distributions. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 12.
- (2020) Repeatable individual variation in migration timing in two anadromous salmonids and ecological consequences. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 10.
- (2020) Heart rate and swimming activity as stress indicators for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture. vol. 531.
- (2019) Salmon lice sampled from wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout throughout Norway display high frequencies of the genotype Associated with pyrethroid resistance. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 11.
- (2019) The cost of anadromy: marine and freshwater mortality rates in anadromous Arctic char and brown trout in the Arctic region of Norway. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. vol. 76 (12).
- (2019) Sea lice in Iceland: assessing the status and current implications for aquaculture and wild salmonids. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 11.
- (2019) Effects of environmental enrichment on forebrain neural plasticity and survival success of stocked Atlantic salmon. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 222.
- (2019) Environmental influences on life history strategies in partially anadromous brown trout (Salmo trutta, Salmonidae). Fish and Fisheries. vol. 20.
- (2019) The operationalisation of sustainability: Sustainable aquaculture production as defined by certification schemes. Global Environmental Change. vol. 60.
- (2018) Migration of Atlantic salmon post-smolts in a fjord with high infestation pressure of salmon lice. Marine Ecology Progress Series. vol. 592.
- (2018) Sea trout adapt their migratory behaviour in response to high salmon lice concentrations. Journal of Fish Diseases. vol. 41 (6).
- (2018) Relationship between marine growth and sea survival of two anadromous salmonid fish species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. vol. 00 (0000).
- (2018) Return migration of adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) to northern Norway. ICES Journal of Marine Science. vol. 75 (2).
- (2017) The Phe362Tyr mutation conveying resistance to organophosphates occurs in high frequencies in salmon lice collected from wild salmon and trout. Scientific Reports. vol. 7:14258.
- (2017) The major threats to Atlantic salmon in Norway. ICES Journal of Marine Science. vol. 74 (6).
- (2017) Evidence for the linkage of survival of anadromous Arctic char and brown trout during winter to marine growth during the previous summer. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.