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Evolutionary demography in natural populations of vertebrates

Dernière mise à jour : mardi 10 mars 2020, par Catherine Berger

Presented by : Marlène Gamelon, Trondheim, Norway
Date : Thursday 11th June 2020, 13:00-14:30
Place : Amphithéâtre Marguerite Perey, bât 1

Evolutionary and demographic processes have typically been studied independently of each other. Traditionally, demographers mostly ignore evolutionary dynamics while evolutionary biologists ignore demographic processes. Here, in the current context of global changes, I show why evolutionary demography is a central discipline to better understand how natural populations respond to environmental changes. Taking advantage of unique individual-long term monitoring of bird and mammalian populations across Europe, I illustrate with several case studies how environmental factors may act as selective pressures on phenotypic traits, as well as demographic drivers on vital rates and population growth rates.