The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

The Mank Lab

The Genomics of Diversity

We are interested in understanding how selection produces variation in form, behavior and reproductive patterns. Using a variety of animals, we take advantage of natural variation, convergence, artificial selection and sexual selection. By integrating data from genomes and transcriptomes with natural history and behavioural ecology, we study the ways that selection navigates the restrictions imposed by evolutionary constraints and conflicts to create phenotypic diversity.