The research of the group is focused on freshwater and fish ecology, with special emphasis on population, community and evolutionary ecology, trophic interactions and food web characteristics, parasitology, and migratory behaviour.
Ongoing research activities integrate a comprehensive ecological approach with modern molecular analyses (genetics and stable isotopes) to explore fundamental questions in ecology and evolution. Advanced telemetry technologies are also employed in fish migration behavioural studies. Our unique long-term data series (some covering a time span of >30 years) from subarctic watercourses constitute an important asset that provides good opportunities for addressing broad-scale ecological, evolutionary, and management-related research objectives.
Current research focus:
- Trophic ecology and interactions
- Ecological speciation and polymorphism in postglacial fishes
- Migration and behaviour of aquatic animals
- Environmental and management challenges
Group leader: Rune Knudsen