Theoretical Ecology Group
Theoretical Ecology Group

Institutt for biovitenskap
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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, as of January 2016. From left to right: Sergey Budaev, Anders Opdal, Camilla H. Jensen, Christian Jørgensen, Jaqueline Weidner (partly hidden), Elisabeth Åsly, Johanna Fall, Sigrunn Eliassen, Ryan Dillon, Adéle Mennerat, Dag Aksnes, Øyvind Fiksen, Tom Langbehn, Gabriella Ljungström, Chris Lindemann, and Johanna Aarfloth.

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Digital Fish - An Interview With Aha Researchers
The Digital Life Norway network is fostering cross-disciplinary studies based in biotechnology, and interviewed several of their projects related to aquaculture, among them our Aha project which aims to model cognition in fish.
[2 August 2018]

Adèle Mennerat on the Future of Parasitology
Researcher Adèle Mennerat of the Theoretical Ecology Group is sharing her views on the future of parasitology at the University of Bergen website.
[23 March 2018]

New Paper on Sea Ice Loss and Changing Pelagic Interactions
The Arctic sea-ice cover is rapidly shrinking and light increasingly reaches the previously darkened waters. A new paper predicts that increased visibility helps fish that hunt by sight to detect their prey, which can expand their distribution poleward. However, the foraging gains will be limited to the summer months, as the polar nigh remains dark regardless of sea-ice loss, a seasonality favouring migratory fish.
[31 July 2017]


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