Reto Burri, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. Interpreting genomic landscapes of differentiation in the light of long-term linked selection
13:00 - 14:00
Dr. Reto Burri
Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Seminar Room House 4, Tea & Coffee 12:30h
Dr. Clemens Küpper
The last decade has seen an unprecedented quest for genome regions involved in adaptation and speciation that was usually based on the assumption that such genome regions can be identified as ones exhibiting accentuated differentiation. In this presentation, I showcase how accumulating empirical evidence together with longstanding theory force us to reconsider such an approach. In particular, I illustrate how processes unrelated to adaptation or speciation may confound our quest for genomic regions underpinning adaptation and speciation, and argue that a comparative population genomics framework that exploits emergent features of long-term linked selection can help overcome shortcomings of traditional genome scans for adaptive evolution.