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Gee Research Blog

PREDICTS Project: Land-Use Change Doesn’t Impact All Biodiversity Equally

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:17:53 +0000

Humans are destroying, degrading and depleting our tropical forests at an alarming rate. Every minute, an area of Amazonian rainforest equivalent to 50 football pitches is cleared of its trees, vegetation and wildlife. Across the globe, tropical and sub-tropical forests are being cut down to make way for expanding towns and cities, for agricultural land […]

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Calculated Risks: Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:07:08 +0000

Finding food is one of the most important tasks for any animal – most animal activity is focused on this job. But finding food usually involves some risks – leaving the safety of your burrow or nest to go out into a dangerous world full of predators, disease and natural hazards. Animals should therefore be […]

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Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents
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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000

The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]

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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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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 four digits).  *To call staff in the Medawar, please dial (0)2--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 and Research Strategy Director of CoMPLEX
 ucbhpom (3)7697 D111B
Prof Jürg Bähler
Professor of Cellular Systems Biology
 j.bahler (5)1602 
D329
Prof David Balding
Professor of Statistical Genetics, UCL Genetics Institute
 d.balding
(5)4005
D210A
Prof Francois Balloux
UGI Chair in Computational Systems Biology
f.balloux
(5)1601
D218C
Dr Helen Chatterjee
Senior Lecturer in Biology and Deputy Director, UCL Museums and Collections
 h.chatterjee (2)5127
D510A
Dr Oliver Davis
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow / Senior Research Associate
 oliver.davis (3)2235 D635
Dr Julia Day
Lecturer in Environmental Biology
 j.day (3)0159 D216
Dr Lazaros Foukas
Lecturer
 l.foukas (5)1612
D118A
Prof Kevin Fowler
Professor of Evolutionary Biology
 k.fowler (3)2279  D118C
Prof David Gems
Professor of Biogerontology
 david.gems (3)4381
D324
Dr Anjali Goswami
Reader in Palaeobiology
 a.goswami (3)2190 D118A
Dr Duncan Greig
Reader in Genetics
 d.greig    
Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Sir Henry Dale Fellow
 g.hellenthal (3)2323
D208
Prof Steve Humphries
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics, UGI
 steve.humphries  020
76796962
/6969
(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
020 3108 4230 D110
Prof Steve Jones FRS
Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics/Principal Research Associate
 j.s.jones 020 7679 4095
 D510C
Dr Nick Lane
Reader in Evolutionary Biochemistry
 nick.lane  (3)1385 D524
Prof Nicholas Luscombe
Professor of Computational Biology
nicholas.luscombe
  D118
Dr James Mackay MA
Consultant Clinical Genetic Oncologist 
j.mackay    020 767 8382 or25105  WH205
Prof Georgina Mace CBE FRS
Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

g.mace

0203 108 1125

(5)1125

D510B
Prof Jim Mallet
Professor of Biological Diversity
     
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, LMCBand Molecular Medicine Unit, Institute of Child Health, and GEE
 s.mole (3)7257 LMCB
B.105
Dr David Murrell
Lecturer in Ecology &
Co-Director for Biodiversity
UCL Environment Institute
 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 & Director of the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing
 l.partridge (3)2983
D323
Dr Daniel Pearce
Research Councils UK Fellow, Honorary Lecturer
 daniel.pearce (3)4393
D326
Dr Matthew Piper
Research Fellow
m.piper (3)2219
D328
Dr Vincent Plagnol
Reader in Statistical Genetics, UCL Genetics Institute
 v.plagnol (5)4002
D210B
Prof Sue Povey, MD, FMedSci
Haldane Professor of Genetics
 s.povey (3)2174 D218
Dr Nichola Raihani
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
Honorary Professor and Principal Research Fellow
 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 D230
Prof Nicholas Wood
Galton Professor of Genetics
 n.wood at ion
(0)20 7837 3611 x 4255
 
Prof Ziheng Yang, FRS
Professor of Statistical Genetics
 z.yang (3)4379 D433


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ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

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