Anna-Liisa Laine

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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

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Latest publications

  1. 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.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Local adaptation at higher trophic levels: contrasting hyperparasite-pathogen infection dynamics in the field and laboratory

    Parratt, S. R., Barres, B., Penczykowski, R. M. & Laine, A-L. Apr 2017 In : Molecular Ecology. 26, 7, p. 1964-1979 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. When group dispersal and Allee effect shape metapopulation dynamics

    Soubeyrand, S. & Laine, A-L. Apr 2017 In : Annales Zoologici Fennici. 54, 1-4, p. 123-138 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Evolution (Journal)

    Laine, A. (Editor)
    2100

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

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

    Laine, A. (Board member)
    20152018

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

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Education

Fil. toht., biologia

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