Background and activities
My research interest is evolutionary biology in general and more specifically how different sources of phenotypic variation interact to produce or hamper adaptation. My main research activity is currently focused on the use of artificial selection to understand the evolution of correlated traits under different selective pressures.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2014) Integrated phenotypes: Understanding trait covariation in plants and animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 369 (1649).
- (2014) Genetic constraints predict evolutionary divergence in Dalechampia blossoms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 369 (1649).
- (2014) Walk the line: 600 000 years of molar evolution constrained by allometry in the fossil rodent Mimomys savini. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences. vol. 369 (1649).
- (2014) Evolution of morphological allometry. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. vol. 1320 (1).
- (2014) The effects of sexual selection on life-history traits: an experimental study on guppies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 27 (2).
- (2014) Allometric constraints and the evolution of allometry. Evolution. vol. 68 (3).
- (2013) Development of microsatellite markers for the neotropical vine Dalechampia scandens (Euphorbiaceae). American Journal of Botany. vol. 1 (6).
- (2013) On the relationship between ontogenetic and static allometry. American Naturalist. vol. 181 (2).
- (2013) Decoupled phenotypic variation between floral and vegetative traits:distinguishing between developmental and environmental correlations. Annals of Botany. vol. 111 (5).
- (2013) Pollinators and seed predators generate conflicting selection on Dalechampia blossoms. Oikos. vol. 122 (10).
- (2012) The effect of purging on sexually selected traits through antagonistic pleiotropy with survival. Ecology and Evolution. vol. 2 (6).
- (2012) Artificial selection on allometry: change in elevation but not slope. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 25 (5).
- (2012) Signal honesty and cost of pollinator rewards in Dalechampia scandens (Euphorbiaceae). Annals of Botany. vol. 109 (7).
- (2011) Geographical variation in allometry in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Journal of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 24 (12).
- (2011) Heritability is not Evolvability. Evolutionary biology. vol. 38 (3).
- (2011) Measurement and meaning in biology. The Quarterly review of biology. vol. 86 (1).
- (2011) Temporal change in inbreeding depression in life-history traits in captive populations of guppy (Poecilia reticulata): evidence for purging?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 24 (4).
- (2011) Experimental evidence for the Berg hypothesis: vegetative traits are more sensitive than pollination traits to environmental variation. Functional Ecology. vol. 25 (1).
- (2010) Direct selection at the blossom level on floral reward by pollinators in a natural population of Dalechampia schottii: full-disclosure honesty?. New Phytologist. vol. 188 (2).
- (2010) EVOLUTION OF VARIATION AND VARIABILITY UNDER FLUCTUATING, STABILIZING, AND DISRUPTIVE SELECTION. Evolution. vol. 64 (7).