Øystein Opedal

Associate Senior Lecturer

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

Øystein H. Opedal, Mikael von Numers, Gleb Tikhonov & Otso Ovaskainen, 2020 Apr 16, (Accepted/In press) In : Ecology. 13 p., e03067.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gleb Tikhonov, Øystein H. Opedal, Nerea Abrego, Aleksi Lehikoinen, Melinda M.J. de Jonge, Jari Oksanen & Otso Ovaskainen, 2020 Mar 1, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 3, p. 442-447

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Øystein H. Opedal, Adriana A. Martins & Emma Liina Marjakangas, 2020 Feb 27, In : Apidologie. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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