What we do

Our overarching goal is to quantify the relative roles of ecological and evolutionary forces for the buildup and maintenance of diversity. Specifically, we study the influence of fitness differences and fitness interactions (epistasis), mutation, and gene flow on adaptation, speciation, and the composition and stability of ecological communities.

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Main publications 2021

Li J et al.
Imbalanced segregation of recombinant haplotypes in hybrid populations reveals inter- and intrachromosomal Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities
biorxiv, 10.1101/2021.08.04.454891

Louro M A D et al.
Patterns of selection against centrosome amplification in human cell lines
Plos Computational Biology, 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008765

Berdan E et al.
Deleterious mutation accumulation and the long-term fate of chromosomal inversions
Plos Genetics, 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009411


University bern

Claudia Bank
Theoretical Ecology and Evolution
University of Bern
Group webpage

Domain(s) of activity:

  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research