• CEFE, CNRS, Montpellier, France
  • Adaptation, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Evolutionary Dynamics, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Experimental Evolution, Expression Studies, Genotype-Phenotype, Hybridization / Introgression, Life History, Population Genetics / Genomics, Reproduction and Sex, Speciation, Species interactions
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My primary research interests are evolutionary and ecological genetics. I have been doing theoretical work on the evolution of sex, mating systems, dispersal, recombination. I am also interested in the effect of mutations and adaptation, on the process of speciation, species interactions, local adaptation and genetic conflicts. On an empirical side, I have worked on a variety of systems (mice, mosquitoes, snails, artemia, bacteria, yeast, microsporidia, maize).

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Using Connectivity To Identify Climatic Drivers Of Local Adaptation
Stewart L. Macdonald, John Llewelyn, Ben Phillips

Recommended by Ruth Arabelle Hufbauer based on reviews by Ruth Arabelle Hufbauer and Thomas Lenormand
A new approach to identifying drivers of local adaptation

Local adaptation, the higher fitness a population achieves in its local “home” environment relative to other environments is a crucial phase in the divergence of populations, and as such both generates and maintains diversity. Local adaptation is enhanced by selection and genetic variation in the relevant traits, and decreased by gene flow and genetic drift.

Demonstrating local adaptation is laborious, and is typically done with a reciprocal transplant design [1], documenting repeated g...