New project on the effect of light pollution on Medaka

Dr. Romain Fontaine, researcher at NMBU, together with his master students Nils Gunnar Lindbo and Lauren Closs is now starting to investigate the effect of light pollution during night on fish biology. They are using the Japanese medaka as a model organism and use a specific aquarium system where they can control the duration of the light during the day and add some light during night without affecting the rest of the fish in the facility. They are investigating different aspects of fish biology and physiology, including growth, reproduction, stress, behavior. The aim of the project is to better understand how light pollution in urban areas affect the fish.

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