• PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1987 …2019
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My main research interests concern social evolution in ants and focus on three main avenues: the proximate and ultimate causes intracolony conflicts and their resolution, population biology encompassing causes and consequences of inbreeding, and caste-specific life history trade-offs with respect to disease resistance and longevity.     

The work on conflict resolution uses several approaches, including behavioural experiments, the analysis of recognition cues encoded in cuticular chemistry, and genetic assessment of kinship. In particular we ask to what extent can workers enhance their inclusive fitness given the fact that colonies of the study species, Formica fusca, regularly contain multiple reproductive queens.  

The work on population biology and life history trade-offs entails several lines of questioning, all of which have their foundation in the long-term data set my group has collected on a population of Formica exsecta in the archipelago near the Tvärminne zoological station. From demographic and genotype data in conjunction with fitness-correlated traits we can estimate the life-time fitness of individual colonies, and selection on caste-specific trade-offs at the colony,  the individual, and the gene level.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 1987 2019

Caste-dependent brood retrieval by workers in the ant Formica exsecta

Pulliainen, O. U. I., Bos, N. P. M., d'Ettorre, P. & Sundström, L. B., jun 2018, I : Animal Behaviour. 140, s. 151-159 9 s.

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Fil

Vitellogenin in inflammation and immunity in social insects

Salmela, H. & Sundström, L. B., 2017, I : Inflammation and Cell Signaling. 4, e1506.

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Natal dispersal, mating patterns and inbreeding in the ant Formica exsecta

Vitikainen, E. I. K., Haag-Liautard, C. & Sundström, L., dec 2015, I : American Naturalist. 186, 6, s. 716-727 12 s.

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Ants medicate to fight disease

Bos, N. P. M., Sundström, L., Fuchs, S-A. & Freitak, D., 2015, I : Evolution. 69, 11, s. 2979-2984 6 s.

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Projekter 2010 2019

Aktiviteter 1998 2019

Thesis examination

Liselotte Sundström (Opponent)
14 feb 2019

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperOpponent i doktorsavhandling

Vice dean

Liselotte Sundström (Deltagare)
20142017

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperTyper av övriga aktiviteter - Övrigt

Director of doctoral programme LUOVA

Liselotte Sundström (Direktör)
1 jan 201231 dec 2017

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperLedare i doktorandprogram

Director of the Division for tuition in Swedish

Liselotte Sundström (Deltagare)
1 aug 2003 → …

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperTyper av övriga aktiviteter - Övrigt

Conference organizer - IUSSI Europe

Liselotte Sundström (Ordförande)
8 aug 201611 aug 2016

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

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11/03/2015

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Liselotte Sundström

04/06/2014

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03/04/2014

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Liselotte Sundström

01/04/2014

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Public outreach: lecture

Liselotte Sundström

15/10/2013

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