Theoretical Ecology Group

 
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Institutt for biovitenskap
 
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Research

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.
 

Physical forcing
Light, temperature,
turbulence...
Mechanistic and evolutionary models   Behaviour
Life history strategies
Population dynamics
Trophic interactions
Ecosystem structure
  Individual
Motivation
and states
Biological interactions
Predators, prey, move-
ments, information...

 
This 'individual-based evolutionary ecology' is our tool to understand the functioning of ecosystems and predict how organism respond to environmental change. We work mainly with marine systems, but some of the theory we develop addresses general biological questions regardless of ecosystem. Please read more abour our Research Themes below.
 

Research Themes

Trait-based Marine Ecosystem Models