Co-evolution of mangroves and mangrove-associated crabs
Arsalan is an evolutionary geneticist and a wildlife ecologist, and works in the region of overlap between theoretical population genetics/phylogenetics and its actual realization in form of functional adaptations, diversity and speciation in wild and domestic populations.
Arsalan is also interested in the essential role of SNP(s), genomic structural variants and epigenetic modifications in all aspects of an individual’s fitness at changing spatial and temporal environmental. Arsalan has also been involved in a number of projects that have reconstructed the demographic history and dynamic structure of natural populations through simulations (e.g. multi-dimensional allele frequency spectrum and Approximate Bayesian Computation).