Parducci’s lab

PLANT Paleogenetics


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2019 October - Laura star working at La Sapienza University of Rome in Italy.

2019 May - Fieldwork to sample ancient spruce clones in Dalarna and Jämtland, Sweden.

2019 April - Jill Pelto visits our lab and shows her artworks in an exhibition we have organized at Uppsala and Tromsø University! 

2019 July - We organized an ancient DNA session at the IINQUA conference in Dublin.

2018 November - Apply for a postdoc position in our group at the Linnean Centre! See here.

2018 May - Together with the SVS Society we visited the Monticchio Lake in Basiilicata, Italy (see here)

2018 May - We worked again at the Linnaeus’ Day in Uppsala to celebrate Linnaeus’ birthday (see here)

2018 June - We organized a session on ‘DNA from lake sediments ‘at the IPAL/IAL meeting in Stockholm

2017 November - ScieLifeLab awards funding  to our group within the Swedish Biodiversity Program 2017

2017 July -  We have an ancient  DNA session at the SEB meeting in Göteborg (see here)

2017 August  - A new Phd student in our group. Welcome  Kevin Nota!

2017 March - Together with Katerina Guschanski we have now a new ancient DNA lab

2017 July - Göt the date for the annual SEB meeting in Gothenburg. We o have a two-days session on Palaeogenomics and Ancient DNA

2016 November - The Swedish Research Council Formas awards funding for our research on metagenomic from ancient lake sediments.

2016 October - At GFZ we  have sampled new sedimentary material from the Monticchio long record

2016 September - ScieLifeLab awards long-term bioinformatic support (WABI) to our group on metagenomic from ancient sediments.

2016 May - We work at the Linnaeus’ Day in Uppsala to celebrate Linnaeus’ birthday (see here)

2015 April - PhD course on Modeling Species Distribution under  Past and Future Climate with Signe Normand - Aarhus University

2016 March - We arranged a ScieLifeLab mini-symposium on Ancient environmental DNA (see here)

Welcome to the Plant Paleogenetic group at the

Department of Ecology & Genetics of Uppsala University

We study the ecology and evolution of forest plant populations: how genetics, demography and ranges of plants have changed during the climatic events of the last thousands of years.

Last updated by Laura 2018 11 01

Over the past plants have persisted through long periods of climate change including several glacial and interglacial periods. Pollen and macrofossil records from lake and peat archives show how plant populations changed their ranges in response to changing climates and how few tolerant species may have survived at high latitudes during glaciations. Plant populations have also changed population sizes and genetic composition due to drift and adaptation to new environments.

In our group we use modern DNA from living individuals and ancient DNA from pollen, macrofossils and sediments from lakes to investigate all these changes.

Explore our research, people, publications and photos pages to learn more about our work.