Post Doc in the NCR funded project SALMOWA “Overall welfare assessment (OWA) of farmed salmon”.
My main research interest is fish behavior in aquaculture, with main focus on stress coping, motivation and learning.
PhD, October 2010: University of Bergen/Institute of Marine research. Thesis title: Anticipatory behaviour as indicator for stress and welfare in farmed Atlantic salmon at different life stages.
Master, September 2006: University of Bergen/Institute of Marine research. Thesis title: Effects of group size and light regime on swimming depth and social interactions of individual Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in a sea cage.
Publications in scientific journals
Folkedal, O., Torgersen, T., Nilsson, J. & Oppedal, F. 2010. Habituation rate and capacity of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr to sudden transitions from darkness to light. Aquaculture 307: 170–172.
Bratland, S., Stien, L. H., Braithwaite, V. A., Juell, J.-E., Folkedal, O., Nilsson, J. Oppedal, F., Fosseidengen, J. E. & Kristiansen, T. S. 2010. From fright to anticipation: using aversive light stimuli to investigate reward conditioning in large groups of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture International 18: 991-1001.
Dempster, T., Korsøen, Ø., Folkedal, O., Juell, J.-E., Oppedal, F. Submergence of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in commercial scale sea-cages: A potential short-term solution to poor surface conditions. Aquaculture 288: 254-263.