Ingvild Myhre Ekeberg
My main interest is in evolutionary biology, in particular population genomics and speciation. The main focus of my PhD is to better understand the processes and mechanisms behind speciation in fungi, with emphasis on local adaptions and reproductive barriers. I am using the wood decay fungi Trichaptum abietinum and Meruliopsis taxicola as model organisms. Both species provide interesting species complexes to study speciation in reverse, reinforcement of reproductive barriers and hybridisation.
I did both my BS (2017) and MSc (2019) at the University of Oslo. During my masters in ecology and evolution, I studied the effects of natural selection on different life stages in Italian sparrows (Passer italiae).