Prof. Dr. Werner Kloas
PD Dr. Klaus Knopf has been a research scientist at Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei with expertise in experimental parasitology, fish immunology and parasite ecology.
In CUBES Circle his focus of interest is on the well-being of the fish. The working group investigates how maintanance conditions and nutrition affect the stress-physiological and immunological status of fish. By combining a behavioral biological research approach with the physiological parameters, recommendations for animal welfare-appropriate stocking densities will be developed.
PD Dr. Radek Gebauer is focused on fish performance and the macro- and micro-nutrients in aquaculture effluent in response to different fish diets. The main aim is to develop sustainable aquaponic feed by means of replacement of the fish meal with cheap and sustainable protein sources. The invented diet would provide macro- and micro-nutrients for plants as well as essential amino acids for fish growth.