Karin Kjernsmo's homepage



List of publications

Publications in Scientific, peer-reviewed journals

    
 

  • Kjernsmo, K. 2014:Anti-predator adaptations in aquatic environments (PhD thesis)
  • Kjernsmo, K. & Merilaita, S. 2013: Eyespots divert attacks by fish Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20131458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1458
  • Kjernsmo, K. & Merilaita, S. 2012: Background choice as an anti-predator strategy: the roles of background matching and visual complexity in the habitat choice of the least killifish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279: 4192-4198, doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.1547
  • I also recently had a paper featured in ScienceNOW
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Manuscripts in prep.

    
 

  • Kjernsmo, K. Grönholm, M. & Merilaita, S. How to divert an attack by a fish: eyespots and eyebars. Manuscript
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  • Kjernsmo, K. & Merilaita, S. Intimidating eye-mimicry: eye-like patterns cause hesitation in attacking fish while non-eyelike patterns do not. Manuscript
  • Grönholm, M., Kjernsmo, K. & Merilaita, S. Size and contrast increase the divertive effect of eyespots. Manuscript
  • Kjernsmo, K. How to create a parasite-free population of three-spine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) through artificial fertilization. Manuscript
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Professional talks

  • Talk presented at the 20th "Bloodbath" departmental seminar of the Dept. of Zoology at Stockholm University, Sweden: 13th to 15th of November 2013.
  • Talk presented at the "ISBE" (14th International Behavioural Ecology Congress), Lund, Sweden: 12-18th August 2012.
  • Talk presented at the 18th "Bloodbath" departmental seminar of the Dept. of Zoology at Stockholm University, Sweden: 16th to 18th of November 2011.
  • Talk presented at BIOINT annual meeting, Konnevesi, Finland. November 2011.
  • Talk presented at the Coevolution Symposium, Jyväskylä, Finland. October 2011.
  • Talk presented at "SEBDEM" Symposium in Ecology, Biological Diversity, Genetics, Environmental and Marine Biology, Turku, Finland: April 2011.
  • Talk presented at the "ASAB winter meeting", London, UK: 1st-4th December 2010.
  • Talk and poster presented at the "ISBE" (13th International Behavioural Ecology Congress), Perth, Australia: 26 th sept- 1st oct. 2010.
  • Talk presented at the 16th "Bloodbath" departmental seminar of the Dept. of Zoology at Stockholm University, Sweden: 11th to 13th of November 2009.
  • Talk presented at the "SEBDEM" conference in Turku, Finland: 18th to 19th of March 2009.

 


Professional Posters

  • Kjernsmo,K. & Merilaita, S. 2010: Background choice as an anti-predator strategy: preference between visually complex and matching backgrounds in the least killifish. (Poster) Presented at: The 13th International Behavioural Ecology Conference (ISBE), Perth, Australia View poster as PDF


  • Kjernsmo,K., Adriaenssens, B. & Johnsson, J. 2008: Preference for red prey in female, but not male domesticated guppies (Poecilia reticulata). (Poster) Presented at: The Third European Conference of Poeciliid Biologists, Chioggia, Italy

 
 
 


Popular and School talks


 

  • Stjerneskolan, Torsby, Sweden (Mars, 2012)
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