Aspects of biodiversity – relating species diversity and genetic diversity
We have some idea from community ecology about what forces determine species composition in an area. Similarly, we know from population genetics how variation is shaped in individual species. My research is devoted to unifying models and theory from these two fields to provide insight into situations where these processes interact and neither field can explain the results alone. In particular, I am interested in the effect of strong competition for space within and between species of plants affects their genetics. I explore this through computation models and fitting empirical data.
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