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. Evolutionary and Epidemiological Implications of Multiple Infection in Plants

    Tollenaere, C., Susi, H. & Laine, A-L. Jan 2016 In : Trends in Plant Science. 21, 1, p. 80-90 11 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Understanding the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions across scales

    Penczykowski, R. M., Laine, A-L. & Koskella, B. Jan 2016 In : Evolutionary applications. 9, 1, p. 37-52 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA2 Review in scientific journal

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

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Host), Feb 2015

    Activity: International Mobility: Hosted VisitsAcademic visit at UH

  3. Olivia magazine Mentoring program

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Participant), Feb 2015

    Activity: Public appearancesParticipation in interview for written media

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