Inbreeding and inbreeding avoidance in a population wiht severe inbreeding depression
Following this lecture you are welcome to join Professor Josephine Pemberton for coffee/tea and cake
Inbreeding depression is frequently thought of as the ultimate driver of aspects of vertebrate mating systems such as dispersal. But recent theoretical and empirical studies suggest inbreeding avoidance may only be favoured under rather limited conditions. I will describe recent analyses on the individually-monitored red deer population on the Isle of Rum, which experiences strong inbreeding depression, addressing these issues.
Date: 5 November 2018, 13:00 (Monday, 5th week, Michaelmas 2018)
Venue: Seminar Room
Speaker: Professor Josephine Pemberton (University of Edinburgh)
Organising department: Department of Zoology
Organisers: Dr Sebastian Shimeld (University of Oxford), Dr Sonya Clegg (University of Oxford)
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Host: Dr Sebastian Shimeld (University of Oxford)
Part of: Zoology Seminar Series 2018/2019
Topics: Inbreeding, Depressions, Avoidance (Psychology)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Kirsty Jackson