Dr. Theofania Patsiou

Scientific collaborator

Ecological Genomics

Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
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Augustijnen, Hannah; Patsiou, Theofania; Schmitt, Thomas; Lucek, Kay (2024). Living on the edge—Genomic and ecological delineation of cryptic lineages in the high‐elevation specialist Erebia nivalis. Insect conservation and diversity, 17(3), pp. 526-542. Wiley 10.1111/icad.12721


Augustijnen, Hannah; Patsiou, Theofania; Lucek, Kay (2022). Secondary contact rather than coexistence - Erebia butterflies in the Alps. Evolution, 76(11), pp. 2669-2686. Wiley 10.1111/evo.14615


Patsiou, Theofania-Sotiria; Walden, Nora; Willi, Yvonne; Bates, Amanda (2021). What drives species’ distributions along elevational gradients? Macroecological and ‐evolutionary insights from Brassicaceae of the central Alps. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(5), pp. 1030-1042. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/geb.13280


Patsiou, Theofania.S.; Shestakova, Tatiana A.; Klein, Tamir; di Matteo, Giovanni; Sbay, Hassan; Chambel, M Regina; Zas, Rafael; Voltas, Jordi (2020). Intraspecific responses to climate reveal nonintuitive warming impacts on a widespread thermophilic conifer. New Phytologist, 228(2), pp. 525-540. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/nph.16656

Lucek, Kay; Butlin, Roger K.; Patsiou, Theofania S. (2020). Secondary contact zones of closely‐related Erebia butterflies overlap with narrow phenotypic and parasitic clines. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33(9), pp. 1152-1163. Wiley 10.1111/jeb.13669

Lucek K, Patsiou TS, Galli A, Gurten S, Hohmann N, Maccagni A, Willi Y (2019) Metabarcoding of honey to assess differences in plant-pollinator interactions and vegetation between urban and non-urban sites. Apidologie, 50, 317–329. 10.1007/s13592-019-00646-3.  I.F 2.25

Voltas‎ J, Shestakova T, Patsiou TS, Di Matteo D, Klein T (2018) Ecotypic variation and stability in growth performance of the thermophilic conifer Pinus halepensis across the Mediterranean basin. Forest Ecology and Management, 424, 205–215. 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.04.058. 5 Yrs I.F. 3.51.

Theodoridis S, Patsiou TS, Randin CF, Conti E (2018) Forecasting range shifts of a cold‐adapted under climate change: are genomic and ecological diversity within species crucial for future resilience? Ecography, 41, 1357-1369. 10.1111/ecog.03346. I.F. 5.946

Patsiou TS, Conti E, Theodoridis S, Randin CF (2017) The contribution of cold air pooling to the distribution of a rare and endemic plant of the Alps. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 10, 29–42. 10.1080/17550874.2017.1302997. (Issue cover picture by TS Patsiou) I.F. 1.205

Theodoridis S, Szövényi P, Boucher FC , Randin CF, Patsiou TS, Conti E,  (2017) How Do Cold-Adapted Plants Respond to Climatic Cycles? Interglacial Expansion Explains Current Distribution and Genomic Diversity in Primula farinosa. Systematic Biology, 66, 715–736. 10.1093/sysbio/syw114. 5Yrs I.F. 10.3

Patsiou TS, Conti E, Zimmermann NE, Theodoridis S, Randin CF (2014) Topo‐climatic microrefugia explain the persistence of a rare endemic in the Alps during the last 21 millennia. Global Change Biology, 20, 2286-2300. 10.1111/gcb.12515. (Issue cover picture by TS Patsiou) I.F. 8.88

Wingen LU, Orford S, Goram R, Leverington-Waite M, Bilham L, Patsiou TS, Ambrose M, Dicks J, Griffiths S (2014) Establishing the A. E. Watkins landrace cultivar collection as a resource for systematic gene discovery in bread wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 127, 1831–1842. 10.1007/s00122-014-2344-5. I.F. 3.926

Theodoridis S, Randin CF, Broennimann O, Patsiou TS, Conti E. (2013) Divergent and narrower climatic niches characterize polyploid species of European primroses in Primula sect. Aleuritia. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 1278–1289. 10.1111/jbi.12085. I.F. 3.8884.

Issue cover pictures by TS Patsiou

Work description

Distribution of alpine plants under changing environments