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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The theme of evolutionary biology runs through all our research in the School of Biological Sciences and all research teams within the new Life Sciences building. Research in this theme seeks to understand organismal evolution and biodiversity using a range of approaches and study systems, from animals and plants, to microbes and molecules.

We have particular strengths in evolutionary genomics, population genetics, phylogenomics, palaeobiology, evolutionary theory and theoretical modelling. Within Life Sciences we work synergistically with Earth Scientists (palaeobiology), Social Medics (population genetics), Mathematicians (biostatistics), Computer Scientists (bioinformatics), Biochemists (protein biology), and Chemists (synthetic biology).

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    Research Output

    A Cambrian–Ordovician terrestrialization of arachnids

    Lozano-Fernandez, J., Tanner, A., Puttick, M. N., Vinther, J., Edgecombe, GD. & Pisani, D., 11 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Genetics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    A draft genome sequence of the elusive giant squid, Architeuthis dux

    da Fonseca, R. R., Couto, A., Machado, A. M., Brejova, B., Albertin, C. B., Silva, F., Gardner, P., Baril, T., Hayward, A., Campos, A., Ribeiro, Â. M., Barrio-Hernandez, I., Hoving, H-J., Tafur-Jimenez, R., Chu, C., Frazão, B., Petersen, B., Peñaloza, F., Musacchia, F., Alexander, G. C. & 24 others, Osório, H., Winkelmann, I., Simakov, O., Rasmussen, S., Rahman, M. Z., Pisani, D., Vinther, J., Jarvis, E., Zhang, G., Strugnell, J. M., Castro, L. F. C., Fedrigo, O., Patricio, M., Li, Q., Rocha, S., Antunes, A., Wu, Y., Ma, B., Sanges, R., Vinar, T., Blagoev, B., Sicheritz-Ponten, T., Nielsen, R. & Gilbert, M. T. P., 16 Jan 2020, In : GigaScience. 9, 1, 12 p., giz152.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
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    An ecological approach to understanding obesity in captive lemurs

    Mellor, E. L., Cuthill, I. C., Mendl, M. T. & Mason, G., 4 Mar 2020, International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Projects

    Is flight important to the welfare of captive birds?

    Mellor, E. L., Cuthill, I. C., Mendl, M. T., Mason, G. & van Zeeland, Y.

    1/12/191/06/21

    Project: Research

    How are visual gene pathways lost and restored during reptile evolution?

    Fonseca Simoes, B., Sanders, K., Hunt, D. M., Breen, J., Hutchinson, M., Pisani, D., Chang, B., Teeling, E. C., Ford, M. & Ludington, A.

    17/09/1817/09/21

    Project: Research

    Student theses

    Ant-mediated seed dispersal in an invaded landscape

    Author: Devenish, A., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Bridle, J. (Supervisor) & Sumner, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    A Particle Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach to Coalescent Inference

    Author: Cannon, P. W., 6 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Andrieu, C. (Supervisor) & Beaumont, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Conservation genomics of the endangered Seychelles magpie robin (Copsychus sechellarum)

    Author: Cavill, E. L., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Jones, G. (Supervisor), Genner, M. (Supervisor) & Gilbert, T. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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    Prizes

    Award for mentoring in science

    Cuthill, Innes C (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of the Royal Society

    Alasdair Houston (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Gerrit S. Miller Award

    Jones, Gareth (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Tsaobis Baboonmoot 2020

    Sean A Rands (Speaker)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Royal Society Open Science (Journal)

    Sean A Rands (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Oikos (Journal)

    Sean A Rands (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity