Exploring the causes, consequences and practical applications of evolvability

Does evolution result in traits that increase the generation of variation or the efficiency of selection? Does the tempo and mode of evolution increase in particular times, places or lineages? The emphasis of this research program is to frame questions such as these in a way that allows them to be tested and applied to important practical case studies. This work is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT0992193: Exploring evolvability: its causes, consequences and practical applications in a changing environment: Bromham)


Currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on this project, who will develop and extend a broad-scale comparative approach, in particular making use of the analysis of large molecular phylogenies and patterns of molecular evolution