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The Whitten Programme supports researchers across all career stages, from postgraduate students to independent investigators

Iris Berger

PhD Student

Agroecology Group

Researches how to reconcile food production with biodiversity conservation.
 

Patrick Breckha

PhD Student

Insect Biomechanics Group

Researches insect climbing in Southeast Asian Macaranga-Crematogaster ant-plants
 

Madeleine Emms

PhD Alumna

Evolutionary Ecology Group

Used population genetics to study the response of coral reef fish populations to climate-induced habitat loss

Giacomo Gattoni

PhD Student

Benito Guiterrez Group

Studies the evolutionary origin of the brain by comparing nervous system development in marine invertebrates

James Herbert-Read

Whitten Lecturer in Marine Biology

Marine Behavioural Ecology Group

Studies the behavioural and sensory adaptations of marine organisms.

Amelia Hood

PhD Alumna

Insect Ecology Group

Studies social and ecological interventions to increase the sustainability of agriculture.
 

Roxy Holmes

PhD Student

Marine Behavioural Ecology Group

Investigates the sensory and behavioural ecology of invasive lionfish

James Kennerley

PhD Student

Evolutionary Ecology Group

Researches the ecology and evolution of avian brood parasitism where multiple species of brood parasites and hosts co-exist.

Arlie McCarthy

PhD Alumna

Aquatic Ecology Group

Studies biofouling on ships’ hulls and pipework to see if people are introducing non-native marine species to Antarctica.

Sam Matchette

Postdoctoral Researcher

Marine Behavioural Ecology Group

Investigates the behavioural strategies of predatory fishes and their prey.

 

Isobel Ollard

PhD Student

Aquatic Ecology Group

Researches freshwater mussel population dynamics and ecosystem engineering in the UK and Bangladesh

Aime Rankin

PhD Alumna

Mammal Morphology & Evolution  Group

Researches the Asian origin and diversification of rodents and rabbits using fossilizable data.

Michael Schwimmer

PhD Student

Benito-Guiterrez Group

Researching the evolution of cell-type diversity in the vertebrate brain, using the cephalochordate amphioxus.

Eirlys Tysall

PhD Student

Evolutionary Ecology Group

Researches the genomics of adaptation in reef fishes separated by the Isthmus of Panama.