Chalmers Conferences, 9th European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology

Multidimensional models of rapid adaptation to shifting environmental gradients.
Frederic Guillaume

Last modified: 2014-06-09


Rapidly changing environmental conditions are posing a threat to many natural species. How can we evaluate the capacity of a species to resist habitat degradation and persist over time in a given landscape? I will present a multilocus and multivariate quantitative genetics simulation model of the evolution of a species' range under shifting selection gradients. I will focus on the role of gene flow and genetic correlations among multiple phenotypic traits in limiting the capacity of a species to adapt to temporally and spatially varying local ecological conditions.