(Dept. 5) Ecophysiology and Aquaculture

In Department 5, we investigate the ecophysiological impacts of multiple environmental factors on aquatic vertebrates, in particular fishes and amphibians. Our goal is to create the scientific foundations for sustainable aquaculture. We seek to shed light on how biotic and abiotic factors stress or influence the various physiological functions of individual vertebrates with regard to reproduction, stress, development, growth and behaviour.

Working Groups

  • Reintroduction of the European Sturgeon to Germany (Dr. Jörn Geßner)
  • Environmental Effects of Endocrine Disruptors; Aquaponics (Prof. Dr. Werner Kloas)
  • Parasitology and the Immune System of Fish (Dr. Klaus Knopf)
  • Genetics and Phylogeography of Fish (Dr. Klaus Kohlmann)
  • Environmental Effects of Endocrine Disruptors (Dr. Ilka Lutz)
  • Ecotoxicology in Fish – Disinfection in Aquaculture (Dr. Thomas Meinelt)
  • Fish Reproduction and Nutrition; Aquaponics (Dr. Sven Würtz)

Associated Group Leaders

  • Evolutionary Biology and Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Amphibians (Dr. Matthias Stöck)
Contact person

Werner Kloas

Head of Department
Working group
Aquaponics / Ecophysiology

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