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. 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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Genome sequences of a capulavirus infecting Plantago lanceolata in the land archipelago of Finland

    Susi, H., Laine, A-L., Filloux, D., Kraberger, S., Farkas, K., Bernardo, P., Frilander, M. J., Martin, D. P., Varsani, A. & Roumagnac, P. Jul 2017 In : Archives of Virology. 162, 7, p. 2041-2045 5 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Introduction: microbial local adaptation: insights from natural populations, genomics and experimental evolution

    Giraud, T., Koskella, B. & Laine, A-L. Apr 2017 In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 7, p. 1703-1710 8 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Evolution (Journal)

    Laine, A. (Editor)

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

  2. European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) (External organisation)

    Laine, A. (Board member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

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Fil. toht., biologia

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