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Bengt Hansson

My research integrates ecology and genetics and has a main focus on causes and consequences of dispersal, isolation and inbreeding at the level of the individual and the population.

Main study species are great reed warbler, blue tit, carrion and hooded crow and Arabidopsis lyrata. I received my PhD in 2003 and after a post-doctoral session in 2003-2006 at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK, I am now working as an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Animal Ecology, Lund University, funded by the Swedish Research Council.

Two main projects within the CAnMove framework:

  1. Tracking the long-distance migration and the genetics of migratory traits in the great reed warbler. In this project, we use geolocators to track the migratory movements of individuals on their annual migrationfrom northern Europe to western Africa, and genetic and phenotypic datafrom a long-term pedigree population of great reed warblers in Sweden.

  2.  Landscape genetics and adaptions at expanding range limits in Ischnura damselflies. Here we combine experimental, field-based and genetic approaches to understand temperature adaptations, genetics signature of range expansions and the influence of landscape structure on genetic differentiation and demography in damselflies


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Bengt Hansson
E-mail: bengt [dot] hansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se



+46 46 222 49 96

+46 70 991 68 96


Sölvegatan 37, Lund


Centre for Animal Movement Research
Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology
Ecology building S-223 62 Lund Sweden