We are interested in ecological and genetic mechanisms giving rise to lineage divergence. These include adaptation to the different environments, the establishment of crossing barriers, and the evolution of sex chromosomes. We often combine ecological approaches such as transplant and crossing experiments with genetic investigations, for example, population genomic analyses and demographic modelling. We use the plant systems Silene, Arabidopsis and Salix.
A recent review: Can evolution supply what ecology demands? (2018) Kokko H, Chaturvedi A, Croll D, Fischer MC, Guillaume F, Karrenberg S, Kerr B, Rolshausen G, Stapley J. Trends in ecology & evolution 32 (3), 187-197