Career History

  • Lecturer, University of East Anglia (2009 - present)
  • Carlsberg Foundation Research Fellow, University of East Anglia (2006 - 2009)
  • Danish Research Council Research Fellow, University of Lund (2001 – 2005)
  • Research Associate, University of Aarhus (2000 - 2001)
  • Ph.D. University of Aarhus (2000)
  • M.Sc. University of Aarhus (1998)

ResearcherID 

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-6978-2011

All Publications

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Creissen, H. E., Jorgensen, T. H., Brown, J. K.

(2016)

Increased yield stability of field-grown winter barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) varietal mixtures through ecological processes,

in Crop Protection

85

pp. 1-8

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Phillips, K. P., Mortimer, J. A., Jolliffe, K. G., Jorgensen, T., Richardson, D.

(2014)

Molecular techniques reveal cryptic life history and demographic processes of a critically endangered marine turtle,

in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

455

pp. 29-37

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Spurgin, L. G., Illera, J. C., Jorgensen, T. H., Dawson, D. A., Richardson, D. S.

(2014)

Genetic and phenotypic divergence in an island bird: isolation by distance, by colonization or by adaptation?,

in Molecular Ecology

23

(5)

pp. 1028-1039

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Phillips, K., Jorgensen, T., Jolliffe, K. G., Richardson, D.

(2014)

Potential inter-season sperm storage by a female hawksbill turtle,

in Marine Turtle Newsletter

140

pp. 13-14

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Phillips, K., Jorgensen, T., Jolliffe, K., Henwood, J., Richardson, D., Jolliffe, S.

(2013)

Reconstructing paternal genotypes to infer patterns of sperm storage and sexual selection in the hawkshill turtle,

in Molecular Ecology

22

(8)

pp. 2301-2312

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Jorgensen, T.

(2012)

The effect of environmental heterogeneity on RPW8-mediated resistance to powdery mildews in Arabidopsis thaliana,

in Annals of Botany

109

(4)

pp. 833-842

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Andersson, S., Ellmer, M., Jorgensen, T., Palme, A.

(2010)

Quantitative Genetic Effects of Bottlenecks: Experimental Evidence from a Wild Plant Species, Nigella degenii,

in Journal of Heredity

101

(3)

pp. 298-307

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Jorgensen, T., Emerson, B.

(2009)

RPW8 and resistance to powdery mildew pathogens in natural populations of Arabidopsis lyrata,

in New Phytologist

182

pp. 984-993

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Jorgensen, T., Emerson, B.

(2008)

Functional variation in a disease resistance gene in populations of Arabidopsis thaliana,

in Molecular Ecology

17

(22)

pp. 4912-4923

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Als, T., Jorgensen, T., Borglum, A., Petersen, P., Mors, O., Wang, A.

(2006)

Highly discrepant proportions of female and male Scandinavian and British Isles ancestry within the isolated population of the Faroe Islands,

in European Journal of Human Genetics

14

pp. 497-504

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Jorgensen, T., Petanidou, T., Andersson, S.

(2006)

The potential for selection on pollen colour dimorphisms in Nigella degenii: morph-specific differences in pollinator visitation, fertilisation success and siring ability,

in Evolutionary Ecology

20

pp. 291-306

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Jorgensen, T., Richardson, D., Andersson, S.

(2006)

Comparative analyses of population structure in two subspecies of Nigella degenii: evidence for diversifying selection on pollen-colour dimorphisms.,

in Evolution

60

(3)

pp. 518-528

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Ewald, H., Wikman, F., Teruel, B., Buttenschon, H., Torralba, M., Als, T., El Daoud, A., Flint, T., Jorgensen, T., Blanco, L., Kruse, T., Orntoft, T., Mors, O.

(2005)

A genome-wide search for risk genes using homozygosity mapping and microarrays with 1,494 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 22 eastern Cuban families with bipolar disorder,

in American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics

133B

(1)

pp. 25-30

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Andersson, S., Jorgensen, T.

(2005)

The genetic basis of naturally-occurring pollen-color dimorphisms in Nigella degenii (Ranunculaceae),

in Journal of Heredity

96

pp. 550-556

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Jorgensen, T., Andersson, S.

(2005)

Evolution and maintenance of pollen-colour dimorphisms in nigella degenii: habitat-correlated variation and morph-by-environment interactions,

in New Phytologist

168

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pp. 487-498

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Jorgensen, T., Buttenschon, H., Wang, A., Als, T., Borglum, A., Ewald, H.

(2004)

The origin of the isolated population of the Faroe Islands investigated using Y chromosomal markers,

in Human Genetics

115

(1)

pp. 19-28

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Ewald, H., Flint, T., Jorgensen, T., Wang, A., Jensen, P., Vang, M., Mors, O., Kruse, T.

(2002)

Search for a shared segment on chromosome 10q26 in patients with bipolar affective disorder or schizophrenia from the Faroe Islands,

in American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics)

114

pp. 196-204

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Jorgensen, T.

(2002)

The importance of phylogeny and ecology in microgeographical variation in the morphology of four Canarian species of Aeonium (Crassulaceae),

in Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society

76

(4)

pp. 521-533

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Jorgensen, T., Borglum, A., Mors, O., Wang, A., Pinaud, M., Flint, T., Dahl, H., Vang, M., Kruse, T., Ewald, H.

(2002)

A search for common haplotypes on 22q in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder from the Faroe Islands,

in American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics)

114

pp. 245-252

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Jorgensen, T., Degn, B., Wang, A., Vang, M., Gurling, H., Kalsi, G., McQuillin, A., Druse, T., Mors, O., Ewald, H.

(2002)

Linkage disequilibrium and demographic history of the isolated population of the Faroe Islands,

in European Journal of Human Genetics

10

pp. 381-387

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Key Research Interests

In my research I investigate the ecological and evolutionary forces that drive and maintain biodiversity both at the intra- and inter-specific level. Specifically, I use a combination of field observations, controlled experiments and molecular tools in a population genetic framework to understand the evolutionary processes maintaining plant diversity. The main focus of my present work is on the processes that maintain diversity in plant disease resistance in the wild.

Current Research Projects 

  • The evolution of disease resistance genes in Brassicaceae
  • QTL mapping of resistance to fungal pathogens in Arabidopsis lyrata
  • Consequences of genome-environment interactions for host-parasite evolution 

Life in our research group

We use state-of-the-art plant growth facilities and a well-resourced molecular lab at UEA for our research. We are part of the Organisms and Environment theme in BIO (http://www.uea.ac.uk/bio/bioresearch/orgenv) and the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/ceec/) and hence engage in research meetings, discussions groups and social activities with a highly active and dynamic group of PhD-students, post docs and researchers. We form strong collaborative links with other research groups in the Norwich Research Park (The Sainsbury Lab and the John Innes Centre). The Earth and Life System Alliance ELSA (http://www.elsa.ac.uk/index.htm) is an important platform for these collaborations and we frequently participate in meetings, discussions and talks within this framework. Group members engage in publication of their own work through paper writing and presentations at national and international conferences.

PhD Positions

Please email me to discuss PhD opportunities and projects within the School of Biological Sciences.

Postdocs & Fellows

I am always happy to discuss possibilities for postdoctoral work and collaborations. Possible funding routes include fellowship applications, e.g. EU Marie Curie fellowships, with me acting as sponsor, or grant applications with you as a named postdoc.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

  • Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology (1A04)
  • Host-parasite interactions (3C47)
  • Ecological census techniques (M55Y)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (1A6Y)
  • Evolutionary Biology (2B10)
  • Behavioural Ecology (2B18)

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Carlsberg Foundation post doctoral fellowship award, 2006 - 2009
  • SNF (Danish Research Council) post doctoral fellowship award, 2001 - 2004

Administrative Posts

  • Module Organiser of Ecology Research Projects (3C9Y) and Ecological Census Techniques for MSc students (M55Y)
  • Member of the BIO Board of Examiners