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.

Contact

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

+ 49 (0)69 75 42 18 30