Behavioural ecology and evolution of behaviour

In order to understand individual-, population-, and ecosystem-level processes, it is often crucial to understand animal behaviour. I have worked with behavioral ecology experimentally and with evolution of behaviour theorically.
Authorship in general by “first-last-author-emphasis”, students/postdocs supervised by me marked with an *.

*Claireaux, M., C. Jørgensen and K. Enberg 2018. Evolutionary effects of fishing gear on foraging behavior and life-history traits. Ecology and Evolution 8: 10711-10721. (open access). Supplementary material


Tiira, K., A. Laurila, K. Enberg, and J. Piironen. 2009. Short-term dominance: stability and consequences for subsequent growth. Journal of Fish Biology 74: 2374-2385.


Tiira, K., A. Laurila, K. Enberg, J. Piironen, S. Aikio, E. Ranta, and C.R. Primmer. 2006. Do dominants have higher heterozygosity? Social status and genetic variation in brown trout, Salmo truttaBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59: 657-665. (open access)

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Lahti, K., A. Laurila, K. Enberg, and J. Piironen. 2001. Variation in aggressive behaviour and growth rate between populations and migratory forms in the brown trout, Salmo trutta. Animal Behaviour 62: 935-944.