Gil Yardeni, MSc

PhD student

e-mail: gil.yardeni[@]
Phone: +43 1 4277 54156

address: Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences
Rennweg 14, Room 209
A-1030 Vienna,

Research Interests

I am interested in the drivers of adaptive divergence and radiation in neotropical plants, with special emphasis on Bromeliaceae (bromeliads, pineapple family). With the use of genomic data, my PhD project explores processes of isolation by distance (IBD), isolation by ecology (IBE) and the role of key innovations and variation in reproductive systems as drivers of reproductive isolation.

Short CV

2016 - present: PhD student, Christian Lexer group, University of Vienna, Austria

2015 Master student at the Sapir Lab, Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of plants, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Thesis: Does local adaptation drive speciation? The influence of geographical distance and ecological distance on reproductive isolatiom in Oncocyclus irises.

2012 Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Institute of Life Sciences, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


Yardeni, G., Tessler, N., Imbert, E., & Sapir, Y. (2016). Reproductive isolation between populations of Iris atropurpurea is associated with ecological differentiation. Annals of Botany118(5), 971-982.