PhD Students



Liam Murphy‘s main research interest revolves around the interactions between invertebrates and their endosymbiotic bacterial communities. Currently he is looking at the potential positive and negative impacts these communities have on the wood tiger moth, its development, and its defense systems.



Chiara De Pasqual joined our research group in March 2018 to work on sexual selection and chemical communication in the wood tiger moth (Arctia plantaginis). Her main interests lie on polymorphic colouration, animal behaviour and chemical communication. She is now focusing on the potential differences at the genotype and pheromone level in the wood tiger moth within the Finnish populations.


Former PhD Students

Franziska Dickel

Katja Rönkä

Janne Valkonen

Robert Hegna

Ossi Nokelainen

Carita Lindstedt

Katja Ojala

Eira Ihäläinen


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