Karrenberg Group: Evolutionary ecology and genetics

We are interested in ecological and genetic mechanisms giving rise to lineage divergence. These include adaptation to the different environments and the evolution of crossing barriers. We often try to combine ecological approaches such as transplant and crossing experiments with genetic investigations, for example, population genomic analyses, demographic modeling or QTL mapping. We use the plant systems Silene, Arabidopsis and Salix.

Join us!
If you are interested in a Research project or Master thesis on speciation in Silene, please contact me at sophie.karrenberg@ebc.uu.se. I am also happy to discuss grant applications for post-doc funding.You can find more information at my personal homepage.

Ongoing research

  • Ecological genetics of speciation in Silene.
  • Altitudinal adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Responses to small-scale heterogenity in Salix herbacea.

For more information, please check out my personal homepage.