DFG FOR 1078 Natural Selection in Structured Populations

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Natural selection in structured populations

The DFG Reseach Unit FOR 1078 was approved in October 2008 (first period) and has been renewed in September 2011 with a duration of another three years.

The overarching goal of this Research Unit is the study of natural selection in natural populations. Because of its role as a driving force of adaptation, understanding natural selection is undoubtedly one of the most important objectives of evolutionary biology. A prerequisite for inferring selection is to improve our knowledge of the populations in which selection has occurred.

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stephan

Secretary:  Ingrid Kroiß


Participating institutions


Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Universität Wien