Population Genetics

The Population Genetics group is concerned with both theoretical and experimental investigation of the evolutionary consequences of various genetic and demographic phenomena and also includes historical and philosophical investigations of eugenics and evolutionary theories.

The group largely consists of MCZ Associates and visiting scholars. While the group has no laboratory facilities of its own, arrangements are made with other laboratories in the MCZ and the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology to allow members of the group to carry out experimental work.

Current projects include: experimental investigation of nucleotide and enzyme polymorphisms (Janet Collett); demographic variables in evolution (Lloyd Demetrius); computer simulation and evaluation of statistical tests for selection (Richard Lewontin); history and analysis of eugenics (Diane Paul).