Research Team on Live Preys in Aquaculture, Larviculture and Ecotoxicology


Established in 1984 under the direction of Prof. F. Amat Doménech, the group was initially devoted exclusively to the study of Artemia and different live preys from basic and applied viewpoints. Although the basic research topics have been maintained, the group has expanded its activity towards different applied lines related to the relationship of Artemia with Aquaculture in aspects like larviculture, feeding, and nutrition of larvae, increasing in pluridisciplinarity. Consequently, an analytic line of applied research on lipids has been developped, due to the central role that these compounds represent as a limiting nutritional factor, and their function as a key element in modern Aquaculture. At the same time, the use of Artemia in ecotoxicology as model species has allowed the development of a new research line that presently covers the study of biomarkers of exposure to toxics in Aquaculture.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bioeconomy.
  • 2.3. Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources
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