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Theoretical population genetics is a method of abstracting evolutionary phenomena, and forms the back-bone of all biological sciences. My primary interest is the population genetics of plant mating-system evolution. I approach this issue from several levels: from ecological genetics to macro-evolution to molecular evolution, using genetic simulations, population genetics theory and empirical works. At all of these levels, I primarily emphasize a strong theoretical foundation, which is supported by empirical data. I am not interested in the simple description of biological phenomena, but in a deep understanding of the essential features which can only be extracted through careful abstraction. To achieve this goal, I conduct both empirical and theoretical research.

Naoki Takebayashi 2003-12-24