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. The effectiveness and costs of pathogen resistance strategies in a perennial plant

    Susi, H. & Laine, A-L. Mar 2015 In : Journal of Ecology. 103, 2, p. 303-315 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Co-infection alters population dynamics of infectious disease

    Susi, H., Barres, B., Vale, P. F. & Laine, A-L. Jan 2015 In : Nature Communications. 6, 8 p., 5975

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. A hyperparasite affects the population dynamics of a wild plant pathogen

    Tollenaere, C., Pernechele, B., Mäkinen, H. S., Parratt, S. R., Nemeth, M. Z., Kovacs, G. M., Kiss, L., Tack, A. J. M. & Laine, A. -L. Dec 2014 In : Molecular Ecology. 23, 23, p. 5877-5887 11 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Invited Hilgendorf lecture at University of Tübingen

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Speaker: Keynote), Feb 2014

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsPublic Talks

  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs publications, Finfo

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Participant), Feb 2014

    Activity: Public appearancesParticipation in interview for written media

  3. Oikos National Ecology Meeting

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Attendee), Feb 2014

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. Linking Pathogen Evolution and Epidemiology

    Laine, A., Barrès, B., Penczykowski, R. & Raveala, K.

    Unknown funder


    Project: Research project

  2. Enhancing sustainable berry production in the changing climate

    Hytönen, T., Palonen, P., Valkonen, J., Laine, A., Kärenlampi, S., Kokko, H., Kostamo, K., Kauppinen, H., Koivisto, A., Tuovinen, T., Uosukainen, M. & Karhu, S.


    Project: Research project

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