The study of adaptive evolution in molecular population genetics and quantitative genetics have remained rather isolated disciplines despite the shared research theme. The proposed workshop will bring together theoreticians and empiricists, covering both molecular population genetics and quantitative genetics, with the implicit goal to develop the basis for a unified framework of adaptive genetic architectures. The new concept will in turn provide predictions that translate into guidelines for the most informative experimental designs, to uncover underlying adaptive processes.

The talks will address three main questions:

  • What are the different adaptive scenarios that need to be distinguished and what are their defining characteristics?
  • What are the key factors that determine the scenarios?
  • How can we detect this from data?