I am interested in the role of epigenetics in fitness, plasticity, and adaptation processes in wild vertebrates in changing environments. Through molecular biology tools and eco-evolutionary approaches, I aim to understand how wild vertebrates store and inherit environmental exposures and experiences. The goal is to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology, and to develop applications as markers for disease, environmental change or pollution.
Currently, I am involved in the following research projects:
Recent papers from these projects are:
Ord et al, 2023 on the genetics of epigenetics in adapting stickleback populations
Rieder et al, 2023 on method choices in aquaculture microbiome sequencing approaches
Rieder et al, 2022 on the development of pre-pipetted, dried qPCR mixes for long-term storage and reconstitution