Dr. Celine Frère

Lecturer, University of Exeter

Email: c.frere@exeter.ac.uk

My PhD research, completed in December 2009 at the University of New South Wales Australia, investigated how eco-sociological and genetic parameters influence social behavioural traits in the Shark Bay population of dolphins. This research involved the analysis of more than 17 years of group composition, behavioural data, and genetic information from both maternally and bi-parentally inherited markers. My research interests are in ecological and evolutionary biology. In particular, how environmental, social and genetic parameters influence the evolution of complex traits in wild populations. These interests arise from a desire to understand how such traits evolve not only as a result of gene-environment interactions, but also how they are socially maintained and transmitted across a population.

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