Matthew Osmond

M. Osmond

Assistant Professor

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
BSc, Queen's; MSc, McGill; PhD, UBC; PostDoc, UC Davis
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Research Areas:
Theoretical & Computational Biology
Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Evolution
Ecology of Populations, Communities & Ecosystems

Study Organisms: Math

I use mathematics to investigate ecological and evolutionary processes. The main focus so far has been modelling evolutionary rescue, where a declining population is "rescued" from extinction by sufficiently rapid evolution. A current interest is coalescent theory and population genetic inference, i.e., how to infer what has happened to a population using genetic data alone. One of the great things about theory is that I get to work on many interesting topics, which have included speciationsex chromosomesmetabolic scaling theoryepistasis, and sexual selection. See the lab web page ( for more info.