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Our research group studies how natural selection acts on the genome. We investigate a variety of questions, including: How do favourable mutations spread in populations? Why do species reproduce sexually, or instead via some degree of self-fertilisation or clonality? What are the evolutionary consequences of species with different reproductive modes?

To investigate these topics, we use a combination of theoretical models to make insights into evolutionary phenomena, while analysing genome data to understand how these processes plays out in nature. More information is available on the Research Interests page.

We are based at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at The University of Edinburgh.

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Contact Information:
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
The University of Edinburgh
Ashworth Laboratories
Charlotte Auerbach Road
Edinburgh EH9 3FL, UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 8683
Email: m[dot]hartfield[at]ed.ac.uk
Twitter: @mathyhartfield