Littorina

understanding the evolution of biodiversity

Littorina research team:

University of Gothenburg
The University of Sheffield

How do populations adapt to their environment?

How do new species emerge?

What genetic changes drive these processes?

About us

We are an international team of researchers located in multiple European countries. Our common goal is to improve our understanding of the evolution of biodiversity.

We use marine snails of the genus Littorina as model systems. We conduct field work on rocky shores, analyse various traits of the snails in the lab, perform analyses of large DNA data sets, and develop theoretical models.

An introduction to speciation

How snails evolve into new species on the sea shore

Funders

We are funded by

  • European Research Council

  • UKRI Natural Environment Research Council

  • Marie Curie Actions

  • Vetenskapsradet

  • FCT Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia