The Slotte lab is part of the Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, since April 2014.
We use genomic tools to test predictions of evolutionary theory. We are broadly interested in how variation in the effective recombination rate and mating strategies affect the efficacy of selection, and in the nature of adaptive genetic variation. To address these general questions we study evolutionary transitions from outcrossing to predominant self-fertilization in flowering plants and the evolution of supergenes.
Our work often involves analyses and simulations of large-scale population genomic and gene expression data sets, but we also use classical genetic mapping techniques to dissect the genetic basis of reproductive trait variation, and conduct experimental plant work in the greenhouse and field.