Welcome to the Wild Evolution Group Site

We are a group of principal investigators and associated postdocs and PhD students, working on the evolution and ecology and with particular interest in wild animal populations.

Our work investigates the role of genes and environment in shaping the biological diversity we see in natural populations. We use cutting-edge statistical and molecular techniques to understand the genetic and environmental basis of complex traits, and to test modern evolutionary theory in wild populations.

Some topics we are currently interested in are:
- What determines variance in fitness between individuals?
- How do life-history trade-offs contribute to phenotypic diversity?
- What are the genetic and environmental determinants of senescence?
- How is climate change affecting evolutionary and ecological processes?
- Can genetic effects be sexually-antagonistic?

WEG is part of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in the University of Edinburgh.