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So far Dave Lunt has created 14 blog entries.

Sex chromosome and breeding system genomics

triopsPeerJDr Africa Gomez

We are using genome sequence data, population genetics, and phylogenetic approaches to study the exceptionally labile breeding systems of the crustacean Triops.

Nematode evolutionary genomics

NemaDNADrs Dave Lunt, Amir Szitenberg

The Root Knot Nematodes are some of the world’s most important crop pathogens. The genus contains a wide range of reproductive modes, with repeated transitions between some reproductive modes. This raises interesting possibilities to investigate the genomic consequences of the loss of […]

Constructing and analysing farmland and forest ecological networks

networkDrs Darren Evans, Dave Lunt, Stephane Derocles, James Kitson

We are using a range of molecular approaches to build highly-resolved species-interaction networks. By combining these approaches, we are examining how environmental change will affect important agricultural and forest food-webs […]

Population genomics of cichlid hybridisation


Speciation genomics; Lake Malawi cichlids

Drs Domino Joyce, Christoph Hahn

RADseq genome sequencing is being used to investigate the role of hybridisation in the origins of Lake Malawi cichlids, a stunning example of adaptive radiation

Population genomics of crucian carp

Crucian NorfolkDan Jeffries and Dr Bernd Hänfling

Genomic approaches (RADtag sequencing) are being used to examine the genetic impacts of introduced species; including genetic bottlenecks, hybridisation and introgression. Population genomic approaches are applied to the study of the crucian carp, Carassius carassius


The crucian […]

Dr Dave Lunt

DaveLuntDr Dave Lunt

I’m interested in comparative genomics, large scale phylogenetics and molecular evolution. I’m particularly interested in the way in which the evolutionary forces of recombination, selection, mutation, and drift influence genomic content. We also work on projects using phylogenetics and DNA barcoding to better understand […]

Dr Lori Lawson Handley

Lori_LawsonHandleyDr Lori Lawson Handley

Dispersal and colonisation of new habitats are among the most important events in an organism’s life. I am interested in the evolutionary causes and consequences of dispersal – for example – how does geography influence dispersal, what makes certain species so successful at […]

Dr Domino Joyce

domino-joyceDr Domino Joyce

I am interested in the mechanisms which shape biodiversity, from the effects of selection at individual loci, to the behavioural aspects of mate preference which may cause populations to diverge, and also the larger scale genomic processes involved in adaptive radiations. My recent work […]

Dr Bernd Hänfling


Dr Bernd Hänfling

I’m broadly interested in applying molecular tools to study the ecology and evolution of (predominantly aquatic) organisms and ecosystems. More specifically my research concentrates on: environmental DNA (eDNA) and metabarcoding as tools to study biodiversity and ecosystem functioning  in aquatic habitats; geographic structure of […]