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Laura Parducci

In my group we study the ecology and evolution of forest plant populations: how genetics, demography and ranges of plants have changed during the climatic events of the last thousands of years. Over the past plants have persisted through long periods of climate change including several glacial and interglacial periods. Pollen and macrofossil records from lake and peat archives show how plant populations changed their ranges in response to changing climates and how some tolerant species may have survived at high latitudes during glaciations. Plant populations have also changed sizes and genetic composition due to drift and adaptation to new environments while tehy migrated. In our group we use modern DNA from living plnats and ancient DNA from pollen, macrofossils and sediments from lakes to investigate all these changes. Explore our researchpeoplepublications and photos pages at my personal homepage  

area di ricerca:

Plant paleogenetics and paleogeography, plant molecular ecology, plant biogeography and systematics


  • Advanced Biological Methods applied to Cultural Heritage (MSc in Sciences and Technology for the conservation of Cultural Heritage, Sapienza Università di Roma, and Erasmus Mundus ARCHMAT), in English
  • Sistematica e conservazione della flora (BSc in Scienze Biologiche, Sapienza Università di Roma), in Italian
  • Ecological Effects of Climate Change (PhD student course III year), in English

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