Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of Adaptation
Our manuscript on geographic clines across the M. aurantiacus hybrid zone is available at Molecular Ecology. Click here for the pdf
Our manuscript on geography, pollinator isolation, and divergence-with-gene-flow in M. aurantiacus was accepted at Evolution.
Stankowski, S, JM Sobel, and MA Streisfeld. The geography of divergence facilitates multi-trait adaptation and the evolution of pollinator isolation in Mimulus aurantiacus. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12807
See our newest paper, published in Proceedings B on the role of introgressive hybridization facilitating adaptive divergence in flower color!
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Research in the Streisfeld lab integrates several aspects of ecological genetics and genomics to develop a better understanding of adaptive divergence and incipient speciation in natural plant populations.
The primary questions we address are:
1) How does natural selection maintain trait differences in the face of gene flow?
2) What are the genetic and genomic changes that underlie adaptive divergence and the evolution of reproductive isolation?
3) What are the historical events that led to the evolution of adaptive alleles?
4) Are the genetic changes responsible for adaptive evolution predictable?
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