QST in a hierarchically structured population


Michael C. Whitlock, Fax: (604) 822-2416; E-mail: whitlock@zoology.ubc.ca


Under some circumstances, selection and drift can be disentangled with comparisons of the QST of a quantitative trait and the FST of putatively neutral loci. Most previous comparisons of FST and QST are carried out at a single spatial scale. We derive a hierarchical QST appropriate for study across varying levels of spatial structure.