Department of Ecology and Genetics

Peter Eklöv


Telephone: +46 18 471 2720

Research interests
My major research interest revolves around the effects of consumer/resource interactions on community structure in aquatic systems. I am especially interested in how changes in adaptive traits, such as behavior and morphology among individuals, affect species interactions and how these effects, in turn, may propagate through the food web affecting the community structure. Our scientific approach in general, is to use a combination of laboratory and field experiments with direct observations in the field to estimate important mechanisms contributing to community structure.
Presently we are evaluating mechanisms important for the morphological variation in different fish species. Different techniques involved are stable isotope measurements to estimate food web structure and the long-term use of food resources and microsatellites for the study of genetic variation within and among fish populations. Read more...

CV and publications