Our research in the area of Ecology and Evolution aims to address several important questions and uses a host of approaches and techniques to achieve this. Most labs use multidisciplinary approaches spanning several areas such as molecular techniques, quantitative methods, GIS, laboratory experimentation on organism development and physiology, population dynamics, genetic analyses as well as satellite imagery.
Relevant Graduate Courses
- BIOL 6DD3 / Molecular Evolution
- BIOL 708 / Quantitative Methods in Ecology and Evolution
- BIOL 709 / Ecological Statistics
- BIOL 715 / Topics in Evolutionary Genetics
- BIOL 720 / Bioinformatics
- BIOL 721 / Topics in Molecular Evolution
- BIOL 724 / Molecular Ecology
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My research area includes population genetics and evolutionary genomics of sexual selection and speciation. Current research includes development of a new theory of male-sex drive or male-driven sexual selection and its effect on rapid evolution of male-biased genes, modification of sex-biased fitness, and maintenance of sex. A special focus of our research involves application of male driven sexual selection theory to the origin of menopause, persistence of maternal mortality, and sex-biased evolution of disease and health in general. Our research work is relevant to all aspects of gender-based controversies in society.
Ecology & Evolution