Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology
Hybridization as a path to success? Adaptive hybridization in willows in face of biotic and abiotic pressures.
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join a project funded by Czech Science Foundation that aims at exploring if the hybridization in plants is fuelled by the adaptive value of hybrids in face of biotic and abiotic selection pressures. The project focuses on willows as a diverse and dominant key-stone plant genus to explore the distribution of their hybrids in natural communities and to dissect their interactions with insect herbivores and environment along elevational gradients.
Volf M., Fontanilla A.M., Vanhakylä S., Abe T., Libra M., Kogo R., Lilip R. , Kamata N. , Murakami M., Novotny V., Salminen J-P. , Segar S. T., (2024) High intraspecific variability and previous experience affect polyphenol metabolism in polyphagous Lymantria mathura caterpillars. Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10973