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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.

New publication

Fishing is associated with increased reproductive investment in cod - but not quite as expected

A new study shows that reproductive investment in cod increased during a period of heavy exploitation, and then stabilized or possibly reversed when the exploitation pressure was greatly reduced. However, this pattern was only found for males.

New publication

Oxygen availability has large influences on guppy life history

The new study published in Conservation Physiology shows that maturation in guppies is highly plastic with respect to ambient oxygen levels.

Master degree

Anne Marte completes her Master degree

Anne Marte has studied whether environmental enrichment affect feeding behavior in juvenile salmon.

Master degree

Aurelien completes his Master thesis

Aurelien has studied the genetic structure of deep-water grenadiers in Norwegian waters

International relations

EvoFish sister group in China

Not many of us may yet know that EvoFish has a sister group in China – "EvofishOUC"!

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.