Hanna Granroth-Wilding
Email: hanna at granroth hyphen wilding dot co dot uk
New paper out and another on the way!

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.

Another postdoc paper - on inter- and intra-specific segregation in seabirds is accepted in Ibis and will be online soon.

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

2016-present Postdoctoral researcher, Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland
Combining field, lab and modelling approaches to understand the impact of climate change on host-parasite relationships and its consequences for host demography
2017-2018 Maternity leave
8 months full-time, 8 months part-time leave
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)