Around ten senior researchers work within the field of zoophysiology, divided between a couple of larger research groups.
What is zoophysiology?
Zoophysiology, or animal physiology, is the study of internal physical and chemical functions of an organism, and how these functions are regulated by hormonal and neuronal signals. To answer physiological questions one often uses an integrative approach, investigating interactions and connections between different organs and at different organisation levels (cells, organs, whole animals).
The research in Gothenburg has traditionally focused on fish, and still do so today. Much is fundamental research, aiming at understanding the physiology of fishes to get a deeper understanding of physiology in general. Our research also has a more applied angle, dealing with applications relevant for sustainable aquaculture, conservation, climate change and environmental pollution