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Speciation and adaptation are fundamental processes that drive the diversity of life on Earth. The generation of an unprecedented amount of genomic data from a variety of systems at various stages of divergence has enabled us to gain insight into how the processes of adaptation and speciation occur over time. For example, genomic analysis has provided insight into how selection against gene flow varies across the genome and has revealed that gene flow and introgression are valuable sources of adaptive genetic variation. However, many outstanding questions remain in the fields of adaptation and speciation genomics such as: (1) what are the roles of demographic history and introgression in divergent adaptation and speciation, (2) how and when does divergent ecological adaptation contribute to reproductive isolation, and (3) how will changing climate conditions impact adaptation and speciation. In order to answer these questions and others in the fields of adaptation and speciation genomics, thoughtful sequencing experiments and integrative computational analysis will be necessary. In this symposium, we will highlight recent work from researchers who have used genomic data and computational methods to provide insight into how the processes of adaptation and speciation unfold over time. We will focus on work that has tried to understand the history of divergence and gene flow between populations, identified divergent ecological adaptation and the genetic basis of adaptation, and that have used evolutionary and mathematical modeling to provide insight into how populations may respond to climate change.
Hosts: Wenji Luo (Guangxi University), Aidan W. Short (University of Oregon)
Invited speakers: Professor Jing Wang (Sichuan University), Professor Ryo Yamaguchi (Hokkaido University), Professor Paolo Momigliano (University of Hong Kong)
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