Theoretical Ecology Group

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Our aim is to understand how processes at the level of individuals drive dynamics of populations and communities. We focus on individual trade-offs and use trait-based models to explain ecological and evolutionary patterns. Please navigate through our pages to read more about our Research, our Publications, and us.

The group is well connected and networked. Most of us are members of the Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics". We are a node in the Nordic Centre of Excellence NorMER - Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change, and work package leaders in the EU training network MARmaED.
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Randi Elisabeth Åsly Defended Her Masters Thesis
Randi Elisabeth Åsly defended her MSc thesis Tuesday 28 June on the link between extra-pair paternity and cooperation in bird neighbourhoods.
[1 July 2016]

Thomas Njerve Olsen Defended His Masters Thesis
On Friday 17 June Thomas Njerve Olsen defended his Masters Thesis A Killing the Winner study of visual and tactile organisms in the Black Sea.
[29 June 2016]

The Meaning of Life is 36.8
The answer to life, the universe, and everything is not 42 - when it comes to reproduction it is another number that matters. Postdoc Adèle Mennerat and Professor Arne Skorping explain their latest finding at the Unviersity of Bergen's web pages.
[24 June 2016]

Blue Tit Field Work in France
Does predation risk affect extra-pair mating behaviour? And is there a difference in how male and female blue tits respond to approaching predators? These are among the questions that researchers on bird mating behaviour set out to investigate in Montpellier this spring.
[15 June 2016]


Dag L. Aksnes
Sergey Budaev
PhD Student
Ryan J. Dillon
Sigrunn Eliassen
Group Leader, Professor
Øyvind Fiksen
PhD Student
Nadia Fouzai
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
PhD Student
Judy Jinn
Associate Professor
Christian Jørgensen
PhD Student
Tom J. Langbehn
Christian Lindemann
PhD Student
Gabriella Ljungström
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Adèle Mennerat
Anders F. Opdal
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot