​Welcome! The Landscape Genomics Group at Nord University aims to understand local adaptation and adaptive potential in natural, human-disturbed and exploited populations. To do so, we study the evolutionary ecology and population genetics of various organisms across large and ecologically diverse landscapes. The results help us to determine how organisms persist, adapt to different environments, and diversify.



Two PhD fellowships and one postdoctoral fellowship linked to “CHIPOLATA – Climate change and harvesting impacts on the pelagic fish community of Lake Tanganyika”  Two PhD fellowships and one postdoctoral fellowship are available in the Landscape Genomics Group, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. The positions are funded by the Ministry of […]

Population genomics@Nord 2024

/ teaching, Ukategorisert / By Joost Raeymaekers *** Sorry, registration for the 2024 course is now closed. The next edition of the course is in spring 2026 *** The 2024 PhD course in Population Genomics at Nord University (course code : BIO9001) is held in Bodø from 18th to 22th of March 2024. The course, sponsored by NORBIS, consists of […]

Workshop: High-latitude freshwater ecosystems in a changing environment

5-6 October 2023, Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University (Bodø, Norway) Human population growth, high demands for resources, globalisation, and shifting climatic conditions are causing ecosystems to change more rapidly now than ever in the Anthropocene. Freshwater ecosystems, especially those in northern- and arctic regions are particularly affected, as many freshwater species have confined […]

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 – call for candidates in population genomics or genome biology

Dear colleagues, We are looking for colleagues who are interested in applying for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2023) to join the Landscape Genomics Group at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, Nord University, Bodø (Norway). At 68 degrees north, Bodø is a vibrant city lying within an area of magnificent nature. Bodø is the perfect […]

Skitt fiske 2.0!  ‘Extreme Sticklebacking’ in Nordland

By Marijn Kuizenga A new summer means a new season for field work! This season we are embarking on a project which aims to characterize mercury contamination in freshwater lakes across Northern Norway and study its effects on three-spined stickleback populations. During the summer of 2022 we are studying sticklebacks from 21 lakes scattered throughout […]

Urbanization is driving evolution of plants globally

Here is a story of a monumental project we were lucky to be part of, and which was published today in Science. Read the full article here!   Humans re-shape the environments where they live, with cities being among the most profoundly transformed environments on Earth. New research now shows that these urban environments are altering […]

Population genomics@Nord 2022

*** Sorry, registration for the 2022 course is now closed. The next edition of the course is in spring 2024 *** The 2022 PhD course in Population Genomics at Nord University (course code : BIO9001) is held in Bodø from 21th to 25th of February 2022. The course, sponsored by NORBIS and EEA Iceland-Liechtenstein-Norway grants, […]

Rapid evolution in waterfleas yields new conservation insights

The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a waterflea population across nearly two decades. In a new study published in Nature Communications, together with scientists at the Universities of Birmingham in the UK, the KU Leuven in Belgium, and the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and […]

Predicting fish community responses to environmental policy targets

Happy to share some new policy-relevant findings, just published in Biodiversity and Conservation (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-021-02154-2)!  People working with aquatic biodiversity and habitat quality in Europe are probably familiar with the EU Water Framework Directive. The WFD proposes biological, hydromorphological, and physico-chemical habitat quality criteria that need to be achieved to reach or maintain a “good” or […]

Skitt fiske! Stickleback fieldwork in the age of covid-19

Fieldwork blog special by: Joost Raeymaekers, Benedikt Berger, Arun Gowda and Thijs Bal Fieldwork is an essential part, and often the start of many studies in ecology and evolution. In the week of 9th March 2020, all was ready for our team to leave for Belgium and the Netherlands for a new study on stickleback […]