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 role of hyperparasitism in microbial pathogen ecology and evolution

    Parratt, S. R. & Laine, A-L. Aug 2016 In : ISME Journal. 10, 8, p. 1815-1822 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. 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

  3. 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

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Latest activities

  1. Associate Editor for Evolution

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Editor), 2100

    Activity: Editorial work / peer reviewEditor of research journal

  2. Olivia magazine Mentoring program

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Participant), Feb 2015

    Activity: Public appearancesParticipation in interview for written media

  3. Dr Jeremy Burdon, CSIRO, Australia (1 week)

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Host), Feb 2015

    Activity: International Mobility: Hosted VisitsAcademic visit at UH

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