PERISSORIGIN - Origin and early radiation of perissodactyls based on precious fossil collections
Identifying Sylvatic Reservoir Species of Outbreak-Prone Arthropodborne Viruses Through Large-Scale Serostatus Mapping in African Wildlife
Harry Potter and the fate of the European barn owl
We characterise the genetic diversity of the current Tyto alba population in Belgium and compare this to the genetic diversity from before the Harry Potter hype.
Rad Sequencing to Reconstruct The Evolutionary History Of The Cichlid Assemblages Of The Lake Victoria Region Superflock
Understanding the genomic basis of taxon-wide parallel wing evolution in carabid beetles
The recurrent gain and loss of identical but complex traits during the time course of evolution has puzzled evolutionary biologists since Darwin. While recent developments in molecular and developmental biology unveiled some intriguing mechanisms underlying such parallel trait evolution, we still lack a comprehensive view on how these mechanisms are playing over different evolutionary timescales.
Supergenes, phenotypic switching and the evolution and maintenance of variation in conspicuous sexually selected traits (supergenes)
Secondary sexual traits, being traits that allow males to increase their mating success, such as the Peacock’s tail, represent one of the most astonishing and rapidly evolving traits in nature
Population Genomics of The Lake Tanganyika Sprat (Stolothrissa tanganicae)
The Lake Tanganyika sprat (Stolothrissa tanganicae) and the Lake Tanganyika sardine (Limnothrissa miodon), form the bulk of the fisheries in Lake Tanganyika, which provide a livelihood for tens of thousands of lakeshore fishermen and a cheap source of protein for millions of people in the neighbouring countries
Is evolution repeatable? Introducing novel tools to unravel the genetics of a parallel Galapagos radiation
Spatial and environmental determinants of eco-evolutionary dynamics: anthropogene environments as a model
Sustainable fisheries in Lake Tanganyika
The objective of the proposal is to improve applied biological knowledge of two key fish species of Lake Tanganyika, which provide more than 60% of the annual fish production (200,000 ton): the clupeids Stolothrissa tanganicae and Limnothrissa miodon commonly known as Lake Tanganyika sardines.