Madicken Åkerman

Madicken Åkerman


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Works at Department of Zoology
Telephone 08-16 40 41
Visiting address Svante Arrheniusväg 18 B
Room D 523
Postal address Zoologiska institutionen: Etologi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I’m a Phd student in John Fitzpatrick’s lab, studying colour evolution. I am combining phylogenetic and experimental approaches to investigate how selection has shaped the tremendous diversity in animal colouration and patterns.

In my current project, I am examining how distinct markings have evolved in Batoids, and what their function is. I am examining where distinct markings have evolved on a phylogenetic tree, and experimentally testing Brown-banded Bamboo sharks innate response to these markings. 


Developing shark inside an egg case




Juveniles of Brown-banded Bamboo shark













Juvenile Brown-banded Bamboo shark



Last updated: December 28, 2018

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