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Looking for a Masters Project?

The Theoretical Ecology Group welcomes new Masters students in all our research themes. Here are some potential topics:

Some of our colleagues in Bergen and nearby offer projects on related topics. Check their pages for updates:

You can also check our Research web page and contact potential supervisors directly to inquire whether they will have an opening for new MSc students in the near future. The best way to make first contact is to present your background and research interests briefly in an email.

Information on application dates, housing and many other practicalities for being a Master of Science (MSc) student at Department of Biology, University of Bergen, can be found here. Most or all MSc education at the Department of Biology (and the Faculty of Science) is in English, and most MSc theses are written in English.

What Do Our Students Do After They Have Finished?

We have interviewed some of our students to give an idea of what life after studies can be like.

Past Masters Students


Marie Danielsen
MSc 2017
Thesis title: Effects of perceived predation risk on extra-pair mating in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus).
Supervisors: Adéle Mennerat, Sigrunn Eliassen, and Christian Jørgensen.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Lars Kristian Landsrød
MSc 2017
Thesis title: Decision-making in a proximate model framework: How behaviour flexibility is generated by arousal and attention. Supervisors: Sergey Budaev and Sigrunn Eliassen.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Randi Elisabeth Åsly
MSc 2016
Thesis title: Sammenhengen mellom sidefarskap og samarbeid i fuglenabolag av ulik størrelse [In Norwegian].
Supervisors: Sigrunn Eliassen and Christian Jørgensen.



 
Thomas Njerve Olsen
MSc 2016
Thesis title: En Killing the Winner studie av visuelle og taktile organismer i Svartehavet [In Norwegian].
Supervisors: Anders F. Opdal and Dag L. Aksnes.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Daniel Einarsen Sellæg
MSc 2015
Thesis title: Inferring female extra-pair mating behaviour from observed patterns of extra-pair paternity with a process-based model.
Supervisors: Sigrunn Eliassen and Christian Jørgensen.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Simon Miljeteig
MSc 2015
Thesis title: Neighborhood effects of extra-pair mating on female fitness: testing model predictions on data from blue tits (Parus caeruleus).
Supervisor: Adéle Mennerat, Sigrunn Eliassen, and Christian Jørgensen.



 
Bjørn Snorre Andersen
MSc 2014
Thesis title: Effects of genetic complexity and time resolution in an individual-based model of mesopelagic fish with hunger and fear.
Supervisor: Jarl Giske.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Eirik Norheim
MSc 2014
Thesis title: Distribution of mesopelagic scattering layer (MSL) in relation to the physical environment in the Norwegian Sea.
Supervisor: Dag L. Aksnes.
[ open access pdf ]



 
Stian Indrevåg
MSc 2010
Thesis title: : Klimavariasjon eller fiske: Hvorfor silda kollapset [In Norwegian]. Supervisor: Øyvind Fiksen.



 
Dorothy J. Dankel (Dorothy J. Housholder)
MSc 2004
Thesis title: Evaluation of harvest control rules: simple one-parameter versus complex multi-parameter strategies.
Supervisors: Mikko Heino and Øyvind Fiksen.
[ open access pdf ]



 

 

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

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