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Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour

In the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour we study the way that organisms react, adapt and interact. We work with a range of living systems, from microbes to mammals, addressing long-standing and emergent biological problems. Since the foundation of the College in the 19th century, Royal Holloway has established a reputation for fundamental field-based research.

Today, we support those classical approaches with state-of-the-art molecular and mathematical techniques. We are linked to colleagues at universities, museums and other institutions around the world, and conduct fieldwork and laboratory research in Europe, Asia and the US.

What do we do?

 

Watch Dr Nigel Raine and Dr Richard Gill introduce us to their experiment, which showed that two commonly used pesticides affect the foraging behaviour and brood development of bumblebees, making colonies more likely to fail.

Get involved

Find out which Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour projects you can get involved with as part of a Msc Biological Science by Research.

You can also see which PhD studentships are available here.

 

Academic Staff

Mark Brown                

Head of Centre

Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation              

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Brown

Alan Gange

 
 
Professor of Microbial Ecology 

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Gange

Lena Grinsted

 
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow

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Lena Grinsted

Vincent Jansen

 
 
 
Professor of Mathematical Ecology 

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Jansen

Julia Koricheva

 
 
 
Professor of Ecology 

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Koricheva

Elli Leadbeater

 
 
 
Reader in Molecular Ecology

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 Leadbeater

David Morritt

 
 
 
Reader in Aquatic Ecology

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 Morritt

Sarah Papworth

 
 
 
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology

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 Papworth

Steve Portugal

 
 
 
Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Physiology

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 Portugal

Rudiger Riesch

 
 
 
Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology

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 Riesch

Rebecca Thomas

 
 
 
Lecturer in Ecology

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 Becky Thomas

Francisco Ubeda          

 
 
Reader in Evolutionary Biology

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