About this site

My name is Joel J. Adamson and I’m a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I write posts on Sexual Selection and Life History Evolution to update interested readers about my research. I do my research using mathematical models of evolutionary genetics; in other words I use equations and computer simulations to see what happens to genes in populations over time. I’m particularly interested in traits that are important for attracting mates (sexual selection), but that also might affect survival in organisms that live for a long time (life history evolution).

I use this blog for three purposes:

  1. To update readers on my current projects;
  2. To comment on interesting papers you might read; and
  3. To discuss science and science outreach with my readers

Whenever you’d like to take part in the discussion, please do!

If you’d like to read more about other stuff I’m interested in, you can go over to my other blog: Sex, Math and Programming. You can also check out my homepage on Ninthfloor.org