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Utne Palm

Anne Christine Utne Palm

Phone: 930 65 501
Visiting address: C.Sundtsgt 64 6 etg Postboks 1870 Nordnes tlf + 47 45 61 49 20

Works with

Working on fish behaviour related to passive fishing gear.
Capture of labride species for use as cleaner-fish in the salmon farming industry.
Use light to enhance the catch rate of cod and codfish in pots.

Specialist: Field and – lab experimental studies of fish behaviour.

Main interests:
A) Fish behaviour: 1) Habitat choice in relation to variations in predation risk and prey availability; 2) Visual feeding of fish and fish larvae. How light intensity, wavelength composition and water turbidity affects fish’s ability to detect predators or prey; 3) Reproductive behaviour and different male mating tactics.

B) Ecosystem dynamics: The gobies role in the ecosystem along the Norwegian coast, Baltic Sea and in the Benguela ecosystem (later a up-welling are in South-West Africa).

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
1995 PhD in Marine Biology, Institute of Fisheries- and Marine Biology, Univ. of Bergen
1991 Cand. Scient in Marine Biology, Institutt of Fisheries – and Marine Biology, Univ. of Bergen
1989 Cand. Magister. Univ.of  Bergen
 

Publications in international journals:
Løkkeborg  S., • Siikavuopio S.I., Humborstad O-B., • Utne-Palm A.C. and  K.• Ferter 2014. Towards more efficient longline fisheries: fish feeding behaviour, bait characteristics and development of alternative baits. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9360-z

Utne-Palm, A.C., L. Locatello, I. Mayer, M.J. Gibbons and M.B. Rasotto (2013). An insight into the reproductive biology of the bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus. Journal of Fish Biology 82, 725-731.

Hundt M, Utne-Palm, A.C and M.J Gibbons (2011). Cross-shelf observations of diet and diel feeding behaviour of the bearded goby Sufflogobius bibarbatus off Namibia. African Journal of Marine Science 2011, 33(1): 119-126.

van der Bank, M.G., Utne-Palm, A.C., Pittman, K., Sweetman, A.K., Richoux, N.B., Brüchert, V., and Gibbons, M.J. (2011). Dietary success of a ‘new’ key fish in an overfished ecosystem: evidence from fatty acid and stable isotope signatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428: 219–233.

van der Sluijs I, Gray SM, Amorim MCP, Barber I, Candolin U, Hendry AP, Krahe R, Maan ME, Utne-Palm AC, Wagner HJ, Wong BBM (2011) Communication in troubled waters: responses of fish communication systems to changing environments. Evolutionary Ecology 25:623-640.

Salvanes, A. G. V., Utne-Palm, A. C., Currie, B. & Braithwaite, V. A.  (2011). Behavioural and physiological adaptations of the bearded goby: a key fish species of the extreme environment of Benguela. Marine Ecology Progress Series 425:193-202.

Utne-Palm, AC., Salvanes, A.G.V., Currie, B., Kaartvedt, S., Nilsson, G.E., Braithwaite, V., Stecyk, J.A.W., Hundt, M., Flynn, B., van der Bank, M., Peard, K.R., Lunde, I.G., Sandvik, G.K.,  Klevjer, T.A., Pittman, K., Sweetman, A., Strandabø, R.A.U. and Gibbons, M.J. (2010). Tropic structure and Community Stability in an Overfished Ecosystem. Science 329: 333-336.

Strand, D. Utne-Palm, A.C., Jakobsen, P. J., Braithwaite, V. A., Jensen, K. H. & Salvanes, A. G. V. (2010) Foraging skills are affected by exposure to habitat complexity in Atlantic cod. Marine Ecology Progress Series 412: 273-282.

Meager, J.J., Moberg, O., Strand, E. and Utne-Palm, A.C. (2010). Effects of light intensity on visual prey detection by juvenile Atlantic cod. - Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 43(2): 99-108.

Groison, A-L., Suquet, M., Cosson, J., Mayer I., Severe, A., Bouquet, J-M., Geffen, A.J. Utne-Palm, A.C., Kjesbu, O.S. (2010). Sperm motility in European hake, Merulicus merulicus, and characterization of its spermatozoa concentration and volume, spermatocrit, osmolality and pH.  Aquaculture, 301: 31-36

Meager, J.J. and Utne-Palm, A.C. (2008). Effect of turbidity on habitat preference of juvenile Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua and turbidity. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81(2): 149-155.

Meager, J.J., P. Domenici, A. Shingles, A.C. Utne-Palm (2006). Escape responses in juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua L.): the effects of turbidity and predator speed. J. Exp. Biol. 209:4174-4184.

Utne-Palm, A.C & J.K. Bowmaker (2006).Spectral sensitivity of the two-spotted goby (Gobiusculus flavescens): a physiological and behavioural study.  J. Exp. Biol. 209: 2034-2041.

Meager, J.J., Solbakken, T., Utne-Palm, A.C. & T. Oen (2005). Effects of turbidity on the reactive distance, search time and foraging success of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Can. J.  Fish.  Aquat. Sci. 62:1978-1984.

Artigas, M.L., Skjæraasen, J.E., Utne-Palm A.C. & Trygve Nilsen (2005). Recovery from handling stress in cod (Gadus morhua L.).  J. Fish Biol. 67: 384-391.

Utne-Palm, A.C. (2004). Effects of larvae ontogeny, turbidity and turbulence on prey attack rate and swimming activity of Atlantic herring larvae. J. Exp. Mar. & Biol. Ecol. 310: 147-161.

Utne-Palm, A.C. (2002). Visual feeding of fish in a turbide environment: Physical and behavioural aspects. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 35(1-2): 111-128.

Utne-Palm, A.C. & J.E. Stiansen (2002). Effect of larval ontogeny, turbulence and light on prey attack rate and swimming activity in herring larvae. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 268: 147-170.

Skolbekken, R. & A.C. Utne-Palm (2001). Parental investment of male two-spotted goby Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabrisius). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 261: 137-157.

Utne-Palm, A.C. 2001. Naive two-spotted goby (Gobiusculus flavescens) ability to learn and recognise the odour of a predator, cod (Gadus morhua). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 218: 267-274.

Utne-Palm, A.C. (2000). Prey visibility, activity, size and catchability’s (evasiveness) influence on Gobiusculus flavescens prey choice. Sarsia 85: 157-165.

Utne-Palm, A.C. & P.J.B. Hart (2000). The effects of familiarity on competitive interactions between threespined sticklebacks. Oikos 91: 225-232.

Utne-Palm A.C. (1999). The effect of prey mobility, prey contrast, turbidity and spectral composition on the reaction distance of Gobiusculus flavescens to its planktonic prey. Journal of Fish Biology 54: 1244-1258.

Fiksen, Ø., Utne, A.C.W., Aksnes, D.L., Eiane, K., Helvik, J.V. & S. Sundby (1998). Modelling the influence of light, turbidity and ontogeny on ingestion rates in larval cod and herring. Fisheries Oceanography 7: 355-363.

Utne, A.C.W. (1997). The effect of turbidity and illumination on the reaction distance and search time of a marine planktivore (Gobiusculus flavescens). Journal of Fish Biology 50: 926-938.

Utne, A.C.W. & B. Bacchi (1997). The influence of visual and chemical stimuli from cod (Gadus morhua) on the distribution of two - spotted goby Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius). Sarsia 82(2): 129-135.

Aksnes, D.L. & A.C.W. Utne (1997). A revised model of the visual range in fish.  Sarsia 82(2): 137-147.

Utne, A.C.W., Brännäs, E. & C. Magnhagen (1997). Individual responses to predation risk and food density in perch (Perca fluviatilis L.). Canadian Journal of Zoology 75: 2027-2035.

Utne, A.C.W. & D.L. Aksnes (1994). An Experimental study on the influence of feeding versus predation risk in the habitat choice of juvenile and adult two-spotted goby Gobiusculus flavescens (Fabricius).  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. & Ecol. 179: 69-79.

Utne, A.C.W., Aksnes, D.L. & J. Giske (1993). Food, predation-risk and shelter: An experimental study on the distribution of adult Gobiusculus flavescens. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. & Ecol. 166: 203-216.

Books:
Ogwang, S.P., Utne-Palm, A.C., Fernø, A., Titelman, J. (2010). Inspection Behaviour of Zebrafish: The Interaction of Alarm Pheromone and Domestication (Paperback). VDM Publishing House Ltd.


Media and international Press:
Movie and media attention in relation with press release of a Science paper in July 2010:
Movie: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19182-super-goby-helps-salvage-ocean-dead-zone.html

International press: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19182-super-goby-helps-salvage-ocean-dead-zone.html and http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bearded-goby-fish-eats-jellyfish-and-survives-without-oxygen and http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100714-fish-jellyfish-swarm-bearded-goby-science-environment/ and http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/07/15/bearded-goby-munches-jellyfish-ignores-toxic-gases-is-generally-very-hard/

 

 

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