My current research is focused on how intrinsic cognitive ability affects the way animals respond to, and learn to associate with, different stimuli in their environment.

I´m mainly studying learning behaviour and decision-making in large- and small-brained guppies (Poecilia reticulata) from artificial selection lines. However, I also work on combining experimental studies of cognition with phylogenetic comparative analysis to investigate the macroevolutionary relationship between brain size and cognitive ability in cartilaginous fish.

Peer reviewed publications


Consequences of eye fluke infection on anti-predator behaviours in invasive round gobies in Kalmar Sound. Flink H, Behrens JW and Svensson PA. Parasitol Res doi:10.1007/s00436-017-5439-5


Nest size preferences and aggression in sand gobies (Pomatoschistus minutus). Flink H and Svensson PA. Behav Ecol Sociobiol doi:10.1007/s00265-015-1964-3