Migration, climate change, ecosystem services, poverty, place attachment, subjective well-being, social-ecological systems, resilience thinking,
Emergency planning and management; resilience; recovery and reconstruction
Environmental carcinogenesis, molecular toxicology, environmental pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, in vitro model systems, microplastics
genome evolution, genome regulation, yeast, killifish
Dinosaurs, fossil reptiles, taxonomy, palaeobiology, macroevolution
ecophysiology, environmental biology, fish, molluscs, pollution, comparative endocrinology, host-parasite interactions,
Aquatic ecology and palaeoecology; Diatom taxonomy and applications; Impacts of eutrophication on standing fresh waters over a range of time scales; The use of the lake sediment record to assess environmental change, reference conditions and restoration targets.
Application of science to lake management and conservation, particularly the EU Water Framework Directive.
Pattern and process in invasions by alien species
ancient DNA, evolutionary biology, palaeogenetics, ancient human genetics, zooarchaeology, archaeology, zoology, museomics, metagenomics
geobiology, biogeochemistry, deep biosphere, Arctic soils, permafrost, carbon cycle, microbiology, bioenergetics, model development, Antarctica, microbial dormancy and maintenance
Quaternary palaeoenvironments and river systems in Britain and Iraq, radiocarbon and OSL dating, landscape evolution modelling
I am interested in what causes limits to adaptation in nature, and how these drive the formation and structure of ecological communities, as well as their resilience in the face of environmental change. Understanding and predicting evolutionary responses demands research into population ecology and genetics, life history evolution, as well as genome evolution and speciation.
Evolutionary biology, genetics, mitochondrial biology, ecophysiology
thanatology, information use, social network
Next generation sequencing, new technologies, bioinfomratics, wheat, genetics
I’m interested in questions at the interface of macroecology and macroevolution, particularly questions we can ask using data from museum specimens. My group works on lots of different questions and taxa. Current projects include the evolution of echocolation using living and fossil cetaceans, field metabolic rate and climate change in fishes, the evolution of body shapes in snakes, using specimen locality data to improve conservation assessments across vertebrates, convergent evolution in several groups of mammals, and methodological questions about how to best measure disparity, and how to incorporate information from fossil and living species. Happy to discuss project ideas!
Shark, Tuna, Coral Reef, Mangrove, Fisheries Science, Marine Protected Areas, Biotelemetry, Marine Conservation, Stable Isotope Analysis
Biodiversity conservation and natural resources management; Complex Systems and Earth Systems Science; Biogeography; Evaluating environmental change and anthropogenic impacts on landscapes, food security and ecosystem services; Development of remote sensing, GIS and modelling tools for studying and understanding biodiversity, sustainability development and the interaction between climate change and social-ecological systems.
Epigenetics, Gene Regulation, Comparative genomics of animals and protists, Phylogenetics
Tropical deforestation and conservation, nature-based solutions, sustainable agriculture and supply chains, sustainability governance, technologies for conservation
past climate change, palaeoceanography, geochemistry, foraminifera, (cyclo)stratigraphy, astrochronology
Hunter-gatherer societies, social organisation, evolution of cooperation, mammal sociality