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. Importance of Sequence and Timing in Parasite Coinfections

    Karvonen, A., Jokela, J. & Laine, A-L., Feb 2019, In : Trends in Parasitology. 35, 2, p. 109-118 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Diverse and variable virus communities in wild plant populations revealed by metagenomic tools

    Susi, H., Filloux, D., Frilander, M. J., Roumagnac, P. & Laine, A-L., 11 Jan 2019, In : PeerJ. 7, 24 p., 6140.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Manipulating host resistance structure reveals impact of pathogen dispersal and environmental heterogeneity on epidemics

    Penczykowski, R. M., Parratt, S. R., Barres, B., Sallinen, S. K. & Laine, A-L., Dec 2018, In : Ecology. 99, 12, p. 2853-2863 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. University of California, Berkeley

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Visiting researcher)
    12 Jun 201719 Jul 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  2. Infection biology and infectious disease seminar series, University of Turku, Invited talk

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Speaker: Keynote)
    Nov 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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