Computational behavioural ecology for inferring adaptive evolution: models of phenotypic
evolution and phylogenetic comparative methods
To understand the origins of biodiversity from an adaptive perspective, it is indispensable to consider
the tree of life - phylogenetic relationships among species. By developing new phylogenetic comparative
methods and applying to empirical datasets in evolutionary and behavioural ecology, this project aims to
provide new theoretical and conceptual frameworks to infer patterns and processes of adaptive evolution.