JOANA MEIER

Wednesday October 27, 2021
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Topic
THE ROLE OF HYBRIDIZATION IN ADAPTIVE RADIATION
Location
https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61116026976?pwd=RUIvdHNTRFE2MzgrTCtVMDZGSH Passcode: 685936JnZz09
Host
host: Schluter Lab
Speaker
JOANA MEIER
Affiliation
UBC Biodiversity
Series
Biodiversity Seminar Series
Seminar Video

The fall 2021 BRS seminar will be on the Zoom Webinar Platform:

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61116026976?pwd=RUIvdHNTRFE2MzgrTCtVMDZGSHJnZz09

Passcode: 685936

Description

 

Abstract: While hybridization is traditionally thought to counteract diversification, it can sometimes facilitate rapid adaptive radiations by instantly generating large genetic variation. I will show evidence for a positive role of hybridization in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes and neotropical butterflies. Lastly, I will discuss under which circumstances we would expect hybridization to facilitate adaptive radiation.