I am an evolutionary biologist, currently working in the Ecology group of Mark van Kleunen at the Biology department of the University of Konstanz, Germany. Before I worked at CIBIO (Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, a research institute linked to the University of Porto) where my project involved the role of introgression in the evolution of tetraploid bread wheat relatives (i.e., Aegilops species). Previously, I have worked at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Glasgow. My work has centered around mating system evolution (loss of self-incompatibility in Arabidopsis lyrata) and polyploidy (among others on the genus Rorippa).

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Publications Mark Stift

Yan Li

Yan Li is a doctoral student funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council . Her topic is "Drivers and consequences of in- and outbreeding in plants."


Jasmin Herden

PhD student, co-supervised with Mark van Kleunen, funded by the German Science Foundation DFG. Her topic is the role of epigenetic inheritance in rapid evolutionary adaptation of invasive plants (in cooperation with Silvia Eckert and Jasmin Joshi at the University of Potsdam).