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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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Tom Received Best Presentation Award at the ICES Conference
Tom Langbehn, PhD student with us and part of the European training Network MArmaED, received the Best Presentation Award at the 2018 ICES Annual Science Conference in Hamburg. He presented two talks, and it was for his model on latitudinal distribution of mesopelagic fish that he got the prize.
[4 October 2018]

Johanna Is Researching the World's Strongest Animal
Johanna Aarflot is participating in Researcher Grand Prix, with a popularized version of her research on tiny copepods and their enormous role.
[14 September 2018]

Julianne Netteland Defends Her Masters Thesis
Julianne Netteland defended her MSc thesis on 31 August. In her thesis work, she studied the physics of light and vision in relation to dawn song.
[31 August 2018]


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
Adéle Mennerat
Anders F. Opdal
PhD student
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot