I am working as an Academy research fellow at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Research in my lab mainly concentrates on exploring long term, evolutionary, consequences of climate change on biota. We are not only interested if, and how, species survive climate change, but also evolutionary consequences of it. If species can escape extinction by evolving, will the same beneficial traits that allowed the evolution, lead to emergence of pest and pathogens. To explore these questions we employ quantitative genetic experiments, experimental evolution, virulence and invasion experiments. To understand genetic and epigenetic changes involved in adaptation we utilise also next generation sequencing. We use several species of bacteria, Drosophila flies, and neurospora fungi as study organisms.
TARMO KETOLA (PHD) email: tketola(at)jyu.fi
address: Tarmo Ketola, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, PO Box 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Profiles: ResearchGate, Google Scholar
Funding: Academy of Finland, KONE foundation, Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions