Department of Biology

Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Erik Baatrup

Associate professor emeritus

Erik Baatrup

Research Interests

Quantitative measurements of animal behaviour. Effects of environmental contaminants on animal behaviour with emphasis on mechanistic links to other levels of biological organisation. Development of computer-aided video tracking systems for uncovering animal behaviour.
Other fields of interest: Metal histochemistry. Structure and function of vertebrate chemosensory organs
Current projects: Effects of endocrine disruptors on the sexual behaviour and reproduction in fish. Mechanistic relationships between metabolism, respiration and behaviour in arthropods.
Methods: Computer-aided video tracking systems; Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (metal analysis); Spectrophotometric measurements of enzyme activity.

Research areas:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Hormonal distruption
  • Quantitative behaviour

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