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AGA2020: May 31–June 2

Indirect genetic effects (IGE) are genetic effects of an individual on the trait values of other individuals in the same species.  These effects are also known as social genetic effects and associative genetic effects.  Although the concept first arose in the agricultural genetics literature in the 1960s, it did not receive much attention outside that community until the late 1990s.  Since then, there has been a great deal of development of the theoretical literature, which has emphasized that IGE provides a unifying framework for traditional quantitative genetics, maternal and paternal genetic effects, inclusive fitness, and multilevel selection.

Incoming AGA President Kimberly Hughes’ symposium will bring together empiricists, statisticians, and theoreticians using this concept to investigate both applied and basic research questions.  Other speakers will focus on model organisms, agricultural systems, and natural populations of non-model species.

 

 

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Invited Speakers

 

About the Symposium

AGA 2020 Symposium

AGA 2020 Speakers

The AGA Key Distinguished Lecturers

Previous Symposia programs


Registration Here Starting in December

POSTER INFO:   All registrants may submit a poster abstract after registering.  All abstracts will be accepted.  AGA student and postdoc members who submit a poster abstract early will receive free registration.

Watch for registration details, coming in December.

AGA Member Benefits

Watch for an announcement about changes to AGA membership

We are moving to direct member management  through the AGA website, instead of by Journal of Heredity’s publisher, Oxford University Press.  Going forward, we hope to be able to offer a much more interactive platform and faster, more personal communication with our members.

Information on how to become a member for 2020 will be available in early November.

Any questions?  Contact the Managing Editor at theaga@theaga.org