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Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Our internationally recognized faculty conducts research on a wide range of evolutionary phenomena including ecological and evolutionary epigenetics, genomic conflict, genome evolution, phylogeography, population genomics, predator/prey and parasite/host coevolution, speciation and hybridization, sexual selection and kin selection, physiological tradeoffs and evolutionary constraints, and the evolution of organismal complexity.

We combine theoretical approaches from systematics and population genetics with state-of-the-art molecular techniques to develop novel population genetic models, to detail differences in fitness among individuals, to characterize the molecular basis of adaptations and to describe the branching pattern of Earth's biodiversity.

At our core, we seek to understand the causes and consequences of biological evolution, from evolutionary mechanisms to ecological context.

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