Andreas Wieser

Andreas Wieser

Ph.D. Student
Member of Research Group 'Molecular Ecology'

Research Interests

“Rapid seasonal thermal adaptation in Chironomus riparius”

During my PhD thesis I am supervised by Dr. Bob O'Hara and work closely  together with the Molecular Ecology Group of Prof. Markus Pfenninger. 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.


Andreas Wieser, M.A.
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F)
Senckenberganlage 25 (mail)
Georg-Voigt-Straße 14-16 (visitor)
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main

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