Physics Colloquium - Professor Daniel Weissman

Physics Colloquium - Professor Daniel Weissman

Evolution in space

Date

February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Marcus Nano Building

Room

Conference Rooms 1116-1118

Affiliation

Emory University

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ABSTRACT

Most populations are spread over spatial ranges much bigger than any one individual will explore in its lifetime. How does the simple fact of this spatial structure affect adaptive evolution and genetic diversity?

I will discuss when space can slow down or speed up adaptation, how adaptation in spatially structured populations restructures even the neutral genetic variation, and how we might be able to use sequencing data as a lens to watch organisms move.