trout and mussel

Salmonid ecology group (SEG)

Research group

Short description

In SEG we study dispersal patterns and ecology in salmonids. We also study interactions between salmonids and the freshwater pearl mussel.


Led by Johan Höjesjö the group consists of post-docs, PhD students and Masters students interested in a wide range of topics surrounding salmonids. We study the behaviour and ecology of salmonids in the field and the lab, and we address both basic and applied problems. Although the work is focused primarily in Sweden the group conducts studies across Europe and collaborates with several international groups. We are also involved in many restoration projects in collaboration with various stakeholders.

The main species of interest is the native brown trout and various aspects of its life history and ecology; from seaward migration to interactions with the invasive brook trout and the freshwater pearl mussel.

Read more about the group's work and research on their external webpage, you will find it here.