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Prof Oscar Gaggiotti:
MASTS Professor



Oscar Gaggiotti is a newly appointed MASTS professor. His research focuses on the study of spatial patterns of genetic diversity to better understand the evolutionary and ecological processes responsible for their origin
and maintenance. To this end he develops ecologically realistic population genetics theory and methods using a framework based on the metapopulation paradigm and Bayesian statistics.

With his research group he has developed several statistical approaches that can simultaneously utilize the information provided by different types of data (genetic, demographic, environmental) and has applied them to two research problems:

  • Statistical inference of the demographic history and ecology of populations,
     
  • Study of local adaptation to understand the molecular bases of phenotypic variation.

 



Oscar Gaggiotti is a MASTS professor. His research focuses on the study of spatial patterns of genetic diversity to better understand the evolutionary and ecological processes responsible for their origin and maintenance. To this end he develops ecologically realistic population genetics theory and methods using a framework based on the metapopulation paradigm and Bayesian statistics.

With his research group he has developed several statistical approaches that can simultaneously utilize the information provided by different types of data (genetic, demographic, environmental) and has applied them to two research problems:

  • Statistical inference of the demographic history and ecology of populations,
  • Study of local adaptation to understand the molecular bases of phenotypic variation.

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2014-current)

Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2013-current)

Reviews Editor, Heredity (2011-current)

Board of Reviewing Editors, Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2010-2015)

Subject Editor, Molecular Ecology Resources (2009-2014)

Associate Editor and Deputy Section Editor, BMC Genetics (2009-2013)

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Recent Publications:

Recent publications


5  (of 74 published available) for oeg. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

2018 (8)
Evolutionary Applications
vol.11 pp.1139-1148
(Article)
Differentiation measures for conservation genetics
Lou Jost, Frederick Archer, Sarah Flanagan, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Sean Hoban, Emily Latch 
Keywords: Genetic differentiation indices, Fixation indices, Genetic diversityQH426 GeneticsT-DAS
2018 (1/8)
Evolutionary Applications
vol.11 pp.1176-1193
(Article)
Diversity from genes to ecosystems
Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Anne Chao, Pedro Peres-Neto, Chun-Huo Chiu, Christine Edwards, Marie-Josée Fortin, Lou Jost, Christopher Richards, Kimberly Selkoe 
Keywords: Biodiversity indices, Hill numbers, Species diversity, Genetic diversity, Hierarchical spatial structureGE Environmental Sciences, QH301 Biology, QH426 GeneticsDAS
2018 (9)
Journal of Ecology
vol.106 pp.1952–1971
(Article)
2017 (1/7)
ICES Journal of Marine Science
vol.74 pp.1749-1762
(Article)
2017 (1)
Journal of Ecology
vol.105 pp.49-62
(Article)