Welcome to my web pages. I am a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln, and I specialise in population genetics and molecular ecology. My research focuses on reconstructing micro-evolutionary processes in mammalian populations using molecular genetic methods, and understanding the role of climate and environmental changes in shaping evolutionary history of mammalian species. My recent research projects include:
– Factors shaping population genetic structure in highly mobile mammals, based on the examples of the grey wolf and the killer whale
– Long-term dynamics of genetic and demographic changes in mammalian populations, inferred using ancient DNA analysis
– Short-term dynamics of genetic and demographic changes in mammalian populations, inferred based on temporal datasets spanning multiple generations
– Kinship patterns within social groups of mammals, based on examples of various species representing different mammalian orders – carnivores, cetaceans and rodents