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We conduct research at the interface of population & evolutionary genetics, disease ecology and conservation biology, using a range of empirical and theoretical approaches. These pages give information about our research, other activities and opportunities to join us.

Top News

  • September 2018 – Details of PhD and fellowship hosting opportunities for 2019 will be available soon. Join us to work on evolutionary genomics, biosensors for disease surveillance or eDNA for monitoring large marine vertebrates,   more details here.
  • September 2018 – Welcome to Harrison Tan, new PhD student joining the group to work on population dynamics of Caspian seals and climate change risks to ice-breeding pinnipeds.
  • October 2017 – Our paper looking at icebreaker impacts on breeding seals is covered in New Scientist.
  • September 2017 – New open access paper in Biological Conservation from group on how icebreaking vessels can cause impacts for breeding seals, and potential mitigation strategies.
  • August 2016 – Our new paper describing the first satellite telemetry study of Caspian seals is out this week. The results give new insights into the migration and foraging behaviour of this species. This short video shows examples of animated telemetry tracks giving a snap shot of annual movement patterns.