Hanna Granroth-Wilding
Email: hanna at granroth hyphen wilding dot co dot uk
New paper out!

The work I did in my previous postdoc on genetic monitoring of wolf pack dynamics through a citizen science initiative is published! Read the open access paper in BMC Ecology.

I work at the University of Helsinki in Ulrika Candolin's lab, independently funded by Svenska Kulturfonden. My current project investigates the changing role of parasitism in natural populations under climate change. Will climate change alter the way that hosts respond to infection? Will these changes affect all members of a population equally? What will the likely consequences be for that population – will it persist or go extinct? And what about other populations that are structured differently or experience a different environment?

I am addressing these questions using field data, lab experiments and theoretical modelling in the three-spined stickleback, a small fish common in the Baltic Sea that is frequently infected by the cestode parasite Schistocephalus solidus. Ultimately, I aim to develop a real-world picture of how population structure and differences between individuals in those populations determine the impact of parasitism on population viability in a human-altered environment.

Brief CV

2015-2016 Postdoctoral researcher, Univeristy of Turku, Finland
Using pedigree reconstruction to quantify reproductive success in relation to life history strategies in salmon and to monitor population dynamics in grey wolves
2014-2015 Ecology & Evolution Editor, Nature (locum)
Assessing, coordinating review of & deciding on submissions in my subject area
2009-2013 PhD, University of Edinburgh
Parasitism, family conflict and breeding success
2007-8 MRes, Imperial College London (Distinction)
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Project 1: Macroecological patterns in squamate predator-prey size relationships, supervised by Shai Meiri.
Project 2: Context-dependent co-operation between male guppies, supervised by Anne Magurran at the University of St Andrews.
2004-7 BA (Hons), Cambridge
Natural Sciences (Zoology)