Marine Molecular Ecology Group
Marine Molecular Ecology Group studies patterns and processes of evolution in natural populations. To understand how rapidly evolution can take place, we study marine species that have adapted to different micro-environments and to the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea. Topics include conservation genetics, mechanisms of divergence and local adaptation, hybrid zone analyses and speciation, and genetic effects of range expansions. Our results aid in managing species and populations, and also help us understand the mechanisms generating biodiversity.