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

Phylogeography_macrobullaris

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

Razgour2015_EcologicalInformatics_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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