Adam Britton


Adam graduated from Imperial College, London with an MSc in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation in 2010. Prior to his PhD he worked with several organisations including the University of Cape Town, Fauna and Flora International, and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation.

Adam’s PhD is joint between UCL (Drs Julia Day and David Murrell) and the Zoological Society London (supervisors Drs Chris Carbone and Kirsty Kemp) investigating the human impacts on fish communities in Lake Tanganyika.

Academic history

2014-present Doctoral student University College London (NERC Industrial)

2009-2010 MSc, Ecology, Evolution, Conservation, Imperial College London

2006-2009 BSc, Botany and Zoology, University of Reading.

Publications pre-PhD

Valente LM, Britton, AW, Powell, MP, Papadopulos, AST, Burgoyne PM, & Savolainen, V. (2014) Correlates of hyperdiversity in southern African ice plants (Aizoaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 174(1), 110-129.

Thompson AM Ridley, AR, Hockey, PAR, Finch, FM, Britton, A. & Raihani, N.J. (2013) The influence of siblings on begging behaviour. Animal Behaviour 86, 811-819.

Thompson, A.M., Raihani, N.J., Hockey, P.A.R., Britton, A., Finch F. & Ridley, A.R. (2013) The influence of fledgling location on adult provisioning: a test of the blackmail hypothesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences 280, 20130558.


Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

University College London

Darwin Building

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT