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BRS Joana Meier: The role of hybridization in adaptive radiation
October 27, 2021
host: Schluter Lab
Title: The role of hybridization in adaptive radiation
Abstract: While hybridization is traditionally thought to counteract diversification, it can sometimes facilitate rapid adaptive radiations by instantly generating large genetic variation. I will show evidence for a positive role of hybridization in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes and neotropical butterflies. Lastly, I will discuss under which circumstances we would expect hybridization to facilitate adaptive radiation.
Biodiversity Research Seminar Series (BRS)