PhD Training

I. Biotechnology Component
1. PhD Nguyen Thi Hai Thanh
University of Bergen
1.1. Working title: Effects of ocean acidification caused climate change processes on symbiotic/host system of anemone fish and their anemone
1.2 Objectives
•Classification of anemone fishes and anemones based on morphologic and genetic characters and study host selection of anemone fish.
•Design and implement experiments to study the effect of elevated CO2 levels on anemone fish.
•Analyze the otolith structure of the experimental fishes to link behavior changes and functional morphology.
1.3 Activities
•Design and carry out experiment .
•Design the facility for WETLAB.
•Purchase the equipment for experiment.
•Study in Bergen.
•Participate the conference in Climate Change
•courses completed:
–Biological Data Analysis and Research Design
–Early Life History of Fish
–Fish Behaviour
II. Economic component 
1.  PhD Le Thi Thanh Ngan
–Thesis Topic: Macro and Micro-Level impacts of Climate Change on Vietnamese Aquaculture: a case study in Central and Southern parts of Vietnam
Assoc Prof Brækkan Eivind Hestvik
  Prof Claire Armstrong
Assoc Prof Nguyen Thi Kim Anh
–Expected papers:
Paper 1: Analysis of aquaculture yield and production risks under the impacts of climate factors.
Paper 2: Measuring Aquaculture farmer’s adaptive responses to climate change in the Mekong delta, Vietnam.
Paper 3: Understanding famers’ resilience to climate change impacts by using microfinance tools: Implications for adaptation management .
2.  PhD Cao Thi Hong Nga
–Thesis Topic: Climate change, economic performance and poverty in small scale fisheries in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam
Prof Arne Eide
Prof Claire Armstrong
Dr Le Kim Long
–The supervisor has approved for the topic of three expected papers
Paper 1: A study on fishermen’s perceptions on the impact of climate change on small- scale fisheries in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
Paper 2: Economic performance and fishing capacity in small-scale fisheries in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
Paper 3: A study on poverty in small-scale fisheries in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
III. Aquaculture Component
1. PhD Pham Phuong Linh

Thesis title: Effect of elevated temperature on Amphiprion ocellaris