Siri Fjellheim
Professor & Principal Investigator
Botanist Geneticist Mentor Motivator Facilitator
Marian Schubert

As an evolutionary biologist I am generally interested in the molecular evolution of adaptive traits. Currently, I am studying how Pooideae grasses adapted to the conditions in temperate environments.

Camilla Lorange Lindberg
PhD Candidate
I study the evolution of cold acclimation and its role in the successful adaptation of the grass subfamily Pooideae. Did the grasses evolve the possibility to accumulate fructan as a response to cold?
Martin Paliocha
PhD Candidate

How, why, and when do complex physiological traits evolve in plants? I try to find answers to these questions by studying the evolution of photoperiod-mediated flowering in temperate grasses.

Tesfakiros Semere Gebrelibanos
PhD Candidate
Together with Ola T. Westengen, I study the genetic structure and ethnobotany of Sorghum landraces in the State of Tigray, Ethiopia.
Ane Charlotte Hjertaas
MSc Student

Flowering once or several times over multiple growing seasons are two distinct life history strategies in plants. I study the genetic and physiological bases of annual and perennial growth habit using Pooideae as a model system.
Martine Molland
MSc Student
Eirin Landsem
MSc Student

My project focuses on the evolution of overwintering capacity in temperate grasses. I try to explain the biogeography of Pooideae by analysing carbohydrate accumulation during winter.
Felix Hernández Nohr
MSc Student
Sondre Gretland Harstad
BSc Student
Frida Schmidt
BSc Student
Ylva Marie Vik
BSc Student


PhD Candidates

Marian Schubert (2012 – 2016)

Researchers & Postdocs

Erica Helen Leder (2016 – 2018)
Thomas Marcussen (2015 – 2017)

PhD Candidates, co-supervised

Ursula Brandes (2013 – 2019), with Line Rosef
Lars Grønvold (2013 – 2017), with Torgeir R. Hvidsten
Murat Bağcıoğlu (2012 – 2016), with Achim Kohler
Anna M. Lewandowska-Sabat (2006 – 2009), with Odd Arne Rognli

MSc Students

Sylvia Pal Stolsmo (2018 – 2019)
Darshan Anthony Young (2016 – 2018)
Beate Beatriz Furevik (2014 – 2016)
Torbjørn H. Kornstad (2012 – 2014)
Nina Zoric (2011 – 2013)
Nadine Hofman (2010 – 2012)

BSc Students

Magnus F. Nickelsen
Rebekka E. Ween
Mika Kirkhus