Ecological Genomics - Prof. Dr. Christian Parisod
Accumulating evidence points to continuous gene duplication, transposition and epigenetic changes going along with plant diversification under changing environments. The significance of such genome dynamics for the origin of evolutionary-relevant variation across natural landscapes however remains elusive. Our work thus combines evolutionary genomics and ecology to integrate the drivers of plant adaptation and speciation.
Using high-throughput genomics in natural and experimental populations, we…
… rely on approaches of population/landscape genetics to infer gene flow and adaptation.
… look at transposable elements and their evolutionary impact.
… focus on polyploid speciation as a process integrating genomic and ecological changes.