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Jesper Givskov Sørensen


Jesper Givskov Sørensen
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My research has focused on adaptation to environmental stressful conditions in terrestrial invertebrates with especially attention to effects of high and low temperature. I have a strong interest in the relationship between evolutionary adaptation and phenotypic plasticity. Further, I have a keen interest in the relationships (phenotypic and genetic trade-offs) among stress tolerance and life history traits that shape or constrain adaptation. Further, I am involved in work aiming to implement therml biology for improving efficiency of mass-reared beneficial insects. My experience covers particularly population biology, evolutionary genetics, molecular biology and eco-physiology with particular emphasis on environmental stress. The work had used a combination of approaches from molecular genetics to evolutionary ecology, and field experiments with laboratory experiments, using a variety of model and non-model organisms, primarily terrestrial invertebrates. I have worked in the Arctic on several occasions including field campaigns funded by EU programme for Arctic research ‘Interact’ (Svalbard, Iceland, Yakutsk/Sibiria, Greenland, and northern Norway).


Research areas:

  • Temperature adaptation
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Stress response
  • Heat shock protein

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