Kjell Inge Reitan
Background and activities
I am a professor in aquaculture, with special focus in ecological interactions of aquaculture. This applies to topics within sea-based aquaculture, cultivation of macroalgae, use of microalgae in aquaculture, new marine feed resources and integrated aquaculture (IMTA). I have previously worked with cultivation of plankton organisms, juvenile production of marine fish species and shellfish cultivation.
I have a Dr. degree from NTNU ("Nutritional effects of algae in first-feeding of marine fish larvae"), and have worked in various positions in SINTEF until I started as a professor at the Department of Biology in 2014.
- Course responsible for BI2065 Aquaculture and BI3067 Aquaculture ecology. Teacher in BI3066 Marine juvenile production and TMR4137 Sustainable seafood procuction
- Supervisor for Master's students (26 MSc students as of May 2019)
- Supervisor for 8 PhD students (as of May 2019)
- Examiner for a number of MSc and PhD students at NTNU, NMBU and UiB
Comitees and meetings::
- Program Chair for Aquaculture Europe (EAS) and World Aquaculture (WAS) Conferences (2007, 2009, 2018)
- Member of NTNU Oceans' management team
- Organizer of several network meetings and local scientific meetings
Project activities (after 2015):
- 2018-2021: "POLYCHAETE - Cultivation of Polychaeta as raw material for feed". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (280836)
- 2017-2020: "Mind-P - Nutrients in a Circular Bioeconomy: Barriers and Opportunities for Mineral Phosphorus Independence in Norway". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (268338/E50)
- 2015-2020: NTNU Pilot PhD program “Environmental interactions of seabased aquaculture”. Funded by NTNU, and Aquaculture industry
- 2015-2018: "Micro-Feed ‐ Microbial raw materials as source for protein and EPA and DHA for use in aquafeed”. Funded by the ERANET COFASP (248355/E40)
- 2014-2017: "SUSAQUA‐BRAZIL ‐ Marine aquaculture as a sustainable green industry in Brazil". Funded by the Research Council of Norway (237049/H30)
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
- (2020) Biofouling on salmon pen nets and cleaner fish shelters does not harbor planktonic stages of sea lice. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 7 (727).
- (2020) The role of manipulating photoperiod and temperature in oocyte development of the polychaete hediste diversicolor (O.F. Müller, 1976). Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 7.
- (2020) Embryonic and larval development in the semelparous Nereid polychaete Hediste diversicolor (OF Müller, 1776) in Norway: Challenges and perspectives. Aquaculture Research. vol. 51 (10).
- (2019) Incorporation of feed and fecal waste from salmon aquaculture in great scallops (Pecten Maximus) co-fed by different algal concentrations. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 5.
- (2019) How are the salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis Krøyer, 1837) in Atlantic salmon farming affected by different control efforts: A case study of an intensive production area with coordinated production cycles and changing delousing practices in 2013–2018. Journal of Fish Diseases.
- (2019) Apparent nutrient and fatty acid digestibilities of microbial raw materials for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with comparison to conventional ingredients. Algal Research. vol. 42.
- (2019) Potential of the polychaete Hediste diversicolor fed on aquaculture and biogas side streams as an aquaculture food source. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 11.
- (2019) Production of the polychaete Hediste diversicolor using side streams from aquaculture and biogas production and its potential as an aquaculture food source. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 11.
- (2019) Growth and nutritional composition of the polychaete Hediste diversicolor (OF Müller, 1776) cultivated on waste from land-based salmon smolt aquaculture. Aquaculture. vol. 502.
- (2019) Influence of nitrogen limitation on lipid accumulation and EPA and DHA content in four marine microalgae for possible use in aquafeed. Frontiers in Marine Science.
- (2016) Development of bryozoan fouling on cultivated kelp (Saccharina latissima) in Norway. Journal of Applied Phycology. vol. 28 (2).
- (2016) Microalga Phaeodactylum tricornutum in feed for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) —Effect on nutrient digestibility, growth and utilization of feed. Aquaculture. vol. 460.
- (2015) A techno-economic analysis of industrial production of marine microalgae as a source of EPA and DHA-rich raw material for aquafeed: Research challenges and possibilities. Aquaculture. vol. 436.
- (2014) Assimilation of inorganic nutrients from salmon (Salmo salar) farming by the macroalgae (Saccharina latissima) in an exposed coastal environment: Implications for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Journal of Applied Phycology. vol. 26 (4).
- (2013) Modelling the cultivation and bioremediation potential of the kelp Saccharina latissima in close proximity to an exposed salmon farm in Norway. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 4 (2).
- (2013) Seasonal- and depth-dependent growth of cultivated kelp (Saccharina latissima) in close proximity to salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture in Norway. Aquaculture. vol. 414-415.
- (2013) Artificial upwelling to stimulate growth of non-toxic algae in a habitat for mussel farming. Aquaculture Research. vol. 45.
- (2013) Temperature-dependent feed requirements in farmed blue mussels (Mytilus edulis L.) estimated from soft tissue growth and oxygen consumption and ammonia-N excretion. Aquaculture Research. vol. 44 (4).
- (2013) Chemical composition and release rate of waste discharge from an Atlantic salmon farm with an evaluation of IMTA feasibility. Aquaculture Environment Interactions. vol. 4.
- (2012) Development of Saccharina latissima (Phaeophyceae) kelp hatcheries with year-round production of zoospores and juvenile sporophytes on culture ropes for kelp aquaculture. Journal of Applied Phycology. vol. 24 (3).