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Gee Research Blog

Predicting Extinction Risk:The Importance of Life History and Demography

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:17 +0000

The changing climate is no longer simply a concern for the future, it is a reality. Understanding how the biodiversity that we share our planet with will respond to climate change is a key step in developing long-term strategies to conserve it. Recent research by UCL CBER’s Dr Richard Pearson identifies the key characteristics that [...]

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It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000

The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated [...]

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Synthetic Biology and Conservation

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:18 +0000

Synthetic biology, a hybrid between Engineering and Biology, is an emerging field of research promising to change the way we think about manufacturing, medicine, food production, and even conservation and sustainability. A review paper released this month in Oryx, authored by Dr Kent Redford, Professor William Adams, Dr Rob Carlson, Bertina Ceccarelli and CBER’s Professor [...]

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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Quantifying Biases in Sexual Selection Studies

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:44:30 +0000

Bateman’s principles are conceptually quite simple, but form the basis of our understanding of sexual selection across the animal kingdom. First proposed in 1948, Bateman’s three principles posit that sexual selection is more intense in males than in females for three reasons: 1) males show more variability in the number of mates they have (mating [...]

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Technology for Nature?

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:23:54 +0000

Many of our greatest technological advances have tended to mark disaster for nature. Cars guzzle fossil fuels and contribute to global warming; industrialised farming practices cause habitat loss and pollution; computers and mobile phones require harmful mining procedures to harvest rare metals. But increasingly, ecologists and conservation biologists are asking whether we can use technology [...]

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Academic Staff

Below is a list of academic staff in GEE. To email us, please add @ucl.ac.uk to the prefix, to call from outside UCL, please dial (0)20-7679, followed by the extension (last 4 digits). To call staff in the Medawar, dial (0)20-3108, followed by the extension.

Member of staff with web link & title e-mail (@ucl.ac.uk) Phone  Bldg/Rm
Prof Andrew Pomiankowski
Professor of Genetics, Head of Department, Research Strategy Director of CoMPLEX
 ucbhpom (3)7697 D111B
Dr Nazif Alic
Senior Research Fellow
 n.alic  (3)2219 D 328
Prof Jürg Bähler
Professor of Cellular Systems Biology
 j.bahler (5)1602 
D329
Prof David Balding
UGI Professor of Statistical Genetics
 d.balding
(5)4005
D210A
Prof Francois Balloux
UGI Chair in Computational Systems Biology
f.balloux
(5)1601
D110
Dr Helen Chatterjee
Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director, UCL Museums and Collections
 h.chatterjee (5)4104
D507B
Dr Ben Collen
Lecturer
 b.collen  (5)4302  ME CBER
Dr Oliver Davis
Senior Research Fellow
 oliver.davis (3)2235 D635
Dr Julia Day
Lecturer in Environmental Biology
 j.day (3)0159 D216
Dr Christophe Dessimoz
Lecturer (Joint with Computer Sciences)
 c.dessimoz  (3)0079  D631
Dr Lazaros Foukas
Lecturer
 l.foukas (5)1612
D118A
Prof Kevin Fowler
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
 k.fowler (3)2279  D204A
Prof David Gems
Professor of Biogerontology
 david.gems (3)4381
D324
Dr Anjali Goswami
Reader in Palaeobiology (Joint with Earth Sciences)
 a.goswami (3)2190 D118A
Dr Duncan Greig
Reader in Genetics
 d.greig    
Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Sir Henry Dale Fellow
 g.hellenthal (3)2189
D208
Prof Steve Humphries
BHF Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, UGI
 steve.humphries (4)6962, (4)6969 BHF Laboratories, The Rayne Building
Dr Daniel Jeffares
Senior Research Fellow

 d.jeffares  (3)2686 D118
Prof Kate Jones
Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity
kate.e.jones
(5)4230 ME CBER
Prof Steve Jones FRS
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics
 j.s.jones (5)4095
D510
Dr Nick Lane
Reader in Evolutionary Biochemistry
 nick.lane  (3)1385 D610
Prof Nicholas Luscombe
Professor of Computational Biology
nicholas.luscombe
  D118
Dr James Mackay MA
Consultant Clinical Genetic Oncologist 
j.mackay    (2)5105  WH205
Prof Georgina Mace CBE FRS
Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

g.mace
(5)1125
ME CBER
Dr Nikolas Maniatis
Lecturer in Human Genetics
n.maniatis  (3)3360 ME E2
Prof Judith Mank
Professor of Evolutionary and Comparative Biology
judith.mank
(5)4228
D204A
Dr Sara Mole 
Reader in Molecular Cell Biology, LMCB and Molecular Medicine Unit, Institute of Child Health
 s.mole (3)7257 LMCB
B105
Dr David Murrell
Senior Lecturer in Ecology
 d.murrell (3)7268 D108B
Dr Paola Oliveri
Senior Lecturer in Genetics and Evolution
 p.oliveri (3)3719
 D426
Prof Linda Partridge, FRS, FMedSci, DBE
Weldon Professor of Biometry
 l.partridge (3)2983
D323
Dr Daniel Pearce
Lecturer
 daniel.pearce (3)4393
D326
Dr Richard Pearson
Lecturer
 richard.pearson  (5)1609  ME CBER
Dr Matthew Piper
Royal Society University Research Fellow
m.piper (3)2219
D328
Dr Vincent Plagnol
UGI Reader in Statistical Genetics
 v.plagnol (5)4002
D210B
Prof Sue Povey, MD, FMedSci
Haldane Professor of Genetics
 s.povey (3)2174 D218
Dr Nichola Raihani
Royal Society University Research Fellow
n.raihani
(3)2186
D108A
Dr Max Reuter
Reader in Evolutionary Genetics
 m.reuter (3)2201  D116
Dr Hilary Richards
Sub-Dean and Faculty Tutor, Life Sciences
 h.richards (4)0882 Med Sch Bldg 241
Prof Andres Ruiz-Linares
Professor of Human Genetics
 a.ruizlin (5)4003  D218B
Dr Eugene Schuster
MRC Career Development Fellow       
 e.schuster (3)2468 D118B
Dr Hazel Smith
Senior Lecturer
 hazel.smith (3)3561 D107
Prof Dallas Swallow
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics
 d.swallow (3)7320  D108
Prof Max Telford
Professor of Zoology
 m.telford (3)2554 D436
Prof Mark Thomas
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics
 m.thomas  (3)2286 D204B
Dr Astrid Wingler
Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology
 a.wingler (3)2681 D507E
Prof Nicholas Wood
Galton Professor of Genetics
 n.wood at ion
Tel:
(0)20 7837 3611 x 4255
Prof Ziheng Yang, FRS
Professor of Statistical Genetics
 z.yang (3)4379 D433


D = Darwin Building
CBRE = Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research

ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

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