Alina Niskanen

Alina Niskanen

PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Biography

I am widely interested in evolutionary and population genetics, with special focus on questions related to conservation genetics and immunogenetics. My current research systems include natural populations of house sparrow, wolf and brown bear.

Research interests

  • Population genetics
  • Genomics
  • Inbreeding and inbreeding depression
  • Immunogenetics

Research visits

  • Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD), NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    1.2.2016 to 30.6.2018

    Visit to Professor Henrik Jensen's research group as part of the Academy of Finland postdoc project about inbreeding depression in a house sparrow metapopulation.

  • Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    4.12.2018 to 21.12.2018

    Visit to Associate Professor Helena Westerdahl's group as part of the Academy of Finland postdoc project about inbreeding depression in a house sparrow metapopulation.