Currently my research focus is on understanding the processes underlying speciation and biogeography in protists. My approach is to study these processes at the population level by investigating genetic diversity, population genetic and genomic structure, dispersal, and local adaptation. This research interest emerged from my PhD thesis work in which I studied the role of resting cysts to phytoplankton species and communities. I have also worked with competition among phytoplankton species, specifically allelochemical interactions.
Together with my research group and collaborators we are currently focusing on two main systems; a dinoflagellate species complex that has recently diverged into multiple species/ecotypes and a freshwater invasive nuisance species: Gonyostomum semen. Our approach is to use a combination of population genomics, transcriptome analyses, and experimental studies to address the specific research questions for each project.
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- Evidence of concurrentlocal adaptation and high phenotypic plasticityin a polar microeukaryote.
- Freshwater protists do not go with the flow: Population structure in Gonyostomum semen independent of connectivity among lakes.
- Germination and colonization success of Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae) cysts after dispersal to new habitats.
- Phenotypic plasticity and differentiation in an invasive freshwater microalga
- Phylogeography of the freshwater raphidophyte Gonyostomum semen confirms a recent expansion in northern Europe by a single haplotype
- Priority effects in a planktonic bloom-forming marine diatom
- Recent radiation in a marine and freshwater dinoflagellate species flock.
- Pigment composition and photoacclimation as keys to the ecological success of Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae, Stramenopiles)
- The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing.
- A review of recent freshwater dinoflagellate cysts: taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeocology
- Genetic diversity within and genetic differentiation between blooms of a microalgal species.
- Grazing resistance allows bloom formation and may explain invasion success of Gonyostomum semen
- Polar lakes may act as ecological islands to aquatic protists.
- Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes
- A data mining approach to dinoflagellate clustering according to sterol composition: correlations with evolutionary history
- From homothally to heterothally; mating preferences and genetic variation within clones of the dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum
- Preface: Phytoplankton Life Cycles and Their Impacts on the Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms
- The cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata stimulates the growth of other phytoplankton
- Genetic Diversity Patterns in Five Protist Species Occurring in Lakes.
- Infrequent marine-freshwater transitions in the microbial world
- On the control of HAB species using low biosurfactant concentrations
- Species-specific encystment patterns in three Baltic cold-water dinoflagellates: The role of multiple cues in resting cyst formation
- Broad allelopathic activity in Peridinium aciculiferum (Dinophyceae)
- Cyanobacterial chemical warfare alters zooplankton commuinty composition
- Extensive dinoflagellate phylogenies indicate infrequent marine-freshwater transitions
- Phenotypically different microalgal morphospecies with identical ribosomal DNA: A case of rapid adaptive evolution?
- An experimental investigation of phytoplankton nutrient limitation in two contrasting low arctic lakes
- Community assembly and seasonal succession of marine dinoflagellates in a temperate estuary: The importance of life cycle events
- Effects of parental factors and meiosis on sexual offspring of Gymnodinium nolleri (Dinophyceae).
- Fatty acid and sterol composition of two evolutionarily closely related dinoflagellate morphospecies from cold Scandinavian brackish and freshwaters
- Life cyle and sexuality of the freshwater raphidophyte Gonyostomum semen (Raphidophyceae)
- Factors regulating recruitment from the sediment to the water column in the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Gloeotrichia echinulata
- Factors regulating the recruitment of cyanobacterial and eukaryotic phytoplankton from littoral and profundal sediments
- Temporary cyst formation in phytoplankton: a response to allelopathic competitors?