Loeske Kruuk

I am an evolutionary ecologist, and the overall aim of my research is to understand how natural selection and evolution shape biological diversity. This has involved work on the effects of climate change, life-history evolution, senescence, sexually-antagonistic effects, phenotypic plasticity, inbreeding depression, maternal effects and epidemiology. We mainly use long-term studies of natural populations, in particular those from a long-term study of superb fairy wrens in south-eastern Australia and red deer on the Isle of Rum, but also several other mammal and bird populations (and even some lab studies of insects and fish!). I am funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship based at the Australian National University, Canberra.

*** Post-doc position at ANU ***

*** PhD positions: see here. ***

Quantitative Genetics in the Wild, Edited by Anne Charmantier, Dany Garant, and Loeske E. B. Kruuk

Oxford University Press 2014


Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

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