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Stress & Reproduction

Laboratories working on the interaction between stress and reproduction.

NATIONAL AGRONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (INRA) - SCRIBE (Joint Research Unit for Fish Physiology, Biodiversity and the Environment)
Research Group: Fish reproduction

Scientific Interest: Environmental stress & reproduction (toxicogenomics)

Description of research: The group studies the effects of pollutants on reproduction mechanisms in order to (a)learn more about the effects and mechanism of action of pollutants; (b)characterise biomarkers; (c)evaluate the consequences at the population level. More specifically, research is carried out into the toxigenomics of endocrine disrupters in reproduction of the trout, and the characterisation of the effects on the gonads (sexual differentiation, oogenesis, spermatogenesis). The mosquitofish is also used as a model for studies into the impact of endocrine disrupters on reproductive performance and the evaluation of consequences for population dynamics in mesocosms.

Lead researcher(s): Gilles MONOD

Contact details: INRA-SCRIBE, Campus Scientifique de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex.

Scientific Interest: Endocrine physiology, stress physiology and immunity, gamete physiology, gonad physiology

Description of research: The focus is on important marine aquaculture species, such as the black porgy and the grouper. Key research areas are: fish reproductive physiology, sex differentiation and sex change in fish, reproductive endocrinology and reproduction in coral, hormone regulation in fish, maturation mechanisms in fish, environmental physiology and immunity in fish, and the reproductive physiology of prawns.

Lead researcher(s): Ching Fong CHANG

Contact details: Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan 20224

Website:National Taiwan Ocean University
Research Group: Environmental physiology of fish & genetics

Research Application: Effects of stress on fish performance in the hatchery

Description of research: Research interests include the environmental physiology and reproductive physiology of fish, in particular the determination of the effects of stress on fish performance in the wild and in the hatchery. Areas of interest include fish health, migration and development. Studies include synecology, endocrinology, immunology, molecular genetics, behaviour and toxicology.

Lead researcher(s): Carl SCHRECK

Contact details: Oregon Stae University, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, 104 Nash Hall, Corvalis, Oregon 97331-3803