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Karin Hårding

Senior lecturer

Karin Hårding
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 3644

Postal Address: Box 463, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18A , 41390 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Karin Hårding

Research interests

I study population biology and evolutionary biology, and in particular the interface between the two fields. I work with empirical data from seal populations and with theoretical approaches.

Typical research questions are:

-How do environmental factors influence life histories and thereby population dynamics?

-How are population growth and extinction risk influenced by population structure, infectious diseases and other environmental stressors?

We follow the population trends of harbour seals, grey seal and ringed seals.



Latest publications

Health effects from contaminant exposure in Baltic Sea birds and marine mammals: A review
C. Sonne, U. Siebert, K. Gonnsen, J. P. Desforges, I. Eulaers et al.
Environment International, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Genomics of host-pathogen interactions: challenges and opportunities across ecological and spatiotemporal scales
K. Napflin, E. A. O'Connor, L. Becks, S. Bensch, V. A. Ellis et al.
PeerJ, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Phylogenomic insights to the origin and spread of phocine distemper virus in European harbour seals in 1988 and 2002
Iben Stokholm, Tero Härkönen, Karin C. Harding, Ursula Siebert, Kristina Lehnert et al.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Trophic position and foraging ecology of Ross, Weddell, and crabeater seals revealed by compound-specific isotope analysis
Emily K. Brault, Paul L. Koch, Daniel P. Costa, Matthew D. McCarthy, Luis A. Hückstädt et al.
Marine Ecology Progress Series, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Population Wide Decline in Somatic Growth in Harbor Seals—Early Signs of Density Dependence
Karin C. Harding, Maelle Salmon, Jonas Teilmann, Rune Dietz, Tero Härkönen
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Prevalence of skull pathologies in European harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) during 1981–2014
Cino Pertold, Lasse Fast Jensen, Aage Kristian Olsen Alstrup, Ole Lajord Munk, Trine Bæk Pedersen et al.
Mammal Research, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Antarctic seals: Molecular biomarkers as indicators for pollutant exposure, health effects and diet
K. Lehnert, L. Weirup, Karin C. Harding, T. Harkonen, O. Karisson et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Life history parameters of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) from Greenland
E. Garde, S. H. Hansen, S. Ditlevsen, K. B. Tvermosegaard, Johan Hansén et al.
Journal of Mammalogy, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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Predicting recurrent PDV epizootics in European harbour seals (Phoca vitulina)
Tero Härkönen, Karin C. Harding
NAMMCO scientific publications, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Viability of small populations experiencing recurring catastrophes
Peter Jagers, Karin C. Harding
Math. Pop Studies, Journal article 2009
Journal article

European harbour seal mass mortality, causes and consequences.
Karin C. Harding
The 10th International Mammalogical Congress, Mendoza Argentina 9-14 Aug 2009., Conference paper 2009
Conference paper

The role of asymmetric dispersal in metapopulations
David Kleinhans, Per R. Jonsson, Karin C. Harding
Presented at First Swedish meeting on Theory and Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, Uppsala, December 17th and 18th, 2009, Poster 2009


The scaling of diving time budgets: Insights from an optimality approach
P. A. Stephens, C. Carbone, I. L. Boyd, J. M. McNamara, Karin C. Harding et al.
American Naturalist, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Generalizing Levins metapopulation model in explicit space: Models of intermediate complexity
M. Roy, Karin C. Harding, R. D. Holt
Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Seasonal activity budget of adult baltic ringed seals.
Tero Harkonen, Mart Jüssi, Ivar Jüssi, Michail Verevkin, Lilia Dmitrieva et al.
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Mass mortality in harbour seals and harbour porpoises caused by an unknown pathogen
T. Härkönen, B. M. Backlin, T. Barrett, A Bergman, M. Corteyn et al.
Veterinary Record, Journal article 2008
Journal article


Capital or income breeding? A theoretical model of female reproductive strategies
Alasdair I. Houston, Philip A. Stephens, Ian L. Boyd, Karin C. Harding, John M. McNamara
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, Journal article 2007
Journal article

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