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 […]