Failure to account for genetic variation can result in overestimating extinction risk

New research led by the University of Southampton has shown that the threat of range losses for some species as a result of climate change

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Contrasting population-level responses to Pleistocene climatic changes in widely distributed species


We sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of a widely distributed Palearctic bat restricted to mountain ranges, the alpine long-eared bat, Plecotus macrobullaris. We integrated ecological niche modelling, approximate Bayesian

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Shaping of genetic variation in edge of range populations under past and future climate change

Razgour et al. 2013_Phylogegoraphy_Plecotus_austriacus

We combined genetic analysis with ecological niche modelling across temporal scales and Approximate Bayesian Computation model-based inference of evolutionary history to research the effects of past

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Adaptations to environmental change

Razgour et al. Climatic adaptations bats

Using genomic data and ecological analysis to identify signatures of climate-driven local adaptations in species of conservation concern.

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PhD Studentship, Sep 2016, University of Southampton

Investigating the role of ecological interactions in shaping species distributions and range shifts under climate change Supervisors:  Dr Orly Razgour (University of Bristol / University

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Predictive Landscape Genetics


We use landscape genetics as a predictive tool to assess how species will shift their ranges to track changes in climatic suitability and inform conservation measures that will facilitate movement.

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Phylogeography and evolutionary history

Myotis escalerai in flight, photo: Antton Alberdi

Combining genetic and environmental data with spatial modelling and inference of evolutionary history to show how past climatic changes shaped patterns of genetic variation.

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