We study ecological, evolutionary and eco-evolutionary dynamics of species adaptations and behaviours in space and during environmental changes, their consequences for population dynamics, persistence and diversification, and for species’ responses to rapid environmental changes.

We use theoretical models, mainly genetically- and spatially-explicit individual-based models, to generate fundamental understanding.

We also aim at translating this fundamental understanding into theory-grounded applications that can be used for both strategic and tactical modelling of, for example, spatial connectivity, population dynamics and species’ distributions, to aid management interventions.

Latest News

FULLY FUNDED PhD project within the SUPER DTP and in collaboration with NatureScot!

Populations at the edge: range dynamics and conservation of the Great Crested Newt under global change. Apply here by February 1st, 2023 – Informal enquiries welcome! Under anthropogenic exploitation and rapid environmental changes, many species are challenged with novel conditions, some are shifting their ranges moving to new suitable areas, and many are now threatened…

New fully funded PhD position opened!!

Unravelling the effects of environmental changes on genetic variation of beneficial arthropods in agroecosystem. Please apply by March 14, 2022! Or get in touch directly for more information.

New paper out in Evolution!

Congratulations to Max Tschol for publishing his first paper! We show, with a theoretical model, that strong spatial population structure, or limited dispersal, can facilitate female preference – male display co-evolution.

Welcome to Roslyn Henry!

A super warm welcome to Roslyn who is coming back to Aberdeen and joining the group today for a 5 years Post Doctoral position funded within the Novo Nordisk project “The missing link: unravelling the role of genetic variation of beneficial arthropods in agro-ecosystems”.

Unraveling the role of genetic variation of beneficial arthropods in agro-ecosystems

Our new international project “The missing link: unraveling the role of genetic variation of beneficial arthropods in agroecosystems” is led by Trine Bilde from Aarhus University in collaboration with Philip Francis Thomsen from Aarhus University, Greta Bocedi from University of Aberdeen and Marjo Saastamoinen from University of Helsinki. It receives in total an 8 million Euro research grant from…


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