Marine Animal Ecology Group

Marine Animal Ecology Group

Marine animal ecology (MAE) studies how marine animals adapt in response to a changing environment. Our research is focused on different organismal levels, from eco-physiology, early life-stage development, population genomics, up to whole ecological community responses. We subsequently apply our research to gain an understanding of the consequences of anthropogenic activities to ecosystem services and conservation management.

MAE Publications

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Highlighted student projects

Students can participate in the research projects of MAE. Furthermore, on this page you can find additional information about specific student projects. See below for some examples!


Rewarding opportunity in working on sustainable aquaculture!

We are looking for MSc students with diving experience to work in the Eastern Mediterranean to find a solution to current unsustainable fish aquaculture using sponges.
Click here for more info.


Are you interested in the potential of marine lakes as natural laboratories?

We are looking for MSc students to work on various projects available within the marine lakes project. Topics include DNA-barcoding, morphometrics, sponge and mollusc identification, fish morphology, community assembly, GIS and conservation. Limited fieldwork opportunities are available as well.
Click here for more info.

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Would you like to do fieldwork on a remote tropical coral reef?

We have an exciting opportunity for MSc students with diving experience to work on the role of iron availability on reef resilience on Mo'orea, French Polynesia. Click here for more info.

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Are you interested in working with deep-sea sponges?

We have opportunities for MSc students to work on sponges either in Norway or Canada. Click on the name of the country to learn more about the projects you can join!

MAE Blogs

Marine Lake Expeditions!
Marine Lake Expeditions!

Svalbard Expeditions!
Svalbard Expeditions!

The Marine Animal Ecology group (MAE) is part of the cluster Biology and Aquatic Resilience.