Current and Recent Visitors to the Research Group and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility at Sheffield.

The NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility at Sheffield (NBAF-S) was previously known as the Sheffield Molecular Genetics Facility (SMGF).

We have had over 100 visitors from 26 countries around the world - click here to see the home institutes of our visitors.

2015-2017

Gracie Adams 2015
2017
Undergraduate Work Experience Volunteer
Acorn Woodpecker Genetics - Quantitative genetics of behaviour: cooperative breeding and lifetime fitness.
University of Sheffield
(NBAF R n D)
Claire Armstrong 2015 Graduate Student
Differentiation in the Bertholet's pipit (using ddRAD).
UEA
(NBAF R n D)
Stuart Baird 2016 NERC Visiting Scientist Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Alex Ball 2015 Research Technician
Functions and mechanisms of recognition systems in social birds.
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Tom Bellis 2017 MSc Student
Genetic Origins of the Badger Population on the Isle of Arran, Scotland (in collaboration with Scottish Badgers)
Joint supervisors: Deborah Dawson and Hannah Dugdale (University of Leeds)
University of Leeds
Sabuj Bhattacharyya 2016 British Commonwealth Fellow
Diet of a high altitude lagomorph (Royle's pika) from western Himalaya using advanced molecular biology techniques.
Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India
Ghaniya Bi 2015 Undergraduate Genetics Society Summer Studentship
Genotyping bee-eaters on Susak Island: Does genetic relatedness promote cooperation and predict social and spatial structure?
University of Sheffield
Biersma Elisabeth 2016 Graduate Student
Exploiting herbarium resources: a case study on Antarctic endemic plant biogeography
British Antarctic Survey (NBAF)
Peri Bolton 2015 Graduate Student
Colour polymorphism in the Gouldian Finch

Macquarie University (Australia)

Katherine Booth-Jones 2015 Graduate student
Dispersal and gene flow across ocean basins in a tropical seabird complex.
Institute of Zoology
(NBAF)
Phil Bradshaw 2015 Graduate student
Investigating variation of life-history strategies in the Mediterranean green turtle population (Chelonia mydas).
University of Exeter
(NBAF)
Andy Buxton 2015-2017 Graduate Student
Environmental DNA as an assessment tool for population size estimates of the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus).
University of Kent
(NBAF)
Ashley Cook 2016 Graduate Student
genomic divergence following colonisation in island Zosterops species
University of Oxford (NBAF)
Medardo Cruz-López 2014-2015 2017 Graduate student
Investigating the Snowy Plover MHC
Supervisor Dr Clemens Kuepper

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mazatlan, Mexico

Francesca Dawson Pell 2017 Graduate Student
Social and genetic structure of an invasive parrot population
University of Sheffield (NBAF)
Maaike de Jong 2014-2015 Posdoctoral Researcher
Testing the limits and potential of evolutionary responses to climate change (using ddRAD).
University of Bristol
(NBAF)
Kate Denton 2017 Graduate student
The potential of insectivorous bats as agents of crop pest control in the UK
University of Greenwich
(NBAF)
Natalie dos Remedios 2015 Research Technician
Functions and mechanisms of recognition systems in social birds.
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Agata Drywa 2017 Graduate student
Genetic structure and connectivity in the endangered yet potentially commercially valuable North Atlantic porbeagle shark: informing conservation and towards sustainable fisheries management
University of Aberdeen
(NBAF)
Jenny Dunn 2016 Visiting PDRA
Developing novel methodology for dietary analysis in temperate granivores
RSPB (NBAF)
Carly Easby 2015 Graduate student
Assessing hedgehog diet in rural landscapes by DNA sequencing of faeces.
University of Oxford
(NBAF)
Sam Finnegan 2017 Graduate student
Sexual selection as a defence against meiotic drive
University College London
(NBAF)
Susana Freitas 2015

Graduate student
Asexual lineage evolution in Darevskia lizards.

University of Porto, Portugal
Supervisor: Prof RK Butlin

Michelle Frost 2015-2016 Graduate student
Genetic monitoring to assess the potential for anthropogenic impacts in the endangered common skate in the North east Atlantic: genetic diversity, connectivity and effective population size.

University of Aberdeen
(NBAF)

Lucy Garrett 2016-17 Graduate student
Does genetic relatedness affect breeding patch occupancy in a colony nesting seabird?
University of Birmingham
(NBAF)
Keziah Hobson 2017 Graduate Student
Assessing the economic and conservation impacts of the pine marten, a recovering predator, on non-native grey squirrels, and forest land management.
University of Aberdeen (NBAF)
Deborah Glass 2015 Graduate student
Scent-gland microbial diversity as a determinant in kin discrimination in the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius).
University of Brighton
(NBAF)
Rob Goodsell 2017 Graduate student
Investigating the drivers of arthropod diversity in agro-ecosystems using metabarcoding
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Russell Hall 2015 Graduate Student
Evolution of Ecological Diversity in Grasses.
University of Sheffield (NBAF)
Brian Hanotte 2017

Undergraduate Summer Volunteer
A DNA study of the diet of Pine Marten (Martes martes) on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Bangor University, Wales
Daniel Hayman 2017 Undergraduate summer placement
Variation in locomotion in Drosophila in response to Dietary Restriction
University of Sheffield / MBB
Elizabeth Herridge 2015 Graduate student
Rates of polyandry across species of dance fly (Diptera: Empididae).
University of Stirling
(NBAF)
Jane Hosegood 2017 Graduate student
Developing Novel Genetic Tools for the Conservation and Management of Vulnerable Manta and Mobula rays
University of Bangor
(NBAF)
Ruth Jeavons 2016

Student
Fine-scale foraging behavior of far-ranging marine predators: integrating 3-dimensional movement and activity data. (assisting Jude Lane)

University of Leeds (NBAF)
Dr Takeshi Kawakami 2015-18 Research Fellow
Evolution of sex chromosomes.
Swedish Research Council Fellow
Uppsala University
Michelle King 2015

Research Technician
Imprinting, methylation and shell thickness in molluscs.

British Antartic Survey (BAS)
(NBAF)
Dr Jonna Kulmuni 2014-15 Research Fellow (HFSP)
Evolution of incompatibilities in Formica ants.
University of Helsinki,
Finland
Jude Lane 2015-16 Graduate student
Fine-scale foraging behavior of far-ranging marine predators: integrating 3-dimensional movement and activity data.
University of Leeds
(NBAF)
Amy Leedale 2016 Graduate student
Evolutionary genetics of social behaviour in birds.
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Lara Meade 2015-2017 Graduate student
How does meiotic drive influence sexual selection?
University College London
(NBAF)
Renata Medeiros 2016 Flexible foraging strategies in Gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua University of Cardiff
(NBAF)
Óscar Mira Pérez 2015

Graduate student
Conservation genetics and phylogeography of the Apollo butterfly Parnassius apollo.

University of Granada, Spain.
(NBAF R n D)
Filipa Martins 2016 Graduate student
Population ecology and genetics of a semiaquatic freshwater mammal, the Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) in Northern Portugal.
CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos,
University of Porto,
Portugal
Simone Mordue 2015 Graduate student
The spatial and social dynamics of the Natterer’s bat Myotis nattereri.
University of Newcastle
(NBAF)
Sam Morris 2017 Masters Student
Alternative reproductive strategies in a simple eusocial ant
University of Bristol
(NBAF)
Hannah Mumby 2016 Research Fellow
Are kin closer? Social and genetic relationships between male African elephants.
University of Cambridge
(NBAF)
Chloe Orland 2016 Graduate student
Temporal colonization of lake sediment by microbial communities along environmental gradients
University of Cambridge
(NBAF)
Paul Parsons 2015 Research Technician
Queen-worker coadaptation and conflict in a primitively eusocial bee.
Sussex University
(NBAF)
Joel Pick 2016-17 SNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Elucidating the eco-evolutionary dynamics
of variation within individuals, populations and species.
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Martin Pivarci 2016 Graduate student
Phylogeography of the Linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus.
Institute of Entomology,
Czech Republic
Joanna Redihough 2016 Graduate student
Analysing the diet of reintroduced Eurasian Cranes (Grus grus) on the Somerset Levels UK, using Next Generation Sequencing.
University of Cardiff
(NBAF)
Teresa Santos 2015 Research Technician
Social behaviour and diseases in the wild: genetic relatedness and disease prevalence in an island bird population.
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Teresa Santos 2016-17 Research Technician
Are kin closer? Social and genetic relationships between male African elephants
University of Sheffield
(NBAF)
Andy Saxon 2014-15 Graduate student
Developing genomic resources to test limits to adaptation in rainforest-restricted Drosophila (using ddRAD).
University of Bristol
(NBAF)
Jennifer Stockdale 2016 Novel application of high throughput sequencing to track prey exploitation by birds across a patchy landscape University of Cardiff
(NBAF)
Rebecca Thomas 2015-16 Graduate student
Molecular epidemiology of multi-parasite co-infections in Turtle Doves.
University of Leeds
(NBAF)
Suzan Trooster 2017 Erasmus student
Age-dependent effect of Tor signalling on instant mortality risk.
University of Amsterdam
Rachel Williams 2015 Graduate student
Population structure of the cephalopod Nautilus pompilius among Australian reefs and isolated seamounts.
University of Cumbria
(NBAF)
Amy Withers 2017 MSc Student
Next-generation sequencing to study the distribution and diet of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) on the river Don in Sheffield (in collaboration with the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust).
Joint supervisors: Deborah Dawson and Hannah Dugdale (University of Leeds)
University of Leeds

image of some of visitors to lab

2008-2014

Faisal Almathen 2010-2011 Graduate Student
Evolutionary history of indigenous Arabian Peninsula camel Camelus dromedarius
populations.
University of Nottingham
(NBAF)
Geetha Annavi 2009-2011 Graduate student
Mate choice and MHC in the European badger (Meles meles)
Department of Zoology,
University of Oxford 
(NBAF)
Jacob Augustin 2009 Research Technician
Sex-typing plovers
University of Bath
(NBAF)
Lawrence Bellamy 2008-2011 Graduate Student
Consequences of sexual preference for paternity and fertility in stalk-eyed flies
University College London
(NBAF)
Anthony Bicknell 2010 Graduate Student
Patterns of a highly pelagic seabird: implications for Leach’s Storm-petrel conservation.
University of Plymouth
(NBAF)
Dr Sue Bird 2008 Postdoctoral Researcher
Identification of markers for the Gouldian finch.
University of Melbourne
(NBAF R & D)
Anna Bone 2009 & 2010 Undergraduate placement student
Microsatellite marker optmisation for birds of prey and water shrews.
University of Oxford
(NBAF R & D)
Patricia Brekke 2009 Graduate Student
Sperm competition, sperm quality and inbreeding in an endangered species, the hihi (Notiomystis cincta).
Institute of Zoology, London
(NBAF)
Rachel Bristol 2011 Graduate Student
Ecology, conservation genetics and restoration of the Seychelles paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina, and a comparison of the evolutionary history of Indian Ocean flycatchers.
DICE, University of Kent, UK
James Buckley 2009 Graduate Student
Evolutionary responses to climate change in butterflies with contrasting ecology
University of Bristol
(NBAF)
Kristina Buchner 2009-2010 Undergraduate Erasmus student
Genetics of adaptation in Littorina saxatilis
University of Sheffield
Jon Carruthers 2009 & 2010 Technician
Unrelated helpers in social wasps & Ancestral recognition and egg-replacement in wasps
Sussex University
(NBAF)
Oliva Castaneda 2013 Student University of Bielefield, Germany
Anna Champneys 2009-2010 Graduate Student
Factors affecting survival and distribution of water shrews (Neomys fodiens)
Nottingham Trent University
(NBAF R & D)
Medardo Cruz-López 2014-2015 Graduate student
Snowy Plover MHC

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mazatlan, Mexico

Supervisor Dr Clemens Kuepper

Naomi Dalton 2014 Graduate Student
Reintroduction of Sium latifolium: the role of genetics in determining success of translocations
University of Bristol 
(NBAF)
Ben Daly 2011-2012 Graduate Student
Dynamics of host-pathogen interactions on climatic gradients
University of Oxford
(NBAF)
Jeff Davey 2009-2010 Graduate Student
Analysis of intraguild predation and invertebrate community structure
Cardiff University
(NBAF)
Niles Desmarais 2013 Undergraduate student, Acorn Woodpeckers: Quantitative genetics of behaviour: cooperative breeding and lifetime fitness. Gonzaga University, USA
(NBAF R n D)
Natalie dos Remedios 2010-2013 Graduate student
A phylogeny of African plovers
University of Bath
(NBAF)
Dr Kate Durrant 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Genetic variability in finches.
University of Sheffield
Supervisor: Tim Birkhead
(NBAF R & D)
Echo Yu-Hsun Hsu 2011 Graduate Student
The benefits and costs of extra-pair paternity
University of Otago, New Zealand
Lindsay Farrell 2009-2013 Graduate Student
Molecular genetics of alternative male reproductive morphs in Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax)
Simon Fraser University
Canada
(NBAF R & D)
Dr Mihaly Foldvari 2009 Marie Curie Research Fellow
Polyandry and meiotic drive in wild stalk-eyed flies.
University College London
(NBAF)
Susana Freitas 2012 - 2015

Graduate Student Asexual lineage evolution in Darevskia lizards

University of Porto, Portugal

(Supervisor: Prof R. Butlin)

Antje Girndt 2013 Graduate Student Max Planck Institute
Ben Godsall 2013 Graduate Student Constructing a pedigree to allow the modelling of the dynamics of heritable phenotypic characters in a wild population living in a variable environment Imperial
(NBAF)
Emma Grayson 2009 Trainee technician University of Sheffield
Dr Sarah Grime 2010 Postdoctoral Researcher
Identification of microsatellite markers for black vultures
University of Sheffield
(NBAF R & D)
Xavier Harrison 2008-2009 Graduate Student
The consequences of variability in staging and dispersal strategies in a long-distance migrant
University of Exeter
(NBAF)
Robert Heathcote 2011 Graduate Student
Evolutionary processes in a recent coloniser: the UK wall lizard (Podarcis muralis)
University of Oxford
(NBAF)
Dr Matt Hegarty 2009 Research Associate
Investigation of global methylation changes resulting from interspecific hybridisation.

University of Bristol
(NBAF)

Dr Colin Hewitt 2010-2011 Lecturer
Creating a genetic pedigree of the Rutland Water ospreys.
University of Leicester
(NBAF R & D)
Stephanie Hodges 2009-2012 Graduate Student
Alternative routes to cooperative breeding in the Rifleman, Acanthisitta chloris.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Prof Ben Hatchwell)
(NBAF)
Lyndsey Holland 2010-2011 Graduate Student
Connectivity and gene flow in temperate Alcyonaria (octocorals): Implications for Marine Protected Area (MPA) designation.
University of Exeter
(NBAF)
Lauren Holt 2013 Graduate Student Kin structure and dynamics of social queues Sussex University
(NBAF)
Tim Huggins 2013 Graduate Student Lifetime reproductive success and longevity of workers in a social insect University of East Anglia 
(NBAF)
Ben Jackson 2010 Undergraduate L4 student
Chromosomal speciation in grasshopppers
University of Sheffield (Supervisor: Prof R. Butlin)
Hazel Jackson 2012 Graduate Student
Invasive species and the ‘genetic rescue’ hypothesis: a test using the introduced UK population of rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri).
University of Kent
(NBAF)
Camille Jan 2007-2011 Graduate student
Population ecology of swarming bats
University of Leeds
(NBAF R & D)
Alessia Mori 2013-2015 Graduate student
Population structure in the stone curlew
University of Pisa, Italy
Jumpa Salisa 2012-2013 Graduate Student
Assessing Human Impact on the Genetic Diversity of Tropical Forest Taxa
University of Manchester
(NBAF)
Jenny Kaden 2011 Research Technician
The evolution of cooperative behaviour in the sociable weaver (Philetairus socius).
The University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Prof. Ben Hatchwell)
Hayley King 2013 Graduate Student
Development of a non-invasive method to study the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) microbiome of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) with reference to Mycobacterium bovis infection and vaccination status.
Warwick University
(NBAF)
Berit Kotska 2010 Graduate Student
Demography, distribution and abundance of the Eurasian badger Meles meles in Northern Ireland.
Queen's University Belfast
(NBAF)
Dr Clemens Kuepper 2009-2010 Postdoctoral Researcher
Costs and benefits of inbreeding in the Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus.
University of Bath
(NBAF)
Jin-won Lee 2005-2008 Graduate student
Behaviour, genetics and social organisation of the vinous-throated parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Ben Hatchwell)
(NBAF)
Lilian Lieber 2013-2014 Graduate Student
Baseline data for assessing environmental impacts on basking sharks in Scottish waters: effective population size, connectivity and group kinship.
University of Aberdeen
(NBAF)
Katy Maher 2013 Visiting Student University of Bielefeld, Germany
Dr David Martin-Galvez 2009 Postdoctoral Researcher
Magpie population genetics.
Estacion Experimental de zonas aridas, Spain
Filipa Martins 2011 Leornado Scholarship
Population structure in the Australian Brush-turkey.
The University of Lisbon
(NBAF R & D)
Kate Meares (now Carstens) 2006-2007

MSc student
Development of a marker set to detect illegal trade in the blue crane.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dan Mifsud 2008-2009 Graduate Student
Mechanisms of speciation and adaptive radiation in the Jaera albifrons species complex.
University of Aberdeen
(NBAF)
Cheryl Mills 2011-2013 Graduate Student
Population genetic structure, habitat fragmentation and dispersal of hazel dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius.
University of Exeter
(NBAF)
Mercedes Morales 2009 Graduate Student
Heritability and repeatability of egg - rejection behaviour in magpies.
University of Granada, Spain
(NBAF R & D)
Kim Mortega 2013-2014 Graduate Student
Allochronic diversification? Testing implications of local seasonality for genetic and vocal divergence of an Afrotropical songbird.
University of Glasgow
(NBAF)
Ki-Baek Nam 2007-2009 Graduate Student
Investment strategies by parents and helpers in the cooperatively breeding long-tailed tit.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ben Hatchwell)
Swati Nettleship 2010-2011 Graduate Student
Impacts of river impoundment on morphology, behaviour and life history strategies of three-spined sticklebacks.
University of Leicester
(NBAF)
Óscar Mira Pérez 2011-2015 Graduate Student
Conservation genetics and phylogeography of the Apollo butterfly Parnassius apollo.
University of Granada, Spain.
(NBAF R n D)
Dirleane Ottonelli Rossato 2017 Graduate student
Do agricultural practices affect butterfly dispersal and genetic diversity?
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
(NBAF)
Karl Phillips 2010 Graduate Student
Molecular ecology of the hawksbill turtle.
University of East Anglia
(NBAF)
Kerry Pillay 2006-2007 MSc Student
Development of a marker set to detect illegal trade in the Cape parrot.
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Charilaos Pilides 2010-2014 Graduate Student
Conservation genetics of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Greece.
University of Bristol
Claire Raisin 2011 Postdoctoral Researcher
Phenotypic plasticity and management of native white clawed crayfish populations.
DICE, University of Kent.
(NBAF)
Claire Raisin 2006-2009 Graduate Student
Population genetics, pathogen prevalence, and reproductive fitness in the endemic Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula echo) and the introduced ringneck parakeet (P. krameri) on Mauritius.
University of Kent
(NBAF)
Syed Basit Rasheed 2009-2010 Graduate Student
Aedes mosquito genotyping.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Prof R. Butlin)
Orly Razgour 2011 Graduate Student
Conservation genetics of the grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) across different spatial and temporal scales
University of Bristol
(NBAF)
Julia Reger 2009-2011 Graduate Student
Genetic architecture evolution in ecological time: Defensive plasticity in the face of different predators.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisors: Andrew Beckerman, Jon Slate)
(NBAF)
Heather Rigg 2009-2010 Trainee Technician University of Sheffield
Teresa Santos 2013-14

Erasmus Internee
Assessing genetic markers for studying and comparing animal populations.

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Supervisor Dr Deborah Dawson

Simon Sin 2010-2012 Graduate Student
Mate choice and MHC in the European badger (Meles meles)

University of Oxford
(NBAF)

Catherine Smith 2013 Technician The formation of eusocial groups: partner choice, conflict and the role of the market

Sussex University
(NBAF)

Gemma Smith 2009 & 2010 Trainee Technician University of Sheffield
Jennifer Smith 2009-2010 Graduate Student
Effects of supplementary feeding on the reproductive behaviour of parental woodland birds

University of Birmingham
(NBAF)

Lewis Spurgin 2008-2009 Graduate Student
The role of pathogen mediated fluctuating selection in generating adaptive genetic variation

University of East Anglia
(NBAF)

Cathleen Thomas 2010-2011 Graduate Student
Dispersal ability of the highly invasive harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis.

University of Hull
(NBAF)

Simon Tollington 2010-2011 Graduate Student
The effects of inbreeding on immune function and interactions with disease in endangered Mauritius bird populations.

DICE, The University of Kent
(NBAF)

Rachel Tucker 2010 MSc student
Conservation genetics of the paradise flycatcher.

DICE, The University of Kent
(NBAF R n D)

Sil van Lieshout 2017 Graduate Student
Early-life environment effects on senescence in European badgers
University of Leeds (NBAF)
Jessica Walkup 2011-2012 Graduate Student
Small scale variation in genotype, phenotype and selection
University of Aberdeen
(NBAF)
Helen Whiteside 2010 Graduate Student
Behavioural and physiological influences on red fox (Vulpes vulpes) dispersal.

University of Bristol
(NBAF)

Rachel Williams 2013-2015 Graduate Student
Population structure of the cephalopod Nautilus pompilius among Australian reefs and isolated seamounts.

University of Cumbria
(NBAF)

Beth Woodward 2005-2008 Graduate student
The effect of ecology,demography and migration on the prevalence of cooperative breeding in the long-tailed tit.

The University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Ben Hatchwell)
(NBAF)

Claire Wordley 2008-2009 Undergraduate student  
David Wright 2011 Graduate Student
Evolutionary and conservation genetics in the Seychelles warbler: MHC diversity.
University of East Anglia
Lucy Wright 2008-2011 Graduate student
Inbreeding and the recovery of green turtle populations.
University of Exeter
(NBAF)
Matt Zeale 2008-2009 Graduate Student
Diet analysis and foraging requirements of the barbastelle bat, Barbastella barbastellus: Implications for management and conservation.

University of Bristol
(NBAF)


2003-2009
Dr Sophia Ahmed 2008-2009 Population analysis of Macaroni penguins Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Zoology
(NBAF)
Sarah Anderson 2003-04 Graduate Student
Metapopulation genetics of the garden tiger moth
Open University
(SMGF/NBAF)
Nicki Badcock 2003-04 Graduate Student
Paternity anaylsis in social wasps
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Rhonda Snook)
Arnaud Bataille 2007-09 Graduate Student
Population genetic structure and ecological adaptation of mosquito vectors in Galapagos Islands.
University of Leeds
(NBAF)
Matt Berg 2007 Postdoctoral Assistant
Genotyping and PCR sex-typing
Proximate and ultimate causes of plumage colour variation in an avian ring
 
Richard Black 2007-08 Graduate Student
Genetics and ecology of the evolution of bird song
Imperial College London
(NBAF)
Kate Botham 2004-05 Graduate Student
Fungal diversity and function in streams: the effects of contaminants
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Lorraine Maltby)
Brian Bourke 2008 Speciation in Zosterops Imperial college London
(NBAF)
Helen Bryant 2003-04 Research Technician
Mate choice and the fitness of intra-and intercolonal mating in Daphnia
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Penny Watt)
Amanda Bretman 2003-04 Graduate Student
Benefits of multiple mates in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
University of Leeds
(SMGF/NBAF)
Jon Carruthers 2008-09 & 2010 Research Technician University of Sussex
(SMGF/ NBAF)
Nic Chaline 2003 & 2004 Graduate Student
Worker policing, worker reproduction and nepotism in honey bees
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Francis Ratnieks)
Mathias Craul 2003-04 Graduate Student
Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Milne-Edwards’ Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi) in northwestern Madagascar in the face of ancient and recent processes of genetic differentiation.
University of Cardiff
(SMGF/NBAF)
Helen Crudgington 2004 Postdoctoral Associate
Paternal analysis in social wasps

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Rhonda Snook)

Sophie Delamaire 2004 Graduate Student
Mitrochondrial DNA analysis of hybrid newts (Triturus cristatus x T. marmoratus)
University of Angers, France
(Supervisor: Robert Jehle)
Kristein Erven 2004 Research Technician
Paternity analysis in social wasps
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Franics Ratnieks)
Joanna Furmankiewicz 2003-04 Postdoctoral Associate
Population genetics of the long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus
University of Leeds
(SMGF) and Wroclaw University, Poland
Anita Glover 2003-04 Graduate Student
Use of underground sites by bats in the Yorkshire Dales
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Kelly Green 2003-04 Undergraduate Student
Population genetics of the rhino

University of Sheffield
(Supevisor Dave Coltman)

Nicky Green 2003-04 Graduate Student
Seasonal patterns in population structure and behaviour of the bat Myotis nattereri
Univeristy of Leeds
(SMGF)
Lody de Groot 2004 Graduate Student
Microsatellite analysis of mainland and island Podarcis lizards

University of Amsterdam
(Supervisor Robert Jehle)

Ed Harris 2007-08 Postdoctoral Associate
Evolution and genetics of competition and reproductive investment is stalk eyed flies

University of Manchester
(SMGF)

Katie Hartnup 2004 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Last-male sperm precedence in triply mated Drosophila pseudoobscura females'

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Rhonda Snook)

Kate Hutchence 2004 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Multiple mating in the common toad (bufo bufo)

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Robert Jehle)

Doug Ibrahim 2004 Graduate Student
The evolution of C4 photosynthesis in an African grass

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Colin Osbourne)

Camille Jan 2007-08 Graduate student
Population ecology of swarming bats
University of Leeds
Edward Jones 2004 Graduate Student
Modelling the populations dynamics of the winter moth and its natural predators on Orkney

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Mike Boots)

Renaud Kaeuffer 2003-04 Graduate Student
Population genetics of the Kerguelen mouflon

Univeristé du Québec Montréal, Canada & Lyon University, France
(Supervisor: Dave Coltman)

Akos Klein 2007-08 Graduate student
The possible effects of extreme winters on the barn owl population in Hungary: survival, physiology and population genetics.
The Barn Owl Foundation, Hungary
Clemens Küpper 2005-2007 Graduate student
Costs and benefits of inbreeding in the Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus

University of Bath
(SMGF/NBAF)

Eric Lucas 2008-09 Graduate student
Genetic structure and reproductive conflicts in Microstigmus wasp colonies
University of Sussex
(NBAF)
Steve Martin 2004 Postdoctoral Associate
Nepotism in honey bees
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Francis Ratnieks)
Juanga Martinez 2004 Postdoctoral Associate
Population genetics of the cuckoo
University of Granada, Spain
Mercedes Morales 2008 Graduate Student
Heritability and repeatability of egg - rejection behaviour in magpies.
University of Granada, Spain
Jim Mossman 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Single sperm genotyping in the zebra finch
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Jon Slate)
Hazel Nichols 2003-04 Honours student
Conservation genetics of Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus)
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Jon Slate)
Paul O'Donaghue 2003-04 Graduate Student
PAternity analysis in North American big horn sheep (Ovis canadiensis)
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Dave Coltman)
Jagroop Pandhal 2003-04 Temporary Research Technician
Molecular sexing of long-tailed tits
Univeristy of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Ben Hatchwell)
Pedro Pedro 2003-04 Graduate Student
Impact of forest fragmentation on the geneitcs of isolated populations of Sabethes mosquitoes
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Angela Poultney 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Population geneitcs of Roe deer
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Dave Coltman)
Claire Raisin 2007-09 "Population genetics, disease and reproductive fitness in the endemic echo parakeet (Psittacula eques) and the introduced ringneck parakeet (P. krameri) on Mauritius". University of Kent
(SMGF/NBAF)
Paula Senior 2003-04 Graduate Student
Spatial and sexual segregation and mating success in bats
University of Leeds & Sheffield
(SMGF/NBAF)
Stuart Sharp 2003-04 Postdoctoral Associate
Population genetics of long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus

University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Ben Hatchwell)
(SMGF)

Michelle Simeoni 2003-07 Research Technician & Graduate Student
Population genetics of long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Ben Hatchwell)
(SMGF)
Catherine Sinfield (2007-08) Graduate Student
AFLPs and variation in Littorina.

University of Leeds
(SMGF)

Andrew Skinner 2003-04 Graduate Student
Paternity anaylsis in zebra fish.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Penny Watt)
Ruth Tingay 2003-04 Graduate Student
Paternity, relatedness and gene flow in the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle.
University of Nottingham
(SMGF)
Tom Wenseleers 2004 Postdoctoral Associate
Paternity analysis in social wasps.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Francis Ratnieks)
Carl Vangestel 2008 Graduate Student
Multiplex genotyping in the blue tit.
Ghent University, Belgium
Kirsty Worley 2003-04 Graduate Student
Population structure in North American Dalls sheep (Ovis dalli).
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor: Dave Coltman)
Tim Yardley 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Population genetics of the grass Brachypodium pinnatum.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ken Thompson)

1998 - 2004
Sophie Ahmed 1998-03 Graduate Student
Paternity and gene flow in Ficus sycomorus.
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Sarah Anderson 2003-04 Graduate Student
Metapopulation genetics of the garden tiger moth.
Open University
(SMGF)
Nicki Badcock 2002-03 Graduate Student
Kin structure in the wasp, Vespula rufa & Paternity analysis in social wasps.
University of Sheffield
Oliver Barnett 2003-04 Graduate Student
Local adaption and matapopulation dynamics of plants.
Open University
(SMGF)
Sma Bawden 1998-02 Temporary Research Technician University of Sheffield
Matthew Berg 1998-02 Graduate Student
Reproductive strategies in wrens and Australian reed warblers.
University of Melbourne & University of Groningen, Holland
Paul Berg 1998-02 Graduate Student
Genetic population structure of two bark beetle species.
University of Bergen, Norway
Matt Bradshaw 1998-02 Undergraduate Student
Work Placement.
Huddersfield University
(SMGF)
Amanda Bretman 1998-04 Graduate Student
Benefits of multiple mates in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Karen Bouwman 1998-02 Graduate Student
Paternity analysis in the reed bunting.
University of Groningen, Holland
Helen Bryant 2003-04 Research Technician
Mate choice and the fitness of intra-and interclonal mating in Daphnia.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Penny Watt)
Graeme Buchanan 1998-02 Graduate Student
Reed bunting mating systems.
University of Sunderland
(SMGF)
Nic Chaline 1998-04 Graduate Student
Worker policing, worker reproduction and nepotism in honey bees.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
John Chittock 2002-03 Temporary Research Technician University of Sheffield
Mathias Craul 2003-04 Graduate Student
Phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Milne-Edwards’ Sportive Lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi) in northwestern Madagascar in the face of ancient and recent processes of genetic differentiation.
University of Cardiff
(SMGF)
Helen Crudgington 2004-05 Postdoctoral Associate
Paternity analysis in social wasps.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Rhonda Snook)
April Donald 1998-02 Undergraduate Student
Work Placement.
University of Sheffield
Hannah Dugdale 2003-04 Graduate Student
What factors determine the offspring ratios of the European badger Meles meles?
University of Oxford
(SMGF)
Mark Eaton 1998-02 Graduate Student
Age and sex differences in coastal habitat use by shorebirds.
Univeristy of Durham
(SMGF)
Jon Ekstrom 1998-03 Graduate Student
Mating systems of the greater vasa parrot, Coracopis vasa.
University of Sheffield
Lucie Evans 1998-02 Graduate Student
Population genetics of parasitic mites of medical and veterinary importance.
University of Exeter
(SMGF)
Kathy Fletcher 1998-02 Graduate Student
Reproductive effort in common and arctic terns.
University of Durham
(SMGF)
Kevin Foster 1998-02 Graduate Student
Mating frequency in the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Kirsty Franklin 1998-02 Temporary Research Technician University of Sheffield
Alain Frantz 1998-02 Graduate Student
Identification of individual badgers Meles meles using DNA obtained from faeces.
University of Sussex
(SMGF)
Karen Freeman 1998-02 Graduate Student
The population genetics and conservation of a Mauritian skink.
Queen Mary, London
(SMGF)
Francesca Frentiu 2002-03 Graduate Student
Ecological and genetic basis of 'gigantism' in an island bird.
University of Queensland, Australia
Elsa Froufe 1998-02 Graduate Student
Microsatellite analysis of hybrid populations within the marbled newt
University of Porto, Portugal
Martin Fowlie 1998-02 Research Technician
Sex allocation in peafowl.
University of Newcastle
Joanna Furmankiewicz 2003-04 Postdoctoral Associate
Population genetics of the long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus.
University of Leeds (SMGF) and Wroclaw University, Poland
David Martin-Galvez 2002-03 Graduate Student
Population genetics of the magpie, Pica pica.
Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas (C.S.I.C.), Almeria, Spain
Louise Gentle 1998-02 Research Technician
Isolation of microsatellite markers for the study of population demography in blackbirds.
University of Oxford
Anita Glover 2003-04 Graduate Student
Use of underground sites by bats in the Yorkshire Dales.
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Nicola Goodship 2002-03 Graduate Student
Molecular sexing of the pied flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca.
University of Cardiff
(SMGF)
Brigitte Gottsberger 1998-02 Graduate Student
Reproductive success in the common new, Triturus vulgaris.
University of Vienna, Austria
Kelly Green 2003-04 Undergraduate Student
Population genetics of the rhino.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Dave Coltman)
Nicki Green 2002-04 Graduate Student
Seasonal patterns in population structure and behaviour of the bat Myotis nattereri.
University of Leeds
Ed Harris 2007-08   Manchester University
Andrew Griffiths 2002-03 Graduate Student
Biodiversity and molecular ecology of Dartmoor Brown Trout (Salmo trutta).
University of Exeter
(SMGF)
Marco Guimaraes 2002-03 Postdoctoral Associate
Forensic DNA profiling by low copy number PCR of skeletal remains from the period of military dictatorship in Brazil.
University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Katie Hartnup 2004-05 Masters in Biological Sciences Student University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Rhonda Snook)
Jackie Hay 1998-02 Graduate Student
Morphological correlates in relation to dominance in the Paridae.
University of Durham
(SMGF)
Helen Hipperson 2002-03 Masters in Biological Sciences Student University of Sheffield
Janet Hunter 1998-02 Graduate Student
Habitat development and use by the Seychelles warbler.
University of Sheffield
Kate Hutchence 2004-05 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Multiple mating in the common toad (Bufo bufo.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Robert Jehle)
Robert Jehle 1998-02 Graduate Student
Genotyping in the great crested newt to reveal population structure.
University of Vienna, Austria
Paul Johnson 2002-04 Postdoctoral Associate
Evolutionary consequences of population structure in a parasitic nematode.
University of Glasglow
(SMGF)
Alistair Jump 1998-03 Graduate Student
Investigating variation in plant productivity and population structure across geographic ranges of related species.
University of Sheffield
Renaud Kaeuffer 2003-04 Graduate Student
Population genetics of the Kerguelen mouflon.
Université du Québec Montréal, Canada & Lyon University, France (Supervisor Dave Coltman)
Gareth Ladd 2002-03 Masters in Biological Sciences Student University of Sheffield
David Leech 1998-02 Graduate Student
Sex allocation in the blue tit.
University of Lancaster
(SMGF)
Steve LeComber (for Alex Douglas) 1998-02 Graduate Student
Sneaking and sperm competition in the bitterling.
Queen Mary, London (SMGF)
Andy Macgowan 2002-03 Graduate Student
Molecular sexing of the long-tailed tit.
University of Sheffield
Alan MacNicoll 1998-02 MAFF Senior Scientist
Social structure analysis of the Eurasian Badger using microsatellite profiling.
Central Science Lab, York
Rurik Marsden 1998-02 Graduate Student
Population genetics and paternity of the colonial sociable weaver.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Rupert Marshall 1998-02 Graduate Student
Song as an indicator of age and extra-pair paternity using DNA profiling.
University of London
(SMGF)
Rupert Marshall 2002-03 Postdoctoral Associate
Male song quality and maternal investment in song birds.
University of London
(SMGF)
Steve Martin 2004-05 Postdoctoral Associate
Nepotism in honey bees.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Francis Ratnieks)
Juanga Martinez 1998-02 Postdoctoral Associate
Paternity analysis of azure-winged magpies.
Genetic variation of red deer populations in Spain.
University of Granada, Spain
Jim Mossman 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Single sperm genotyping in the zebra finch.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Jon Slate)
Henry Nicholls 1998-02 Graduate Student
Ejaculate profiling, paternity and brood parasitism in the sandmartin.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Hazel Nichols 2003-04 Honours Student
Conservation genetics of Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus).
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Jon Slate)
Denise Nogueira 1998-02 Graduate Student
Morphological and gentical variation in Ramphocelus bresilius species (Brazilian Tanager, Passeriforme, Emberizidae).
University of Rio de Janerio State, Brazil
Paul O'Donaghue 1998-04 Graduate Student
Paternity analysis in North American big horn sheep (Ovis canadiensis).
University of Sheffield
Jagroop Pandhal 2003-04 Temporary Research Technician
Molecular sexing of long-tailed tits.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ben Hatchwell)
Andrew Parham 1998-02 Research Technician
Paternity anaylsis in the auklet.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Renata Paszkiewicz 1998-02 Graduate Student
Reed bunting mating systems.
University of Sunderland
(SMGF)
Pedro Pedro 1998-03 Graduate Student
Impact of forest fragmentation on the genetics of isolated populations of Sabethes mosquitoes.
University of Leeds
(SMGF)
Andrew Pemberton 2003-04 Postdoctoral Associate
The reproductive fate of migrants between sessile invertebrate populations.
University of Plymouth
(SMGF)
Darrel Porter 2002-03 Masters in Biological Sciences Student University of Sheffield
Angela Poultney 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Population genetics of Roe deer.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Dave Coltman)
Nigel Raine 2002-03 Postdoctoral Associate
Worker policing in honeybee (Apis mellifera).
University of Sheffield
Douglas Ross 1998-02 Research Assistant
The effect of kinship on behaviour in the cooperatively breeding long-tailed tit.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Louise Rowe 1998-02 Research Associate
Reproductive behaviour in the blue tit.
University of Lancaster
(SMGF)
Paula Senior 1998-04 Graduate Student
Spatial and sexual segregation and mating success in bats.
University of Leeds and Sheffield (SMGF)
Stuart Sharp 2003-04 Postdoctoral Associate
Population genetics of long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ben Hatchwell)
Michelle Simeoni 2003-04 Research Technician
Population genetics of long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ben Hatchwell)
Andrew Skinner 1998-04 Graduate Student
Paternity analysis in zebra fish.
University of Sheffield
Ian Stewart 1998-02 Research Technician
Reproductive behaviour in the reed warbler.
Univeristy of Cambridge
(SMGF)
Angus Stokes 1998-02 Graduate Student
Honey bee paternity analysis using microsatellites.
University of Sheffield
Marc Sztatecsny 2002-03 & 04 Research Technician
Paternity analysis in the common newt, Triturus vulgaris.
University of Vienna, Austria
Ruth Tingay 2003-04 Graduate Student
Paternity, relatedness and gene flow in the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle.
University of Nottingham (SMGF)
Tiffany Treharne 1998-02 Graduate Student
Sex allocation in the great tit.
University of Oxford
(SMGF)
Lucy Webster 2002-03 Graduate Student
Evolutionary consequences of population structure in a parasitic nematode.
University of Glasgow
(SMGF)
Liv Wennerberg 1998-02 Graduate Student
Population genetics of dunlin and curlew sandpipers.
University of Lund, Sweden
Mark Wilson 1998-02 Graduate Student
Paternity anaylsis of the willow warbler using microsatellite profiling.
University of Sheffield
(SMGF)
Tim Yardley 2003-04 Masters in Biological Sciences Student
Population genetics of the grass Brachypodium pinnatum.
University of Sheffield
(Supervisor Ken Thompson)
Kirsty Worley 1998-04 Research Technician (1998-99) & Graduate Student (1999-04)
Paternity analysis in North American Dalls sheep (Ovis dalli).
Univeristy of Sheffield