Population genetics

Extremely low genetic diversity in a circumpolar dragonfly species, Somatochlora sahlbergi

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Holarctic dragonflies

I started my work on Arctic dragonflies by studying dragonfly Somatochlora sahlbergi, considered to be the northernmost dragonfly species, primarily distributed in the circumboreal region. Most of the populations for this species is distributed along and above the treeline. This species has been largely understudied because of its habitat, yet populations of S. sahlbergi are threatened because of global warming. My collaborators and I have done some incredible field work in the Arctic (in Yukon Territory, Alaska, Sweden, Finland and Norway) to sample this species across its range.