Professor John Hunt
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics/ University Royal Society Fellow


I am an evolutionary biologist who predominantly uses insect models to test a variety of evolutionary theories. I use a combination of manipulative experiments in both the lab and field and quantitative genetic breeding designs to empirically test these theories. My current research topics include the maintenance of genetic variance in complex sexual traits, particularly the role of conflicting sexual selection and genotype-by-social environment interactions, and the evolution of male sexual traits through indirect genetic effects. I am a member of the Evolution research group.


2002 PhD (University of Western Australia
1996 BSc (University of Western Australia

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371892
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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