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Dr. Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor
Hochstetter 645
phone: 645-4986
email: cl243@buffalo.edu

Research Summary

My research is broadly concerned with the processes and patterns of genetic and morphological diversification in natural populations and environments. My work is forcused on speciation processes, polyploidy and hybridization in both animals and plants, particularly marine mammals and flowering plant radiations. My research employs the use of genomic technologies to wildlife populations, historical and prehistorical material (ancient DNA), assembly of organellar genomes (plastid and mitochondrial), and metagenomics and mass-sequencing of environmental samples. My current projects include investigation of polar bear evolution, evolutionary genetics of New World mints and untangling the origin a Hawaiian endemic plant radiation (Lamiaceae), and metagenomic investigation of the marine mammal gut microbiota.

Selected Publications

• Miller, W., Schuster, S.C., Welch, A.J., Ratan, A., Bedoya-Reina, O.C, Zhao, F., Kim, H.L., Burhans, R.C., Drautz, D.I., Wittekindt, N.E., Tomsho, L.P., Ibarra-Laclette, E., Herrera-Estrella, L., Peacock, E., Farley, S., Sage, G.K., Rode, K., Obbard, M., Montiel, R., Bachmann, L.,Ingólfsson, Ó., Aars, J., Mailund, T., Wiig, Ø., Talbot, S.L., Lindqvist, C. (2012). Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(36): E2382-E2390.

• Salmaki, Y., Zarre, S., Ryding, O., Lindqvist, C., Scheunert, A., Bräuchler, C., Heubl, G. (2012). Phylogeny of the tribe Phlomideae (Lamioideae: Lamiaceae) with special focus on Eremostachys and Phlomoides: New insights from nuclear and chloroplast sequences. Taxon 61: 161-179.

• Salmaki, Y., Zarre, S., Lindqvist, C., Heubl, G., Bräuchler, C. (2011). Comparative leaf anatomy of Stachys (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) in Iran with a discussion on its subgeneric classification. Plant Syst Evol 294: 109-125.

• Wiig, Ø., Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., Lindqvist, C., Laidre, K. L., Postma, L. D., Dueck, L., Palsbøll, P. J., Bachmann, L. (2011). Recaptures of genotyped bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus in eastern Canada and West Greenland. Endangered Species Research 14: 235–242.

• Mathiesen, C., Scheen, A.-C., Lindqvist, C. (2011). Phylogeny and biogeography of the lamioid genus Phlomis (Lamiaceae). Kew Bulletin 66: 1-17.

Lindqvist, C., Schuster, S.C., Sun, Y., Talbot, S.L., Qi, J., Ratan, A. Tomsho, L.P., Kasson, L., Zeyl, E., Aars, J., Miller, W., Ingolfsson, O., Bachmann, L., Wiig, Ø (2010). Complete mitochondrial genome of a Pleistocene jawbone unveils the origin of polar bear. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107: 5053-5057.

• Scheen, A.-C., Bendiksby, M., Ryding, O.,Mathiesen, C., Albert, V.A., Lindqvist, C. (2010). Molecular phylogenetics, character evolution, and suprageneric classification of Lamioideae (Lamiaceae). Annals Miss Bot Gard 97: 191-218

Lindqvist, C. Bachmann, L., Andersen, L.W., Born, E.W., Arnason, U., Kovacs, K.M., Lydersen, C., Abramov, A.V., Wiig, Ø. (2009). The Laptev Sea walrus Odobenus rosmarus laptevi: an enigma revisited. Zool Scripta 38(2): 113-224.

• Sommer, R.S., Lindqvist, C., Persson, A., Bringsoe, H., Rhodin, A.G., Schneeweiss, N., Siroky, P., Bachmann, L., Fritz, U. (2009). Unexpected early extinction of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) in Sweden and climatic impact on its Holocene range. Mol Ecol 18(6): 1252-1262.

Lindqvist, C., A. Probst, A.R. Martin, Ø. Wiig & L. Bachmann (2008). Molecular species identification of historical whale remains from South Georgia. Marine Mammal Science 25(1): 229-238.


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