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Sebastien Ferarri successfully defended his thesis at University of La Rochelle.

The objectives of the thesis were i) to develop a multi criteria procedure to characterize the personality of individual fish (consistency of the personality type with age and according to the situation - isolated animals or in a group), (ii) to measure its variability in different populations or families of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and iii) to estimate family effects of these personality. The whole thesis can be downloaded at:


The COPEwell Project:

COPEWELL – A new integrative framework for the study of fish welfare based on the concepts of allostasis, appraisal and coping styles

Project period: 2011-2015

COPEwell leaflet (PDF)


Tore S. Kristiansen 
Project coordinator
Animal welfare