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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.

Master project & field expedition

Torborg is starting her studies of climate effects on the Antarctic krill

Torborg Rustand is heading to the Southern Ocean where she will be collecting zooplankton samples for the Master project.

New publication

Do hypoxic waters affect reproductive biology of male bearded goby?

A new paper in Journal of Sea Research written by EvoFish alumnus Maria L. Seivåg together with Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, Anne Christine Utne-Palm, and Olav Sigurd Kjesbu examines reproductive biology and tactics in male bearded goby.

Master thesis

Can guppies hold their breath? Yes!

Geetha has successfully defended her thesis on the effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of guppies.

New PhD student

Marion wants to solve the herring life-history enigmas

Marion Claireaux has started her PhD studies on herring life-history changes. The study is part of the ConEvolHer project lead by the Institute of Marine Research.

Open Master projects with EvoFish

EvoFish can offer many exciting Master projects!

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.