Andreas Svensson

Andreas Svensson

Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Environmental Science Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
42028, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am a lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology.

As a researcher, I am interested in behavioural strategies in animals, with fishes as model organisms. My research projects concern, for example:
-Why do certain animal form schools/flocks?
-How do parasites affect the behaviour of their hosts?
-How can animals trust each other when communicating?
-Which roles do carotenoids and other pigments have in animal color signals?
-How does sexual selection drive the evolution of animal coloration?
-What determines animal strategies for aggression?
-Which strategies do animals use when choosing sexual partners?
-Which conflicts arise when the male, the female or both care for the offspring?

More information is available through the Publication list below (Diva) and my personal research webpage:


I am course coordinator for 1bi004 Behavioural Ecology, 1bi003 Evolutionary biology and genetics and 2bi004 Ethology. I also teach Ecology, Statistics, Environmental Science and Philosphy of Science.


The overarching theme of my research can be defined as:
“Evolutionary strategies in animals, using fishes as model systems”

My research themes:
¤ Behavioural strategies in marine and freshwater fishes.
¤ The behaviour of invasive species
¤  How parasites alter the behaviours of their hosts
¤ Reproductive tactics and sexual selection
¤ Animal coloration and colour signals.
¤ Chromatophores and carotenoids.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)