I am quantitative (marine) ecologist with a strong interest in evolution and global change ecology. I enjoy thinking broadly, to link data with theory and models, and I find interest in diverse biological disciplines. Central aspects of my work are foraging interactions, physiology, life-history theory, species distributions, and behavioural ecology. I am particular fascinated by polar (high-latitude) ecosystems and their extreme seasonality, and life in the ocean twilight zone. I work mostly, but not exclusively, on (meso-)pelagic fish, zooplankton, and birds.
You can find more info about me, my past and present work, my outreach activites including a list of publications, talks and posters on my personal webpage.
I want to understand the mechanics of life in the ocean: how species interact, what drives their behaviour, evolutionary strategies, and distributions, and how marine ecosystems across different levels of organisation will respond to perturbations like climate change or fishing.
For my research I combine numerical models rooted in evolutionary and ecological theory with observations from the field. Although, most of my work is done from the comforts of my office, I regularly participate in research cruises to collect data in order to ground-truth model predictions. In my work, I often find it useful to think along latitudinal and environmental gradients and use them as natural laboratories.
The fundamental role of mesopelagic fishes for the structure and change of Northeast Atlantic marine ecosystems, led by Christian Jørgesen, UiB.
Within this project I currently work on two different aspects: