A demographic framework for mapping genes to communities

Friday Seminar by Per Lundberg.



We ask how can we link genotypic, phenotypic, individual, population, and community levels of organization so as to illuminate general ecological and evolutionary processes and provide a framework for a quantitative, integrative evolutionary biology. We introduce an evolutionary framework that maps different levels of biological diversity onto one another. We provide an overview of maps linking levels of biological organization and a guideline of how to analyse the complexity of relationships from genes to population growth. We specify the appropriate levels of biological organization for responses to selection, for opportunities for selection, and for selection itself. We map between them and embed these maps into an ecological setting.

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The CEES seminar room has a coffee-machine – it is therefore recommended that you come a bit earlier and get yourself a good cup of coffee (for the price of 3 NOK).


Published Feb. 2, 2012 3:26 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2012 10:16 AM