Genomics of rapid Evolution in Novel Environments

A Coordinated Distributed Global Evolution Experiment

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In 2017, François Vasseur at CNRS in France, Niek Scheepens at University of Tübingen, and me, started a community of researchers to conduct an evolution experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana in dozens of locations.

Researchers at over 45 locations (green dots in the map) joined us and, for three years, we will monitor these A. thaliana populations in size and how they genetically evolve using genome sequencing.

The GrENE-net consortium:

Rob Colautti – Queens University, Kingston, Canada

Oliver Bossdorf– University of Tübingen, Germany

Detlef Weigel – Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Mohamed Abdelaziz – The University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Jake Alexander – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Carlos Alonso-Blanco – National Centre of Biotechnology, Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

Joy Bergelson – The University of Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos – University of the Aegaean, Lesbos, Greece

Kathleen Donohue – Duke University, North Carolina, United States of America

Walter Durka – Helmoltz Center for Environmental Research, Halle, Germany

Steve Franks – Fordham University, Bronx, NY, United States of America

Felix Fritschi – University of Missouri, MO, United States of America

Angela Hancock – Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Svante Holm – Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall, Sweden

Jose M. Iriondo – King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

Jasmin Joshi – Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany

Tom Juenger – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Steve Keller – University of Vermont, Burlington, United States of America

Karin Koehl – Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Postdam, Germany

Arthur Korte – University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Paula Kover and Volkan Cevik – University of Bath, United Kingdom

Carlos Lara-Romero and Anna Traveset – IMEDEA, Mallorca, Spain

Arnald Marcer – Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Juliette de Meaux, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Zuzana Münzbergová – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Anne Muola – Åbo Akademi University , Turku, Finland

Meelis Pärtel – University of Tartu, Estonia

Xavier Picó – Biological Station of Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

Marcel Quint – Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

David Salt – The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Johanna Schmitt – University of California Davis, United States of America

Merav Seifan – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Remco Stam – Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Marcelo Sternberg and Ofer Cohen – Tel Aviv University, Israel

Marc Stift – University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

John Stinchcombe – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Tiffin and Liana Burghardt – University of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States of America

Irène Till-Bottraud – GEOLAB, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique et Environnementale CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jean-Gabriel Valay – Station alpine Jospeh Fourier, col du Lautaret, France

Vigdis Vandvik – University of Bergen, Norway

Maciej Wodkiewicz – University of Warsaw, Poland

Martijn van Zanten – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands