Fish & Fisheries - evolutionary ecology & behaviour

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General information

The course is given by the University of Gothenburg (UGOT), Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, 29 September – 1 October 2015 as a 3-day workshop at Kristineberg Research Station, Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, beautifully situated at the west coast of Sweden. 

In preparation for the workshop the student is expected to read the course literature, a selection of scientific papers, and write essays (2-3 A4 pages) on three of them (freely chosen). At the workshop the students:

  1. give 10-min presentations on their research,
  2. provide constructive feedback on talks by fellow students,
  3. listen to plenary talks given by the teachers, and
  4. participate in course topic seminars led by the teachers. 
  • To provide participating students with broad insights and knowledge in the field (e.g. sexual selection; parental care; behavioural variation; life history variation; population structure; genetics; local adaptation; speciation; conservation; management; releases & escapes).
  • To provide insights into how basic theories and methods in the field can be applied for sustainable management and conservation of fish and fisheries resources
  • To stimulate student contacts and interactions with other students and researchers in the field.
Contact Person: Jörgen Johnsson (


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Venue: Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences
Kristineberg, Sweden

The Lovén Centre Kristineberg
Kristineberg 566, SE-451 78 Fiskebäckskil



The course is free of charge but there is a fee (about 70 Euro) for food and housing at Kristineberg during the workshop.


The course is addressed to PhD students.

Application Procedure:

To apply, send an email to the course leader Jörgen Johnsson ( with a brief motivation (max 0,5 A4 page) of why you want to participate in the course.

Application deadline: 29 May 2015


Academic level: PhD

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