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Research and research groups

Our research in evolutionary biology includes phylogenetics and adaptation of organisms to the environment. We aim to understand how genetic and plastic mechanisms shape adaptation to natural and anthropogenic environmental change, how evolutionary processes shape population genomics, and evolutionary interactions between animals, plants and pathogens. We use a wide range of approaches including population genomic and sequencing methodologies, experimental evolution and field experiments.

Ecology, genomics and adaptation

Spiderweb in cobweb
Photographer: Trine Bilde

Environmental adaptation

Jesper Givskov on field work on Svalbard
Photographer: Elin Jørgensen


Population genomics

Picture of Michael Møller Hansen holding a cod
Photographer: Michael Møller Hansen


Genetic architecture of complex traits

Studies of how genetic and epigenetic factors regulate complex traits
Illustration created by Trine Bilde

Integrative biology

Photographer: Peter Funch

Temperature adaptation

Picture of flies
Photographer: Volker Loeschcke

Host-parasite interactions

Picture of plants in a green house
Photographer: Tove Hedegaard Jørgensen

Environmental DNA

Picture of Mols Klit
Photographer: Philip Francis Thomsen


In addition to funding from the faculty, we have been supported by a large number of grants from SNF, EU, Carlsbergfund, Villumfund, among others.


Genetics, Ecology and Evolution

Aarhus University

Institute of Bioscience

Ny Munkegade 114

8000 Aarhus C

E-mail: bios@au.dk

Ph: 8715 0000

Fax: 8715 4326