Hybrid Speciation: When Two Species Become Three
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I’m really interested in evolution in general. I like to approach the different questions relative to evolution and speciation using a theoretical approach. During my thesis, I investigated the genetic mechanisms potentially responsible for the formation of new species as well as the footprints that may be left in the genome due to this event. Previously, I worked on the effects of sex on the mutational load of populations.

                       

Hybrid Speciation: When Two Species Become Three

In the light of numerous recent reports of rapid extinction of animal and plant species on our planet, it is critical to understand the dynamics of speciation — that is, how species are formed and maintained. Many scenarios of speciation have been proposed and analyzed. For example, speciation can be facilitated by physical/geographic isolation of the diverging populations, by adaptation to different environments, by the formation of unfit hybrids, or by the evolution of assortative mating (individuals tend to reproduce...

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