Club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus

Anasuya Chakrabarty

PhD student in the Population Ecology Group with a focus on comparative quantitative genetic analysis.
Club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus
Image: Holger Schielzeth
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since 09/2012
PhD student at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Bielefeld University, with Dr. Holger Schielzeth

11/2011-08/2012
Junior Research Fellow (CSIR-JRF) at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, with Dr. Kartik Shanker on the project: "Reconstruction Of Phylogeny of Agamid lizards of Western Ghats, India"

2009-2011
Master of Science in Zoology, at the University of Pune, India

2006-2009
Bachelor of Science in Zoology at the University of Calcutta, India

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Currently, I am working on the non-independent inheritance of traits and its influence on the selection response. Traits are often genetically correlated by pleiotropy or linkage disequilibrium. These intricacies of genetic architecture and dependencies among traits are efficiently summed up by the additive variance-covariance matrix, G. I will be concentrating on the estimation and comparison of G matrices of song traits in three Acridid grasshopper species, Gomphocerus sibiricus, Chorthippus biguttulus and Chorthippus parallelus.

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Chakrabarty, A. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Comparative analysis of the multivariate genetic architecture of morphological traits in three species of Gomphocerine grasshoppers. Heredity 124: 367-382. doi: 10.1038/s41437-41019-40276-41431

Chakrabarty, A., van Kronenberg, P., Toliopoulos, N. & Schielzeth, H. (2019). Direct and indirect genetic effects on reproductive investment in a grasshopper. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32: 331-342. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13417

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