Research project with RORUM

3. september 2021 eftir Sigurður Ívar Jónsson

Sigurður Ívar has begun work on his research project in Biology at the University of Iceland. Dr. Þorleifur Eiríksson, zoologist at RORUM and dr. Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson, zoologist and professor at the University of Iceland will supervise Sigurður.

The main goal of the project is to define and explain invertebrate societies on the ocean floor and dynamic changes close to aquaculture farms and how these societies re-establish themselves during fallowing.  The research question is whether the first invertebrate species that return to an impacted habitat will have a direct influence on species that arrive later.

Our hypothesis suggests that a correlation is between the number of individuals of certain species and level of impact and that the results do not automatically apply to nearby farming areas.