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Mechanisms and Adaptations

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.


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Evolution of Virulence in Salmon Lice Covered by The Scientist
One of our recent scientific papers, published in Journal of Evolutionary Biology and coauthored by Mathias Ugelvik, Olav Moberg, Arne Skorping, and Adele Mennerat, is discussed in popular science journal The Scientist. Virulence of salmon lice from farmed areas appears higher than that of lice from wild areas, providing correlative support to theoretical studies predicting evolution of higher virulence in parasites and pathogens of farmed fish.
[20 April 2017]

TEG Members Convening ICES Session on Movement Ecology
Together with Sue Lowerre-Barbieri, Ignacio Catalán, and Ross Boucek, Christian and Anders are convening a Theme Session on Movement Ecology at the ICES Annual Science Conference in Florida 18-22 September 2017; Linkages between spatial ecology and sustainable fisheries.
[18 February 2017]

3rd International Workshop in Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life
The 3rd International Workshop in Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life will be arranged at Solstrand Hotel 20th to 23rd of August 2017, and the Hjort Centre and the Theoretical Ecology Group will be involved in organizing and planning the event. Anyone interested in or curious about this approach in ecology and contemporary oceanography should reserve the dates and follow this page to be there!
[22 September 2016]


Dag L. Aksnes
Sergey Budaev
PhD Student
Ryan J. Dillon
Associate Professor
Sigrunn Eliassen
PhD student
Johanna Fall
Group Leader, Professor
Øyvind Fiksen
PhD Student
Nadia Fouzai
Jarl Giske
PhD Student
Camilla Håkonsrud Jensen
PhD Student
Judy Jinn
Associate Professor
Christian Jørgensen
PhD Student
Tom J. Langbehn
Christian Lindemann
PhD Student
Gabriella Ljungström
Adjunct Professor
Marc Mangel
Adèle Mennerat
Anders F. Opdal
PhD student
Nicolas J. I. Rodriguez
PhD Student
Jacqueline Weidner
PhD Student
Johanna Myrseth Aarflot