Exploring Morphospaces in Adaptive Radiations to unravel Ecological Speciation (EMARES)
Which characteristics are crucial in adaptation and speciation? How did ecological speciation took place?
- ERC Advanced Grant (ERC-AG-LS8)
Professor Brakefield's group will study ecological speciation in 250 related tropical butterflies. The group has already carried out research on the Bicyclus anynana or Squinting Bush Brown. This research can now be continued and even expanded. The researchers will investigate the characteristics that are crucial in adaptation and speciation and will then analyse the relational patterns between species to show how ecological speciation took place.