A. Lovisa S. Gustafsson

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Senior engineer at the Botanical garden

Responsible for the daily management of the garden and further development of plant collections.

Research interests

My research focus around questions regarding Arctic and alpine plant evolutionary biology. In particular I am interested in understanding the underlying processes and genetic mechanisms involved in the accumulation of reproductive isolation. I have particular knowledge about evolutionary processes in plants, genetic linkage mapping, extensive field work and laboratory experience as well as work involving experimental plant cultures.

I am intrigued by the fact that despite it being such a fundamental question in biology, we know surprisingly little about the evolutionary forces responsible for the evolution of reproductive barriers and subsequently how new species originate. We also know little about how much time it takes for new, reproductively isolated species to form, and what factors influence speciation rates.

My research evolve around two fundamental questions:

1)    Why and how fast does reproductive barriers evolve - what factors influence the rate of speciation?

2)    What genetic architecture fosters the evolution of reproductive isolation?

 

Background

* PhD in Evolutionary Biology, University of Oslo, Norway (2008-2013)

* MSc in Evolutionary Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

* BSc in Botany, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Link to PhD thesis

Publications

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  • Birkeland, Siri; Slotte, Tanja; Brochmann, Christian; Brysting, Anne Krag; Gustafsson, Lovisa & Nowak, Michael D (2021). What can the cold-induced transcriptomes of Arctic Brassicaceae tell us about the evolution of cold tolerance?
  • Gizaw, Abel ; Gorospe, Juan Manuel; Kandziora, Martha; Chala, Desalegn ; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S & Zinaw, Abush [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Is lack of phylogenetic resolution the hallmark of alpine radiation? Insights from the afro-alpine giants in Dendrosenecio (Senecioneae, Asteraceae).
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S (2020). The Speciation Clock project How fast does the 'speciation clock' tick in selfing versus outcrossing lineages? .
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S (2020). Forskere forteller: På ekspedisjon til afrikanske himmeløyer.
  • Huseby, Lise Grønnerød; Nowak, Michael; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brochmann, Christian & Brysting, Anne Krag (2019). How fast does the Speciation Clock tick?
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brysting, Anne Krag; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2019). Same destination, but different roads? Overarching, but limited fine-scale molecular convergence in Arctic crucifers.
  • Flood, Pádraic J; Goktay, Mehmet; Tergemina, Emmanuel; Gywenne-Evans, David; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S & Telia, Habte [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2019). The genetic basis of convergent adaptation to altitude in Arabidopsis thaliana .
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S & Gizaw, Abel (2019). Speciation Clock-prosjektet: Feltarbeid i de afrikanske himmeløyer.
  • Nowak, Michael; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Birkeland, Siri; Gizaw, Abel ; Rieseberg, Loren & Slotte, Tanja [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Has historical introgression impacted the evolution of hybrid incompatibilities between populations of the Arctic plant Draba nivalis (Brassicaceae)? .
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Gizaw, Abel ; Birkeland, Siri; Nowak, Michael; Gelete, Desalegn Chala & Slotte, Tanja [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Evolution of postzygotic reproductive isolation in Arctic and Mediterranean plants.
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brysting, Anne Krag; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2018). Testing for convergent signatures of selection in Arctic plants.
  • Nowak, Michael; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Seid, Abel Gizaw; Birkeland, Siri; Rieseberg, Loren & Slotte, Tanja [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). SpArc: Searching for genetic mechanisms of plant speciation in the Arctic.
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Slotte, Tanja; Brysting, Anne Krag; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2017). Testing for convergent molecular evolution in Arctic plants.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Birkeland, Siri; Gizaw, Abel ; Rieseberg, LH; Slotte, Tanja & Nowak, Michael [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Searching for genetic mechanisms of plant speciation in the Arctic.
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brysting, Anne Krag; Slotte, Tanja; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2016). Testing for convergent evolution of cold tolerance in Arctic plants.
  • 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?
  • Lannin, N; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Cusick, A; Walker, M; Steultjens, Esther & Fricke, JC [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2009). Scholarly communication and concerns for our conferences. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal.

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Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified Dec. 27, 2021 3:50 PM

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