Home
Click

Evolutionary ecology

Evolutionary Ecology (EvoFish) is a research group working on both fundamental and applied aspects of eco-evolutionary biology.

We work with fisheries-induced evolution, environmental influence on fish behaviour and cognition, evolutionary parasitology, and plant-animal interactions. Our model species include guppy, daphnids, salmon lice, salmon and gobies. We have strong traditions in biostatistics, experiments, and modelling.

Evolutionary Fisheries Ecology (EvoFish) was established in 2007 with a grant from the Bergen Research Foundation. Evolutionary Ecology was one of original groups at BIO from 2004. In September 2013, our groups merged. To reflect the breath of our research we took Evolutionary Ecology as the group name, but will keep EvoFish as our short name.

EvoFish in media

Is fish farming driving evolution in fish parasites?

Mathias Stølen Ugelvik is studying host-parasite interactions using Atlantic salmon and salmon louse as the model system. The latest study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, shows that lice in an area with fish farming have evolved to become more virulent, as predicted by the theory....

EvoFish Master Students

Aurélien features as an example of our international students!

Aurélien Delaval is doing his Masters degree with the EvoFish group at the Department of Biology. Now UiB is highlighting him as an example of the highly international crowd of students that are taking their MSc degree in Bergen.

Master degree

Eihab completes his Master degree

Eihab has been studying how shape and colour have changed in experimentally harvested guppy populations.

Master degree

Silje completes her Master degree

Silje has studied whether environmental enrichment affects aggressive behaviour in juvenile salmon.

Master degree

Ingeborg completes her Master degree

Ingeborg has been studying whether the timing of environmental enrichment affects spatial learning in juvenile salmon.

Master with EvoFish?

We can offer a range of projects related to fish behaviour and life histories, fish dynamics, salmon louse and other parasites, etc., that are relevant for the Master programmes in Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology, Marine Biology, Aquaculture Biology, and Fisheries Biology and Management.