Galina Gusarova

Researcher
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Phone +47 22851614
Room 112c, Botanical Museum
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Visiting address Sars' gate 1 Tøyen
Postal address NCB - National Centre for Biosystematics Natural History Museum University of Oslo P.O. Box 1172 Blindern NO-0318 Oslo

Research

Plant systematics: use of genetic and genomic markers in species identification and delimitation and for phylogenetic and phylogeographic inferences. Applications of the high-throughput screening approaches of DNA sequence variation (DNA metabarcoding) for species identification and biodiversity assessments in both modern and paleo systems. Taxonomy of Euphrasia species (Orobanchaceae). Euphrasia as a model group to address coalescent-based species delimitation, molecular dating, hybridization and polyploidization.

Background

  • PhD in Botany (2000), St Petersburg State University
  • MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control (1993), The University of Manchester
  • MSc in Biology and Botany (1989), St Petersburg State University

Teaching and tutoring

Teaching at UiO:

Biogeography course BIO BIO4230/9230. Lectures and Computer lab on Phylogeography: Data analysis tools. Introduction to phylogeographic diffusion modelling with BEAST software. (MSc/PhD course).

Teaching at St Petersburg State University:

  • Introduction to Phylogenetics (MSc course);
  • Data analysis and Experimental Planning (MSc course)
  • Multivariate Data Analyses for Botanical Research (BSc course)

Ongoing and planned research projects

ECOCHANGE - Challenges in assessing and forecasting biodiversity and ecosystem changes in Europe

Tags: Plant systematics, phylogenetics, phylogeography, DNA metabarcoding, species delimitation, Euphrasia taxonomy

Publications

  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Gussarova, Galina; Borgen, Liv; Ikeda, Hajime; Antonelli, Alexandre & Marie-Orleach, Lucas [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Rapid evolution of post-zygotic reproductive isolation is widespread in Arctic plant lineages. Annals of Botany. ISSN 0305-7364. 129(2), p. 171–184. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcab128. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wang, Yucheng; Pedersen, Mikkel W.; Alsos, Inger Greve; De Sanctis, Bianca; Racimo, Fernando & Prohaska, Ana [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2021). Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics. Nature. ISSN 0028-0836. 600, p. 86–92. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-04016-x. Full text in Research Archive
  • Orlova, Larisa; Gusarova, Galina; Glazkova, Elena; Egorov, Alexander; Potokin, Alexander & Ivanov, Sergey (2020). Systematics and distribution of spruce species in the North-West of Russia. Dendrobiology. ISSN 1641-1307. 84, p. 12–29. doi: 10.12657/denbio.084.002.
  • Tusiime, Felly Mugizi; Seid, Abel Gizaw; Gusarova, Galina; Nemomissa, Sileshi; Popp, Magnus & Mirre, Virginia [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Afro-alpine flagships revisited: Parallel adaptation, intermountain admixture and shallow genetic structuring in the giant senecios (Dendrosenecio). PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 15(3), p. 1–22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228979. Full text in Research Archive
  • Garrett, Stephen; Twyford, Alex D.; Gusarova, Galina & Rønsted, Nina (2019). Target capture sequence analysis using Angiosperm353 nuclear gene bait set on hemi-parasitic Euphrasia, to unravel taxonomic complexities resulting from hybridisation, varying ploidy levels, and repeated evolution of autogamous lineages. Genome. ISSN 0831-2796. 62(6), p. 376–377. doi: 10.1139/gen-2019-0083.
  • Pautov, Anatoly; Yakovleva, Olga; Krylova, Elena; Pautova, Irina & Gusarova, Galina (2018). Structural changes of large lipid droplets in stomatal complex of Trochodendron aralioides and their possible functional significance. Flora: Morphologie, Geobotanik, Oekophysiologie. ISSN 0367-2530. 242, p. 146–154. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2018.03.016.
  • Wang, Xumei; Gusarova, Galina; Ruhsam, Markus; de Vere, Natasha; Metherell, Chris & Hollingsworth, Peter M. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). DNA barcoding a taxonomically complex hemiparasitic genus reveals deep divergence between ploidy levels but lack of species-level resolution. AoB Plants. ISSN 2041-2851. 10(3). doi: 10.1093/aobpla/ply026. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gusarova, Galina (2017). New combinations in Nearctic endemic Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae). Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. ISSN 1934-5259. 11(2), p. 289–290.
  • Pautov, Anatoly; Bauer, Svetlana; Ivanova, Olga; Krylova, Elena; Sapach, Yulia & Gussarova, Galina (2017). Role of the outer stomatal ledges in the mechanics of guard cell movements. Trees. ISSN 0931-1890. 31(1), p. 125–135. doi: 10.1007/s00468-016-1462-x.
  • Pautov, Anatoly; Yakovleva, Olga; Krylova, Elena & Gussarova, Galina (2016). Large lipid droplets in leaf epidermis of angiosperms. Flora: Morphologie, Geobotanik, Oekophysiologie. ISSN 0367-2530. 219, p. 62–67. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2015.12.010.
  • Mewicha, Berihun Gebremedhin; Flagstad, Øystein; Bekele, Afework; Gelete, Desalegn Chala; Bakkestuen, Vegar & Boessenkool, Sanne [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2016). DNA metabarcoding reveals diet overlap between the endangered walia ibex and domestic goats - Implications for conservation. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 11(7), p. 1–18. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159133. Full text in Research Archive
  • Olonova, Marina; Gussarova, Galina; Brysting, Anne Krag & Mezina, Natalia S. (2016). Introgressive hybridization in mesomorphic bluegrasses, Poa section Stenopoa, in western Siberia. Annales Botanici Fennici. ISSN 0003-3847. 53(1-2), p. 43–55. doi: 10.5735/085.053.0210.
  • Gussarova, Galina; Allen, Geraldine A.; Mikhaylova, Yulia; McCormick, Laurie J.; Mirre, Virginia & Marr, Kendrick L. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2015). Vicariance, long-distance dispersal, and regional extinction-recolonization dynamics explain the disjunct circumpolar distribution of the arctic-alpine plant Silene acaulis. American Journal of Botany. ISSN 0002-9122. 102(10), p. 1703–1720. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1500072.
  • Epp, Laura; Gussarova, Galina; Boessenkool, Sanne; Olsen, J.; Haile, J & Schrøder-Nielsen, Audun [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2015). Lake sediment multi-taxon DNA from North Greenland records early post-glacial appearance of vascular plants and accurately tracks environmental changes. Quaternary Science Reviews. ISSN 0277-3791. 117, p. 152–163. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.03.027. Full text in Research Archive
  • Soininen, Eeva M; Gauthier, Gilles; Bilodeau, Frederic; Berteaux, Dominique; Gielly, Ludovic & Taberlet, Pierre [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2015). Highly overlapping winter diet in two sympatric lemming species revealed by DNA metabarcoding. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 10(1). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115335. Full text in Research Archive
  • Willerslev, E; Davison, J; Moora, M; Zobel, M; Coissac, E & Edwards, ME [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2014). Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature. ISSN 0028-0836. 506(7486), p. 47–51. doi: 10.1038/nature12921.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Skrede, Inger; Rowe, Heather C.; Gussarova, Galina; Borgen, Liv & Rieseberg, Loren [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). Genetics of cryptic speciation within an arctic Mustard, Draba nivalis. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 9(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093834. Full text in Research Archive
  • Soininen, Eeva M; Ehrich, Dorothee; Lecomte, Nicolas; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Tarroux, Arnaud & Berteaux, Dominique [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2014). Sources of variation in small rodent trophic niche: New insights from DNA metabarcoding and stable isotope analysis. Isotopes in environmental and health studies. ISSN 1025-6016. 50(3), p. 361–381. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2014.915824. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wondimu, Tigist ; Gizaw, Abel ; Mugizi, Felly ; Masao, Catherine; Abdi, Ahmed Abdikhadir & Gussarova, Galina [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2014). Crossing barriers in an extremely fragmented system: two case studies in the afro-alpine sky island flora. Plant Systematics and Evolution. ISSN 0378-2697. 300(3), p. 415–430. doi: 10.1007/s00606-013-0892-9.
  • Masao, Catherine A.; Gizaw, Abel ; Piñeiro , Rosalia ; Tusiime, Felly M.; Wondimu, Tigist & Abdi, Ahmed A. [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2013). Phylogeographic history and taxonomy of some afro-alpine grasses assessed based on AFLPs and morphometry: Deschampsia cespitosa, D. angusta and Koeleria capensis. Alpine Botany. ISSN 1664-2201. 123(2), p. 107–122. doi: 10.1007/s00035-013-0119-2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Soininen, Eeva Marjatta; Zinger, Lucie; Gielly, Ludovic; Bellemain, Eva; Bråthen, Kari Anne & Brochmann, Christian [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2013). Shedding new light on the diet of Norwegian lemmings: DNA metabarcoding of stomach content. Polar Biology. ISSN 0722-4060. 36(7), p. 1069–1076. doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1328-2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bellemain, Eva; Davey, Marie; Kauserud, Håvard; Epp, Laura; Boessenkool, Sanne & Coissac, Eric [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2013). Fungal palaeodiversity revealed using hight-throughput metabarcoding of ancient DNA from arctic permafrost. Environmental Microbiology. ISSN 1462-2912. 15(4), p. 1176–1189. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12020.
  • Jiménez-Mejías, Pedro ; Luceño, Modesto; Lye, Kåre; Brochmann, Christian & Gussarova, Galina (2012). Genetically diverse but with surprisingly little geographical structure: the complex history of the widespread herb Carex nigra (Cyperaceae). Journal of Biogeography. ISSN 0305-0270. 39(12), p. 2279–2291. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02740.x.
  • Gussarova, Galina; Alsos, Inger Greve & Brochmann, Christian (2012). Annual plants colonizing the Arctic? Phylogeography and genetic variation in the Euphrasia minima complex (Orobanchaceae). Taxon. ISSN 0040-0262. 61(1), p. 146–160. doi: 10.1002/tax.611011.
  • Bendiksby, Mika; Brysting, Anne Krag; Thorbek, Lisbeth; Gusarova, Galina & Ryding, Olof (2011). Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the genus Lamium L. (Lamiaceae): Disentangling origins of presumed allotetraploids. Taxon. ISSN 0040-0262. 60(4), p. 986–1000. doi: 10.1002/tax.604004.
  • Bendiksby, Mika; Schumacher, Trond; Gusarova, Galina; Nais, Jamili; Mat-Salleh, Kamarudin & Sofiyanti, Nery [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2010). Elucidating the evolutionary history of the Southeast Asian, holoparasitic, giant-flowered Rafflesiaceae: Pliocene vicariance, morphological convergence and character displacement. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. ISSN 1055-7903. 57(2), p. 620–633. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.08.005.
  • Gusarova, Galina; Popp, Magnus; Vitek, E & Brochmann, Christian (2008). Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the bipolar Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae): Recent radiations in an old genus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. ISSN 1055-7903. 48, p. 444–460.
  • Gusarova, Galina (2007). Euphrasia amurensis, E-hirtella var. ramosa and var. karoiana (Orobanchaceae). Botanical journal of the Linnean Society. ISSN 0024-4074. 154.

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  • Gusarova, Galina (2019). Flora of North America North of Mexico: Vol. 17: Magnoliophyta: Tetrachondraceae to Orobanchaceae. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0190868511. 768 p.

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  • Wang, Yucheng; Pedersen, Mikkel Winther; Alsos, Inger Greve; De Sanctis, Bianca; Racimo, Fernando & Prohaska, Ana [Show all 50 contributors for this article] (2022). Author Correction: Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics (Nature, (2021), 600, 7887, (86-92), 10.1038/s41586-021-04016-x). Nature. ISSN 0028-0836. 603(7903). doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-04628-x.
  • Garrett, Stephen; Twyford, Alex D.; Gusarova, Galina & Rønsted, Nina (2019). Target capture sequence analysis using Angiosperm353 nuclear gene bait set on hemi-parasitic Euphrasia, to unravel taxonomic complexities resulting from hybridisation, varying ploidy levels, and repeated evolution of autogamous lineages.
  • Gusarova, Galina; Kamenova, Stefaniya; Coissac, Eric; Meyer, Pernille; Steinthorsdottir, Lilja & Loe, Leif Egil [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2019). Multi-locus DNA metabarcoding of diet provides new insights into the ecology and trophic interactions of a keystone herbivore species.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Borgen, Liv; Gusarova, Galina & Brochmann, Christian (2011). Cryptic Speciation in Arctic Plants.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brochmann, Christian; Gusarova, Galina & Borgen, Liv (2011). Cryptic Speciation in the Arctic.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Parisod, Christian; Schranz, Eric; Borgen, Liv; Gusarova, Galina & Brochmann, Christian (2010). Genetics of Intrinsic Postzygotic Isolation in Draba nivalis (Brassicaceae).
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brochmann, Christian; Borgen, Liv & Gusarova, Galina (2010). High Biological Species Diversity in the Arctic Flora?
  • Gustafsson, Lovisa; Borgen, Liv; Gusarova, Galina & Brochmann, Christian (2009). High Biological Species Diversity in the Arctic Flora?
  • Gusarova, Galina; Popp, Magnus; Vitek, E & Brochmann, Christian (2007). Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Euphrasia (Orobanchaceae).
  • Gusarova, Galina & Brochmann, Christian (2005). Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of Euphrasia inferred from morphology and molecular markers.

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