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Brandon Lind

Aitken Lab

Faculty of Forestry

I am interested in the evolution of hierarchically structured populations exhibiting extensive gene flow and the inferences available regarding evolutionary and demographic processes from genetic data under both equilibrium and non-equilibrium scenarios. How do evolutionary processes influence the genetic and genomic architectures of complex traits? How does the genetic and genomic architecture influence resilience to change? How does adaptation influence, and how is it influenced by, recombination rate evolution - are their feedbacks? How do these patterns and processes differ across closely related species/genera? What are the implications of these findings to future analyses to uncover the loci underlying adaptive traits, as well as to conservation, industry, the economy, and our overall understanding of evolution across taxa?