The interactions that link species to one another are the building blocks of biodiversity. I’m broadly interested in the eco-evolutionary feedback loops that drive species interactions. To uncover these, in our work we combine experimental, and molecular approaches with field surveys and mathematical modelling. These complementary approaches allow us to link underlying mechanisms with realized population dynamics, and to understand the processes by which natural communities are structured.
Education and Professional Positions
|2020 - present||Director of the PhD Program in Ecology|
|2020 - present||Representative on the UZH Sustainability Commission, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2019 - present||Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|2019 - present||Visiting Professor, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|2018 - present||Director of the Research Centre for Ecological Change, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|2018||Elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences, Finland|
|2017 - 2023||ERC Consolidator Grant RESISTANCE|
|2015 - 2018||Professor, Department of Environmental & Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|2010 - 2015||Academy Research Fellow, Department of Environmental & Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|2011 - 2016||ERC Starting Grant PATHOEVOL|
|2009 - 2010||Postdoctoral Researcher, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia|
|2008 - 2009||University Lecturer in Plant Pathology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki|
|2006 - 2007||Postdoctoral visitor, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA|
|2005||Ph.D. degree, Department of Environmental & Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland|
|2001||M.Sc. degree, Department of Biology, University of Oulu, Finland|
See full publication list on Google Scholar.
- Sallinen S., Norberg A., Susi H. & Laine A-L. (2020). Intraspecific host variation plays a key role in virus community assembly. Nature Communications, 11: 5610. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-19273-z
- Halliday FW., Penczykowski R., Barres B., Eck J., Numminen E. & Laine A-L. (2020). Facilitative priority effects drive parasite assembly under coinfection. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1510–1521. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01289-9
- Burdon J., Laine A-L. (2019). Evolutionary Dynamics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Parratt SR., Numminen E., Laine A-L. (2016). Infectious Disease Dynamics in Heterogeneous Landscapes. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. 47:283–306. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-121415-032321
- Susi H., Barrès B., Vale P., Laine A-L. (2015). Coinfection alters population dynamics of infectious disease. Nature Communications, 6: 5975. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6975
- Jousimo J., Tack AJM., Ovaskainen O., Mononen T., Susi H., Tollenaere C., Laine A-L. (2014). Ecological and evolutionary effects of fragmentation on infectious disease dynamics. Science, 344: 1289-1293. DOI: 10.1126/science.1253621