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Ecophysiology - Cardiorespiratory & Gastrointestinal (ECG)

The ECG group is centered around four PI:s with a common interest in animal ecophysiology and fundamental research in the cardiorespiratory and gastrointestinal area. Our research activities are diverse, and although most projects currently focus on fish, we occasionally also study other animal groups including reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

The ECG group works in a range of habitats including temperate, polar and tropical environments. Much of our research is related to ecophysiological questions where physiological plasticity and responses to both natural and man-made challenges are studied. Such challenges include e.g., feeding-digestion and exercise, as well as environmental variables including temperature, salinity and oxygen levels.

We also perform research with a more applied perspective, addressing questions related to stress physiology and welfare of fish in aquaculture. Another important research interest of the group is the development and application of telemetry and wireless techniques for recordings of physiological variables in free-ranging animals.

The ECG group shares lab spaces and aquarium facilities in the Zoology building at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences in Gothenburg. Together we maintain a large national and international network, and the group frequently hosts and collaborates with international research colleagues and students.

Interested in  joining the group?

We are always happy to hear from prospective postdoctoral fellows, and there are several opportunities available to apply for Swedish or EU post-doc fellowships in collaboration with ECG group members to work within the various ongoing projects. We also welcome exam project students at all stages (BSc to MSc).

Please contact one of the PI:s for further information on currently available student projects and funding opportunities

The ECG-group

Part of the group at Kristineberg, 2014

Principal investigators

(links to personal pages)

Michael Axelsson (Professor)

Catharina Olsson (Senior lecturer)

Erik Sandblom (Professor)

Albin Gräns (Researcher, SLU)

Postdocs and PhD-students

Jeroen Brijs (PhD, 2017)

Andreas Ekström (PhD, 2017)

Daniel Morgenroth (PhD student, started 2017)

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If you want to know more about our research and ongoing activities, please contact one of the PI:s or follow the links to our individual research pages.

Page Manager: Sven Toresson|Last update: 6/30/2017

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