Anna-Liisa Laine


Description of research and teaching

Our understanding of how ecological and evolutionary dynamics are played out in nature has been revolutionized by a seemingly trivial realization - all species have spatial population structures at some scale. Within a spatial framework I combine epidemiological, experimental, and molecular approaches to understand how diversity is maintained in host and parasite populations. Understanding this will be one step closer to answering questions of how risks of virulence and pathogen occurrence evolve - important questions from both basic and applied points of view.

Host-pathogen coevolution Evolutionary epidemiology Trophic interactions

Academy Research Fellow 2010-2015


Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Effect of spatial connectivity on host resistance in a highly fragmented natural pathosystem

    Höckerstedt, L. M., Siren, J. & Laine, A-L. 22 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Kasvitautien epidemiologia

    Kasanen, R. A. O., Laine, A-L. & Wilson, P. S. 2018 Sienten biologia. Timonen, S. & Valkonen, J. (eds.). Helsinki, p. 245-265 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Host resistance and pathogen aggressiveness are key determinants of coinfection in the wild

    Susi, H. & Laine, A-L. Aug 2017 In : Evolution. 71, 8, p. 2110-2119 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Evolution (Journal)

    Laine, A. (Editor)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditor of research journal

  2. University of California, Berkeley

    Laine, A. (Visiting researcher)
    12 Jun 201719 Jul 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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