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The Theoretical Ecology Group is a joint research group of the University of Bergen, Uni Research, and the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen Marine Research Cluster, hosted by Department of Biology at UiB.

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. Please navigate through our pages to read more about our Research, our Publications, and us.

We organize weekly Hjort seminars on marine ecosystem dynamics.

The group is well connected and networked. It is a node in the Nordic Centre of Excellence NorMER - Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change. We are also member of the EU COST action Conservation Physiology of Marine Fishes.
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Selina Våge is Defending Her PhD Thesis 4 April
Friday 4 April at 10:15 Selina Våge is defending her thesis entitled Pelagic microbial food web organization: Extending the theory for structure and diversity generating mechanisms based on life strategy trade-offs . Opponents are Mick Follows (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) and Andy Visser (Technical University of Denmark).
[29 Mar 2014]

Seminars with Visitors from Lund University
We had a wonderful day with seminars and discussions as the Theoretical Population Ecology and Evolution Group from Lund University, Sweden, visited us in Bergen. They spent the week on a Nordic road-trip, and arrived from the University of Oslo by train and continued to NTNU in Trondheim with the coastal ferry Hurtigruten.
[21 Mar 2014]

Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Officially Opened
Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg opened the Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics on 18 February, Johan Hjort's 145th birthday. Present were also the Fisheries Minister and the City Mayor of Bergen. The Hjort Centre is a collaboration between University of Bergen, Uni Research, Institute of Marine Research, and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center.
[20 Feb 2014]


Dag L. Aksnes
Sigrunn Eliassen
Group Leader UiB, Professor
Øyvind Fiksen
PhD Student
Nadia Fouzai
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Rebecca E. Holt
Group Leader Uni, Researcher
Christian Jørgensen
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Anders F. Opdal
PhD Student
Selina Våge

Forum for Marine Ecological Modelling
Jarle Berntsen
Nicolas Dupont
Solfrid Sætre Hjøllo
Group Leader IMR, Researcher
Geir Huse
Trond Kristiansen
Corinna Schrum
Morten D. Skogen
Espen Strand
Kjell Rong Utne