Øystein Opedal

Associate Senior Lecturer

Associate senior lecturer, Principal investigator

Research areas and keywords


  • plant interaction, high-alpine communities, changing climate, Dalechampia


I am interested in understanding how plants and their interactors (pollinators, seed predators, herbivores) respond to changing environments. Currently, my main research activities include studies of mating-system and floral evolution in the neotropical vine Dalechampia, and studies of the role of species interactions in structuring the spatial and temporal dynamics of communities. I am also interested in understanding how alpine plant communities respond to climate change. I study these processes in the field, in the greenhouse, and through comparative (meta-)analyses.

Recent research outputs

Josselin Clo & Øystein H. Opedal, 2021 Aug, In: Evolution. 75, 8, p. 1920-1935

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Christophe Pélabon, Francesca De Giorgi, Øystein H. Opedal, Geir H. Bolstad, Astrid Raunsgard & W. Scott Armbruster, 2021 Jul 8, In: Evolutionary Biology. 48, 3, p. 366–377

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harry B.M. Wells, Ramiro D. Crego, Øystein H. Opedal, Leo M. Khasoha, Jesse M. Alston, Courtney G. Reed, Sarah Weiner, Samson Kurukura, Abdikadir A. Hassan, Mathew Namoni, Jackson Ekadeli, Duncan M. Kimuyu, Truman P. Young, Tyler R. Kartzinel, Todd M. Palmer, Robert M. Pringle & Jacob R. Goheen, 2021 Jun 30, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Animal Ecology. 13 p.

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