Academic Year 2019-2020
Institution Queen's University, Belfast


School: School of Natural and Built Environment

Project: Fish Spas: the importance of turbulence on stress levels of fish in dynamic environments

Supervisors: Dr Louise Kregting and Professor Beth Scott

Undergraduate Education: BSc Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Glasgow

Postgraduate Education: MSc Marine and Fisheries Ecology, University of Aberdeen


  • Experimental work will take place in both the laboratory and field, with field work being partaken on Strangford Lough, a highly dynamic environment.
  • Various species will be analysed including Salmonids and labriforms
  • Stress will be analysed through the collection of cortisol in the most non-invasive ways possible which will be validated in the first experiments. ELISAs will then be conducted on the matrix of choice to determine stress response in varying habitats and species.
  • The CASE partner supporting this project is Marine Science Scotland


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