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. Antibiotic resistance in the wild: an eco-evolutionary perspective

    Hiltunen, T., Virta, M. & Laine, A-L. 19 Jan 2017 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences. 372, 1712, 7 p., 20160039

    Publication: Contribution to journalA2 Review in scientific journal

  2. What the population genetic structures of host and pathogen tell us about disease evolution

    Croll, D. & Laine, A-L. Nov 2016 In : New Phytologist. 212, 3, p. 537-539 3 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

  3. Disease resistance: Not so costly after all

    Laine, A-L. Aug 2016 In : Nature plants. 2, 8, 2 p., 16121

    Publication: Contribution to journalB1 Unrefereed journal article

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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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