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. Below-ground abiotic and biotic heterogeneity shapes above-ground infection outcomes and spatial divergence in a host-parasite interaction

    Tack, A. J. M., Laine, A-L., Burdon, J. J., Bissett, A. & Thrall, P. H. Sep 2015 In : New Phytologist. 207, 4, p. 1159-1169 11 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Host Genotype and Coinfection Modify the Relationship of within and between Host Transmission

    Susi, H., Vale, P. F. & Laine, A-L. Aug 2015 In : American Naturalist. 186, 2, p. 252-263 12 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. 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

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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. ‘Eco’Evo symposiusm’ Antwerpen Belgium, 2015, Invited talk

    Anna-Liisa Laine (Speaker: Keynote), Feb 2015

    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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