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Area of academic expertise - outline

My research focuses on the interaction between behaviour and physiology in fish and the importance of their integrated effects when investigating how animals function. 

I am interested in how environmental effects (both natural and anthropogenic) can impact the behaviour and physiology of aquatic organisms which has importance for understanding their welfare, conservation and predicting the effects of environmental change on aquatic environments.

Current research activities

My research group is currently working on the following topics:

 

The welfare of ornamental fish during transport.

The effects of carotenoids on the health and welfare of ornamental fish.

The attractiveness of shrimp feed in aquaculture.

The reestablishment of fish communities on restored coral reefs.

The development of non-invasive measures of fish welfare.

The role of pet fish in the primary school classroom.

The role of pets in health care.

 

Funding sources include:

Mars WALTHAM

WALTHAM Foundation

Skretting

Desired research direction

My more recent research focusses on the role of the developmental environment in shaping future behaviour and physiology.

Target collaborative companies

Mars WALTHAM

Skretting

Target collaborative organisations

University of North Texas

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Aquatic toxicology

Animal welfare

Animal behaviour

Aquaculture

External positions

Associate Editor for the Journal of Fish Biology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Kath Sloman is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Fishes Medicine & Life Sciences
fish Agriculture & Biology
Oncorhynchus mykiss Medicine & Life Sciences
rainbow Earth & Environmental Sciences
cortisol Agriculture & Biology
Salmo trutta Agriculture & Biology
Cadmium Medicine & Life Sciences
gills Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 1997 2019

Ethical considerations in fish research

Sloman, K. A., Bouyoucos, I. A., Brooks, E. J. & Sneddon, L. U., 11 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Fish Biology. 94, 4, p. 556-577 22 p., 13946.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

fish
animal
researchers
anesthetic
animals
4 Downloads (Pure)

The effects of interacting with fish in aquariums on human health and well-being: a systematic review

Clements, H., Valentin, S., Jenkins, N., Rankin, J., Baker, J. S., Gee, N., Snellgrove, D. & Sloman, K., 29 Jul 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 7, e0220524.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
aquarium fish
systematic review
Fish
human health
Fishes

The importance of behaviour in improving the production of shrimp in aquaculture

Bardera, G., Usman, N., Owen, M., Pountney, D., Sloman, K. A. & Alexander, M. E., 22 Aug 2018, In : Reviews in Aquaculture. 29 p., 12282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shrimp culture
Litopenaeus vannamei
crustacean culture
aquaculture
shrimp

The use of feed and water additives for live fish transport

Vanderzwalmen, M., Eaton, L., Mullen, C., Henriquez, F., Carey, P., Snellgrove, D. & Sloman, K., 22 Feb 2018, In : Reviews in Aquaculture. 11, 1, 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
fish health
fish culture
feed additives
food additives
fish
1 Downloads (Pure)

Developmental social experience of parents affects behaviour of offspring in zebrafish

Tamilselvan, P. & Sloman, K., 1 Nov 2017, In : Animal Behaviour. 133, p. 153-160

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Danio rerio
social environment
anxiety
fertilization (reproduction)
parental care

Activities 2006 2019

UWS Super Science Festival

Phillip Cowie (Presenter), Kath Sloman (Presenter), Mhairi Alexander (Presenter), Marie Seraphim (Presenter), Guillermo Bardera (Presenter)
Feb 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

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Invited talk: The re-establishment of fish assemblages on restored coral reefs. Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Mhairi Alexander (Invited speaker), Marie Seraphim (Invited speaker), Kath Sloman (Invited speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

STEM for Britain Poster Competition, House of Commons, UK Parliament

Marie Seraphim (Speaker), Mhairi Alexander (Participant), Noel Janetski (Participant), Donna Snellgrove (Participant), Jamaluddin Jompa (Participant), Rohani Ambo Rappe (Participant), Alastair Harborne (Participant), Kath Sloman (Participant)
13 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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UWS Learning, Teaching & Research Conference 2018

Marie Seraphim (Speaker), Mhairi Alexander (Participant), Noel Janetski (Participant), Donna Snellgrove (Participant), Jamaluddin Jompa (Participant), Rohani Ambo Rappe (Participant), Alastair Harborne (Participant), Kath Sloman (Participant)
2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Jason McNeill (Participant), Myriam Vanderzwalmen (Speaker), Peter Carey (Participant), Donna Snellgrove (Participant), Kath Sloman (Participant)
Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media

Welfare of Ornamental Fish

Kath Sloman

19/12/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Parental care in discus

Kath Sloman

1/11/10

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Ornamental fish welfare

Kath Sloman

30/06/0916/07/09

4 media contributions

Press/Media: Other

Profiles

Litopenaeus vannamei
shrimp
crustacean culture
feed deprivation
shrimp culture
aquarium fish
systematic review
Fish
human health
Fishes