About us

I am an evolutionary biologist working at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus.

mugshot bwWork in my group tries to understand how phenotypes evolve under natural selection, and why in some cases seem not to. We use ecological, genetic, and statistical approaches to study the interaction of genes and environmental processes that shape diversity in animal populations.

Though most of our projects are rooted in quantitative genetic theory we work on all kinds of different traits in all kinds of animals. Current projects range from guppy behaviour to racehorse performance with plenty in between.


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Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter (Penryn Campus), Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK.
tel: +44 (0)1326 255131   e-mail: a.wilson(AT)ex.ac.uk