Applied research

Applied research is conducted mainly in the field of aquaculture where we cooperate with fresh water and marine fish farms. Research interests are the development of quality tests for spermatozoa and eggs, the development and improvement of methods for artificial fertilization and the development of microdiets for on-feeding of fish larvae.

In the field of ecology we are interested on the influence of ecological and ecotoxicological factors on the maturation of fish gametes, on the processes of fertilization and on the development of embryos and larvae.

Additionally we work on the population genetics of Austrian fresh water fishes and fish otters.