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I’m interested in phylogeography, conservation genetics and phylogenetic comparative methods. I like using flexible tools (e.g. R) in research and teaching to visualise, test and simulate data.
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I'm researching the endangered herb Dianthus gratianopolitanus in a conservation biology context. Other projects I’m currently working on or have been working on recently include species delimitation and introgression in the water lily species Nymphaea candida & Nymphaea alba, evolution & ecology of the invasive herb Bunias orientalis (with Lisa Tewes & Caroline Müller, Bielefeld), niche evolution in South American Hypericum spp. (with Nicolai Nürk, Bayreuth) and the genetics of hybridization between Arabidopsis arenosa and Arabidopsis lyrata with Graham Muir.
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Nürk NM, Michling F, Linder HP (2017). Are the radiations of temperate lineages in tropic-alpine ecosystems pre-adapted? Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr. doi: 10.1111/geb.12699
Koch, MA, Michling F, Walther A, Huang X, Tewes LJ, Müller C (2017). Early-Mid Pleistocene genetic differentiation and range expansions as exemplified by Eurasian Bunias orientalis (Brassicaceae): the Caucasus as key region. Sci. Rep. 7: 16764. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17085-8
Tewes LJ, Michling F, Koch MA, Müller C (2017). Intracontinental plant invader shows matching genetic and chemical profiles and might benefit from high defence variation within populations. J. Ecol. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12869
Koch MA, Meyer N, Engelhardt M, Thiv M, Bernhardt K-G, Landau A, Michling F (2016) Morphological and genetic variation of highly endangered Bromus species and the status of these neolithical weeds in Central Europe. Plant Syst. Evol. 302 (5): 515-525. doi: 10.1007/s00606-016-1279-5
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Skills & Experience
specimen collection (land & water ;-) · DNA extraction & handling · genotyping techniques · capillary electrophoresis · flow-cytometry · lab management & maintenance · supervision of students and technical staff · teaching (school, undergrad- & grad students) · raw data processing and (statistical) data analysis, including next generation sequencing data · data visualisation
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I was offered the opportunity to attain a post-graduate degree (Dr. rer. nat.):
“The evolutionary and population history of Cheddar Pink - a flagship species in European biodiversity conservation."
The project is funded by Stiftung Naturschutzfonds Baden-Württemberg.
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Stiftung Natuschutzfonds Baden-Württemberg (2011 - 2014)
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