Alice Theisen


Alice Theisen
PhD Student

Department Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Tel: +49 345 558 5222

Alice Theisen

Curriculum Vitae

Since March 2015

PhD Student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

PhD project: "Genetic structure of plant species on Baltic uplift islands" (funded by the DFG)

Supervisor: Dr. Walter Durka


Engineer degree in Agronomy, specialized in plant breeding and genetics at AgroSup Dijon, Dijon, France and Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France

Thesis: "Comparative genomics: Variable impacts of the domestication process on the diversity of three annual and three perennial species"


High school diploma

Research interests

In my PhD project, I study the impact of island biogeographic factors on the genetic structure of plants.

The project is set in archipelagos from the Swedish Baltic coast. I use SNPs to conduct my analyses on the effect of landscape structure on genetic structure.