Rapid radiation, divergence, and sexual selection: population and phylogenomic case studies

  • 10/24/2013 | 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
  • Event Type: Seminar

Sarah Kingston, Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

Understanding speciation is crucial to the study of biodiversity. Unraveling the processes that govern the splitting and divergence of lineages is a tenet of evolutionary biology. Using three case studies Sarah will demonstrate the power of emerging technologies in population genomics and phylogenomics: a rapid radiation of species within a dolphin subfamily, divergence between towhee lineages in the face of hybrid-mediated gene flow, and introgression of a sexually selected plumage character across species lines in manakins.