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.
Read about the research of the Jutfelt Fish Ecophysiology Lab here: https://www.ntnu.edu/biology/fish-ecophysiology
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2021) “Urchin pinning”: Behavioural observations reveal how hungry urchins actively prey upon their sea star predators. Ethology.
- (2021) Animal size and seawater temperature, but not pH, influence a repeatable startle response behaviour in a wide-ranging marine mollusc. Animal Behaviour.
- (2021) Predator presence affects activity patterns but not food consumption or growth of juvenile corkwing wrasse (Symphodus melops). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
- (2020) Extreme blood-boosting capacity of an Antarctic fish represents an adaptation to life in a sub-zero environment. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 223.
- (2020) Response to ‘The spleen as an unlikely source of red blood cells during increased activity in fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 223 (12).
- (2020) Accurate science requires that we base our work on accurate publications. Environmental Pollution. vol. 261.
- (2020) Reply to: Methods matter in repeating ocean acidification studies. Nature. vol. 586.
- (2020) Ocean acidification does not impair the behaviour of coral reef fishes. Nature. vol. 577 (7790).
- (2020) Metabolic adaptation to warm water in fish. Functional Ecology.
- (2020) Low potential for evolutionary rescue from climate change in a tropical fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. vol. 117 (52).
- (2020) Behavioural lateralization in a detour test is not repeatable in fishes. Animal Behaviour. vol. 167.
- (2020) Chronic Exposure to Oxazepam Pollution Produces Tolerance to Anxiolytic Effects in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 54.
- (2020) Low concentrations of the benzodiazepine drug oxazepam induce anxiolytic effects in wild-caught but not in laboratory zebrafish. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 703.
- (2020) Rapid-warming tolerance correlates with tolerance to slow warming but not growth at non-optimal temperatures in zebrafish. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 223.
- (2019) Roll, right, repeat: Short-term repeatability in the self-righting behaviour of a cold-water sea cucumber. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. vol. 100.
- (2019) How to quantify thermal acclimation capacity?. Global Change Biology.
- (2019) Density differences between water masses preclude laminar flow in two-current choice flumes. Oecologia. vol. 189 (4).
- (2019) Brain cooling marginally increases acute upper thermal tolerance in Atlantic cod. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 222 (19).
- (2019) Are model organisms representative for climate change research? Testing thermal tolerance in wild and laboratory zebrafish populations. Conservation Physiology. vol. 7 (1).
- (2019) Behavioural alterations induced by the anxiolytic pollutant oxazepam are reversible after depuration in a freshwater fish. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 665.
- (2019) On the observation of wild zebrafish (Danio rerio) in India. Zebrafish. vol. 16 (6).
- (2018) Exorcise citations to the ‘living dead’ from the literature. Nature. vol. 558 (7709).
- (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. vol. 8 (7099).
- (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. vol. 93 (1).
- (2018) Growth performance and survival of larval Atlantic herring, under the combined effects of elevated temperatures and CO2. PLOS ONE. vol. 13 (1).
- (2018) Food web changes under ocean acidification promote herring larvae survival. Nature Ecology and Evolution. vol. 2 (5).
- (2018) Effects of elevated carbon dioxide on male and female behavioural lateralization in a temperate goby. Royal Society Open Science. vol. 5 (3).
- (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.
- (2016) Ocean acidification effects on Atlantic cod larval survival and recruitment to the fished population. PLOS ONE. vol. 11:e0155448 (8).
- (2016) Zebrafish (Danio rerio) behaviour is largely unaffected by elevated pCO2. Conservation Physiology. vol. 4 (1).
- (2015) Experimental manipulations of tissue oxygen supply do not affect warming tolerance of European perch. Journal of Experimental Biology. vol. 218 (15).
- (2015) Warmer water temperature results in oxidative damage in an Antarctic fish, the bald notothen. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. vol. 468.
- (2015) Juvenile Atlantic cod behavior appears robust to near-future CO2 levels. Frontiers in Zoology. vol. 12.
- (2015) Ocean warming and acidification modulate energy budget and gill ion regulatory mechanisms in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology. vol. 185 (7).
- (2015) Altered neurotransmitter function in CO2-exposed stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): a temperate model species for ocean acidification research. Conservation Physiology. vol. 3 (1).
- (2015) Behavioural responses to simulated bird attacks in marine three-spined sticklebacks after exposure to high CO2 levels. Marine and Freshwater Research. vol. 66 (10).
- (2015) Warming alters the body shape of European perch Perca fluviatilis. Journal of Fish Biology. vol. 87 (5).
- (2015) 9–28 d of exposure to elevated pCO2 reduces avoidance of predator odour but had no effect on behavioural lateralization or swimming activity in a temperate wrasse (Ctenolabrus rupestris). ICES Journal of Marine Science.