CNRS Researcher – National Museum of Natural History (Paris)
I use population genetics approachs to investigate the evolution of dominance in locus encoding for wing colour patterns in the polymorphic species Heliconius numata. Combining theoretical modelling and genetic analyses, I aim at quantifying the selective pressures exerted on intermediate phenotypes, thus shaping the evolution of phenotypes.
Read our last papers :
Llaurens, V., Joron, M., Thery M., 2014. Cryptic differences in colors among Müllerian mimics : how can the visual capacities of predators and prey shape the evolution of wing colors ?, Journal of evolutionary Biology, Online early, DOI : 10.1111/jeb.12317.
Llaurens, V., Billiard, S., Joron, M., 2013. The effect of dominance on polymorphism in Müllerian mimicry, Journal of theoretical Biology, 337 : 101–110. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.08.006