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Evolutionary ecology

A school of EvoFish

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 DEGREE
Torborg Rustand presenting her Master thesis

Torborg finishes her master thesis

A krill hotspot in the Antarctica was identified as a spawning area and located in cold water near the continental shelf edge of the South Orkney area, while salp hotspots were located in warmer and deeper waters. These findings are recently reported by Torborg Rustand in her Master thesis

MASTER DEGREE
Martine presenting her Master thesis

Martine finishes her Master thesis

Martine R. Solås reports in her Master thesis that enriched rearing reduced post-release growth of Atlantic salmon fry (Salmo salar). Moreover, predatory brown trout fed selectively on small fry.

New publication
Five fish on deck of a ship

Norwegian fjords contain sub-populations of roundnose grenadier, a deep-water fish

A new field study, published in MEPS, shows that deep Norwegian fjords house sub-populations of roundnose grenadiers, with little connections to coastal populations.

Travel letter
Maneter på dekk av et fartøy ute på havet

Travel letter from the South Atlantic

A group of scientists from BIO are currently on survey in the South Atlantic Ocean

New publication
Torsk

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.

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.