I am using Lepidoptera (in particular European butterflies) as model to better understand the formation and maintenance of species, as well as the distribution and dynamics of genetic diversity. I am also interested in the application of molecular data for the conservation of butterflies.
Further information (including list of publications) is available here.
- Cryptic species
- DNA barcoding
- Next-generation sequencing
Current research project
"Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of genetic differentiation: The European butterflies as a model"
The project is funded by the Academy of Finland.
- PI, Lepidoptera Research Lab