I am interested in how individual variation in traits and life histories arise and influence ecological and evolutionary processes, including biological responses to climate change. I develop and analyse mathematical models with application to observational and experimental data from different study systems in the field and lab.
Some of the questions I am working on are
- How does intraspecific trait variation interact with population and community dynamics?
- How does short-term environmental fluctuations affect species responses to climate change?
- How can general life history constrain the dynamical effects of heterogeneity?
- How does host heterogeneity shape host-parasite dynamics?
- BIOS5112 Life history strategies and climate effects (course responsible with A. Vøllestad)
- BIOS2000 Animal Behaviour (course responsible with Sanne Boessenkool)
- BIOS2100 Population Ecology (computer labs)
- BIOS3000 Design and analysis of biological studies (group projects)
- BIOS3100 Evolution (lectures)
- BIOS1150 Biodiversity (computer labs)
- Anna Olsson: Life history effects of covariance between food and temperature in Daphnia magna.
- Rasmi Kunwar: Consequences of calorie restriction in Daphnia magna
- Kristin Reehaug Hansen (cosupervisor): Comparison of life history strategies in monokaryotic vs dikaryotic growth stages of fungi
- Asena Goren (CEES, UiO; main supervisor): An EcoHealth Approach to Lyme Disease Dynamics in Norway’s Changing Climate.
- Marlene W. Stubberud (CEES, UiO; cosupervisor): Two-sex integral projection models to investigate the consequences of selective harvesting in a changing environment.
- Lars Lindsø (CEES, UiO; cosupervisor): Dynamics of tick-borne pathogens in small mammalian hosts.
- Viktor Thunell (SLU AQUA, Sweden; cosupervisor): Viktor uses structured models to study how fishing and climate change jointly affect the ecological and evolutionary in fish communities.
Chloé R. Nater (PhD, 2015-2019). Thesis title: Impacts of harvesting, hydropower, and stocking on a size-structured population of brown trout. About the thesis.
- Christie le Coeur (Postdoc, 2019-2021): Investigating how life history affects population responses to environmental variability, using stochastic matrix population models and analyses with the databases COMADRE/COMPADRE.
Øyvind Svensen (Master, 2019-2021): Effects of predictable versus unpredictable environmental variation on Daphnia magna.
Colin Gaillot (Master thesis project, spring 2021): Long-lasting effects of temperature variability in early life stages on life history strategies of Daphnia magna.
Alexandre Terrigeol (Master thesis project, spring 2017): Is Daphnia magna an exception to the temperature-size rule?