The ECG-group is built around four PI:s with a common interest in zoological ecophysiology and basic research about cardiovascular and gastrointestinal physiology.
Our research projects span over a broad field, and although focus is mainly on fish we also study our animal groups like 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.