Latest Publication: Shared spatial effects on quantitative genetic parameters

Our latest study, led by Dr Katie Stopher, shows how estimates of the effect of genetics on home range size, birth weight and lifetime breeding success may be biased by related individuals living in the same environments- and how we can deal with this. The study,  'Shared spatial effects on quantitative genetic parameters: accounting for spatial autocorrelation and home range overlap reduces estimates of heritability in wild red deer' is published in the journal Evolution.