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Ecology, evolution and environment research

We look at the world from an evolutionary perspective
Evolutionary theory provides practical insights into how biota adapt or fail to adapt to environmental change, why organisms behave the way they do, and allows us to map evolutionary changes.

Ecology, conservation and ecosystem function

Rapid environmental change, due to factors such as modified land use, invasive species and climate change, impose powerful new pressures on the affected populations and ecosystems. Ecological and evolutionary theory provides a toolbox of sophisticated methods ideally suited to dealing with those problems.

Animal behaviour, ecophysiology and behavioural genetics

What evolutionary processes have shaped the way animals behave and function? Using behavioural genetics we can examine the role of genetics and environment on an organism’s behaviour and function.

Molecular ecology and evolution

Using molecular population genetics, phylogenetics and genomics, we address many evolutionary questions in a range of plant, vertebrate and invertebrate animal taxa and across multiple temporal and spatial scales.

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