Field work in the Scillies

Field work in the Scillies

Professor Tom Tregenza with a cricket

Professor Tom Tregenza with a cricket

Professor Tom Tregenza
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology


My interests lie in understanding how evolution shapes the biodiversity and behaviour of animals. I use insects and other model systems to understand questions about how species form and the evolutionary consequences of sexual reproduction. I am leader of the Evolution research group.


1991-1994 PhD (Liverpool) Thesis: 'On the ideal free distribution'
1988-1991 BSc Zoology (Bristol)


2009-present Professor of Evolutionary Ecology
2001-2009 Royal Society University Research Fellow
1998-2001 NERC postdoctoral fellow: University of Leeds. Genetic benefits of multiple mates - Examining the evolution of polyandry and genetic benefits to polyandrous females.
1997-1998 Royal Society travelling fellow: University of Melbourne. Chemical communication and co-evolution between Lycaenid butterflies and ants.
1994-1997 NERC postdoctoral researcher: University of Leeds. Testing competing hypotheses for the origins of reproductive isolation in the meadow grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus. With R.K. Butlin.


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371862
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE
Office3044 (Turn right at top of DDM
Office hours

For undergraduate and postgraduate students: My office hours for this week are Monday 9-10 and Wed 9-10 I am also available a lot of other times, ideally drop me an email to make a time.

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