We study how ecological processes such as parasitism, predation, and competition interact with evolutionary processes such as natural selection, gene flow, and non-random mating, and how this interaction affects:
1) genetic diversity within populations,
2) genetic divergence between populations, and
3) the origin of new species.
Conversely, we also study how this resulting genetic diversity feeds back to change ecological and evolutionary processes.
To address such questions, we combine mathematical modeling, observational studies of natural populations, field and laboratory experiments, and population genomics.
Last updated: May 23, 2013