• E-mailbeatriz.diaz-pauli@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 81 37
  • Visitor Address
    Thormølens gate 53 A/B
    5006 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am interested in the anthropogenic causes of contemporary evolution, in particular I studied fisheries-induced evolution with guppies and medaka as model species. You can read a brief description of fisheries-induced evolution in our paper for kids.

Currently, I evaluate the cost of life-history adaptations on multiple traits at the University of Bergen with selected lines of guppies and the ecological consequences of such adaptations in medaka.

Former projects involved studying the effect of eutrophication and inbreeding due to habitat destruction on mating and parental care behaviour in the sand goby and the least killifish at Åbo Akademi and at the University of Helsinki, respectively.

BIO241 – Behavioural ecology (Spring semester)

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Size-selective harvesting affects the immunocompetence of guppies exposed to the parasite Gyrodactylus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Poor feeding opportunities and reduced condition factor for salmon post-smolts in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 2844-2857.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ecological ramifications of adaptation to size-selective mortality. Royal Society Open Science. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Trade-off between mate choice speed and decision accuracy under mating competition in female sand gobies. Journal of Ethology.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Stoichiometric consequences of size-selective mortality: An experimental test using the Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes). Science of the Total Environment. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Ecosystem consequences of multi-trait response to environmental changes in Japanese medaka, Oryzias latipes. Conservation Physiology. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Density-dependent consequences of size-selective induced life-history changes to population fitness in medaka (Oryzias latipes). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1741-1748.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Water turbidity constrains male mating success in a marine fish. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Selection for small body size favours contrasting sex-specific life histories, boldness and feeding in medaka, Oryzias latipes. BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Effects of ambient oxygen and size-selective mortality on maturation and growth in guppies. Conservation Physiology. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Behavioural responses to human-induced change: Why fishing should not be ignored. Evolutionary Applications. 231-240.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Opposite selection on behavioural types by active and passive fishing gears in a simulated guppy Poecilia reticulata fishery. Journal of Fish Biology. 1030-1045.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Fisheries-induced evolution. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 461-480.
  • Show author(s) (2014). What can selection experiments teach us about fisheries-induced evolution? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 485-503.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The importance of social dimension and maturation stage for the probabilistic maturation reaction norm in Poecilia reticulata. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2184-2196.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Ecological and evolutionary effects of harvesting: lessons from the candy-fish experiment. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 1281-1286.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Strong inbreeding depression in male mating behaviour in a poeciliid fish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 1396-1406.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2020). My article in Frontiers for Young Minds.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). How does fishing affect resistance? Empirical insights from a guppy-Gyrodactylus model system.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Cost of life-history adaptations: Multiple trait consequences of fisheries-induced evolution.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Cost of life-history adaptations: Multiple trait consequences of fisheries-induced evolution.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Selection for small size affects the pace-of-life syndrome in medaka impacting the invertebrate community.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Genomic effects of fishery-induced selection in guppy Poecilia reticulate.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Fisheries-induced evolution: Insights from experimental populations of guppies.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Does size-selective fishing affect behavioural diversity?
  • Show author(s) (2014). Phenotypic and genetic changes in life history traits in experimental populations of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) that experienced size-selective fishing.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Does fishing affect behaviour? An experimental test with guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Changes in productivity and life-history traits in experimentally harvested guppy populations.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Dynamics of size-selective exploitation and changes in life history traits in experimental populations of guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2016). Fisheries-induced evolution in morphology: a selection experiment on the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata).
  • Show author(s) (2015). Effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of Guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
  • Show author(s) (2014). Changes in growth under size-selective mortality using otolith microstructure analysis.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Consequences of size-dependent harvest in guppy: study of morphological traits and their heritability.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Fishing can turn big fish into small fish. Frontiers for Young Minds.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Bærekraftige forvaltning av fiskebestander. Følger fiskeriforskerne sine egne teorier? Naturen. 109-112.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Contemporary evolution caused by fisheries: Contributions from experimental studies.
  • Show author(s) (2022). How does size-selective fishing affect neophilia in guppies?
  • Show author(s) (2018). Evolutionary effect of fishing as predation: Insights from experimental populations.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Fisheries impact on life-history: Phenotypic changes in life-history of size-selected guppy populations.
  • Show author(s) (2012). The behavioural effect of fishing. Do personality types differ in vulnerability to fishing gear?
  • Show author(s) (2011). Experimental approach to the study of fisheries induced evolution.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Inbreeding depression in male mating behaviour of Heterandria formosa.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Estimation of Probabilistic Maturation Reaction Norms (PMRN) under laboratory conditions.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Can we harvest sustainably? An experimental approach with humans as the exploiting agents.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2014). What can selection experiments teach us about fisheries-induced evolution? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 485-503.

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