Ben Overland

Ben Overland

Ben's project aimed to establish the function of the lumpfish suction cup by estimating the water currents needed to dislodge them from attachment.

Supervisor: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Stefanos Kampouris

Stefanos Kampouris

Stefanos compared the reproductive success of zebrafish (Danio rerio) with and without environmental enrichment. He also assessed differences in welfare associated behavioural traits under an enriched or non-enriched environment.

Supervisor: Dr Sara Barrento

Shelby-Jay Lewis

Shelby-Jay Lewis

Suction mechanisms are interesting features, present in only 2.72% of fish families; their function to adhere the fish to a variety of different surfaces. Shelby-Jay's study aims to investigate patterns of distribution within families and answer the questions of why only some fish have it and how it evolved.

Supervisors: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz 

Shannon Higgins

Shannon Higgins

Shannon examined the social dynamics in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Specifically she is assessed whether zebrafish, when given the choice, prefer to be with kin, non-kin, familiar or non-familiar conspecifics.

Supervisor: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Connor Markham

Connor Markham

Connor's project aimed to establish ways in which growth rates can be slowed down in Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus). This was investigated by manipulating photoperiod and water flow.

Supervisor: Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz

Jean-Baptiste Woods

Jean-Baptiste Woods

Jean-Baptiste assessed the nutrient conditions that will create the maximal amount of phycoerythrin in Porphyridium purpureum, which is used for many dyeing applications in industry. 

Supervisors: Dr Carole LlewellynDr Claudio Fuentes Grunewald and Dr Alla Silkina