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My Doctoral research aims to develop deeper links between the fields of Evolutionary Biology and Ecotoxicology.

Ecotoxicology is concerned with measuring species component fitness responses to toxicants, data that is of great interest to evolutionary biologists. Through leveraging this already collected data, I explore patterns of toxicant sensitivity evolution through meta-analysis and comparative approaches, and test the predictive power of toxicant sensitivity evolution models using lab experiments on untested taxa. I also explore the impact of phylogenetic non-independance on the constuction of species sensitivity distributions (SSDs), the tool of choice for the field of ecotoxicology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology

Free keywords

  • evolutionary ecology
  • ecotoxicology
  • phylogenetics
  • macroevolution
  • sexual selection
  • quantitative genetics
  • thermal biology
  • Experimental Evolution
  • Biological pest control

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