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 […]Read more...
This is an annual event run by GEE that showcases the current research being undertaken by our post-graduate students. The symposium brings together a diverse range of research topics highlighting the enormous breadth and depth of science being carried out our department.
2014 Poster and Talk Prizes
Best final year talk - Winner:
Best final year talk - Runners-up:
Best Poster - Winner:
Best Poster - Runner-up:
Sayed Jaffar Abbas
Best First year talk - Joint Winners:
2013 Poster and Talk Prizes
Best final year talk - joint winners:
Best poster - joint winners:
Best first year talk Winner:
Best first year talk Runners-up:
2012 Poster and Talk prizes
Poster prize 1: Ben Garrod
Poster prize 2: Sahar Emran
Poster prize 3: Mirna Kovacevic
Talk prize 1: Anton Flugge
Talk prize 2: Avigdor Lerner
Talk prize 3: Jack Hesketh
2011 Talk prizes
First prize: Cassandra Coburn
Second prize shared by: Ripu Bains, Katherine Brown, Elisabeth Harley
Poster winners Verity Bennett, Anton Flügge, Avi Lerner
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