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About franencinas

Evolutionary ecologist

Humboldt, the lost hero of Science

I recently came across this book titled “The invention of Nature” by Andrea Wulf¬†which talks about the amazing life and works of the great German explorer Alexander von Humboldt¬†(1769-1859) and I have been totally fascinated by his expeditions, scientific work … Continue reading

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Rapid evolution of invasive species

Invasive species can undergo rapid evolutionary changes. This is not new, there are many empirical observations showing changes in life-history traits (growth rates, dispersal, phenology, mating-systems) in invasive species. The example of the cane toads in Australia is a very … Continue reading

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Welcome to my website

I am an evolutionary ecologist working on a broad range of topics from plant-animal mutualistic interactions to the evolution of plant-mating systems.

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