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Bruce Walsh Ph.D.

Bruce  Walsh Ph.D.

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Campus PO Box: 245210
Biological Science West 321
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 621-1915


Background and Interest

Bruce Walsh received a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Washington. Here at the University of Arizona he teaches Genetics, Statistics, Molecular Evolution and Quantitative Genetics. His research interests include plant and animal breeding, genetics of complex traits and statistical analysis in genetics (e.g., QTLS, microarrays, ect.). His work has been in several publications including Genetics and Theoretical Population Biology.

Selected Publications

Blows, M,. and B.Walsh. 2008. Spherical Cows grazing in Flatland: Constraints to Selection and Adaptation. In Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations Evolutionary and Breeding Perspectives on Genetic Resource Management, J. van der Werf, H.-U. Graser, R. Frankham and C. Gondro (Eds)

Walsh, B. 2008. Detection of Domestication and Adaptation genes.
Euphytica 161:
1 --17.

Hammer, G., M. Cooper, F. Tardieu, S. Welch, B. Walsh, F. van Eeuwijk, S.
Chapman, and D. Podlich. 2006. Models for Navigating Biological Complexity in Breeding Improved Crop Plants. Trends in Plant Science 11 : 587-593

Walsh, B. 2005. The Struggle to Exploit Nonadditive Variation . Australia Journal of Agricultural Research 56: 873--881.

Lynch, M and B Walsh. 1998. Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits. Sinauer Associates, 990 pp.

Walsh, B. 2001. Estimating the time to the MRCA for the Y chromosome or mtDNA
for a pair of individuals. Genetics 158: 897--912.

Lynch, M., M. O'Hely, B. Walsh, and A. Force. 2001. The probability of preservation of a newly arisen gene duplication. Genetics 159: 1789-1804.

Walsh, B. 2001. Quantitative genetics in the age of genomics. Theoretical Population Biology 59: 175--184.

Walsh, B. 2002. Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and the Future of Plant Breeding. In M. Kang (ed), Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and Plant Breeding, CABI Publishing.
pp. 23-32.

Walsh, B. 2003. Population-genetic models of the fates of duplicate genes. Genetica 118: 279-294. (Special issue on Origin and Evolution of New Gene Function).

Walsh, B. 2003. Population- and Quantitative-Genetic Models of Selection Limits. Plant Breeding Reviews (in press)

Walsh, B. 2003. Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics. In, Handbook of Statistical Genetics, 2nd. edition. D. J. Balding, M. Bishop, and C. Cannings (Eds) Chapter 14 (pp. 389-442).

Research Synopsis

The University of Arizona