Leon Green


Department of Biological & Environmental
Visiting address
Kristineberg 566
45178 Fiskebäckskil
Postal address
Kristineberg 566
40530 Fiskebäckskil

About Leon Green

I'm studying the ecology and evolution of invasive species.

As environments change, organisms can acclimate and/or adapt (through genetic changes in their offspring). The same thing also occurs when a species is translocated to a novel environment. The study of non-native (and invasive) species can therefore tell us a lot about how species cope with a changing environment.

In my research, I'm is using the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) as a model. This species is Sweden's first truly marine invasive fish, and knowledge regarding their spread and ecosystem effects are very important for management purposes.

I use a multitude of techniques in my research, but a lot of focus lately has been on non-invasive sampling in the wild using remote camera systems to record community composition and species interactions between native fish and the invasive round goby.


  • Environmental adaptation of fishes physiology and behaviour.
  • Evolution and speciation.
  • Citizen science and outreach.
  • Developing scientific diving techniques.