Recent publications

Ohlberger et al. 2014. Stochasticity and determinism: How density-independent and density-dependent processes affect population variability. PLoS ONE 9(6):e98940.

Hidalgo et al. 2014. Contrasting evolutionary demography induced by fishing: the role of adaptive phenotypic plasticity. Ecological Applications 24(5):1101–1114.

Vindenes et al. 2014. Effects of climate change on trait-based dynamics of a top predator in freshwater ecosystems. American Naturalist 183(2):243–256.

Ohlberger et al. 2013. Adaptive phenotypic diversification along a temperature-depth gradient. American Naturalist 182(3):359-373.

Ohlberger 2013. Climate warming and ectotherm body size – from individual physiology to community ecology. Functional Ecology 27:991-1001.

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Jan Ohlberger

Research interests: Ecology, animal physiology and evolutionary biology

Keywords: climate warming, community interactions, density regulation, ecological speciation, harvesting, life-history, metabolic scaling, population dynamics, temperature, thermal adaptation

My research aims at understanding the functioning of living organisms and their interdependence with the abiotic world. I am particularly interested in the ecological and evolutionary responses of fish populations to climate change, exploitation and infectious diseases. One of my goals is to link physiological processes at the individual level with the population dynamics and the adaptive evolution of species. I use a variety of approaches including laboratory experiments, statistical analysis of time-series data, and mathematical models in combination with empirical data such as eco-evolutionary models, size-structured population models, and stage-based biomass models.

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