Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

How do species adapt to changing environments? How does genetic variation map onto phenotypic variation, and ultimately fitness? We address these questions with a mix of theoretical (modelling) and experimental approaches. We use experimental evolution in the lab with the beetle Tribolium castaneum to unravel the evolutionary importance of genetic and phenotypic changes over time utilizing genomics and quantitative genetics data. With models we seek to understand how evolutionary constraints affect the pace of adaptation to fluctuating environments in different species with different genetic architectures and different life-history strategies.

We also develop Nemo, a forward-time genetics and population simulation software.

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