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Biography Åsa Maria O. Espmark

My working place is at Sunndalsøra and I am employed in the group ”Effective and sustainable production”. My main working areas are welfare, welfare indicators, quality and stress. I am also involved in projects dealing with escape of farmed fish and organic aquaculture. Regarding welfare much of the work is to use well suited behavioral and physiological welfare indicators in large scale production, and to investigate the most suitable indicators that measure stress from suboptimal farming situations. I have mainly worked with water quality, crowding and pumping before slaughter. The most used behavioral variables are swimming activity and distribution in tanks/cages, while physiology mostly is measured with blood and plasma variables thatindicate stress. Regarding crowding and pumping we are also interested to study the relationship between welfare and product quality. In most cases Atlantic salmon is used as experimental specie, but in the work with escape and organic farming cod and other farmed fishes are also of interest. Education I have my education in biology from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and got the title Dr. Scient. in 2003 with the thesis ”Behavioral effects of environmental pollution in threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus L.” . The thesis contains four publications where behavior is used as a biomarker to describe effects of different pollutants in threespine sticklebacks.

Åsa Maria O. has 18 scientific publications in Cristin:

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Kolarevic, Jelena; Åsgård, Torbjørn Einar; Terjesen, Bendik Fyhn; 2017: Tank size and fish management history matters in experimental design

Kolarevic, Jelena; Aas-Hansen, Øyvind; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Bæverfjord, Grete; Terjesen, Bendik Fyhn; Damsgård, Børge; 2016: The use of acoustic acceleration transmitter tags for monitoring of Atlantic salmon swimming activity in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Nilsson, Jonatan; Humborstad, Odd Børre; 2016: Effects of Pumping Height and Repeated Pumping in Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar

Føre, Martin; Alver, Morten; Alfredsen, Jo Arve; Marafioti, Giancarlo; Senneset, Gunnar; Birkevold, Jens; Willumsen, Finn Victor; Lange, Guttorm; Lange, Guttorm; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Terjesen, Bendik Fyhn; 2016: Modelling growth performance and feeding behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in commercial-size aquaculture net pens: Model details and validation through full-scale experiments

Pautsina, Aliaksandr; Cisar, Petr; Štys, Dalibor; Terjesen, Bendik Fyhn; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; 2015: Infrared reflection system for indoor 3D tracking of fish

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Honkanen, Pirjo; Altintzoglou, Themistoklis; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Noble, Chris; Abbink, Wout; Jokumsen, Alfred; Lembo, Giuseppe; Spedicato, Maria Teresa; Ljung, Magnus; Blancheton, Jean-Paul; Olesen, Ingrid; 2015: Consumer perception and Scientific knowledge of stocking density in organic aquaculture

Abbink, Wout; Lembo, Giuseppe; Jokumsen, Alfred; Spedicato, Maria Teresa; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Noble, Chris; Manfrin, A.; Fiocchi, E.; Adamek, Z.; Röcklingsberg, H.; Olesen, Ingrid; 2015: The relation between EU regulations on organic aquaculture and Scientific knowledge of different welfare issues

Handeland, Sigurd O; Imsland, Albert; Ebbesson, Lars; Nilsen, Tom Ole; Hosfeld, Anne Camilla Diesen; Bæverfjord, Grete; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Rosten, Trond; Skilbrei, Ove Tommy; Hansen, Tom Johnny; Gunnarsson, Gunnar Steinn; Breck, Olav; Stefansson, Sigurd Olav; 2013: Low light intensity can reduce Atlantic salmon smolt quality

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Hjelde, Kirsti; Bæverfjord, Grete; 2010: Development of gas bubble disease in juvenile Atlantic salmon exposed to water supersaturated with oxygen

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Bæverfjord, Grete; 2009: Effects of hyperoxia on behavioural and physiological variables in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr

Eriksen, Marit Skog; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Poppe, Trygve; Braastad, Bjarne Olai; Salte, Ragnar; Salte, Ragnar; Bakken, Morten; 2008: Fluctuating asymmetry in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) juveniles: also a maternal matter?

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Eriksen, Marit Skog; Salte, Ragnar; Braastad, Bjarne Olai; Bakken, Morten; 2008: A note on pre-spawning maternal cortisol exposure in farmed Atlantic salmon and its impact on the behaviour of offspring in response to a novel environment

Eriksen, M. S.; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Braastad, Bjarne Olai; Salte, Ragnar; Bakken, M.; 2007: Long-term effects of maternal cortisol exposure and mild hyperthermia during embryogeny on survival, growth and morphological anomalies in farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar offspring

Eriksen, Marit Skog; Bakken, Morten; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Braastad, Bjarne Olai; Salte, Ragnar; 2006: Prespawning stress in farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar: maternal cortisol exposure and hyperthermia during embryonic development affect offspring survival, growth and incidence of malformations

Eriksen, Marit Skog; Eriksen, Marit Skog; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Takle, Harald Rune; Poppe, Trygve; Braastad, Bjarne Olai; Salte, Ragnar; Salte, Ragnar; Bakken, Morten; 2006: Prenatal stress in farmed salmon; Impacts on physiological, morphological and behavioural characteristics. In Welfare In Farmed Fish. Damsgård, B. Juell, J.E. & Braastad, B (eds)

Helland, Synnøve; Refstie, Ståle; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Hjelde, Kirsti; Bæverfjord, Grete; 2005: Mineral balance and bone formation in fast-growing Atlantic salmon parr (Salmo salar) in response to dissolved metabolic carbon dioxide and restricted dietary phosphorus supply

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Billing, Anna Maria; Rosenqvist, Gunilla; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; 2002: Butyl Benzyl Pfthalate Affects Shoaling Behavior and Bottom-Dwelling Behavior in Threespine Stickleback

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Rosenqvist, Gunilla; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; 2002: Disruption of Male Reproductive Behavior in Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Exposed to 17B-Estradiol

Åsa Maria O. has 12 other publications in Cristin:

Holan, Astrid Buran; Roth, Bjørn; Wesmajervi, Mette S.; Kolarevic, Jelena; Hansen, Øyvind J; Iversen, Audun; Hermansen, Øystein; Gjerde, Bjarne; Hatlen, Bjarne; Mortensen, Atle; Lein, Ingrid; Johansen, Lill-Heidi; Noble, Chris; Gismervik, Kristine; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; 2017: Beste praksis for medikamentfrie metoder for lakseluskontroll (MEDFRI) - Faglig sluttrapport

Noble, Chris; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Lembo, Giuseppe; Adamek, Zdenek; Jokumsen, Alfred; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; van de Vis, Hans; Bæverfjord, Grete; Zupa, Walter; Carbonara, Pierluigi; Spedicato, Maria Teresa; Fiocchi, Eleonora; Manfrin, Amedeo; Blancheton, Jean-Paul; d'Orbcastel, Emmanuelle Roque; Röcklinsberg, Helena; Blanco, Ainhoa; Abbink, Wout; 2017: Welfare, Health, veterinary treatments and biosecurity, Chapter 2, page 48-121 in: Deliverable D2.1 Production issues in organic aquaculture

Gismervik, Kristine; Turnbull, James F.; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Nilsson, Jonatan; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Mejdell, Cecilie; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Stien, Lars Helge; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Kolarevic, Jelena; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Ellingsen, Kristian; Noble, Chris; 2017: Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del C. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer i forbindelse med ulike håndteringsprosedyrer

Kolarevic, Jelena; Stien, Lars Helge; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Nilsson, Jonatan; Oppedal, Frode; Wright, Daniel William; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Gismervik, Kristine; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Noble, Chris; 2017: Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del B. Bruk av operative velferdsindikatorer for ulike oppdretts- og produksjonssystem

Nilsson, Jonatan; Stien, Lars Helge; Iversen, Martin Haugmo; Kristiansen, Tore S.; Torgersen, Thomas; Oppedal, Frode; Folkedal, Ole; Hvas, Malthe; Gismervik, Kristine; Ellingsen, Kristian; Nielsen, Kristoffer Vale; Mejdell, Cecilie; Kolarevic, Jelena; Gomez, David Izquierdo; Sæther, Bjørn-Steinar; Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; Roth, Bjørn; Turnbull, James F.; Noble, Chris; 2017: Velferdsindikatorer for oppdrettslaks: Hvordan vurdere og dokumentere fiskevelferd - Del A. fiskevelferd og oppdrettslaks, kunnskap og teoretisk bakgrunn

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; 2016: Pumping av fisk. Kurshefte Veterinærdagene 2016, Hamar 9.-11. mars

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Kolarevic, Jelena; Aas-Hansen, Øyvind; Nilsson, Jonatan; 2015: Pumping og håndtering av smolt

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; 2014: How pumping and crowding affects pre-smolt salmon

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; 2014: Tanks vs cages

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Aas-Hansen, Øyvind; Kolarevic, Jelena; Noble, Chris; Nilsson, Jonatan; 2013: Gode driftsrutiner reduserer tapet

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Lein, Ingrid; Bakken, Anne Kjersti; Berge, Gerd Marit; Løes, Anne-Kristin; Wibe, Atle; Høstmark, Øistein; Langmyhr, Eyolf; Olsen, Børre; Måløy, Knut; Bakken, Ivar; Kvande, Jørund; Malvik, Per Helge; Tvedt, Georg; 2012: Bruk av spillvarme til dyrking og prosessering av andemat i Midt-Norge. En bærekraftig proteinkilde til fiske- og dyrefôr

Espmark, Åsa Maria O.; Humborstad, Odd Børre; Midling, Kjell Øyvind; 2012: Pumping av torsk og laks, faktorer som påvirker velferd og kvalitet