Anna Liisa Laine


Ecology and Conservation Biology

10th edition

Professor in Plant Ecology of the Research Program in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Helsinki (Finland)


Professor in Plant Ecology at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Her research pursues an understanding of how diversity is maintained in host and parasite populations, in order to answer questions on how the risks of virulence and pathogen occurrence evolve. She uses gene sequencing methods to study how plants may be infected by up to dozens of pathogens at a time, despite only showing symptoms of one or a few. Vice President of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Research Centre for Ecological Change at the University of Helsinki.