Genomics of Outbreaks

Population genomics of outbreaks in an emerging model system – neutral and adaptive evolution in spruce bark beetle


It has been a very difficult field season. Lost packages, delayed shipping, dead beetles, unfriendly weather, all in the middle of pandemic…   However, thanks to Ola Bednarz and all our amazing collaborators in the filed, we managed to sample and extracted DNA from >1000 beetles from 18 populations across Europe!  THANK YOU! 

We are almost ready to sequence the first batch of our data!

All the beautiful photos of trees and beetles were provided by Gilles San Martin.