Institute of Plant Sciences

Ecological Genomics

Collaborative Projects

High Speciation Rates in Arctic Plants - Genomic Mechanisms and Relevance to the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

This project led by Christian Brochmann at the University of Oslo disentangles processes promoting unexpectedly rapid speciation in the Arctic. Our focus is on the identification of mechanisms mediated by transposable elements that promote the origin of new species.

 

Assessing Epigenetic Variation Along Elevation Gradients

This project in collaboration with Sergio Rasmann at the University of Neuchâtel is demonstrating transgenerational inheritance of phenotypes and epigenetic marks in experimental populations of Arabis alpina exposed to contrasted elevations.

 

Evolutionary History of a Narrow Endemics

This master project in collaboration with the botanical museum of Lausanne investigates the origin and genetic structure of Pulmonaria helvetica to support long-term monitoring of this species for which Switzerland is responsible.

 

Pulmonaria helvetica
© Christian Parisod