Karl Holm   

Karl Holm

Lecturer

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Tel  3943 8758

Biography

Prior to acquiring a PhD in Biology at the Evolutionary Biology Centre at Uppsala University (Sweden), Karl received a MEd in English and Swedish Languages and Literature at Stockholm University (Sweden). In addition to ten years of research work in Biology, he has 15 years of experience in teaching English and Biology to international undergraduate and postgraduate students. Before joining the ILC, Karl worked in the private education industry in Hong Kong where he mainly focused on course content development, teacher training and evaluation. Karl's research interests include the understanding of threshold concepts in the natural sciences, the teaching of the academic writing process, independent learning and critical thinking.


Selected publications

"Local adaptation and maladaptation during the worldwide range expansion of a self-fertilizing plant" BioRxiv, 308619, 2018. (with Cornille A, Salcedo A, Huang H, et al.)

"Early evolution of the land plant circadian clock" New Phytologist. 216:2, 576-590, 2017. (with Linde AM, Eklund DM, Kubota A, et al.)

"Global versus local patterns of gene expression in the tetraploid weed, Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae)" Molecular Ecology. 25:5, 1106-1121, 2016. (with Kryvokhyzha D, Chen J , Cornille A, et al.)

"Hybrid origins and the earliest stages of diploidization in the highly successful recent polyploid Capsella bursa-pastoris" Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 3;112(9):2806-11, 2015. (with Douglas G, Gos G, Steige K, et al.)

"Perceptions of the Concept of Evolution among Undergraduate Biology Students" Paper presentation at the conference Disciplinary knowledge and Necessary Conditions of Learning of the EARLI Special Interest Group 9. Phenomenography and Variation Theory. University of Oxford, 2014.

"Does the core circadian clock in the moss Physcomitrella patens (Bryophyta) comprise a single loop?" BMC Plant Biology, 10:109, 2010. (with Källman T, Gyllenstrand N, Hedman H, Lagercrantz U.)

"Differential expression of genes important for adaptation in Capsella bursa-pastoris" (Brassicaceae). Plant Physiology, 145: 160-173, 2007. (with Slotte T, McIntyre LM, Lagercrantz U, and Lascoux M)