Göran Englund

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Works at:

Ecology and Environmental Sciences


Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

Visiting Address:

KBC-huset, plan 4, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A4-44-21


+46 90 786 97 28

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+46 70 245 10 38


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My research has two major themes:

Predictive models of fish distributions
What factors control the composition of fish communities in lakes? Does the absence of a species reflect dispersal barriers, biotic interactions or local environmental factors? How will future climate changes affect species distributions? I use extensive data on present and historical distributions, the outcome of species introductions and colonization after rotenone treatment to answer these questions.

Spatial scaling laws in ecology
Can the results of small-scale experiments be extrapolated to much-larger natural systems? Answering this critical question requires that we know when ecological responses are scale dependent. Important scale dependent phenomena that I study are migration rates and the combination of spatial heterogeneity and nonlinearity. My approach is often to derive simple mathematical models of scale-dependent processes and to test them with meta-analyses of published data.

Publications 2004-



Year sorteringsordning


Öhlund, Gunnar
Hedström, Per
Norman, Sven; et al.

Temperature dependence of predation depends on the relative performance of predators and prey
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, 282(1799)



Valinia, Salar
Englund, Göran
Moldan, Filip; et al.

Assessing anthropogenic impact on boreal lakes with historical fish species distribution data and hydrogeochemical modeling
Global Change Biology, 20(9): 2752-2764



Sjödin, Henrik
Brännström, Åke
Söderquist, Mårten; et al.

Population-level consequences of heterospecific density-dependent movements in predator-prey systems
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 342: 93-106



Hein, Catherine L.
Öhlund, Gunnar
Englund, Göran

Fish introductions reveal the temperature dependence of species interactions
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, 281(1775): 20132641-



Englund, Göran
Eriksson, Håkan
Nilsson, Mats B.

The birth and death of lakes on young landscapes
Geophysical Research Letters, 40(7)



Mobley, Kenyon B.
Ruiz, Rocio Colas
Johansson, Frank; et al.

No evidence that stickleback spines directly increase risk of predation by an invertebrate predator
Evolutionary Ecology Research, 15(2): 189-198



Hein, Catherine L.
Öhlund, Gunnar
Englund, Göran

Future distribution of Arctic Char Salvelinus alpinus in Sweden under climate change: Effects of temperature, lake size and species interactions
Ambio, 41(3): 303-312



Liao, Jinbao
Lu, Hui
Li, Zhenqing; et al.

The dynamical models of activated sludge system: stochastic cellular automaton and differential equations
International Journal of Biomathematics, 5(5): 1250048-



Dessborn, Lisa
Englund, Goran
Elmberg, Johan; et al.

Innate responses of mallard ducklings towards aerial, aquatic and terrestrial predators
Behaviour, 149(13-14): 1299-1317



Englund, Göran
Öhlund, Gunnar
Hein, Catherine L; et al.

Temperature dependence of the functional response
Ecology Letters, 14(9): 914-21



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