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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:

5 (of 77 published available) for oeg (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Incorporating non-equilibrium dynamics into demographic history inferences of a migratory marine species Emma Louise Carroll, R Alderman, J L Bannister, Martine Berube, P B Best, L Boren, C S Baker, Rachel Constantine, K Findlay, R Harcourt, L Lemaire, Per Palsboll, N J Patenaude, V J Rowntree, J Seger, D Steel, L O Valenzuela, M Watson, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti
Heredity 2019 vol.122 pp.53-68
Landscape, colonization and life history Daniel Ruzzante, Gregory McCraken, Sarah Salisbury, Hilary Brewis, Donald Keefe, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Robert Perry
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Making use of the social network in conservation genomics Emma Louise Carroll, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti
Molecular Ecology Resources 2019 vol.19 pp.307-309
Differentiation measures for conservation genetics Lou Jost, Frederick Archer, Sarah Flanagan, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Sean Hoban, Emily Latch
Evolutionary Applications 2018 vol.11 pp.1139-1148
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
Evolutionary Applications 2018 vol.11 pp.1176-1193