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Gee Research Blog

Handicaps, Honesty and VisibilityWhy Are Ornaments Always Exaggerated?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:30 +0000

Sexual selection is a form of natural selection that favours traits that increase mating success, often at the expense of survival. It is responsible for a huge variety of characteristics and behaviours we observe in nature, and most conspicuously, sexual selection explains the elaborate ornaments such as the antlers of red deer and the tail […]

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Why Are Ornaments Always Exaggerated?
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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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Admin & Support

Below is a list of support staff in, or associated with, GEE. To email, please add @ucl.ac.uk to the prefix, to call from outside UCL, please dial (0)20-7679, followed by the extension (without the first cipher in parentheses). 


A = Anatomy Building
C= Cruciform Building
D = Darwin Building
ME = Medawar
MS = Medical Sciences
WH = Wolfson House

Member of staff & title e-mail (@ucl.ac.uk) Phone  Bldg/Rm
Fiona Williamson
Executive Officer to the Head of Department, GEE
f.williamson 
(3)2246 
 D111
Claire Asher
NERC Impact Accelerator
 c.asher  (5)1609  ME 2nd floor
Heather Gardiner
Undergraduate Administrator, Biosciences and Recruitment and Marketing
heather.gardiner
(3)7169
ME G05
Dr Lawrence Bellamy
Biosciences Teaching Fellow

l.bellamy
 (3)7730  D105
Liz Caine
Divisional Manager (Deputy Faculty Manager)
e.caine
(6)5466
MS 1M01
Vas Chandranivasan
Procurement Officer
a.c.vasan
(3)3535
A 108
Manu Davies
Graduate Research Admnistrator
 manu.davies  (3)7033 A G03A
Dr Susmita Datta
Manager, UGI
susmita.datta
(5)4004
D 210
 Alex Ferrell
Senior Finance Officer
 alexandra.ferrell  (6)5475
 MS 128
Jeremy Guyer
Divisional Staffing Officer
jeremy.guyer  (3)3456 MS 1M01
Tracy Hicks
Teaching and Learning Manager (Secondment Cover)
tracy.hicks@ucl.ac.uk
 (3)3240 ME G03
Chris Langridge
CBER Administrator
 c.langridge  (5)1609 ME 2nd floor
Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
Executive Officer, UGI
e.mambetisaeva
(5)4006
D 210
Richard Marguerie
Divisional Operations Manager, Divisional Safety Officer
r.marguerie
(3)2887
A G02A
James Michaels
Buildings Manager, Estates & Laboratory Management Team (Darwin Hub)
j.michaels
(3)7374
D G24
Fiona Paul
PA to Prof James MacKay
f.paul
(2)5105
WH 205
Chris Pieri
Procurement Officer
c.pieri
(3)7098
A 108
Tamsin Piper
Operations Officer, Area Safety Officer
t.piper (3)2185 D 204
Antonella Silvestro
Teaching Administrator
a.silvestro
(3)1330
ME G03
Dr Louise Tinsley
Managing Editor, Annals of Human Genetics
anhumgen n/a
n/a
Rachel Tribe
Staffing and Human Resources Manager
 r.tribe (3)7943 MS 1M01
Michael Wright
Executive Officer, Prof Linda Partridge, IHA 
 ucbhlof (3)4380   D 322

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