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Professor, PhD
Jarl Giske

Research interests

My current research interest is how animals make decisions. The major tool for this is indivudal-based modelling where adaptation occurs over generations through the Genetic Algorithm.

My interest in decisions has been a long walk starting with life-history-based optimizations. Triggered by how organisms are able to perform decisions that (seemingly) simultaneously can incorporate state-, age-, density-, and environment-dependent trade-off, I started with Geir Huse to model adaptations through Artificial Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Individual-Based Modelling. Later, I have focused (with Per Jakobsen, Marc Mangel and the TE colleagues) even more on how the decision architecture in fish and other animals works, and how this can be utilised in modelling.

The first parts of this work are published in Am Nat, Proc B, Ecol Mod, and Fish & Fisheries.

I also cooperate with Frede Thingstad and Selina Våge on utilising the adaptation approach to evolve functional groups in a microbial ecosystem (Aquat Ecol, PNAS, Front Microbiol).

 

 
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University of Bergen, Department of Biology
Email
jarl.giske@
    uib.no
Telephone
(+47) 992 05 975
Office
3H12
Thormøhlensgate 53B
3rd floor
Postal Address
Department of Biology
University of Bergen
P.O. Box 7803
N-5020 Bergen
Norway