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Experts in 'evolution'

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  Dr Christopher Coath
Post(s): Senior Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: I study the evolution of the early solar system. Isotopic characterisation of primitive meteorites provides insights into...
Keywords: evolution | early solar system | solar system | meteorites | proto-solar nebula
 
  Dr John Cunningham
Post(s): NERC Research Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My current research investigates fossilized embryos from the Ediacaran and Cambrian. The key objective is to understand what...
Keywords: fossils | fossilized embryos | Ediacaran | Cambrian | evolution | developmental evolution | animal phyla
 
  Professor Philip Donoghue
Post(s): Professor of Paleobiology, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research is focused on the relationship between evolution and embryology, integrating living and fossil organisms, developmental...
Keywords: evolution | embryology | fossils | living organisms | fossil organisms | ecdysozoans | vertebrates
 
  Dr Mhairi Gibson
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
University Research Fellow in Archaeology and Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Areas of expertise: My research interests lie in the field of human behavioural ecology: using concepts from evolutionary biology to explain...
Keywords: human behavioural ecology | evolutionary biology | ecology | evolution | natural selection | child health | population changes
 
  Professor Julian Gough
Post(s): Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Computer Science
Areas of expertise: I have a background in protein structure which I use to study molecular evolution by developing bioinformatics tools and...
Keywords: bioinformatics | genomics | computational biology | evolution
 
  Dr Daniel Lawson
Post(s): Research Fellow, School of Mathematics
Sir Henry Dale Fellowship, School of Social and Community Medicine
Areas of expertise: I am interested in the process of evolution, in understanding the patterns that arise from it and how we can learn about...
Keywords: inference | modelling | complex systems | stochastic models | ecology | evolution | markov chain monte carlo
 
  Dr Sean Rands
Post(s): Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research explores how evolution has shaped the behaviour and life histories of animals and plants, using a mixture of...
Keywords: behaviour | evolution | sociality in animals | predation | ecology | decision-making | wildlife biology | behavioural ecology
 
  Professor Daniel Robert
Post(s): Professor of Bionanoscience, School of Biological Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research concentrates on the comparative study of the behavioural biology, biomechanics and evolution of auditory systems....
Keywords: behavioural biology | biomechanics | evolution | auditory systems | sensory adaptation | hearing | insects
 
  Dr Martin Ruecklin
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research focuses on the evolution of early vertebrates. The topic of my current research programme is the evolution and...
Keywords: evolution | early vertebrates | vertebrates | jaw joint | jaws | evolution of teeth | placoderms | fossils
 
  Dr Marcello Ruta
Post(s): Research Associate, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: The key contribution of the fossil record is its ability to address evolutionary issues in deep time. My scientific interests...
Keywords: fossils | fossil record | evolution | vertebrates | morphological diversification | early limbed vertebrates | adaptive radiation
 
  Professor Daniela Schmidt
Post(s): Professorial Research Fellow in Palaeobiology, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research primarily employs marine microfossils to study the interrelationships between palaeoclimatic changes and the...
Keywords: ocean acidification | climate change | evolution | palaeoceanography
 
  Dr James Tarver
Post(s): Visiting Fellow, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests lie within the realm of molecular palaeobiology. I use palaeontological data to better constrain molecular...
Keywords: molecular palaeobiology | evolution | whole genome duplication evens | microRNAs | teleost-specific genome duplication | actinopterygians
 
  Professor Michael Walter
Post(s): Professor and Head of School of Earth Sciences, School of Earth Sciences
Areas of expertise: My research interests are in high pressure-temperature experimental petrology, geochemistry, and mineral physics. Phase equilibrium,...
Keywords: petrology | experimental petrology | geochemistry | evolution | the Earth | planetary evolution | mantle | magma
 
  Dr Feng Yu
Post(s): Senior Lecturer in Statistics, School of Mathematics
Areas of expertise: I am a probabilist with a background in electrical engineering. Before I became a mathematician, I spent a few years of my...
Keywords: probabilistic methods | biology | genetics | evolution | image processing