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Mr Christophe Patterson

Mr Christophe Patterson

MSc by Research student

 Daphne du Maurier 3052

 

Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

Having completed my undergraduate in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Exeter I am now working towards a Master by Research. I have a keen interest in studying the impacts of humans’ actions, including climate change, on biodiversity and species’ geographic ranges. My current research focuses on a species of hermit crab, C. erythropus, which has recently expanded its range to the UK. I’ve been investigating the size disruption of the population, its shell preference, the genetic structure of species across Europe, and running larval dispersal model of the English channel. This with the aim of finding out more about its range expansion, if it could have an impact on the UK’s native hermit crabs, and how other species could also expand their range to the UK as climate change progresses.

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Journal articles

Sanders D, Frago E, Kehoe R, Patterson C, Gaston K (In Press). A meta-analysis of biological impacts of artificial light at night. Nature Ecology and Evolution Full text.
Patterson C, Slater M, Early R, Laing C (2020). The status of Clibanarius erythropus after a recent range expansion to Great Britain, with the highest latitude recording of a gravid individual. Marine Biodiversity Records, 13(1). Abstract.  Full text.

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In Press

Sanders D, Frago E, Kehoe R, Patterson C, Gaston K (In Press). A meta-analysis of biological impacts of artificial light at night. Nature Ecology and Evolution Full text.

2021

Patterson C (2021). Understanding the recent range expansion of the hermit crab, Clibanarius erythropus, to the British Isles through larval dispersal models and phylogeographic analysis.  Abstract.

2020

Patterson C, Slater M, Early R, Laing C (2020). The status of Clibanarius erythropus after a recent range expansion to Great Britain, with the highest latitude recording of a gravid individual. Marine Biodiversity Records, 13(1). Abstract.  Full text.

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