Detailed information about the course
The Evolutionary Consequences of Unintended Artificial Selection on Population Fitness
22-25 August 2022
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
|Responsable de l'activité||
Prof. Claus Wedekind, UNIL
Prof. Fanie Pelletier (University of Sherbrooke, Canada)
Wild populations are shaped by natural selection, sexual selection, and (mostly unintended) artificial selection. The latter include, for example, a decline of the mean breeding value for horn size in response to trophy hunting, or reduced individual growth rates in response to size-selective fishing. Previous research in this context has concentrated on the evolutionary responses in the specific traits that are under selection. The effects of unintended artificial selection on population fitness are still largely unclear. Artificially changed selection regimes can increase the genetic load of natural populations, either by directly selecting against individuals of high breeding value for fitness (e.g. if fast growth is an indicator of low genetic load), or by relaxing natural and sexual selection and hence reducing purifying selection (e.g. in supportive breeding programs). We will discuss the problem in the context of current environmental changes and the potential of rapid evolution.
Monday, Aug 22nd:
Tuesday, Aug 23rd:
Wednesday, Aug 24th
Thursday, Aug 25th
The workshop is open to PhD students, postgraduate students, postdocs and academics from all universities worldwide, but the number of participants is limited.
22.-25. August 2022
Hotel Fafleralp, Fafleralp, Wallis (Switzerland)
The registration fees cover full board from Monday evening to Thursday morning (3 nights) and lunch boxes for Monday and Thursday noon.
PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for the reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, 2nd class). Reimbursement online via MyCUSO after the activity is over.
CUSO PhD students: through your MyCUSO account.
External participants (non-CUSO PhD students, post-docs, etc. from all over the world): Please send a short CV and a summary of your research interests (100-250 words) to ecologie-evolution(at)cuso(dot)ch.
Registration deadline extended : Aug 5th, 2022
|Deadline for registration||05.08.2022|
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