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Sergey Gavrilets

Distinguished Professor


Research Interest

Theoretical evolutionary biology

Education

1987 - Ph.D., Moscow State University (USSR)


Research

Depending on the context, I call myself a theoretical evolutionary biologist (most of the time) or an applied mathematician (sometimes). I use mathematical models to study complex evolutionary processes. Over the last several years, my research interests have mostly concentrated on the following major areas: social and cultural evolution, speciation and adaptive radiation, sexual conflict, holey fitness landscapes, and micro-evolutionary processes and macro-evolutionary patterns. I have also studied mathematical models aiming to describe/explain maintenance of genetic variation in natural populations, dynamics of genetic variation under selection, frequency-dependent selection and coevolution, maternal and parental effects, hybrid zones and clines, and spatially heterogeneous selection.


Publications

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Contact Information

  • 403B Austin Peay
  • Mailing Address: 569 Dabney Hall, 1416 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: (865) 974-8136 Lab: (865) 974-5217
  • Fax: (865) 974-3067
  • E-mail: gavrila@tiem.utk.edu
  • Lab Website

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