Siri Birkeland

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I’m an evolutionary biologist working with plants adapted to extreme environments. The main goal of my PhD project is to understand how some cruciferous plant species have adapted to a life in the Arctic region. Arctic plants have evolved broad suites of similar adaptations to the extreme light and temperature conditions north of the polar circle, and I’m interested to see if this is due to repeating evolutionary patterns at the genetic level (convergent molecular evolution). A big part of my PhD project is also to generate a genome assembly of an Arctic plant.   

My PhD is a part of the project “High Speciation Rates in the Arctic Flora”, where we try to understand the rapid development of reproductive isolation between Arctic plant populations. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

 

Main supervisor: Michael D. Nowak (University of Oslo)

Co-supervisors: A. Lovisa S. Gustafsson (University of Oslo), Anne Krag Brysting (University of Oslo), Tanja Slotte (University of Stockholm) 

 

Publications

  • Birkeland, Siri; Skjetne, Idunn Elisabeth Borgen; Brysting, Anne Krag; Elven, Reidar & Alsos, Inger Greve (2017). Living on the edge: conservation genetics of seven thermophilous plant species in a high Arctic archipelago. AoB Plants.  ISSN 2041-2851.  9(1) . doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plx001 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Gusarov, Vladimir; Kistenich, Sonja; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Liow, Lee Hsiang; Nowak, Michael; Stedje, Brita; Bachmann, Lutz & Dimitrov, Dimitar (2017). Finding Evolutionary Processes Hidden in Cryptic Species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  ISSN 0169-5347.  33(3), s 153- 163 . doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.007 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Alsos, Inger Greve; Ehrich, Dorothee; Eidesen, Pernille Bronken; Solstad, Heidi Merethe; Westergaard, Kristine Bakke; Schonswetter, Peter; Tribsch, Andreas; Birkeland, Siri; Elven, Reidar & Brochmann, Christian (2015). Long-distance plant dispersal to North Atlantic islands: colonization routes and founder effect. AoB Plants.  ISSN 2041-2851.  7(1), s 1- 19 . doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv036 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Westengen, Ola Tveitereid; Okongo, Mark Atam; Onek, Leo; Berg, Trygve; Upadhyaya, Hari; Birkeland, Siri; Khalsa, Siri-Dharma Kaur; Ring, Kristoffer Hofaker; Stenseth, Nils Christian & Brysting, Anne Krag (2014). Ethnolinguistic structuring of sorghum genetic diversity in Africa and the role of local seed systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  111(39), s 14100- 14105 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1401646111 Show summary

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  • Birkeland, Siri (2018). Hvordan har tre ulike plantearter tilpasset seg et liv i Arktis?. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Brysting, Anne Krag; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2018). Testing for convergent signatures of selection in Arctic plants.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Gizaw, Abel; Birkeland, Siri; Nowak, Michael; Gelete, Desalegn Chala; Slotte, Tanja; Rieseberg, Loren & Brochmann, Christian (2018). Evolution of postzygotic reproductive isolation in Arctic and Mediterranean plants.
  • Nowak, Michael; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Birkeland, Siri; Gizaw, Abel; Rieseberg, Loren; Slotte, Tanja & Brochmann, Christian (2018). Has historical introgression impacted the evolution of hybrid incompatibilities between populations of the Arctic plant Draba nivalis (Brassicaceae)?.
  • Struck, Torsten H; Feder, Jeffrey L.; Bendiksby, Mika; Birkeland, Siri; Cerca De Oliveira, Josè; Gusarov, Vladimir; Kistenich, Sonja; Larsson, Karl-Henrik; Liow, Lee Hsiang; Nowak, Michael; Stedje, Brita; Bachmann, Lutz & Dimitrov, Dimitar (2018). Cryptic Species – More Than Terminological Chaos: A Reply to Heethoff. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  ISSN 0169-5347.  33(5), s 310- 312 . doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.02.008
  • Birkeland, Siri (2017). Hvordan jobber man som en forsker? SpArc-prosjektet som eksempel.
  • Birkeland, Siri (2017). Lab-prosjekt for biologiklasse basert på SpArc (pollensterilitet hos Draba nivalis-hybrider).
  • Birkeland, Siri; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Slotte, Tanja; Brysting, Anne Krag; Brochmann, Christian & Nowak, Michael (2017). Testing for convergent molecular evolution in Arctic plants.
  • Cerca de Oliveira, José; Birkeland, Siri; Magnussen, Trude & Kistenich, Sonja Daniela (2017). Forskere krangler om kryptiske arter. Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning.
  • Grønbech, Marit Elisabeth; Bjureke, Kristina; Bøckman, Petter; Hansen, Bitten Bolvig; Wollan, Anders Kvalvåg; Rui, Siri; Kistenich, Sonja & Birkeland, Siri (2017). Fugleaktiviteter for barn og voksne i vinterferien.
  • Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Birkeland, Siri; Gizaw, Abel; Rieseberg, LH; Slotte, Tanja; Nowak, Michael & Brochmann, Christian (2017). Searching for genetic mechanisms of plant speciation in the Arctic.
  • Nowak, Michael; Gustafsson, A Lovisa S; Seid, Abel Gizaw; Birkeland, Siri; Rieseberg, Loren; Slotte, Tanja & Brochmann, Christian (2017). SpArc: Searching for genetic mechanisms of plant speciation in the Arctic.
  • Støstad, Hanna Nyborg; Birkeland, Siri; Delsett, Lene Liebe & Rosing-Schow, Nanna (2017). Fire råd til deg som vil knuse glasstaket. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116. . doi: https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikk/i/woyGG/Fire-rad-til-deg-som-vil-knuse-glasstaket
  • Birkeland, Siri (2016). Hvordan jobber man som en forsker? SpArc-prosjektet som eksempel.
  • 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.
  • Brysting, Anne Krag; Birkeland, Siri & Kaur Khalsa, Siri-Dharma (2012). Eksotiske frukter.

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