Andreas Wieser 

Andreas Wieser

Ph.D. student

Rapid seasonal thermal adaptation in Chironomus riparius

Research interests

During my PhD project I work in the Molecular Ecology Group of Markus Pfenninger and in close collaboration with Bob O'Hara, NTNU. I am interested in how a multi-voltine insect species, the non-biting midge Chironomus riparius, is coping with seasonal thermal variations. The aim of this project is to investigate the possibility of a rapid seasonal temperature adaptation using a genomic approach to look for seasonal variation in allele frequencies. To complement the experimental work of my colleague Quentin Foucault, I am utilizing and expanding population genetic models in order to simulate possible trends in the dynamics of populations and allele frequencies.

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