Department of
Biological Sciences

Professor, PhD
Jarl Giske

Research interests

My current research interest is how animals make decisions and which ecological effects these mechanisms and architectures have. The major tool for this is agent-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 Agent-Based Modelling. Later, I have focused even more on how the decision architecture in fish and other animals works, and how this can be utilised in modelling.

See more in the Animal Decision Making web page.

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