Dr Julia Day


Personal Profile

Name: Julia Day Email: j.day@ucl.ac.uk
Title: Dr Tel: 0044 (0)20 7679 0159
Department: Genetics, Evolution & Environment Fax: 0044 (0)20 7679 5052
Position: Lecturer Address: Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Research Domain: Basic Life Sciences Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

For more details please visit my personal website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbtjjd/Site/home.html

Research Activities



Education Description

I organise and teach on BIOL2009 Animal Biodiversity, as well as providing guest lectures on BIOL3018 Vertebrate Evolution;  BIOL3012 Sex, Genes and Evolution; and BIOl2004 Fundamentals of Molecular Biology. 

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators



    • Cox SC, Prys-Jones RP, Habel JC, Amakobe BA, Day JJ (2014). Niche divergence promotes rapid diversification of East African sky island white-eyes (Aves: Zosteropidae). Molecular Ecology, , - .
    • Maddock ST, Day JJ, Wilkinson M, Gower DJ, Nussbaum RA (2014). Evolutionary origins and genetic variation of the Seychelles treefrog, Tachycnemis seychellensis (Duméril and Bibron, 1841) (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 75(1), 194 - 201. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.02.004
    • Maddock ST, Lewis CJ, Wilkinson M , Day JJ, Morel C, Kouete MT, Gower DJ (2014). Non-lethal DNA sampling for caecilian amphibians. Journal of Herpetology, , - .
    • Lewis CJ, Maddock ST, Day JJ, Nussbaum RA, Morel C, Wilkinson M, Foster PG, Gower DJ (2014). Development of anonymous nuclear markers from Illumina paired-end data in Seychelles caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona: Indotyphlidae).. , , - .
    • Peart CR, Bills R, Wilkinson M, Day JJ (2014). Nocturnal claroteine catfish reveal dual colonisation but a single radiation in Lake Tanganyika. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 73, 119 - 128.


    • Day JJ, Peart CR, Brown KJ, Friel JP, Bills R, Moritz T (2013). Continental Diversification of an African Catfish Radiation (Mochokidae: Synodontis). Systematic Biology, , - . doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt001


    • Brown KJ, Britz R, Bills R, Rüber L, Day JJ (2011). Pectoral fin loss in the Mastacembelidae: a new species from Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Zoology, , - . doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2011.00804.x


    • de Silva DL, Day JJ, Elias M, Willmott K, Whinnett A, Mallet J (2010). Molecular phylogenetics of the neotropical butterfly subtribe Oleriina (Nymphalidae: Danainae: Ithomiini). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55, 1032 - 1041.
    • Brown KJ, Rüber L, Bills R, Day JJ (2010). Mastacembelid eels support Lake Tanganyika as an evolutionary hotspot of diversification. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, - .


    • Day JJ, Bills R, Friel JP (2009). Lacustrine radiations in African Synodontis catfish.. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22(4), 805 - 817.


    • Day JJ, Cotton JA, Barraclough TB (2008). Tempo and mode of diversification of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes. PLoS ONE, 3(3), e1730 - .


    • Day JJ, Santini S, Garcia-Moreno J (2007). Phylogenetic relationships of the Lake Tanganyika cichlid tribe Lamprologini: The story from mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45(2), 629 - 642. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.02.025
    • Loader SP, Pisani D, Cotton JA, Gower DJ, Day JJ, Wilkinson M (2007). Relative timescales reveal multiple origins of parallel distjunct distributions of African caecilian amphibians.. Biology Letters, 3(5), 505 - 508.


    • Day JJ, Wilkinson M (2006). On the origin of the Synodontis catfish flock from Lake Tanganyika. Biology Letters, 2(4), 548 - 552. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0532


    • Day JJ, Norman DB, Gale AS, Upchurch P, Powell HP (2004). New Middle Jurassic dinosaur trackways from Oxfordshire, U.K.. Palaeontology, 47(2), 319 - 348. doi:10.1111/j.0031-0239.2004.00366.x
    • Stager JC, Day JJ, Santini S (2004). Comment on "Origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa".. Science, 304, 963 - 963.
    • Day JJ, Barrett PM (2004). Material referred to Megalosaurus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Middle Jurassic of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England: One taxon or two?. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 115(4), 359 - 366.


    • Day JJ (2003). Evolutionary relationships of the Sparidae (Teleostei: Percoidei), integrating fossil and Recent data. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Science, 93, 333 - 353.


    • Day JJ, Upchurch P, Norman DB, Gale AS, Powell HP (2002). Sauropod Trackways: evolution and behaviour. Science, 296, 1659 - . doi:10.1126/science.1070167
    • Day JJ (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of the Sparidae (Teleostei: Percoidei) and implications for convergent trophic evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76(2), 269 - 302.
    • Day JJ, Norman DB, Upchurch P, Philip Powell H (2002). Biomechanics: Dinosaur locomotion from a new trackway. Nature, 415(6871), 494 - 495. doi:10.1038/415494a


    • Day JJ (1999). A new species of labrid fish (Teleostei: Perciformes) from the Lower Miocene of Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Tertiary Research, 19, 85 - 89.