My research is focused on some central topics in behaviour, ecology and evolutionary biology. Problems that I am interested in include natural and sexual selection on phenotypic traits, dynamics of genetic polymorphism, frequency-dependent selection, sexual isolation and speciation processes and the evolution of canalization and phenotypic plasticity.
In the past, me and my co-workers have worked with a number of different organisms, including birds, reptiles, crustacean and insects. Currently, much of our experimental work uses odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) as our main study organisms. Most of our work takes place in the field, in natural or semi-natural environments.
Eroukhmanoff F. & Svensson E.I. 2011, "Evolution and stability of the G-matrix during the colonization of a novel environment", Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24(6), 1363-1373.
Svensson E.I., Eroukhmanoff F., Karlsson K., Runemark A. & Brodin A. 2010 "A Role For Learning in Population Divergence of Mate Preferences", Evolution 64(11), 3101-3113.
Svensson E.I. & Råberg L. 2010, "Resistance and Tolerance in Animal Enemy-Victim Coevolution", Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25(5), 267-274.
Svensson E.I., Karlsson K., Friberg M. & Eroukhmanoff F. 2007, "Gender Differences in Species Recognition and the Evolution of Asymmetric Sexual Isolation", Current Biology 17(22), 1943-1947.
Gosden T.P. & Svensson E.I. 2008, "Spatial and Temporal Dynamics in Sexual Selection Mosaic", Evolution 62(4), 845-856.
Svensson E.I., McAdam A.G. & Sinervo B. 2009, "Intralocus Sexual Conflict over Immune Defenso, Gender Load, and Sex-Specific Signaling in a Natural Lizard Population", Evolution 63(12), 3124-3135.
Gosden T.P. and Svensson E.I. 2008, "Density‐Dependent Male Mating Harassment, Female Resistance, and Male Mimicry", The American Naturalist 173(6), 709-721.
Wellenreuther M., Tynkkynen K. & Svensson E.I. 2010, "Simulating
Range Expansion: Male Species Recognition and Loss of Premating
Isolation in Damselflies", Evolution 64(1), 242-252.