Professor & Principal Investigator
Botanist Geneticist Mentor Motivator Facilitator
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.
Ane Charlotte Hjertaas
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.
Camilla Lorange Lindberg
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?
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
Together with Ola T. Westengen
, I study the genetic structure and ethnobotany of Sorghum
landraces in the State of Tigray, Ethiopia.
Felix Hernández Nohr
Sondre Gretland Harstad
Ylva Marie Vik
Beate Beatriz Furevik
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
Martine Molland (2019 – 2021)
Eirin Landsem (2019 – 2021)
Ane Charlotte Hjertaas (2018 – 2020)
Sylvia Pal Stolsmo (2018 – 2019)
Darshan Anthony Young (2016 – 2018)
Martin Paliocha (2016 – 2018)
Camilla Lorange Lindberg (2014 – 2016)
Beate Beatriz Furevik (2014 – 2016)
Torbjørn Horsberg Kornstad (2012 – 2014)
Nina Zoric (2011 – 2013)
Nadine Hofman (2010 – 2012)
Magnus F. Nickelsen
Rebekka E. Ween