Projects

Evolution and function of colour signals in Podarcis lizards

Podarcis lizards exhibit a striking variability of coloration patterns involved in male/female intra- and inter-sexual selection. One of my main interests is to study adaptive co-variation of colour patterns in this genus with socio-ecological factors and individual traits, in a phylogenetic context. In particular,...

The evolution of sexual conflict

Considerations of sexual conflict are fundamental to understand the evolution of male and female adaptations and life histories. In fact, we now recognize sexual conflict as a mayor evolutionary mechanisms with potentially important implications for population growth and viability.  For...