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Theoretical Ecology Group

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Dag L. Aksnes
Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
Enjoys mechanistic modeling in biological oceanography



 
Sergey Budaev
Researcher, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My current research focuses on individual differences and personality in animals. Although I am interested in any species, most of my work so far has been conducted on fish. I am interested in both proximate and ultimate causation of animal personality and use both experimental and modelling approaches.



 
Ryan J. Dillon
PhD Student, Visiting from Akvaplan NIVA, Tromsø
Ryan is a PhD Student visiting from Akvaplan NIVA, Troms. His PhD project is on modelling predatory behavior of North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean marine mammals.



 
Sigrunn Eliassen
Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My current research focus is on the evolution of mating systems. I use theoretical models to study adaptive behavioural decisions in different ecological settings.



 
Johanna Fall
PhD student, Institute of Marine Research (co-supervised)
I am interested in ecosystem ecology, especially predator-prey processes and their influence on the distribution and habitat use of species. In my PhD project I study the spatial and temporal dynamics of cod and capelin in the Barents Sea, with emphasis on the consumption of capelin by cod.



 
Øyvind Fiksen
Group Leader, Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I am particularly interested in behaviour and life-history of marine organisms, and how traits emerge in populations and ecosystems through natural selection.



 
Nadia Fouzai
PhD Student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I am using theoretical models to investigate climate change effects on early life history evolution and behavioural ecology of Atlantic cod larvae. My PhD is related to the Nordic Centre of Excellence NorMER.



 
Jarl Giske
Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My main research interest is to model how animals make decisions. Currently I study the proximate architecture for decision-making in animals and the implications of this architecture on individual behaviour and on phenotypic and genetic diversity in populations.



 
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
PhD Student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My main area of interest is general evolutionary patterns in nature. In my PhD project I am looking at how parasites, as selection pressures, affect the personality and behaviour of animals.



 
Judy Jinn
PhD Student, Visiting from University of California Berkeley
I am a PhD student from UC Berkeley visiting for fall 2015. I am interested in spatial cognition and biomechanics, specifically how they interact and influence optimal moving strategies in a complex environment. At the University of Bergen, I am hoping to both learn modeling and contribute to the current models being worked on by introducing simple learning schemes.



 
Christian Jørgensen
Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I work with adaptation as a tool to build models that scale mechanisms at the individual level to population-level patterns and evolutionary outcomes. Topics of interest include mating systems, fishing-induced evolution, life history theory, and algorithms for modelling evolution.



 
Tom J. Langbehn
PhD Student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I work mainly on zooplankton, seabirds and fish in the field of evolutionary ecology anf global change biology. I am particularly interested in how individuals, populations and species respond to change and how specific responses through life-history adaptations or species-interactions drive system dynamics.



 
Christian Lindemann
Postdoc, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My main scientific interests are in the ecology and bio-physical coupling of plankton, in particular phytoplankton and its impacts on the emergent structures of the pelagic food-web. To investigate this I have been involving in work using different numerical tools and modeling approaches.



 
Gabriella Ljungström
PhD Student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I'm interested in global change biology, i.e. how present day human activities lead to changes in our atmosphere and oceans and how these changes are altering biological systems. I'm particularly interested in how changes due to human activities can drive the evolution of life history traits and behaviours.



 
Marc Mangel
Adjunct Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Biology &
University of California Santa Cruz
Marc is Professor at the University of California Santa Cruz and Adjunct Professor associated with the Theoretical Ecology Group.



 
Adèle Mennerat
Postdoc, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in life history evolution and behaviour, and take a particular joy in designing experiments to test theoretical predictions. I am currently mostly studying extra-pair mating in birds and virulence evolution in parasites and pathogens.



 
Anders F. Opdal
Postdoc, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
I am currently very interested in the field of life history evolution, and often find myself somewhere in the interface between long-term data series and theoretical modelling.



 
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
My research focuses on the theory and method of ecosystem-based management in integrated marine management plans. I am interested in the relationship between theoretical ecology and the development of marine management systems.



 
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student, University of Bergen, Department of Biology
As Phd student my interests lie in sexual selection, decision making and aging processes.



 
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot
PhD Student, Institute of Marine Research (co-supervised)
I am interested the ecology and dynamics of marine ecosystems, particularly in relation to fisheries resources. My current area of research is the Barents Sea, and the focus of my PhD is to study the production and energy flow in the pelagic part of this ecosystem with emphasis on mesozooplankton and pelagic fish.



 

See also our Alumni Page for past members and Interviews with some of our previous candidates.

 

 
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
PhD Student
Judy Jinn
Associate Professor
Christian Jørgensen
PhD Student
Tom J. Langbehn
Postdoc
Christian Lindemann
PhD Student
Gabriella Ljungström
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Postdoc
Adèle Mennerat
Postdoc
Anders F. Opdal
PhD student
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot

Alumni