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Gee Research Blog

The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000

Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]

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Understanding Catfish Colonisation and Diversification in The Great African Lakes

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:29:42 +0000

Why some regions or habitats contain vast, diverse communities of species, whilst others contain only relatively few species, continues to be the subject of scientific research attempting to understand the processes and conditions that allow and adaptive radiation. The Great African Lakes exist as freshwater ‘islands’, with spectacularly high levels of biodiversity and endemism. They […]

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Sex Differentiation Begins During Early Development

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:04:57 +0000

Males and females look different from each other, and these sexual dimorphisms are the result, largely, of sex differences in the expression of certain genes. Typically, scientists have studied sexual dimorphism in sexually mature adult animals, as this is the lifestage where differences are most apparent. However, many sex-specific phenotypes arise from sex-biased development, so […]

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Extinction and Species Declines:Defaunation in the Anthropocene

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:35:52 +0000

We are in the grips of a mass extinction. There have been mass extinctions throughout evolutionary history, what makes this one different is that we’re the ones causing it. A recent review paper from GEE’s Dr Ben Collen discusses the current loss of biodiversity and suggests that our main concerns are species and population declines, […]

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Evolving Endemism in East Africa’s Sky Islands

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:16:32 +0000

The World’s biodiversity is not evenly distributed. Some regions are hot spots for species richness, and biologists have been trying better to understand why these regions are special and what drives evolution and diversification. A recent paper by GEE’s Dr Julia Day and recent PhD graduate Dr Siobhan Cox, investigated the diversification of White-Eye Birds […]

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Contact and Directions (incl. Departmental Contact & all teams in Division of Biosciences)

The Department is mainly located in the Darwin Building on the main UCL campus. Information on how to find the Darwin Building is provided below.

Darwin Building

Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution
UCL
Darwin Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT


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N.B.  The front entrance on Gower Street is not presently accessible, so please enter the Darwin Building via the Malet Place entrance and follow the signs.  Malet Place, off Torrington Place, runs parallel with Gower Street.  On entering Malet Place the building is set back (approx 50 feet) on your left, and up six steps, and through the double doors (the security desk is on your right, with a lift and stairs on your left).  Alternatively, entrance to Malet Place can be made via the rear gate on Gordon Street. 

See UCL map here (map ref 4C)

Departmental contact

For any general enquiries about the Department's activities, please contact:
Fiona Williamson, Executive Officer to Head of Department.  Fiona is located in the Darwin Building, Room 111

Email: f.williamson@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7679 2246
Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7679 7193

Fiona Williamson is also responsible for:

  • Administration of the GEE website
  • Departmental Computer Representative
  • Data Protection/Freedom of Information Coordinator
  • Fire Marshall

For all queries regarding Teaching, Finance, IT, Staffing and HR, Estates and Lab Management, Health and Safety, please follow these links to the Division of Biosciences teams:


Contact details for all teams in the Division of Biosciences 

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