Jouni Aspi

Conservation genetics, evolutionary genetics, e-DNA, a-DNA

Ecology and Genetics
Faculty of Science

Jouni Aspi

I am a professor in the Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, as well as the head of the Biodiversity Unit. My research focuses on the conservation and evolutionary genetics of wildlife. I am interested in evolutionary processes associated with environmental changes and human-animal interactions on various timescales, especially in heavily exploited or domesticated animals with small population sizes or those significantly impacted by anthropogenic or climatic events. I use both present-day and fossil and museum specimen DNA to construct more complete evolutionary histories of the study species. The research often has important management and conservation implications.

For more information, visit the Wildlife Genomics Research Group page.

Research interests

  • Conservation genetics and genomics
  • Evolutionary genetics and genomics
  • Ancient-DNA research
  • Environment-DNA research
  • Domestication

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0294 4812144