Anne Muola
Dr

Areas of expertise
evolutionary ecology; plant-herbivore interactions; plant defences; plant protection

Biography

- 2018- Researcher, University of Turku & Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- 2017-2018 Post-doc researcher, Åbo Akademi University
- 2014-2017 Post-doc researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- 2011-2014 Post-doc researcher, University of Turku
- 2011 PhD, University of Turku
- 2005 MSc, University of Turku



Research

My research concentrates on the evolutionary and ecological aspects of plant-herbivore interactions. I am especially keen to understand how plants defend themselves against different herbivores. In addition, I am studying the role of endophytes in enhancing plant defenses. The knowledge gained from these studies can be integrated into plant protection strategies. I study these questions in Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation funded project "Strawberries despite the pests? Exploring the possibilities of plant tolerance in plant protection" as well as in EU Horizon 2020 project EcoStack. As a study systems I use woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and oilseed rape (Brassica rapa) and their associated herbivores.



Publications

Capturing genetic variation in crop wild relatives: An evolutionary approach (2018)
Evolutionary Applications
Paul A. Egan, Anne Muola, Johan A. Stenberg
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Folivory has long-term effects on sexual but not on asexual reproduction in woodland strawberry (2018)
Ecology and Evolution
Anne Muola, Johan A. Stenberg
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic drift precluded adaptation of an insect seed predator to a novel host plant in a long-term selection experiment (2018)
PLoS ONE
Laukkanen L, Kalske A, Muola A, Leimu R, Mutikainen P
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Direct and Pollinator-Mediated Effects of Herbivory on Strawberry and the Potential for Improved Resistance (2017)
Frontiers in Plant Science
Muola A, Weber D, Malm LE, Egan PA, Glinwood R, Parachnowitsch AL, Stenberg JA
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

How Should Plant Resistance to Herbivores Be Measured? (2017)
Frontiers in Plant Science
Stenberg JA, Muola A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Plant-Species Diversity Correlates with Genetic Variation of an Oligophagous Seed Predator (2014)
PLoS ONE
Liisa Laukkanen, Pia Mutikainen, Anne Muola, Roosa Leimu
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Preference for outbred host plants and positive effects of inbreeding on egg survival in a specialist herbivore. (2014)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Aino Kalske, Anne Muola, Pia Mutikainen, Roosa Leimu
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Simultaneous inbreeding modifies inbreeding depression in a plant-herbivore interaction (2014)
Ecology Letters
Kalske A, Mutikainen P, Muola A, Scheepens JF, Laukkanen L, Salminen JP, Leimu R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic factors affecting food-plant specialization of an oligophagous seed predator (2013)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
L Laukkanen, R Leimu, A Muola, M Lilley, P Mutikainen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Plant chemistry and local adaptation of a specialized folivore (2012)
PLoS ONE
Laukkanen L, Leimu R, Muola A, Lilley M, Salminen J, Mutikainen P
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Plant-herbivore coevolution in a changing world (2012)
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Leimu R, Muola A, Laukkanen L, Kalske A, Prill N, Mutikainen P
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Variation and constraints of local adaptation of a long-lived plant, its pollinators and specialist herbivores (2012)
Journal of Ecology
Kalske A, Muola A, Laukkanen L, Mutikainen P, Leimu R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The role of inbreeding and outbreeding in herbivore resistance and tolerance in Vincetoxicum hirundinaria (2011)
Annals of Botany
Muola A, Mutikainen P, Laukkanen L, Lilley M, Leimu R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Associations of plant fitness, leaf chemistry, and damage suggest selection mosaic in plant-herbivore interactions (2010)
Ecology
Muola A, Mutikainen P, Lilley M, Laukkanen L, Salminen JP, Leimu R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic variation in herbivore resistance and tolerance: The role of plant life-history stage and type of damage (2010)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Muola A, Mutikainen P, Laukkanen L, Lilley M, Leimu R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2018-22-11 at 09:43