Mr Menno de Jong, Msc
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have a broad interest in evolutionary theory. My current investigations are mainly geared towards a better understanding of how (theoretical) population genetics can be reconciled with macro-ecology (i.e. how micro-evolutionary processes translate to speciation).
In my PhD, which is cofunded by the British Deer Society and the Whitehead Trust, I study the genome-wide genetic variation within recently bottlenecked founder deer populations (reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)), using the ddRADseq protocol and Fst-based selection tests, to search for genetic fingerprints of selection.