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 impact of spatial scale and habitat configuration on patterns of trait variation and local adaptation in a wild plant parasite

    Tack, A. J. M., Horns, F. & Laine, A-L. 2014 In : Evolution. 68, 1, p. 176-189 14 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Epidemiological and evolutionary consequences of life-history trade-offs in pathogens

    Laine, A. -L. & Barres, B. 12.2013 In : Plant Pathology. 62, p. 96-105 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Pathogen life-history trade-offs revealed in allopatry

    Susi, H. & Laine, A-L. 11.2013 In : Evolution. 67, 11, p. 3362-3370 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Research featured in Apteekkari-magazine

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Participant), Apteekkari, 01.2013

    Activity: Public appearancesParticipation in interview for written media

  2. New Phytologist 32rd Symposium

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Speaker: Keynote), 02.2013

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsPublic Talks

  3. PhD thesis pre-examiner of Zhing Ji

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Pre-examiner), 03.2013

    Activity: Thesis supervision, mentoring and examinationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

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