Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoctoral Research at University of Oslo, Norway
My research is broadly concerned with the processes and patterns of genetic and morphological diversification in natural populations and environments. My work is forcused on speciation processes, polyploidy and hybridization in both animals and plants, particularly marine mammals and flowering plant radiations. My research employs the use of genomic technologies to wildlife populations, historical and prehistorical material (ancient DNA), assembly of organellar genomes (plastid and mitochondrial), and metagenomics and mass-sequencing of environmental samples. My current projects include investigation of polar bear evolution, evolutionary genetics of New World mints and untangling the origin a Hawaiian endemic plant radiation (Lamiaceae), and metagenomic investigation of the marine mammal gut microbiota.