Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology
University of California, Davis
The temporal and genomic scale of selection during hybridization
Abstract: Hybrid populations frequently form when previously isolated populations spread back into secondary contact. The genomes of hybrid individuals are a mosaic of ancestry from the parental populations, which is broken into finer pieces over time by recombination. At the same time selection may act quickly to resolve hybrid ancestry and remove maladaptive hybrid combinations of alleles. In the talk we'll discuss how we can resolve the temporal and genomic spatial scale of selection, using theory, simulations, and analyses of empirical data.
Host: OEB Graduate Students