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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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The Role of Jellyfish in Marine Ecosystems
Do jellyfish matter? A new study recently published in Scientific Reports suggests perhaps not as much as we thought.
[1 March 2019]

Nadia Fouzai Defends Her PhD Thesis
Congratulations to Nadia Fouzai who defended her PhD Thesis Adaptive Behaviour along Environmental Gradients in Larval Cod - An Optimality Modelling Approach on 9 January 2019!
[9 January 2019]

Marc Mangel Receives AIFRB Outstanding Achievement Award
In December 2018, Marc Mangel was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB). AIRFB is an association to establish and maintain high professional standards of recognition of achievement and competence.
[12 December 2018]


Dag L. Aksnes
Sergey Budaev
PhD Student
Ryan J. Dillon
Associate Professor
Sigrunn Eliassen
PhD student
Johanna Fall
Øyvind Fiksen
PhD Student
Nadia Fouzai
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Laura Hildesheim
PhD Student
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
Group Leader, Professor
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