Staff

David Alexander Marques

Dr. David Alexander Marques

Department Fish Ecology & Evolution

About Me

Postdoc in the group biodiversity dynamics

Research interest
Understanding the origin and genetic basis of speciation and adaptation is the overarching theme and motivation of my research program in evolutionary biology. In an integrative approach, I combine population genomics empowered by next-generation sequencing data with classical morphometric and ecological study and experiments. My aim is to unravel how the origin of genetic variation and genomic architecture may constrain or facilitate adaptation and speciation and thereby govern the speed and predictability of both processes. By answering fundamental questions about the origin of biodiversity, I hope to contribute to better understanding and alleviating the current biodiversity crisis as well as predicting its consequences for the future.


Research project

Please visit my homepage to learn more about the current research projects I am involved with.

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Projects

We investigate the mechanisms of speciation and adaptive radiation

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected publications

Marques, D. A.; Meier, J. I.; Seehausen, O. (2019) A combinatorial view on speciation and adaptive radiation, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 531-544, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2019.02.008, Institutional Repository
Marques, D. A.; Jones, F. C.; Di Palma, F.; Kingsley, D. M.; Reimchen, T. E. (2018) Experimental evidence for rapid genomic adaptation to a new niche in an adaptive radiation, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(7), 1130-1140, doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0581-8, Institutional Repository
Marques, D. A.; Lucek, K.; Haesler, M. P.; Feller, A. F.; Meier, J. I.; Wagner, C. E.; Excoffier, L.; Seehausen, O. (2016) Genomic landscape of early ecological speciation initiated by selection on nuptial colour, Molecular Ecology, 1-18, doi:10.1111/mec.13774, Institutional Repository
Marques, D. A.; Lucek, K.; Meier, J. I.; Mwaiko, S.; Wagner, C. E.; Excoffier, L.; Seehausen, O. (2016) Genomics of rapid incipient speciation in sympatric threespine stickleback, PLoS Genetics, 12(2), 1-34, doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005887, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: davidalexander.marques@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 6812
Fax: +41 58 765 2168
Address: Eawag
Seestrasse 79
6047 Kastanienbaum
Office: SL B19

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Research Focus

Evolution, Speciation, Adaptive Radiation, Population Genomics, Bioinformatics, Next Generation Sequencing, Biodiversity

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