Background and activities
The Jutfelt Fish Ecophysiology Lab
Lab web page: https://www.ntnu.edu/biology/fish-ecophysiology
We investigate how fish are adapted to their environment and how they respond physiologically and behaviourally to changes in their environment. The environmental changes we study can be natural (e.g. seasonal temperature changes or food availability) or anthropogenic (e.g global warming, ocean acidification or toxins).
Two topics we are currently working on are how ocean acidification and rising temperature may affect fish and other aquatic ectothermic animals in the future, and how acclimation and adaptation may mitigate some of the impacts.
Fredrik Jutfelt is a member of the Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme.
Rachael Morgan is a PhD student working on thermal physiology in zebrafish: http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/rachael.morgan
PhD student Mette Finnøen is also researching thermal biology in zebrafish, and her focus is towards behaviour and pace-of-life syndrome. http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/mette.h.finnoen
Josefin Sundin - Postdoc. Dr. Sundin investigates the effects of ocean acidification and other environmental stressors on fish behaviour and reproduction.
Jeff Clements – Marie Curie postdoc. Jeff is working on the effects of environmental stressors on marine organisms.
Read about the research of the Jutfelt Fish Ecophysiology Lab here: https://www.ntnu.edu/biology/fish-ecophysiology
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
- (2018) Exorcise citations to the ‘living dead’ from the literature. Nature. vol. 558 (189).
- (2018) Oxygen-and capacity-limited thermal tolerance: blurring ecology and physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 221 (1).
- (2018) CTmax is repeatable and doesn't reduce growth in zebrafish. Scientific Reports.
- (2018) Swim for it: Effects of simulated fisheries capture on the post-release behaviour of four Great Barrier Reef fishes. Fisheries Research. vol. 206.
- (2018) Exposure to elevated carbon dioxide does not impair short‐term swimming behaviour or shelter‐seeking in a predatory coral‐reef fish. Journal of Fish Biology.
- (2018) Growth performance and survival of larval Atlantic herring, under the combined effects of elevated temperatures and CO2. PLoS ONE.
- (2018) Food web changes under ocean acidification promote herring larvae survival. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
- (2018) Effects of elevated carbon dioxide on male and female behavioural lateralization in a temperate goby. Royal Society Open Science.
- (2018) Keeping science honest. Science. vol. 359 (6383).
- (2017) Ocean acidification causes no detectable effect on swimming activity and body size in a common copepod. Hydrobiologia. vol. 802 (1).
- (2017) Two-current choice flumes for testing avoidance and preference in aquatic animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. vol. 8 (3).
- (2017) Responses of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity related genes to elevated CO2 levels in the brain of three teleost species. Biology Letters.
- (2017) Long-term exposure to elevated carbon dioxide does not alter activity levels of a coral reef fish in response to predator chemical cues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. vol. 71 (108).
- (2017) No effect of elevated carbon dioxide on reproductive behaviors in the three-spined stickleback. Behavioral Ecology. vol. 28 (6).
- (2016) Scientific Misconduct: The Elephant in the Lab. A Response to Parker et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. vol. 31 (12).
- (2016) Cardiac oxygen limitation during an acute thermal challenge in the European perch: Effects of chronic environmental warming and experimental hyperoxia. American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology. vol. 311 (2).
- (2016) Chronic environmental warming alters cardiovascular and haematological stress responses in European perch (Perca fluviatilis). Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology. vol. 186 (8).
- (2016) Expression of genes involved in brain GABAergic neurotransmission in three-spined stickleback exposed to near-future CO2. Conservation Physiology. vol. 4 (1).
- (2016) Physiological constraints to climate warming in fish follow principles of plastic floors and concrete ceilings. Nature Communications. vol. 7.
- (2016) Cardiac reflexes in a warming world: Thermal plasticity of barostatic control and autonomic tones in a temperate fish. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 219.