Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2014 Associate Professor (docent), at the University of Lund, Sweden
2013 Assistant Professor, funded by the Swedish Research Council, Sweden
2009-2013 Postdoctoral researcher funded by a Marie Curie Inter-European fellowship at the University of Lund, Sweden
2008-2009 Postdoctoral researcher funded by the Swedish Research Council at the University of Lund, Sweden
2002-2007 PhD at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
2000 MSc (first class Honours), conducted jointly at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the University of Hamburg, Germany
1997-2000 Graduate Studies 'Diplom-Biologin' at the University of Hamburg, Germany
1995-1997 Undergraduate Studies 'Vordiplom' at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany

AWARDS

March 2013 KVA King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50-years scholarship. This award is given by the Swedish King to young researchers that promotes and contributes to the knowledge and preservation of biological diversity.

PRIZES/HONOURS

2013 Selected member of the LMK-foundations idea forum for young researchers 2013, Björkliden, Sweden
2007 Marian Cranwell Prize for best ecological PhD thesis of the Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2006 The University of Auckland 'Doctoral Completion Award', New Zealand
2003 Third prize in the poster competition of the Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2002 Prize for the best oral presentation at the New Zealand Marine Science Conference, New Zealand

FELLOWSHIPS/LARGE GRANTS

2016 Associate PI on Marsden grant 'Testing for Fishing-Induced Evolution using DNA from Ancient and Modern Snapper'
2016 Main PI on the MBIE grant 'Enhancing production of New Zealand's seafood sector using accelerated breeding techniques'
2012 Received a 4-year research position from the Swedish Research Council (Projektbidrag för unga forskare)
2008 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship
2008 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)
2008 Postdoctoral fellowship from the Wenner-Gren Foundation
2007 Carl Tryggers Stipend for postdoctoral research
2005 University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
2002 Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship from the Tertiary Education Commission, New Zealand
2000 DAAD scholarship 'German Academic Exchange Service' to do research at the University of Adelaide for 1 year

RESEARCH/TRAVEL GRANTS (TOTAL N=19)

2014 (2); Tryggers Stiftelse, Nescent Catalysis Meeting grant
2013 (6): Research grant from the Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund, Stiftelsen Lunds Djurskyddsfond, Helge Ax:son Johnson Stiftelse, Craaford Foundation, travel grant from Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund, Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden
2012 (3):Stiftelsen Lunds Djurskyddsfond,Nilsson-Ehle-donationerna, travel & research grant from the Solander Program
2011 (1): Research grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
2009 (2): Research grant from the Helge Ax:son Johnson Stiftelse, travel grant from Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund, Sweden
2008 (3): Research grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, travel &research grant from the Solander Program, travel grant from Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapet i Lund
2006 (2): The University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund, contestable Travel Fund, University of Auckland

EDITORIAL BOARDS

Associate Editor for Evolutionary Applications

PUBLIC OUTREACH

2013 Sydsvenskan article about insect monitoring
2004 Newspaper article in the Spiegel
2011 Falsterbo Bird show, oral presentation 'Change in range limits and species interactions due to climate change' (author: M Wellenreuther)
2012 Article written by the Lund Postdoc Society about my colour polymorphism research

INVITED TALKS

2013 Oral presentation at the International Congress of Odonatology (ICO) in Freissing, Germany. Genomics of colour in Ischnura elegans.
2013 Leiden University 'Niche dynamics, reproductive isolation and colour polymorphisms '
2013 talk at Cape Town University in South Africa 'Non-ecological speciation, sexual selection and colour polymorphisms: insights from odonates' presentation here
2013 talk at Stellenbosch University in South Africa 'Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Damselflies '
2011 talk at the Workshop about Academic Etiquette organised by the Lund Postdoctoral Society 'Women in Great Science (WINGS): The Networker's Logbook'
2011 The Annual Meeting of the Biology Department at the University of Stockholm 'Blodbadet', Stockholm University 'What can damselflies tell us about ecology and evolution?'
2011 The Peter and Rosemary Grant Mini Symposium at Lund University, 'Are range margins hybridisation hotspots? Insights from simulated range expansions in Calopteryx damselflies'
*Plus 16 conference contributions

CONFERENCE SYMPOSIA

ICE 2016: Next generation ecology, morphology and genomics: what can we learn about the evolution of odonata?
World Fisheries Congress 2016: Genomics for improved fisheries management and conservation: have the promises been fulfilled?
ESEB Symposium 2013: Colour Polymorphisms
SMBE Symposium 2014: Detecting natural selection in genome scans

 

“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” Dobzhansky (1973)