Terry Burke's Completed PhD Students

2013 N Dos Remedios

2013 L Farrell

2013 M Hammers

2012 S Fellows

2012 J Crommenacker

2012 K-W Kim

2011 I Cleasby

2011 M Vaez

2009 H Hipperson
Conservation genetics in protected populations
University of Sheffield (NERC CASE)

2007 DA Dawson
Genomic analysis of passerine birds using conserved microsatellite loci.
University of Sheffield (Part-time, NERC)

2006 S Nakagawa
Genetic basis of mate choice, immunocompetence and their interaction in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus
University of Sheffield (Foundation of Research Science and Technology, New Zealand; joint supervisor: Dr Ben Hatchwell)

2005 I Barr
Sexual selection in the blue tit (Parus caeruleus)
University of Sheffield (NERC)

2004 P Senior
Spatial and sexual segregation of Daubenton's bats in Wharfdale: a behavioural and genetic approach
University of Sheffield (White Rose Fund award with Professor J Altringham, University of Leeds)

2004 J Hunter
Population ecology of the Seychelles warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis)
University of Sheffield (Part-time, Cadbury Trust)

2004 R Whitlock
Effects of genetic impoverishment on plant community structure and diversity
University of Sheffield (NERC award with Professor J P Grime)

2003 N Ockendon
Sexual selection in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)
University of Sheffield (BBSRC)

2002 PJ Carpenter
A study of mating systems, inbreeding avoidance and TB resistence in the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) using microsatellite markers
University of Sheffield (MAFF)

2001 A Mee
Reproductive strategies in the common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
PhD thesis, University of Sheffield (NERC CASE award with Drs DBA Thompson and P Whitfield, Scottish Natural Heritage)
Thesis abstract available
Research post (2001-2004) Reintroduction and recovery of the California Condor Gymnogyps californianus, The Zoological Society of San Diego, USA and Hopper Mountain Refuge Complex, US Fish & Wildlife Service, USA

email : Allan Mee <allan.mee@ireland.com>

1999 A Bickle


Pathogens, immunological status and sexual selection in the great tit
PhD thesis, University of Leicester (NERC; Jointly with Dr F CLark, University of Leicester)
Full thesis available online via http://www.technobunnies.com/content/thesis/index/htm
Thesis abstract available

email : angharad_bic@hotmail.com

1998 IRK Stewart
Aspects of the breeding ecology of the house sparrow Passer domesticus
PhD thesis, University of Leicester (NERC; Jointly with Dr F Clark , University of Leicester)
Thesis abstract and publications available
Research post (2001 - 2006) - Environmental & Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, USA
Research post (1998 - 2000) - Reproductive behaviour in the blue tit
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

1998 - SC Griffith
Sexual selection in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus
PhD thesis, University of Leicester (NERC; Jointly with Dr F Clark, University of Leicester)
Thesis abstract and publications available
Research post (2004 - ) - School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Austrailia.
Research post (2000-2003) - The quantitative genetics of sexually selected traits in the wild. Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.
Research post (1998-2000) - Sexual selection in collared flycatchers and blue tits. Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

1997 D Richardson

D Richardson
Breeding density, male age and mixed reproductive strategies in the northern oriole (Icterus galbula bullockii).
PhD thesis, University of Leicester (BBSRC Earmarked Award)
Thesis abstract and publications available
Research post (2003 -) School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Research post (2001-2003) - MHC-based mate choice in the Seychelles warbler (with Prof. T von Schantz, Department of Ecology, University of Lund, Sweden
Research post (1997-2001) - Sexual selection and fitness in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler. Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK.

1997 DJ Ross
Mating and reproductive decisions in the pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca
PhD thesis, University of Leicester (NERC CASE award with Dr DBA Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage).
Thesis Abstract available
Research post (1997-2000) - The Cooperative Breeding System of the long-tailed tits, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK.

1996 R Piercy
Investigating the relationships within and between British Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean populations through study of their mitochondrial DNA sequences.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (Part-time; Home Office Forensic Science Service.)

1996 P Thomson
Isolation and characterisation of telomere and telomere-related sequences in the chicken genome.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (BBSRC EArmarked CASE award with Dr M Smiley, Institue Sélection Animale, France.)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1999 - 2007) - Psychiatric Genetics Group, Western Hospital, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Research post (1998 - 1999) - Biodiversity in European Chickens, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK.

1995 DR Currie
Male reproductive strategies and parental investment in the wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (NERC CASE award with Countryside Council for Wales, via Dr DBA Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage.)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1996-2002) - Birdlife International (Seychelles)

1995 MC Double
Reproductive strategies in the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) investigated using single-locus DNA profiling.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (NERC CASE award with Prof I Newton, ITE Monks Wood.)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1996-2004) - Division of Botany and Zoology, The Australian National University, Australia

1995 DMPF Thomaz
Alternative life-history strategies in male Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.).
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (Portuguese Government/ EC)
Thesis abstract available

1994 IA van Pijlen
Hypervariable genetic markers and population differentiation in the minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata.
Thesis abstract available.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (Part-time; Jointly with Dr B Amos, University of Cambridge)
Research post (1995-1997) Department of Biology (Zoology), University of Leicester, UK
Research post (1998-2001) Institute of Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK

1993 A Dixon
Parental investment and reproductive success in the reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) investigated by DNA fingerprinting.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (NERC)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1994-2000) - Biological Sciences Research Group, University of Sunderland, UK

1993 SLC O'Malley
Mating behaviour and reproductive success in the reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (SERC Earmarked Award)
Thesis abstract available.

1992 MW Bruford

MW Bruford
Hypervariable markers in the chicken genome.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (SERC)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1999-2004)- Biodiversity and Environmental Processes Group, Cardiff University, Wales

1991 O Hanotte
Applications et limites des sondes minisatellites multilocus et monolocus chez les oiseaux.
(Applications and limitations of multilocus and monolocus minisatellite probes in birds.)
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium.)
Thesis abstract available (in french).
Research post (1992-1996) Department of Biology (Zoology), University of Leicester, UK
Research post(1997-2004) - International Livestock Institute, Kenya

1991 IPF Owens
Sexual selection in the sex-role reversed Eurasian dotterel Charadrius morinellus.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (NERC; Jointly with Dr DBA Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage)
Thesis abstract available.
Research post (1992-1998) Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, Australia
Research post (1999-2004) Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College, London, UK

1991 IR Hartley
IR Hartley
Polygyny, parentage and parental investment in the corn bunting, Miliaria calandra.
PhD thesis, University of Leicester. (NERC; Jointly with Dr DBA Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage)
Thesis abstract available.
Thesis publications available.
Research post (1992-2004) - Department of Biological Sciences, Lancaster University, UK