Theoretical Macroevolutionary Ecology
Research areas and keywords
- evolution, ecology, macroevolution, niche conservatism, adaptive radiation, coevolution, phylogenetic clustering
We theoretically investigate large scale evolutionary processes, as driven by natural selection at the level of the individual. This includes ecological feedback mechanisms, interactions between co-evolving species and adaptive radiations. The overall aim is a general understanding of the evolution of communities and food webs. Such understanding is paramount for the interpretation of e.g. phylogeographic patterns of extant taxa.