• Biodiversity, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Biogeography, Ecology, Evolution, Parasitology, Symbiosis
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Host-symbiont interactions and insect communities provide ideal models for investigating diverse evolutionary and ecological processes.

I started to investigate these topics during the course of my PhD. I tried to explain the observed variations in prevalence and penetrance of a Wolbachia infection in different butterfly populations. Since my interest for the understanding of the Dynamics, Ecology and Evolution of host-symbiont interactions has grown further. Currently I am interested in investigating how symbiotic micro-organisms may influence insect communities and food-webs, and how the diverse interactions between species of insect communities may facilitate the horizontal transfer of their endosymbionts.

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