Amanda Lindahl

PhD Student

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm
SWEDEN

Email: amanda.lindahl@su.se

Organisation: Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

 

Research Description

Throughout history, recurrent glacial periods have shaped natural populations on earth through processes such as isolation, hybridization, species declines or extinctions. By using palaeogenomics it is possible to gaze into the past and investigate the genetic effects of past climate change in extinct and extant species, an important tool for assessing the future of populations in our rapidly changing world. My PhD project focuses on investigating how past climate change has influenced the evolutionary history of small rodents, primarily focusing on the genus Arvicola (water voles). By comparing contemporary and ancient genomic data I aim to resolve the complex evolutionary history of this species, turning the spotlight from the large mammals of the Pleistocene to the understudied small rodents.

 

Brief CV

Feb 2024- PhD in Population Genetics, Stockholm University
2023-2024 Laboratory technician, Stockholm University
2021-2023 MSc in Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University
2018-2021 BSc in Biology, Stockholm University