Field work in the Scillies
Professor Tom Tregenza with a cricket
Professor Tom Tregenza
Professor of Evolutionary Ecology/Director of Research, Centre for Ecology & Conservation
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 (extension awarded)
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.
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Centre for Ecology and Conservation
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus