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. Recently we have also become interested in the evolution on sex chromosomes and sex ratio bias. We currently work with the plant genera Silene and Salix.

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Project and Master students
If you are interested in a Research project or Master thesis on plant evolutionary biology (ecology and/or genomics), please contact Sophie Karrenberg.

PhD students
A PhD position on the Evolutionary Genomics of sex determination is currently available! Application deadline: 2020-02-17, reference: UFV-PA 2020/120. For more information, please see here.

We do not have any open post-doc positions at present. However, if you would like to discuss (joint) post-doc applications at Swedish or international funding agencies, please contact Sophie Karrenberg.

Ongoing research

  • Ecological genetics of specification
  • Evolution of sex determination.
  • Altitudinal adaptation.
  • Evolutionary responses to small-scale heterogenity.

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