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The role of environmental variation and host gene flow on the vertical transmission and population prevalence of heritable symbionts
Heritable microbial symbionts, vertically transmitted from maternal host to offspring, have made an indelible contribution to the ecology and evolution of life on earth. For instance, the fixation of symbionts in hosts ...
Population dynamics in a changing world: the consequences of environmental variation for species with complex life histories
Despite increasing awareness of the importance of environmental variation in ecological systems, there are still many open questions about how variation affects population dynamics. I studied several aspects of environmental ...