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10020 Biological Sciences, Charlotte Lindqvist, portraitDr. Charlotte Lindqvist

Assistant Professor
Office: Hochstetter 645
Tel: 645-4986

Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoctoral Research at University of Oslo, Norway

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

  • Welch, A., Bedoya-Reina, O.C., Carretero-Paulet, L., Miller, W., Rode, K.D., Lindqvist, C. (2014). Polar bears exhibit genome-wide signatures of bioenergetic adaptation to life in the Arctic environment. Genome Biology and Evolution 6: 433-450.
  • 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. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109(36): E2382-E2390.
  •  Scheen, A.-C., Bendiksby, Ryding, O., M., Mathiesen, C., Albert, V.A., Lindqvist, C. (2010). Molecular phylogenetics, character evolution, and suprageneric classification of Lamioideae (Lamiaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97: 191-218.
  • 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. Molecular Ecology 18(6): 1252-1262.