JCSET | Projects in Biomathematics

Title

Understanding Natural Selection on Microevolutionary Changes using the Breeder’s Equation

Presenter Information

Emma Fehlker CampbellFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

WIldlife and Conservation Biology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Maeve McCarthy, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Many of the traits biologists are interested in studying are not determined by genetics alone. Instead, a combination of genetics and environment account for the variation of these traits of interest. Evolutionary biologists are especially interested in changes in the variation of these traits between generations. One tool used to answer these questions is the Breeder’s equation, which can be used to predict the evolutionary response to selection on a trait. The Breeder’s equation can be used on simple traits, as well as multivariate traits that influence each other. The equation is crucial in understanding natural selection and its effect on microevolutionary changes

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Understanding Natural Selection on Microevolutionary Changes using the Breeder’s Equation

Many of the traits biologists are interested in studying are not determined by genetics alone. Instead, a combination of genetics and environment account for the variation of these traits of interest. Evolutionary biologists are especially interested in changes in the variation of these traits between generations. One tool used to answer these questions is the Breeder’s equation, which can be used to predict the evolutionary response to selection on a trait. The Breeder’s equation can be used on simple traits, as well as multivariate traits that influence each other. The equation is crucial in understanding natural selection and its effect on microevolutionary changes