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Tom Langbehn

Postdoctoral fellow
  • E-mailTom.Langbehn@uib.no
  • Phone+47 921 45 424
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlensgt. 53 A/B
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I am marine ecologist with a keen interested in evolution and the ecology and biography of environmental change, with a fascination for polar ecosystems and the ocean twilight zone. My research currently revolves around the understanding of mechanism at the individual level underlying macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns. Central aspects of my work are life-history theory, physiology and the role of the light regime in governing foraging interactions and consequently species distributions. I enjoy thinking broadly, to link data with theory and models, and I find interest in diverse biological disciplines.

For further details and a list of publications, please visit our my profile on our group website or my google scholar page.

Journal articles
  • Kaartvedt, Stein; Langbehn, Tom; Aksnes, Dag Lorents. 2019. Enlightening the ocean’s twilight zone. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 76: 803-812. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz010
  • Langbehn, Tom; Aksnes, Dag Lorents; Kaartvedt, Stein; Fiksen, Øyvind; Jørgensen, Christian. 2019. Light comfort zone in a mesopelagic fish emerges from adaptive behaviour along a latitudinal gradient. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 623: 161-174. doi: 10.3354/meps13024
  • Sguotti, Camilla; Otto, Saskia A; Frelat, Romain; Langbehn, Tom; Plambech Ryberg, M; Lindegren, Martin; Durant, Joel Marcel; Stenseth, Nils Christian; Möllmann, Christian. 2019. Catastrophic dynamics limit Atlantic cod recovery. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. 286. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2877
  • Geoffroy, Maxime; Berge, Jørgen; Majaneva, Sanna Kristiina; Johnsen, Geir; Langbehn, Tom; Cottier, Finlo Robert; Mogstad, Aksel Alstad; Zolich, Artur Piotr; Last, Kim. 2018. Increased occurrence of the jellyfish Periphylla periphylla in the European high Arctic. Polar Biology. 1-5. doi: 10.1007/s00300-018-2368-4
  • Langbehn, Tom; Varpe, Øystein. 2017. Sea-ice loss boosts visual search: fish foraging and changing pelagic interactions in polar oceans. Global Change Biology. 23: 5318-5330. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13797
Reports and theses
  • Langbehn, Tom. 2019. Light and visual foraging in the pelagic: Opportunities and constraints along gradients of seasonality. Universitetet i Bergen.

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