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Nicolas Salamin
Computational Phylogenetics Group
University of Lausanne
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At the Computational Phylogenetics Group we develop software to better understand the evolutionary history between organisms and to test macroevolutionary hypotheses. We are looking at the ecological, genomic and morphological factors that limit and constrain speciation and adaptation. We focus on phylogenetic reconstruction methods, clownfish and plant genomics, the estimation of positive selection on genes, modelling the evolution of DNA sequences and phenotypes, the mode and tempo of species evolution and the spatially explicit evolution of diversity. Our aim is to develop better models to analyse sequence data and quantitative models to estimate macroevolutionary patterns and processes.

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