Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
Phone: +49 341 3550 339
E-mail: justin_yeh@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
I am an evolutionary biologist interested in adapting mathematical models of speciation to the study of group formation and cultural divergence. Ideas such as linkage disequilibrium, mutation order, and selection against intermediates are important in speciation. I investigate the possibility of applying these concepts to the study of cultural evolution. Earlier in my PhD study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I used analytical and computational modelling to investigate how the learning of mate choice signals and preferences affects speciation.