Evolutionary Ecology of Plant–Insect Interactions
Within- and among species variations
Broadly, we strive to understand how variation within- and among species arise, using several different study systems, each including plant- and insect species that form small interaction networks. In these networks, we study spatial patterns in plant signaling and defense traits and insect host- /and nectar plant preference, and how these interactions are affected by the nature of the plant-insect relationship (antagonistic/mutualistic), and by the specificity of the interaction.
Bridging the gap between zoology and botany
We also study species that have undergone host shifts, and use hybrid species and hybrid zones to investigate the genomic underpinnings of reproductive isolation. Our ambition is to understand how ecological and evolutionary process acting in these species interactions can generate novel biodiversity. Our research bridges the gap between zoology and botany by integrating studies of animal- and plant ecology and evolution, genomics, behavior and chemical ecology.
Associate Senior Lecturer, Docent
Telephone: +46 46 222 8968
E-mail: Magne.Friberg [at] biol.lu.se
Telephone: +46 46 222 3613
E-mail: Anna.Runemark [at] biol.lu.se
Join the group
If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Magne Friberg or Anna Runemark.