Dr. P. Andreas Svensson.



I am a lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology at the Linnaeus University in Sweden.

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




What I work on right now:
¤ Behavioural strategies in marine and freshwater fishes.
¤  Parasite induced behaviour change in hosts
¤ Reproductive tactics and sexual selection
¤ Animal coloration and colour signals.
¤ Chromatophores and carotenoids.


At Linnaeus University in Kalmar, I am conducting research using small fishes (sticklebacks, gobies) to answer evolutionary questions about reproduction, aggression, predator avoidance and animal personalities. I am also partaking in a research project together with Prof. John Endler at Deakin University, Australia. There, I investigate the roles of evolutionary exaggeration and innovation in the carotenoid-based colour patterns of male guppies (Poecilia reticulata).


Listen to me present my research on mind-bending parasites in the 2013 Research Grand Prix final in Stockholm (in Swedish)

forskar grand prix 3min 1
The initial 3 minute presentation: “Parasiter som gör sin värd orädd och dum”

The follow-up 5 minute presentation (from final round)





My Linnaeus University staff page
My current email address:


My current work address:
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.




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