Skip to content

The origins of microendemic adaptive radiations: from introgression to fitness landscapes

One of the most poorly understood evolutionary processes is the evolution of novelty. How do new species colonize novel ecological niches or begin to use existing structures for novel functions? This talk will explore the complex origins of trophic specialists in two case studies for the evolution of sympatric radiations and ecological novelty: Caribbean pupfishes and Cameroon crater lake cichlids. The answer lies at the intersection of ecological opportunity, performance, complex fitness landscapes, and diverse sources of genetic variation. 

Friday, February 8 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Science

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Website

https://eeb.utk.edu/news-events/curre...

Department

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hashtag

#ecology

Contact Name

Karin Grindall

Contact Email

kcoulte4@utk.edu

Contact Phone

8659743065

Subscribe
Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity