Nicola Nadeau – Group leader

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Patricio Salazar – NERC funded project “Understanding temperature adaptation in tropical insects”

Post Graduate Research Assistant

Sophie Smith – NERC funded project “Understanding temperature adaptation in tropical insects”

PhD Students

Melanie Brien – The genetic control of iridescence and structural colour in Heliconius butterflies (NERC ACCE)

Juan Enciso – Predicting genomic effects on structural colour (Leverhulme CABM, co-supervised by Andrew Parnell, Physics and Astronomy and Camilo Salazar, Universidad del Rosario)

Victoria Lloyd – The evolutionary development of structural colour in tropical butterflies (NERC ACCE)

Co-supervised PhD students

Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich – The genetic basis for altitudinal adaptation in Heliconius butterflies (with Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge)

Frane Babarovic – The biogeographic consequences of sexual and natural selection (with Gavin Thomas and Chis Cooney)

Rory Cooper – The evolution and development of shark scales (with Gareth Fraser)

Masters Students

Hannah Bainbridge – MBiolSci

Shaun Goodall – MBiolSci

Lab Alumni

Emma Curran – PhD 2018, An exploration of the parallel evolution of iridescent structural colour in Heliconius butterflies. eThesis (NERC ACCE funded)

Jennifer Smith – MBiolSci 2018, Morphological variation in Heliconius butterflies over altitudinal gradients.

Dirleane Ottonelli Rossato, Co-supervised PhD student at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,  Do agricultural practices affect butterfly dispersal and genetic diversity?

Anna Puttick – MBiolSci 2017, Sexual dimorphism in structural and pigmentary colour in the co-mimetic butterflies Heliconius erato and Heliconius melpomene.

Thomas Gomersall – MBiolSci 2017, Are Heliconius butterflies capable of social learning?

Amruta Tendolkar – Genes and Development Summer Studentship 2016, Expression of the novel colour patterning gene Cortex

Gracie Adams – Summer Internship 2016, Morphological and genetic diversity in populations of the butterfly Heliconius sara

James Bradford – NERC ACCE research experience placement 2015, The Diversity of wing scale structure responsible for structural colour in Heliconius

Current Collaborators

Carolina Pardo-Diaz – Universidad del Rosario

Camilo Salazar – Universidad del Rosario

Mauricio Linares – Universidad del Rosario

Andrew Parnell – Department of Physics and Astronomy

Caroline Bacquet – IKIAM

Marjo Saastamoinen – University of Helsinki

Carlos Morochz – Mashpi Reserve

Pete Vukusic – University of Exeter

Chris Jiggins – University of Cambridge

Kanchon Dasmahapatra – University of York

Owen McMillan – Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The adaptation to altitude team