PhD theses

On average, about 10-12 PhD students graduate from DTU Aqua's PhD school every year. Their theses are listed below.

2017

Laurène Pécuchet
A trait-based approach to understanding marine communities’ composition, assembly and diversity
Defended 5 May 2017

Thomas Noack
Danish seineEcosystem effects of fishing
Defended 7 March 2017

Carlos Letelier Gordo
Transforming waste into new resources: Optimizing sludge hydrolysis to improve nitrogen removal in aquaculture through denitrification
Defended 10 February 2017

Philip Brun
Plankton biogeography. An exploration of patterns, drivers, functions, and predictability
Defended 20 January 2017

2016

Daniel Jiro Ayala
The early life of the European eel in the ichthyoplankton community of the Sargasso Sea
Defended 27 October 2016

Eleonora Bruno
Aquaculture and feeding ecology: feeding behavior in marine fish larvae
Defended 3 October 2016

Evandro Malanski
Early life of key fish species, capelin Mallotus villosus and Atlantic cod Gadus morhua, in West Greenland
Defended 21 June 2016

Mathis von Ahnen
New approaches to improve the removal of dissolved organic matter and nitrogen in aquaculture
Defended 14 June 2016

Louise Dahl Kristensen
The importance of habitat structure for the distribution and behaviour of demersal fish
Defended 18 May 2016

Alexandros Kokkalis
Fish stock assessment under data limitations
Defended 28 April 2016

Stine Dalmann Ross
Species interactions in the western Baltic Sea: with focus on the ecological role of whiting
Defended 5 April 2016

2015

Nis Sand Jacobsen
Big fish or small fish: size based methods to evaluate direct and indirect ecosystem effects of fishing 
Defended 27 November 2015

Arief Rullyanto
Deep water overflow in the Faroe Bank Channel; Modelling, processes, and impact
Defended 24 September 2015

Paulo Mira Fernandes 
Interactions between micro-particles and the rearing environment in recirculation aquaculture systems
Defended 26 June 2015

Martin Hage Larsen
Effects of hatchery rearing practices and cortisol manipulation on growth, survival and seaward migration success of stocked and wild Atlantic salmon and brown trout smolts
Defended 26 June 2015

Lotte Kindt-Larsen
Management of fisheries in harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) marine protected areas
Defended 22 June 2015

Stavroula Tsoukali 
Fisheries oceanography of northern pelagic fish species
Defended 22 June 2015

Karin Olsson 
Trait-based analysis of reproductive strategies among marine fish
Defended 18 June 2015

Christian Lindemann
The role of deep convection on the dynamics of the North Atlantic phytoplankton community
Defended 1 June 2015

Ana Sofia Ferreira
A time for every season: seasonal cycles of plankton and fish
Defended 17 March 2015

2014

Karen Riisgaard
Trophic role of protozooplankton in northern marine ecosystems
Defended 10 December 2014

Sara Bonanomi
Learning from the past and stepping into the future: Population dynamics of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) revealed by historical DNA
Defended 24 October 2014

Mette Dalgaard Agersted
Functional biology and ecological role of krill in Northern marine ecosystems
Defended 22 August 2014

Diego del Villar-Guerra
The marine life of sea trout (Salmo trutta). Aspects of their migratory behaviour and survival
Defended 2 July 2014

Sanne Kjellerup
Population dynamic of high latitude copepods - with emphasis on Metridia longa
Defended 30 June 2014

Marine Rolland
Effects of dietary methionine on feed utilization, plasma amino acid profiles and gene expression in rainbow trout
Defended 26 June 2014

Mie Hylstofte Sichlau
Sexual selection in marine plankton
Defended 23 May 2014

Lotte Worsøe Clausen
Exploring the multidimensional nature of stock structure: a case study on herring dynamics in a transition area
Defended 29 April 2014

Julie Sainmont
Strategies for success: Copepods in a seasonal world
Defended 8 April 2014

Sune Riis Sørensen
On the way to successful European eel larval rearing: Impact of biophysical conditions and gamete quality
Defended 25 February 2014

2013

Rikke Hagstrøm Bucholtz
Stereology as a tool to assess reproduction strategy and fecundity of teleost fishes : Integrated studies in Central Baltic herring (Clupea harengus L.)
Defended 9 December 2013

Rasmus Swalethorp
Early life of inshore fishes in Greenland with emphasis on Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Defended 8 November 2013

Caroline Laursen
Welfare aspects of stocking density in farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), assessed by behavioural and physiological methods
Defended 27 May 2013

Madelene Åberg Andersson
Linking development and growth to personalitites in farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Defended 7 February 2013

Kim Schøn Ekman
Effects of dietary nutrient composition on de novo lipogenesis in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)
Defended 17 January 2013

2012

Helle Torp Christensen
Area-intensive bottom culture production of blue mussels, Mytilus edulis (L.)
Defended 5 November 2012

Teunis Jansen
North Sea Mackerel or Mackerel in the North (Sea)?
Defended 2 November 2012

Jordan Feekings
Discarding Discards: Identification of influential factors and possible mitigation tools in demersal trawl fisheries
Defended 1 October 2012

Henrik Baktoft
Aspects of lentic fish behaviour studied with high resolution positional telemetry
Defended 30 August 2012

Nina Overgaard Therkildsen
Insights from the past: Retrospective monitoring of genetic variation in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Defended 17 August 2012

Christina Frisk
Physiology, phenology and behavioral strategies of forage fish studied through bioenergetic modeling
Defended 18 June 2012 

Hannes Höffle
Spatial patterns in the distribution and early life characteristics of North Sea cod
Defended 30 May 2012

Cornelia Jaspers
Ecology of gelatinous plankton with emphasis on feeding interactions, distribution pattern and reproduction biology of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Baltic Sea
Defended 14 May 2012

Maria Christina Røjbek
Cod Reproductive Ecology: Effect of Dietary Fatty Acids on Ovarian Maturation, Spawning Time and Quality of Eggs and Larvae
Defended 14 May 2012

Kristian Meier
The molecular basis of local adaptation in brown trout
Defended 16 April 2012

Mikkel Boel
Life history types and strategies. Case studies on brown trout (Salmo trutta) and alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus), involving physiological differences and interspecific interactions
Defended 28 March 2012

Nuria Calduch Verdiell
Protecting the larger fish: an ecological, economical and evolutionary analysis using a demographic model
Defended 29 February 2012

Morten Tønsberg Limborg
Population structure and adaptation in fishes. Insights from clupeid and salmonid species
Defended 23 February 2012

 

DTU Aqua's PhD school

DTU Aqua has its own PhD School with approximately 40 PhD students enrolled. 

Learn more about DTU Aqua's PhD school
http://www.aqua.dtu.dk/english/Publications/PhD_theses
27 MAY 2017