A. Rus Hoelzel – Group head; Head of Ecology research section; Professor of Molecular Ecology. Population and evolutionary genetics, behavioural ecology, molecular ecology and conservation genetics with an emphasis on marine species.
Vittoria Elliot - (PhD student) Male mediated gene flow and the development of Y-markers in marine mammals.
Karis Baker (PhD student) - Population genetics of ancient and modern roe deer; testing theories about the impact of reintroductions on diversity and fitness
George Gkafas (PhD student) - Pathogen load and genetic diversity in delphinid cetaceans.
Iris Segura (PhD student) - Fine scale population genetics of delphinid species in the Gulf of California.
Andre Moura (PhD student) - Fine scale population genetics of delphinid species along the coast of Portugal.
Rocio Loizaga de Castro (PhD student) - Population genetics of dusky dolphins in Argentina.
Linus Flink (PhD student) - Ancient DNA of pigs—investigating the Neolithisation of Europe
Howard Gray - Molecular ecology of dolphin species in the Sea of Arabia
Ross Barnett (Postdoc) - Ancient DNA from the Orkney vole; inference about human migration in the neolithic from animal associates
Tom White (Postdoc) - Population genetics and phylogenetics of organisms at the mid-Atlantic ridge (ECOMAR)
Eulalia Banguera (Postdoc) - Phylogeography and phylogeny of dolphins in the genus Lagenorhynchus
Laura Corrigan (Postdoc) - Population genetics and morphometrics of Lake District Arctic charr
Malgorzata Pilot (Research Fellow) - Evolution of Baltic seal populations using ancient DNA.
Heather Fotherby - ECOMAR lab technician
Past members –
Pia Anderwald - Feeding ecology and population genetics of the minke whale.
Mark DeBruyn (Postdoc) - Population genetics of a now extinct population of southern elephant seals from the Ross Sea, Antarctica
Stefania Gaspari – Phylogeography of striped dolphins and Risso’s dolphins; individual and kin association patterns within and among social groups in the Mediterranean.
Courtney Nichols – Population genetics of modern and historical cetacean populations in UK waters.
Demetrios Vassilakos – Evolution of immune system genes in cetacean species, with an emphasis on MHC class II genes.
Ada Natoli – Phylogeography and molecular ecology of bottlenose dolphin and common dolphin populations, world-wide.
Ana Töpf – Phylogenetics of ancient (Anglo Saxon) human populations in Britain in the context of European radiations.
Anna Fabiani – Southern elephant seal male reproductive variance on Falkland Island and phylogeography in the South Atlantic.
Nathalie Walker – Molecular ecology of invasive riparian plant species recently introduced into Britain.
Joelle Wentzel – Population genetics of two South African subspecies of antelope (bontebok and blesbok), and an investigation into the impact of a population bottleneck on the bontebok.
Stephan Park – Evolution of immune system (Class II MHC, DQB )genes in Arctocephalus pinniped species.
Dan Engelhaupt – Phylogeography, kin associations and molecular ecology of sperm whales, world-wide.
Rebecca Lewis – Feeding ecology of grey seals and southern elephant seals using stable isotope markers.
Carlos de Luna Lopez – Role of genomic diversity and environmental stress in developmental stability of cetacean species.
Andy Foote - Temporal patterns in the production of vocal displays and the evolution of vocal repertoire in killer whales.
Fiona Hatchell – Genetic impact of a known bottleneck on a population of reindeer - modelling allelic loss and impacts on developmental stability.
Diletta Castellani - Local selection on marine mammal populations.
Mariano Coscarella - Molecular ecology of Commerson's dolphins in Argentina (CONICET funding).
David Faini - Lab technician
Colin Nicholson - Lab technician.
Joanne Stamford - Lab technician
Current/ recent visitors –
Teresa Moura - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ana Pinela - University of Barcelona, Spain
Ana Garcia - ARGOS program trainee
Lucas Chalke - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Vongani Maboko - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Valentina Islas - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Pedro J. Cordero - University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
Rob Fleischer – National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, USA