Allegra Pearce

McGill University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Andrew Hendry
Gregor Fussmann
Start: 2018-09-01
End: 2021-12-01
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Evolution of parasite resistance in recently parasitized Trinidadian guppies
I will be assessing the evolution of parasite resistance in a previously naive population that had Gyrodactylus spp. introduced 7 years ago. To do this, hosts and parasites from the introduction site, and a related site (donor for introduced parasites) will be crossed and compared to an unrelated naive guppy population and parasite population to determine host and parasite main-effects as well as degree of local and regional adaptation that has evolved within the last 7 years.


host-parasite interactions, coevolution, contemporary evolution