Prof. Dr. A. Decostere

Research Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium since 2002. Diplomate of the European College of Aquatic Animal Health (ECAAH).


Main Research areas:

  •  Pathogenesis of Flavobacterium columnare infections in carp (Cyprinus carpio) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • Pulse fishing: determining the safety ranges for marine organisms and for the optimal pulse to catch sole
  • Evaluation of the impact of electric shrimp fishing on a selection of marine fish and invertebrate species in the North Sea
  • Beneficial effects of probionts and their modes of action in marine larviculture
  • The etiology of ulcers of flatfish in the North Sea
  • The impact of algal toxins on fish larval health



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