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Mechanisms and Adaptations

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.

Most of the Theoretical Ecology Group with EvoFish and colleagues, as of January 2019. From left to right: Agnieszka Ruminska, Anders Opdal, Camilla H. Jensen, Chris Lindemann (partly hidden), Laura Hildesheim, Katja Enberg, Tom Langbehn, Sergey Budaev, Øyvind Fiksen, Sigrunn Eliassen, Mikko Heino, Dag Aksnes, Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, Christian Jørgensen, and Phangoxolo Sishuba (visitor).

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Coastal Water Darkening at
The coastal water has become darker over the last century. In an interview at Anders Opdal explains the phenomenon and its causes and consequences.
[23 September 2019]

Ocean Warming Causes Oxygen Decline in Deep Fjords
In their accepted paper in Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Dag L. Aksnes, Jan Aure, Per-Otto Johansen, Geir H. Johnsen, and Anne Gro Vea Salvanes provide evidence that ocean warming has caused a multi-decadal oxygen decline in Norwegian fjords.
[19 September 2019]

Fish Repulsed and Attracted by Artificial Light
A recently accepted article in Marine Ecology progress Series by Stein Kaartvedt, Anders Røstad, Anders F. Opdal, and Dag L. Aksnes shows how a diving ROV with an attached light source trigger dichotomous responses in the mesopelagic fish assemblage.
[17 August 2019]


Dag L. Aksnes
Sergey Budaev
Associate Professor
Sigrunn Eliassen
Øyvind Fiksen
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Laura Hildesheim
PhD Student
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
Group Leader, Professor
Christian Jørgensen
Tom J. Langbehn
Christian Lindemann
PhD Student
Gabriella Ljungström
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Adéle Mennerat
Anders F. Opdal
PhD student
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD Student
Agnieszka Ruminska
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner


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