Arja Kaitala

Arja Kaitala

Professor, Department of Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu, Finland


«I am a professor in animal ecology at the Department of Ecology and Genetics at the University of Oulu.

My research program covers widely animal ecology.

This includes evolutionary and behavioural ecology, population biology and applied ecology.

Within the fields of evolutionary and behavioural ecology, I focus on variability between individuals and on social interactions among individuals.

Additionally, my research topics include how man-made changes in an environment affect sexual selection and thereby population survival.

Most problems are explored experimentally, but theoretical work in the form of mathematical modeling is carried out as well.

My research topics have included parental care and sexual selection in Heteropteran bugs, as well as polyandry in white butterflies. Recently, I have studied costs and benefits of sexual signaling in glow worms».


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