Dr Bonnie Fraser
Geoffrey Pope 219
Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK
The main goal of our research group is to investigate how adaptation to the local environment shapes evolution at the genomic level. The connections between genotype, phenotype, and selection are at the centre of evolutionary biology. By studying these connections, our research can begin to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology.
Our research focuses on the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata), a fish that has long served as a model system for evolutionary and ecological research. We explore local adaptation in this system using an interdisciplinary approach that combines population genomics, quantitative genetics, behavioural ecology, and experimental evolution.