Debes Lab

Life history traits and friends

Welcome to the Debes lab!

Our research is driven by the broad interest for understanding the relative importance of environmental influences vs. genetic determination on shaping plastic phenotypes. This understanding contributes to the ability of predicting how species and ecosystems react in a changing world but also how captive species react in response to artificial selection. Our commonest model species are fishes from the salmonidae family, such as trout, charr, and salmon. To answer specific research questions, we often conduct planned breeding in combination with controlled laboratory experiments, and we may also work in the wild.

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The Debes Lab is part of the Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology at Hólar University and situated in Sauðárkrókur, north-west Iceland.


Paul V. Debes
Associate Professor
Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology
Hólar University
Háeyri 1
550 Sauðárkrókur
Phone: +354 839 2716