Prof. Martin Genner
School of Biological Sciences
University of Bristol
Life Sciences Building
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December 2018. We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a cichlid fish plasticity and evolution. Click here to find out more. Deadline 6th January 2019.
November 2018. Well done Rupert and the SeaDNA team - a hard-won experimental study on eDNA persistence times in marine systems now published in Communications Biology
November 2018. Check out our new paper on "Whole-genome sequences of Malawi cichlids reveal multiple radiations interconnected by gene flow" in Nature Ecology and Evolution. A great job by Milan, Richard and the team.
October 2018. Congratulations to Tabitha Richmond on her successfully completing her Masters thesis on the hybridization and population genetic structure of Oreochromis in Tanzania.
October 2018. Well done Dr Jennifer Freer, for a fabulous thesis on "Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions of Lanternfishes"
October 2018. Welcome to the new PhD students. Zifang Liu (marine environmental DNA), Duncan Edgley (cichlid fish lateral lines), Toby Champneys (invasive tilapia) and Jack Greenhalgh (freshwater environmental DNA). Looking forward to the new projects!
August 2018. Please check out our new (free) guide to the tilapia of Tanzania. Click here.
August 2018. NERC have funded a new project testing the "Plasticity first" model of adaptive radiation, in cichlid fishes. Looking forward to working with our partners in Bangor, Cambridge, Malawi and Tanzania.
July 2018. How will changes to storminess affect global fisheries? Read Nigel Sainsbury et al. in Nature Climate Change, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0206-x
See the Nigels excellent promo video here:: https://twitter.com/i/status/1011267377303113728
July 2018. Introduced tilapia driving biodiversity loss of indigenous species through hybridization. Read Asilatu Shechonge et al. in Conservation Genetics. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10592-018-1088-1
March 2018. Asilatu and Steph have papers on Tanzanian tilapia accepted in Hydrobiologia - out now...
September 2017. Good news for postgraduate students, the FRESH NERC Centre for Doctoral Training is funded - Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter and Bath (http://www.gw4fresh.co.uk/). 36 studentships will be awarded over the next 3 years.
September 2017. Jennifer Freer's new paper "Predicting ecological responses in a changing ocean: The effects of future climate uncertainty" out soon in Marine Biology.
September 2017. Welcome new postgraduate students Henry Watson and Ling-Lan Hsu. lot of work awaits uncovering the evolutionary history of Tanzania's freshwater fishes!
September 2017. Many thanks to all the wonderful participants of the Newton workshop "Sustainable Aquatic Resource Development Mexico". Our hosts at the Instituto Tecnologico Superior de Felipe Carrillo Puerto were amazing! Great to go cichlid fishing after event too.
July 2017. Christophe Hahn's paper highlighting genomic regions undergoing divergent selection in Lake Malawi's "twilight zone" cichlids now out in Evolution Letters
July 2017. Paul Parsons' paper on life history evolution in the Lake Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera now out in Ecology and Evolution.
February 2017. A successful application to the Newton fund means we are looking forward to hosting a workshop on Sustainable Development of Aquatic Resources in Mexico later this year.
October 2016. It's been great to let people know about about our research on marine environmental DNA. A full week at the NERC "Into the Blue" event (under Concorde at the Runway Park, Manchester).
October 2016. Congratulation to Steph Bradbeer on passing her Masters Viva, and securing a PhD place studying invasive species in Leeds. Well done Steph!
September 2016. Not all of the Lake Malawi endemics have radiated within the lake basin, see our paper "Multiple colonisations of the Lake Malawi catchment by the genus Opsaridium (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)" in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
September 2016. Welcome to Tabitha Richmond, new MRes student studying tilapia in Tanzania.
June 2016. The coral triangle as a source or sink of diversity? See our new paper in Biology Letters. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/12/6/20160090
March 2016. Welcome to Rupert Collins (PDRA on our SeaDNA projext) and Jack Harrington (Tech support on tilapia research).
December 2015. Congratulations to Dr Harold Sungani on passing his PhD viva. He has been working on the evolution and ecology of Malawi river fishes, particularly cyprinids of the genus Opsaridium.
December 2015. Our paper "Genomic islands of speciation separate cichlid ecomorphs in an East African crater lake" will be in Science on the 18th December. Great work by Milan and the team.
October 2015. A new £1M project is funded by NERC. SeaDNA - Assessing marine biodiversity and structure using environmental DNA: from groundtruthing to food web structure and stability. Looking forward to getting the project rolling with our partners in Salford, British Antarctic Survey, Marine Biological Association and Imperial College.
May 2015. A new paper will soon be out in Biology Letters, identifying a likely sister species to the magnificent Lake Malawi cichlid radiation. Tanzania is an amazing place for cichlid diversity!
March 2015. Our paper projecting the effects of warming seas on the distributions of North Sea fish is finally accepted by Nature Climate Change. Well done Louise, Steve and the team.
February 2015. A new project is funded under the BBSRC-NERC Sustainable Aquaculture call. "Genomic approaches to identification and preservation of wild tilapia genetic resources for aquaculture", with George Turner in Bangor (PI) and Federica DiPalma from TGAC.
February 2015. Well done to Alan Hudson on a successful Marie Curie Fellowship application. He will be joining us in April to work on
the role of epigenetics in speciation and adaptive radiation, focussing on the cichlid fishes of Lake Massoko in Tanzania.
Nov 2014. Congratulations to Dr Paul Parsons - passed his PhD viva. He has done some excellent work on ecology and life history evolution of the "prototype" Lake Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera.