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Experimental studies of adaptation using yeast, Chlamydomonas and bacteria as model systems. The rate and effect of mutations and the dynamics of selection. Genetic variation and species diversity in environments that vary in space and time, and the evolution of specialists and generalists. Field experiments using genetically well known model organisms.

Areas of interest

Adaptive radiation

Sex and sexual selection

Adaptation to elevated CO2

Antibiotic resistance

Yeast population structure

Plant species diversity

Neutral theory of biodiversity

Food webs


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