MARmaED Early Stage Researcher from Sweden has started working at the Theoretical Ecology Group at the University of Bergen on 1st February 2016
Gabriella Ljungström made her PhD at the University of Bergen.
I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Climate Science from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and a Master of Atmospheric Science with orientation towards Environmental Sciences from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Having a broad background in biology, climate and atmospheric science, physics, statistics and environmental science, I’m interested in how present day human activities lead to changes in our atmosphere and oceans and how these changes are altering biological systems. In particular, I am interested in how changes due to human activities can drive the evolution of life history traits and behaviours.
For my PhD project within the MARmaED network I will investigate optimal harvesting under multiple human stressors by modelling how fishing and climate warming jointly determine new optima for behaviours and life history traits. These models will then be used to identify harvesting strategies that maximise sustainable yield. The work will be conducted at the University of Bergen under the supervision of Christian Jørgensen and Øyvind Fiksen from the Theoretical Ecology Group.