Background and activities

I am a PhD candidate working with CBD’s house sparrow project, my interests include molecular genetics and how this field can contribute to understanding of evolutionary dynamics in natural populations. My current work will examine prevalence of the Syngamus parasite in house sparrows in the context of the molecular basis of resistance. I will relate parasite load to epigenetic and genetic variation at key immune loci, as well as individual inbreeding level, to evaluate the relative contributions of genes and environment to parasite resistance. More broadly, I’m interested in understanding the mechanisms by which species communities respond to environmental and habitat change.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Skøien, Kristoffer Rist; Alver, Morten; Lundregan, Sarah; Frank, Kevin; Alfredsen, Jo Arve. (2017) Effects of wind on surface feed distribution in sea cage aquaculture: A simulation study. Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European.


  • Lundregan, Sarah; Jensen, Henrik; Husby, Arild; Hagen, Ingerid Julie. (2017) Genetic basis of variation in bill morphology in a free-living house sparrow metapopulation. 2017.