UCL Division of Biosciences

Prof Jon Bridle

Prof Jon Bridle

Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2019

Research summary

I'd like to understand what ecological and genetic factors determine maximum rates of evolution in time and space. Such limits to adaptation determine why species have different (and differently sized) distributions and niche widths, as well as how these distributions are affected by environmental change, particularly habitat loss and climate change. My group's research uses a combination of ecological experiments, population genomics, and quantitative genetics.


2006-20 : Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, University of Bristol
2002-6: ZSL Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Regent’s Park, London
2000-2: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept of Biology, University College London
1999-2000: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff
1994-8: PhD “Spatial Structure in a grasshopper hybrid zone”, University of Leeds
1990-3: BSc (hons) in Environmental Biology, University of Manchester