Gino Brignoli


Gino is a London NERC DTP funded PhD student whose project considers how changes in bird trait diversity and composition alter ecosystem function in human-impacted Afromontane sky islands. His project is supervised by Dr Julia Day, Prof. Ken Norris (IOZ) and Dr Alex Pigot. Gino joins the lab after having worked as a research assistant at Queen Mary University of London where he investigated the genetics of social polymorphism in ants following on from his MSc.

Academic history

2018 - 2022 Doctoral student, University College London and Institute of Zoology (London NERC DTP)

2016 - 2017 MSc, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Queen Mary University of London

2012 - 2015 BSc, Biodiversity and Conservation, Birkbeck College University of London


Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

University College London

Darwin Building

Gower Street

London WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom