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Prof Oscar Gaggiotti:
MASTS Professor



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.

 



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 (2011-2016)

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 84 /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/status/published available) for oeg (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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Accounting for stochasticity in demographic compensation along the elevational range of an alpine plant Marco Andrello, Pierre de Villemereuil, Marta Carboni, Delphine Busson, Marie-Josée Fortin, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Irène Till-Bottraud
Ecology Letters 2020 vol. 23 pp. 870-880
Genetic diversity and connectivity of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) found in the Brazil and Chile–Peru wintering grounds and the South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur) feeding ground Emma Louise Carroll, Paulo H Ott, Louise F McMillan, Bárbara Galletti Vernazzani, Petra Neveceralova, Els Vermeulen, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti, Artur Andriolo, C Scott Baker, Connor Bamford, Peter Best, Elsa Cabrera, Susannah Calderan, Andrea Chirife, Rachel M Fewster, Paulo A C Flores, Timothy Frasier, Thales R O Freitas, Karina Groch, Pavel Hulva, Amy Kennedy, Russell Leaper, Matthew S Leslie, Michael Moore, Larissa Oliveira, Jon Seger, Emilie N Stepien, Luciano O Valenzuela, Alexandre Zerbini, Jennifer A Jackson
Journal of Heredity 2020 vol. 111 pp. 263-276
Fine-scale population structure and connectivity of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in European waters and implications for conservation Milaja Nykänen, Marie Louis, Eileen Dillane, Eric Alfonsi, Simon Berrow, Joanne O'Brien, Andrew Brownlow, Pablo Covelo, Willy Dabin, Rob Deaville, Renaud de Stephanis, François Gally, Pauline Gauffier, Simon Ingram, Tamara Lucas, Luca Mirimin, Rod Penrose, Emer Rogan, Monica Silva, Simon Simon-Bouhet, Oscar Eduardo Gaggiotti
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2019 vol. 29 pp. 197-211
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 2019 vol. 76 pp. 2288-2302