Short CV/Education and training

Education:

  • 1986
    MSc, Zoology, University of Helsinki

  • 1994
    PhD, Zoology, University of Helsinki

  • 1994
    Docent, Zoology, University of Helsinki

Professional appointments:

  • 2002
    Professor in Evolutionary Biology, University of Helsinki

  • 2002
    Head of the division for tuition in Swedish

  • 2012
    Director of the graduate school LUOVA

Selected publications

  • Vitikainen, E. Haag-Liautard, C. Sundström, L. 2011 Inbreeding and reproductive investment in the ant Formica exsecta. Evolution, 65, 2026-2037.

  • El-Showk, S. van Zweden, J.S. d'Ettorre, P. Sundström, L. 2010. Are you my mother? Kin recognition in the ant Formica fusca. J. Evol. Biol. 23, 397-406.

  • Vitikainen, E. Sundström, L. Inbreeding and caste-specific variation of immune defence in the ant Formica exsecta. 2011. Behavioral. Ecology and Sociobiology 65, 899-907.

  • Haag-Liautard, C. Vitikainen, E. Keller, L. Sundström, L. 2009. Fitness and the level of homozygosity in a social insect. J. Evol. Biol. 22, 134-142.

  • Helanterä, H. Sundström, L. 2007. Worker reproduction in Formica ants. Am. Nat. 170(1), E14-E25.

  • Bargum, K. Helanterä, H. Sundström, L. 2007. Genetic population structure, queen supersedure and social polymorphism in a social Hymenoptera. J. Evol. Biol. 20, 1350-1360.

  • Bargum, K, Sundström, L. 2007. Multiple breeders, breeder shifts and inclusive fitness returns in an ant. Proc. Roy, Soc. 274, 1547-1551.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NordForsk network: Social evolution in insects (coordinator), 2007 – 2009

  • Cooperation and conflicts in social insects (PI), 2008 – 2011

  • Levels of selection, host-parasite interactions and trade-offs in social insects (PI), 2011 – 2015

  • Centre of Excellence in Biological interactions research (deputy director), 2012 – 2017

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Associate editor/editorial board:

  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, since 2000

  • Behavioral Ecology, 2000 – 2007

  • Evolution, 2012 – 2014

  • Ethology, 2000 – 2006

  • J. Evol. Biol, 2005 – 2008

  • Royal Society Proceedings B, 2003 – 2008

  • Insectes Sociaux, 2011 – 2018

Adminitstrative board memberships:

  • ESEB – council member, 2001 – 2005

  • Societas Pro Fauna & Flora Fennica, board member, since 2002

  • The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters – elected member

  • National Graduate School LUOVA – board member, 2001 – 2011); director since 2012

  • IUSSI British section, president, 2004 – 2006

  • Academy of Finland, Research Council for Biosciences and Environment, 2004 – 2006

  • Academy of Finland, Research Council for Biosciences and Environment, vice chair, 2007 – 2009

  • Itämeri research program, member of steering committee, 2003 – 2006

  • IHP/MAB research program, member of steering committee, vice chair, 2005 – 2006

  • GBIF representative for the Academy of Finland, 2004 – 2006

  • Etelämanner research program, member of steering committee, 2005 – 2006

  • Aquatic sciences national research evaluation committee, chair, 2006 – 2008

  • Stiftelsen J.A. Palméns Minne, board member, 2008 – 2009; chair, since 2010

  • ERC Advanced Grants, panel member, 2009 – 2013

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, panel member, 2011

Media coverage

  • Several TV, radio and newspaper/magazine interviews in Finland over the past five years

Additional qualifications

  • Supervision: 10 post-doctoral and 13 PhD students


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