Key research areas
Ontogeny and plasticity of the organs, Optimization of rearing protocols, Study of different behavioral patterns
The study of particular behavioural patterns of farmed species leads to the correct modification of rearing parameters and conditions, according to the specific requirements for farmed species. We study the behavioural activity of marine farmed species under the influence of different parameters and conditions (light intensity and spectrum, temperature) during the rearing procedure.
Additionally, the study of the ontogeny and plasticity of the biological functional systems – organs which are related to the expression of different behavioural patterns, targets the development and improvement of rearing methodologies aiming towards the optimization of welfare and production indices.
|1) Ontogeny of the digestive system of meagre Argyrosomus regius reared in a mesocosm, and quantitative changes of lipids in the liver from hatching to juvenile.
2) Ontogeny of the eye of meagre (Argyrosomus regius) from hatching to juvenile and implications to commercial larval rearing. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S004484861730830X
3) Histological evaluation of the elimination of Artemia nauplii from larval rearing protocols on the digestive system ontogeny of shi drum (Umbrina cirrosa L.).
4) Weaning of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerilii Risso 1810) juveniles from moist to dry pellet. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10499-007-9118-x
5) Do the visual conditions at the point of escape affect European sea bass escape behavior?