Portrait O SOtto E. Seppälä

 

Present position:

Professor
Head of working group "Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology"

Research area:

Host-parasite interactions

Phone:
Fax:
e-mail:

+43 512 507-50207
+43 512 507-50299
otto.seppaelae@uibk.ac.at

photo credit: EAWAG

Employment History · Research · Staff · Projects · Teaching · Publications
 


Employment History


  • Jul 2019-present: Professor at the Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, University of Innsbruck;

  • 2010–Jul 2019: Senior assistant (Oberassistant), Eawag / ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Adjunct Professor (Docent), University of Jyväskylä, Finland (teaching skills: excellent, evaluated by the faculty)

  • 2007-2009: Post-doctoral researcher, Eawag / ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2006-2007: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland"
  • 2005: PhD, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (thesis awarded with the highest grade "approved with honours")

  • 2002: MSc, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


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Research

Current main research interests

  • Host-parasite interactions in variable environments
  • Interactions among coinfecting parasites
  • Natural selection on immune defence traits
  • Host manipulation by parasites

 

Staff

Katri Sepplälä, technical assistant (part time)


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Projects

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Teaching

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Publications

  • Salo T., Kropf T., Burdon F.J., Seppälä O. (online first). Diurnal variation around an optimum and near-critically high temperature does not alter the performance of an ecothermic aquatic grazer, Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.5666

  • Leicht K., Jokela J., Seppälä O. (2019). Inbreeding does not alter the response to an experimental heat wave in a freshwater snail. PLoS ONE 14(8): e0220669. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220669

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