Ian Mayer


  • Seksjon for eksperimentell biomedisin

My research interests include fish reproductive endocrinology/physiology, aquaculture and fish welfare, and ecotoxicology. I have actively participated in research projects in the following areas:

  • Neuroendocrine control of seasonal reproductive cycles in fish, in particular the control of early sexual (¨precocious¨) maturation in salmonids.
  • Hormonal control of fish reproductive behaviour
  • The physiological role of the pineal organ/melatonin in the control of seasonal physiological rhythms.
  • Aquatic toxicology - development and validation of biomarkers for environmental androgens and estrogens.
  • Environmental impact of oil contaminants on aquatic wildlife.
  • Aquaculture and fish welfare.