Posted by Erik Svensson
In August 2013, I gave a talk about the ecology and evolutionar dynamics of colour polymorphisms at the congress for the European Society for the Study of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) in Lissabon (Portugal). The talk was filmed and it is now up for anyone interested to see it.
I describe our research on the blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans), and our experiments and longitudinal studies on frequency-dependent evolutionary dynamics that has been going on since the summer of 2000 (over a decade of study). I also briefly talk about our ongoing genomic work, aimed at dissecting the genomic and molecular basis of this enigmatic female colour polymorphism.