“Major gaps” in understanding how land-use changes affect the spread of diseases

The quest to discover how new diseases – such as Covid-19 – emerge and spread in response to global land-use change driven by human population

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

PhD Studentship, University of Southampton, Sep 2017

How will greening the desert affect bats and the ecosystem services they provide? Supervisors:  Dr Orly Razgour (University of Southampton) Dr Kelvin Peh (University of Southampton)

New paper out by undergraduate project student Megan Jones

Congratulations to Megan Jones for publishing her undergraduate research project on ‘Predicting the effect of interspecific competition on habitat suitability for the endangered African wild

ConGenomics Conference, CIBIO/InBio, Portugal, May 2016

Our work has been presented at the ConGenomics Conference at CIBIO/InBio, Portugal. It was great to hear about all the amazing research currently being carried out in

We made it to the cover of Molecular Ecology!

Our recent paper ‘Unravelling the evolutionary history and future prospects of endemic species restricted to former glacial refugia’ has made it to the cover of Molecular Ecology.

Media coverage

Links to some of the media coverage of our work including blogs

Unravelling the evolutionary history and future prospects of endemic species

We used an integrated approach, combining markers with different evolutionary rates and combining phylogenetic analysis with approximate Bayesian computation and species distribution modelling across temporal scales. We related

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

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

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