Supported Projects

Applications approved in 2016

NBAF1053 NBAF-L
Kevin Parsons, University of Glasgow
The predictability and limits of evolution to increased temperature: insights from a natural ‘experiment’

NBAF1052 NBAF-S
Rob Freckleton, University of Sheffield
Investigating the drivers of arthropod diversity in agro-ecosystems using metabarcoding

NBAF1050 NBAF-S
Joah Madden, University of Exeter
Heritability of cognitive performance in pheasants

NBAF1049 NBAF-S
Richard Hopkins, University of Greenwich
The potential of insectivorous bats as agents of crop pest control in the UK

NBAF1048 NBAF-S
Gary Carvalho, Bangor University
Developing Novel Genetic Tools for the Conservation and Management of Vulnerable Manta and Mobula rays.

NBAF1047 NBAF-L
Glen Wheeler, Marine Biological Association
NSFGEO-NERC: An unexpected requirement for silicon in coccolithophore calcification: physiological, ecological and evolutionary implications.

NBAF1046 NBAF-S
George Turner, Bangor University
Cichlid fish dietary analysis by gut content metabarcoding

NBAF1045 NBAF-L
Stephen Montgomery
Neurological adaptation and ecological specialisation

NBAF1044 NBAF-E
Matthew Fisher
The evolutionary dynamics of multiazole resistance in pathogenic Aspergillus fungi

NBAF1043 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Limits to adaptation: Causes, and consequences for ecology and ecosystem function

NBAF1042 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Reciprocal interaction between microbial evolution and community structure in soil

NBAF1041 NBAF-B
Liane Benning, university of Leeds
Metabolomic profiling of Arctic snow and ice algal communities

NBAF1040 NBAF-B
Kyle Dexter, University of Edinburgh
Understanding climate adaptation along a tropical elevational gradient

NBAF1037 NBAF-L
Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool
How do sex ratio distorting symbionts affect the evolution of their host?

NBAF1035 NBAF-L
Yin Chen, University of Warwick
Biogeochemical cycling of N-osmolytes in the surface ocean

NBAF1034 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Yannick Wurm, Queen Mary University of London
Combining long-read sequencing with optical mapping to identify structural variation in fire ant social chromosomes

NBAF1033 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
David Whitworth, Aberystwyth University
The Genomics of Prey Range

NBAF1031 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Alex Twyford, University of Edinburgh
Long read sequencing and de novo genome assembly of the parasitic plant Euphrasia

NBAF1029 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Jon Slate, University of Sheffield
Genomic dissection of a supergene

NBAF1024 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Francis Pope, University of Birmingham
Speciation of fungi in ground and in air under current and future CO2 conditions

NBAF1023 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Darren Obbard, University of Edinburgh
Pac-Bio scaffolding of viral metatranscriptomes

NBAF1018 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Kathryn Elmer, University of Glasgow
Using SMRT (Pacific Biosciences) sequencing for hybrid assembly and finishing of the European Common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) genome

NBAF1012 NBAF-L (NBAF pilot competition)
Francis Brearley, Manchester Metropolitan University
Metatranscriptomic approaches to understanding serpentine soil tolerance

NBAF1010 NBAF-E (NBAF pilot competition)
Guy Woodward, Imperial College London
Integrating next generation sequencing technologies into food web ecology

NBAF998 NBAF-E (NBAF pilot competition)
Dagmar Frisch, University of Birmingham
Epigenetic memory of environmental stress imprinted in 400-year-old dormant asexual Daphnia lineages isolated from Arctic Lake Sediment (West Greenland)

NBAF993 NBAF-E (NBAF pilot competition)
Michael Brockhurst, University of York
Tracking horizontal gene transfer through soil microbial communities

NBAF990 NBAF-L
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Revealing a mechanistic understanding of the role of viruses and host nutrient status in modulating CO2 fixation in key marine phototrophs

NBAF989 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Diet analysis of Seabirds (Red-throated Divers and Scopoli’s shearwater) in relation to habitat use, human activities and movement ecology

NBAF988 NBAF-L
Edze Westra, University of Exeter
Identifying ecological factors that drive the evolution of innate versus adaptive immunity in bacteria

NBAF987 Joint Edinburgh Liverpool
Eamonn Mallon, University of Leicester
Bumblebee worker reproduction as an independent test of Haig’s kinship theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting

NBAF986 NBAF-L
Alan McCarthy, University of Liverpool
New approaches for the quantitative detection of human pathogenic viruses within the freshwater-marine continuum

NBAF985 NBAF-L
Robert Griffiths, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
U-GRASS: Understanding and enhancing soil ecosystem services and resilience in UK grass and croplands

NBAF984 NBAF-S
Hannah Dugdale, University of Leeds
Early-life environment effects on senescence in European badgers

NBAF983 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Tortoises as analogue species providing the ecosystem service of habitat restoration through grazing

NBAF982 NBAF-E/S
Sonya Clegg, University of Oxford
Genomic divergence following colonisation in island Zosterops species

NBAF981 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Novel application of high throughput sequencing to track prey exploitation by birds across a patchy landscape

NBAF980 NBAF-L
Andrew Cossins, University of Liverpool
Prioritised expression of stress-related proteins in environmental thermoadaptive responses of animals

NBAF979 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Analysing the diet of reintroduced Eurasian Cranes (Grus grus) on the Somerset Levels UK, using Next Generation Sequencing.

NBAF977 NBAF-B
Lynne Boddy, Cardiff University
Multi-dimensional mycelia interactions

NBAF976 NBAF-B
Jonathan Millett, Loughborough University
Plant leaf – root signalling in a complex nutrient regulation system: biochemical response of carnivorous plants to prey capture.

NBAF975 NBAF-S
Ewan Wakefield, University of Glasgow
Seabirds and wind – the consequences of extreme prey taxis in a changing climate

NBAF974 NBAF-B
Shan He, University of Birmingham
Validation of in silico predictions of metabolic changes in the waterflea Daphnia exposed to abiotic stress

NBAF973 NBAF-B
Luisa Orsini, University of Birmingham
Probing the metabolic response of induced diapause in the crustacean Daphnia

NBAF972 NBAF-S
Alistair Wilson, University of Exeter
Genetic basis of variation in TB susceptibility, progression and diagnosis in a wild animal host

NBAF971 NBAF-S
Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol
Alternative reproductive strategies in a simple eusocial ant

NBAF970 NBAF-L
Tim Barraclough, Imperial College London
Population genomic tests for mechanisms of ecological speciation in bdelloid rotifers

NBAF969 NBAF-S
Sarah Knowles, The Royal Veterinary College
Understanding the effects of diet on gut microfauna ecology, in blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) nestlings

NBAF968 NBAF-S
Andrew Tanentzap, University of Cambridge
Engineering one’s microbiome: do mussels change sediment microbial communities along environmental gradients?

NBAF967 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Flexible foraging strategies in Gentoo penguins Pygoscelis papua

NBAF965 NBAF-S
Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen
Genetic structure and connectivity in the endangered yet potentially commercially valuable North Atlantic porbeagle shark: informing conservation and towards sustainable fisheries management.

NBAF964 NBAF-E
Kathryn Elmer, University of Glasgow
From egg-laying to live-bearing: Unravelling the genetics of a major evolutionary transition

NBAF963 NBAF-S
Hannah Mumby, University of Cambridge
Are kin closer? Social and genetic relationships between male African elephants

NBAF962 NBAF-S
Keith Hamer, University of Leeds
Fine-scale foraging behavior of far-ranging marine predators: integrating 3-dimensional movement and activity data

NBAF961 NBAF-S
Nick Mundy, University of Cambridge
Identifying the red colour locus in the zebra finch using fine scale mapping

NBAF960 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Hook a Worm to Catch a Man: Tracking Historical and Recent Human Settlement, Land use & Migration in Neotropical Rainforests using Ecosystem Engineers

NBAF959 NBAF-S
Sandra Varga, University of Lincoln
Characterisation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in roots of plants with different sexes

NBAF958 NBAF-E
Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews
Genomic Invasion and the Role of Behaviour in Rapid Evolution

NBAF957 NBAF-S
Andrew Pomiankowski, University College London
How does meiotic drive influence sexual selection?

NBAF956 NBAF-E
Alex Twyford, University of Edinburgh
Evolutionary consequences of facultative plant parasitism

NBAF955 NBAF-B
Daniel Mayor, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Physiology of mesopelagic zooplankton

NBAF953 NBAF-L
Karen Tait, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Biogeochemistry, macronutrient and carbon cycling in the benthic layer

Applications approved in 2015

NBAF952 NBAF-E
Konrad Lohse, University of Edinburgh
Using genomes to dissect the speciation process – a comparative approach

NBAF951 NBAF-L
Julia Koricheva, Royal University of London
Relative importance of tree species and genotypic diversity for above- and belowground processes in boreal forest

NBAF950 NBAF-L
Nina Wedell, University of Exeter
Polyandry and Sex Ratio Drive

NBAF948 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Environmental DNA as an assessment tool for population size estimates of the Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)

NBAF946 and NBAF949 NBAF-E
David Shuker, University of St Andrews
The genetics and genomics of adaptive sex ratio behaviour

NBAF945 NBAF-E/L
Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
The genomic landscape of adaptive radiation in the Jaera albifrons species complex

NBAF944 NBAF-S
James Reynolds, University of Birmingham
Does genetic relatedness affect breeding patch occupancy in a colony nesting seabird?

NBAF943 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Developing novel methodology for dietary analysis in temperate granivores

NBAF942 NBAF-S
Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen
Genetic monitoring to assess the potential for anthropogenic impacts in the endangered common skate in the North east Atlantic: genetic diversity, connectivity and effective population size.

NBAF941 NBAF-L
Ian Burke, University of Leeds
R3AW: Resource Recovery and Remediation for Alkaline Wastes

NBAF940 NBAF-E
Andrew Bourke, University of East Anglia
The genetic basis and ground plan of eusocial worker evolution

NBAF939 NBAF-B
Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London
Metabolomic profiling and biomarker discovery in a highly susceptible amphibian host infected with the deadly chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

NBAF938 NBAF-L
Ilik Saccheri, University of Liverpool
Mechanism of adaptation to environmental change: parallel evolution of melanism in the peppered moth

NBAF937 NBAF-L
Terence McGenity, University of Essex
Microbial degradation of isoprene in the terrestrial environment

NBAF936 NBAF-S
Andy Overall, University of Brighton
Scent-gland microbial diversity as a determinant in kin discrimination in the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)

NBAF935 NBAF-L
Cécile Gubry-Rangin, University of Aberdeen
Single-cell comparative genomics of Thaumarchaeota.

NBAF934 NBAF-S
Joby Boxall, University of Sheffield
The impact of disinfection upon biofilm microbial communities within drinking water distribution systems.

NBAF933 NBAF-S
Tamas Szekely, Bath University
Social behaviour and diseases in the wild: genetic relatedness and disease prevalence in an island bird population

NBAF931 NBAF-L
Graham Underwood, University of Essex
A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins (CBESS)

NBAF930 NBAF-B
Andrew Beckerman, University of Sheffield
The molecular basis of plastic responses to multiple stressors

NBAF929 NBAF-E
Jennifer Pratscher, University of East Anglia
Single cell genomics and characterisation of the atmospheric methane oxidizing clade USC alpha and their response to climate change

NBAF928 NBAF-L
Sarah Knowles, Imperial College London
The wild mammalian microbiome

NBAF927 NBAF-L
Alistair McGregor, Oxford Brookes University
Characterising the genetic architecture and fitness effects of rapid morphological diversification.

NBAF926 NBAF-E/L
Pascal-Antoine Christin, University of Sheffield
Proximal and ultimate causes of adaptive lateral gene transfers in land plants.

NBAF925 NBAF-L
John Bothwell, Durham University
Sequencing the ‘Sea Lettuces’; key links between terrestrial agriculture and marine ecosystems.

NBAF924 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Immunodynamics and infectious disease risk in the natural environment.

NBAF923 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
Queen-worker coadaptation and conflict in a primitively eusocial bee.

NBAF922 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Jennifer Jackson, British Antarctic Survey
Exploiting herbarium resources: a case study on Antarctic endemic plant biogeography

NBAF916 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Charles Godfray, University of Oxford
Defence and counter-defence in an insect-parasitoid interaction: a transcriptomic approach

NBAF909 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Peter Holland, University of Oxford
Temporal dynamics of chromatin marks in the atypical Hox clusters of the green anole lizard.

NBAF908 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Natalie Hicks, Scottish Association for Marine Science
The influence of bacteria on benthic ecosystem processes in a changing climate.

NBAF907 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Douda Bensasson, University of Manchester
Constructing population-specific reference genomes in wild yeast using long-read sequencing.

NBAF901 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Josephine Pemberton, University of Edinburgh
High density SNP genotyping for quantitative genetic studies in roe deer.

NBAF899 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Laura Ross, University of Edinburgh
The role of DNA-methylation in parent-of-origin specific genomic exclusion in insects.

NBAF896 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Martha Clokie, University of Leicester
Genome evolution via acquisition of mobile genetic elements in environmental Clostridium difficile strains.

NBAF895 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Darren Obbard, University of Edinburgh
PacBio approaches to sequencing a highly repetitive antiviral defence gene

NBAF885 NBAF-L (pilot competition)
Richard Preziosi, University of Manchester
Community genetic effects in sponge-associated microbial communities

NBAF884 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen
Genetic structure within and between hadal tranches in deep sea amphipods

NBAF883 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Catherine Kidner, University of Edinburgh / RBGE
Capturing genes from Herbaria

NBAF879 NBAF-E (pilot competition)
Sam Brown, University of Edinburgh
Adaptation and counter adaptation in secretion-mediated bacterial social interactions

Applications approved in 2014

NBAF875 NBAF-S
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Diversity and evolution of vertebrate immune system genes in the natural environment.

NBAF874 NBAF-S
Aileen Mill, University of Newcastle
The spatial and social dynamics of the Natterer’s bat Myotis nattereri.

NBAF873 NBAF-S
Simon Goodman, University of Leeds
Molecular epidemiology of multi-parasite co-infections in Turtle Doves.

NBAF872 NBAF-E
Jim Smith, University of Portsmouth
TRansfer – Exposure – Effects (TREE): integrating the science needed to underpin radioactivity assessments for humans and wildlife.

NBAF871 NBAF-E/L
Laura Ross, University of Edinburgh
The Evolutionary Dynamics of Genetic Conflict: the Origin, Maintenance and Loss of Paternal Genome Elimination.

NBAF870 NBAF-S
Ben Hatchwell, University of Sheffield
Functions and mechanisms of recognition systems in social birds.

NBAF869 NBAF-S
Brendan Godley, University of Exeter
Investigating variation of life-history strategies in the Mediterranean green turtle population (Chelonia mydas).

NBAF868 NBAF-B
Kyle Dexter, University of Edinburgh
Regeneration of Scots pine under drought.

NBAF867 NBAF-B
Manuela Truebano, Plymouth University
The effect of in situ acclimatization to chronic hypoxia on the metabolome of the commercially important shrimp Pandalus borealis.

NBAF866 NBAF-S
Charles Tyler, University of Exeter
Can roach, Rutilus rutilus, adapt to the harmful effects of oestrogen exposure from waste water treatment work effluents?

NBAF865 NBAF-B
Juana Maria Delgado-Saborit, University of Birmingham
A metabolomics approach to understanding early responses to low level benzene exposure

NBAF863 NBAF-B
Kevin Chipman, University of Birmingham
Epigenetics memory of environmental stress in Daphnia magna

NBAF862 NBAF-E
Kirsten Wolff, University of Newcastle
Inter-genomic conflict in gynodioecy and its effects on molecular evolution of mitochondrial genomes

NBAF861 NBAF-B
Piero Calosi, Plymouth University
Identify the metabolomics basis for adaptation to ocean acidification in a marine polychaete living around a shallow water CO2 vent system.

NBAF860 NBAF-E/L
Colin J Murrell, UEA
Microbial degradation of isoprene in the terrestrial environment

NBAF859 NBAF-L
Angela Hatton, SAMS
16S rDNA metagenetic survey of the microbial populations in sediment and sedimenting particulate material in marine lochs

NBAF858 NBAF-E/L
Andrew Weightman, Cardiff University
Metagenomic analysis of environmental samples containing a high abundance of candidate phylum JS1 bacteria

NBAF857 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Stress in a hot place: Characterising the ecogenomics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soils (GEN) – Creating a genomic template to facilitate the identification of loci under functional selection – genome

NBAF856 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Stress in a hot place: Characterising the ecogenomics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soils (RAD) – Transplantation Identification of Loci under functional selection – RADseq

NBAF855 NBAF-L
Simon Avery, University of Nottingham
Adaptation to environmental stress by evolution of non-genotypic heterogeneity within microbial populations

NBAF854 NBAF-E
Michael Hofreiter, University of York
Seeing genes in space & time: the evolution of neutral and functional genetic diversity using woolly mammoth

NBAF853 NBAF-L
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Protistan grazing and viral infection of marine picoplankton: a role for the host cell surface?

NBAF852 NBAF-E
Michael Ritchie, University of St Andrews
Does the fruitless gene influence species-specific variation in mating behaviour? (and Genomic variation in thevirilis group of Drosophila)

NBAF851 NBAF-L
Melody Clark, British Antarctic Survey
Characterisation of Antarctic soft sediment communities

NBAF850 NBAF-L
Rus Hoelzel, Durham University
Adaptation and drift in the deep-sea

NBAF849 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Stress in a hot place: Characterising the ecogenomics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soils – Transcriptomic analysis of mesocosms – Mesocosms RNAseq

NBAF848 NBAF-E
Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London
The spatial epidemiology and molecular evolution of panzootic amphibian chytridiomycosis

NBAF847 NBAF-L
Dan Eastwood, University of Swansea
Whose wood is it anyway? Interspecific interactions between saprotrophic Agaricomycetes and the impact on wood decomposition

NBAF846 NBAF-L
Dan Eastwood, University of Swansea
Unravelling mechanisms of wood decay fungal community change in the post-genomic era

NBAF845 NBAF-L
Michael Brockhurst, University of York
Ecological drivers of evolutionary transitions in mutualistic symbioses

NBAF844 NBAF-S
Ken Norris, University of Reading
Dispersal and gene flow across ocean basins in a tropical seabird complex

NBAF843 NBAF-E
Michael Wyman, University of Stirling
The Trichodesmium consortium: The marine nitrogen cycle at the microscale?

NBAF842 NBAF-S
Melody Clark, British Antarctic Survey
Imprinting, methylation and shell thickness in molluscs

NBAF841 NBAF-W
Gary Bending, University of Warwick
Circadian rhythms in plant roots

NBAF840 NBAF-L
Andrew Weightman, Cardiff University
Phylogeographical distribution, diversity and abundance of bacterial candidate phylum JS1 in the deep sub-seafloor biosphere.

NBAF839 NBAF-E
Tom Hart, University of Oxford
Population genetics and phylogeography of Antarctic Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii)

NBAF838 NBAF-E
Nicola Nadeau, University of Sheffield
Testing repeatability in the evolution of complex traits: the genetics of convergent structural colour.

NBAF837 NBAF-E/L/S
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Candidate genes for host association in aphids.

NBAF836 NBAF-E/S
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Adaptive phenotypes and the barrier to introgression between ecotypes.

NBAF835 NBAF-B
Carole Llewellyn, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Mapping metabolites in cyanobacteria in response to ultraviolet exposure. CYANOMET.

NBAF833 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Matthew Gage, UEA
How does sexual selection shape a genome?

NBAF831 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
Sev Kender, University of Leicester
Southern Ocean climate since the Last Glacial Maximum: Using novel ancient DNA and micropalaeontology techniques to constrain foraminiferal diversity changes.

NBAF829 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Rob Hammond, University of Leicester
Faster-haploid?  Testing the evolutionary effects of ploidy-limited expression.

NBAF828 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Karen Tait, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
A study of genes and processes under quorum sensing control in the marine bacterium Sulfitobacter sp.

NBAF824 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
Gary Carvalho, University of Wales
Understanding the ecological relevance and temporal persistence of community freshwater environmental DNA in a natural lake ecosystem..

NBAF821 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
William Hughes, University of Sussex
Sociality and division of labour: microbial and behavioural interactions.

NBAF807 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
Francis Brearley, Manchester Metropolitan University
Assessing fungal diversity on tropical mountains and their contribution to soil carbon sequestration.

NBAF799 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
Andrew Millard, University of Warwick
The transcriptome of Acaryochloris marina and its phage AHIS-1.

NBAF794 NBAF-L (Pilot competition)
Robert Jackson, University of Reading
Transcriptomic analysis of a bacterium-aphid interaction.

NBAF793 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Lesley Lancaster, University of Aberdeen
Migration, fragmentation, and adaptation: Evolutionary dynamics of altitudinal range expansions.

NBAF786 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Richard Brown, Liverpool John Moores University
Genomics of incipient speciation in an island lizard.

NBAF785 NBAF-E (Pilot competition)
Caroline Meharg, Queen’s University Belfast
Functional and comparative transcriptomics of toxin and non-toxin producing Alexandrium tamarense UK isolates.

Applications approved in 2013

NBAF783 NBAF-E
Lloyd Peck, British Antarctic Survey
Effects of warming on recruitment and marine benthic community development in Antarctica.

NBAF782 NBAF-E
Graeme Nicol, University of Aberdeen
Transcriptome analysis of a novel, obligately acidophilic ammonia oxidising archaeon to identify adaptations to growth at low pH.

NBAF781 NBAF-E
Martijn Timmermans, Imperial College London
Female limited Batesian mimicry: epistasis and the path to perfection – FAIRE-seq.

NBAF780 NBAF-E
Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews
Genomic Evolution in Real-Time: Causes and Consequences of a Wing Mutation in Crickets.

NBAF779 NBAF-L/S
David Macdonald, University of Oxford
Assessing Hedgehog Diet in Rural Landscapes by DNA Sequencing of Faeces.

NBAF777 NBAF-W
Andrew Weightman, Cardiff University
Maintaining and enhancing the workflows for microbial community analysis through integration with Bio-Linux.

NBAF776 NBAF-W
David Bass, Natural History Museum
Effects of a sewage-derived antiviral on riverine eukaryotes.

NBAF774 NBAF-E
Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
How do parental effects introduce variation into individual phenotypes, fitness and population dynamics?

NBAF773 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
Kin structure and dynamics of social queues.

NBAF772 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
The formation of eusocial groups: partner choice, conflict and the role of the market.

NBAF770 NBAF-E
Kirsten Wolff, University of Newcastle
Inter-genomic conflict in gynodioecy and its effects on molecular evolution of mitochondrial genomes.

NBAF769 NBAF-S
Jon Bridle, University of Bristol
Reintroduction of Sium latifolium: the role of genetics in determining success of translocations.

NBAF767 NBAF-S
Barbara Helm, University of Glasgow
Allochronic diversification? Testing implications of local seasonality for genetic and vocal divergence of an Afrotropical songbird.

NBAF766 NBAF-B
Terence McGenity, University of Essex
Metabolic footprints of bacterial-algal co-cultures during the biodegradation of diamondoid naphthenic acids (NAs).

NBAF765 NBAF-S
Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen
Stock structure, residency and kinship of white shark aggregations along the South African coast.

NBAF764 NBAF-S
Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen
Baseline data for assessing environmental impacts on basking sharks in Scottish waters: effective population size, connectivity and group kinship.

NBAF763 NBAF-S
Andrew Bourke, University of East Anglia
Lifetime reproductive success and longevity of workers in a social insect

NBAF762 NBAF-S
Timothy Coulson, University of Oxford
Constructing a pedigree to allow the modelling of the dynamics of heritable phenotypic characters in a wild population living in a variable environment

NBAF761 NBAF-E/S
Jon Bridle, University of Bristol
Testing the limits and potential of evolutionary responses to climate change.

NBAF760 NBAF-E
Dmitry Filatov, University of Oxford
Adaptive radiations of New World lupins revealed by transcriptome sequencing.

NBAF759 NBAF-S
Mario Vallejo- Marin, University of Stirling
Tracing back the origins of British populations of Mimulus guttatus by means of high-throughput SNP genotyping.

NBAF758 NBAF-E
Tom Hart, University of Oxford
Population genomics of Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) around Antarctica.

NBAF757 NBAF-E
Christopher Thompson, University of Manchester
Genetic architecture and constraint in social evolution.

NBAF756 NBAF-E
Martijn Timmermans, Imperial College London
Female limited Batesian mimicry: epistasis and the path to perfection – Mapping modifier genes.

NBAF755 NBAF-E
Alex Rogers, University of Oxford
Population genetics of a deep-sea octocoral commensal polychaete: RAD-SEQ, SNPs and southwest Indian ocean connectivity.

NBAF754 NBAF-B
Daniel White, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Metabolomic profiling of surface active glycolipids produced by a marine bacteria.

NBAF753 NBAF-S
Simon Wagstaff, University of Liverpool
An enhanced Galaxy analysis environment to tackle molecular diversity in non-model organism datasets.

NBAF752 NBAF-E
Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews
Genomic Evolution in Real-Time: Causes and Consequences of a Wing Mutation in Crickets.

NBAF751 NBAF-S
Hannah Dugdale, University of Sheffield
Quantitative genetics of behaviour: cooperative breeding and lifetime fitness.

NBAF750 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Diversity and evolution of vertebrate immune system genes in the natural environment.

NBAF749 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Real-time host-parasite coevolution in natural microbial communities.

NBAF748 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Evolution on ecological timescales: a role for non-genetic inheritance in adapting to novel anthropogenic stressors?

NBAF747 NBAF-E/S
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Ecotype formation in the rough periwinkle Littorina saxatilis using shell shape and sequenced RAD tags.

NBAF746 NBAF-S
Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
Promiscuity and genetic diversity in passerines.

NBAF745 NBAF-W
Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol
Transcriptome-wide analyses of caste plasticity in dinosaur ants.

NBAF744 NBAF-E
Andrew Weightman, Cardiff University
How are candidate phylum JS1 bacteria adapted for life in the deep sub-seafloor biosphere?

NBAF742 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Stress in a hot place: Characterising the ecogenomics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor volcanic soils.

NBAF741 NBAF-L
Lynne Boddy, Cardiff University
Fungal community structure and dynamics: drivers of wood decay and carbon cycling.

NBAF740 NBAF-E
Konrad Lohse, University of Edinburgh
Deciphering the genomic signatures of speciation and introgression.

NBAF739 NBAF-W
Norman Morrisson, University of Manchester
Introduction of microbial community modelling into BioVeL: workflows to integrate metagenomics analysis of Ocean Sampling Day data with “Microbial Community Ecological Niche Modelling” and “Microbial Assemblage Prediction”.

NBAF738 NBAF-E
Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
Reverse engineering the genotype-phenotype map for parasite resistance in natural populations of red grouse.

NBAF737 NBAF-E
Tom Hart, University of Oxford
Population genomics of Pygoscelis penguins around the Scotia Arc.

NBAF736 NBAF-B
Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
Metabolomic profiling of diapause in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis.

NBAF735 NBAF-E
Graham Stone, University of Edinburgh
Reconstructing community assembly from population genomic data.

NBAF734 NBAF-W
David Bass, Natural History Museum
Effects of a sewage-derived antiviral on riverine viruses and phages.

NBAF733 NBAF-E
Tobias Uller, University of Oxford
SNP discovery to study the evolutionary dynamics of hybridization in an invasive lizard.

NBAF731 NBAF-S
Melissa Bateson, University of Newcastle
Effects of early-life adversity in the European starling.

NBAF729 NBAF-L
Cecile Gubry-Rangin, University of Aberdeen
Phylogenetic resolution and coherence in thaumarchaea.

NBAF728 NBAF-L
Cecile Gubry-Rangin, University of Aberdeen
Evolutionary adaptation in archaea: community sequencing.

NBAF726 NBAF-L
JI Prosser, University of Aberdeen
Thermal acclimation of soil microbial respiration: Consequences for global warming-induced carbon losses.

NBAF725 NBAF-E
Alfried Vogler, Imperial College London
Population genomics of invasive fruit flies.

NBAF724 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Genetic mapping of insecticide resistance loci for a re-emerging public health pest.

NBAF723 NBAF-S
Catherine Jones, University of Aberdeen
Population structure, kinship and the demographic history of the basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus.

NBAF722 Joint NBAF-E and NBAF-S
Jon Bridle, University of Bristol
Developing genomic resources to test limits to adaptation in rainforest-restricted Drosophila.

NBAF721 NBAF-S
Elizabeth Wellington, University of Warwick
Tracking mycobacterium bovis infection in a high-density monitored badger population.

NBAF720 NBAF-B
Steven Sinkins, University of Oxford
Lipidomic analysis of a Wolbachia infected Aedes albopictus cell line.

NBAF719 NBAF-L
Phil Watts, University of Liverpool
Crossing the divide: population genomics of adaptation to salinity in a model protist.

NBAF718 NBAF-E
Bernd Haenfling, University of Hull
Genetic impacts of an invasive congener on an already threatened native pond fish – a genomic approach.

NBAF717 NBAF-L
Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews
Genomic evolution in real-time: causes and consequences of a wing mutation in crickets.

NBAF716 NBAF-L
Clare Robinson, University of Manchester
Relating fungal functional diversity to C-cycling in sub-and maritime antarctic soils.

NBAF715 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Selection for local adaptation and the genetics of differentiation.

Applications approved in 2012

NBAF714 NBAF-L

Markus Moeseneder, National Oceanography Centre

The effect of Particulate Matter (PM) flux on the active PM-attached bacterial community at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain site.

 

NBAF711 NBAF-E

Andrew Smith, University of Oxford

Evolution of nickel hyperaccumulation and serpentine endemism in the Alyssum serpyllifolium complex.

 

NBAF710 NBAF-L

Mario Vallejo-Marin, University of Stirling

Genomic composition of a newly emerged allopolyploid Mimulus species.

 

NBAF708 NBAF-L

Henry Lee, University of Oxford

Ecological and genetic variation in insect microbiomes.

 

NBAF704 NBAF-L

Daniel Macqueen, University of St Andrews / Aberdeen

Lineage specific evolution by unresolved diploidization after whole genome duplication.

 

NBAF698 NBAF-E

Simon Rundle, University of Plymouth

Stress and the developmental transcriptome of the aquatic snail Radix balthica.

 

NBAF697 NBAF-E

Matthew Tinsley, University of Stirling

RNA-seq analysis of immune priming in Drosophila phagocytic haemocytes.

 

NBAF694 NBAF-L

Elizabeth Wellington, University of Warwick

Development of a non-invasive method to study the gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) microbiome of the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) with reference to Mycobacterium bovis infection and vaccination status.

 

NBAF693 NBAF-L

Eleanor Riley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The microbiota of wild mice and its immunogical consequence.

NBAF690 NBAF-L

Chris Hauton, University of Southampton

Probing invertebrate immune memory in the shore crab Carcinus maenas: responding to specific pathogens by adapting the immune receptor repertoire.

NBAF685 NBAF-L

Mark Pollard, University of Oxford
Ancient human DNA from Anglo-Saxon Britain.

NBAF684 NBAF-E

Richard Bardgett, Lancaster University

Does climate-driven adaptive genetic variation in peatland plants influence carbon dynamics?

NBAF682 NBAF-S
Luc Bussiere, University of Stirling
Rates of polyandry across species of dance fly (Diptera: Empididae).

NBAF681 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
Resource availability and the evolution of host resistance to parasites: within individuals, trade-off shapes and the genetic basis of resistance.

NBAF679 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
A genetic map in a marine gastropod using S-RAD markers.

NBAF678 NBAF-E
Martijn Timmermans, Imperial College London
Female limited Batesian mimicry: epistasis and the path to perfection –– Comparing broad patterns of gene expression using RNA-seq.

NBAF677 NBAF-E
Martijn Timmermans, Imperial College London
Female limited Batesian mimicry: epistasis and the path to perfection – genome wide sequence data.

NBAF676 NBAF-L
Nicholas Casewell, University of Liverpool
Origin, evolution and functional diversification of a chemical arsenal: venom in bony and cartilaginous fish.

NBAF675 NBAF-E
Domino Joyce, University of Hull
Do genomic regions under selection have hybrid origins in cichlids?

NBAF674 NBAF-E
Terry Burke, University of Sheffield
Genetics of Plumage Colour Pattern in the Gouldian finch, Erythrura gouldiae.

NBAF673 NBAF-S
Billy Sinclair, University of Cumbria
Population structure of the cephalopod Nautilus pompilius among Australian reefs and isolated seamounts.

NBAF672 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Stress in a hot place: Characterising the ecogenomics of a pantropical sentinel inhabiting multi-stressor
volcanic soils.

NBAF671 NBAF-L
Clare Robinson, University of Manchester
Relating fungal functional diversity to C-Cycling in sub- and maritime antarctic soils.

NBAF670 NBAF-S
Ben Hatchwell, University of Sheffield
Evolutionary genetics of social behaviour in birds.

NBAF669 NBAF-S
Ben Hatchwell, University of Sheffield
Cooperative work in social birds: how is a tragedy of the commons averted?

NBAF668 NBAF-E
Darren Obbard, University of Edinburgh
Population genomics of Daphnia: mapping the ‘arms race genome’.

NBAF667 NBAF-S
Paul O’Donoghue, University of Chester
Assessing global population structure in the threatened Great Bustard (Otis tarda).

NBAF666 NBAF-W
Afsaneh Maleki-Dizaji, University of Sheffield
“Modelling and Simulation of Natural Systems” course: Testing the cryptic escape hypothesis in marine bacteria using agent-based modelling.

NBAF665 NBAF-S
Paul Thompson, University of Aberdeen
Do sex differences in foraging explain the link between ocean climate change and survival in the northern fulmar?

NBAF664 NBAF-E
Christopher Thompson, University of Manchester
Genetic architecture and constraint in social evolution.

NBAF663 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Determining genetic diversity within multiple lineages of Darevskia lizards.

NBAF662 NBAF-E
Matthew Fisher, Imperial college London
Identifying genome-wide RAD tags in the midwife toad Alytes obstetricans to characterise ultra-rapid natural selection in response to emerging infection.

NBAF661 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Comparative transcriptome analysis of parallel Neotropical cichlid adaptive radiations.

NBAF660 NBAF-B
Simon Morley, British Antarctic Survey
Thermal resilience mechanisms in marine invertebrates.

NBAF659 NBAF-E
Konrad Lohse, University of Edinburgh
Deciphering the genomic signatures of speciation and introgression.

NBAF658 NBAF-S
Catherine Walton, University of Manchester
Assessing Human Impact on the Genetic Diversity of Tropical Forest Taxa.

NBAF657 NBAF-L
Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth
Molecular basis for Environmental and Genetic Sex Determination in Crustacea.

NBAF656 NBAF-L
Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth
Differential gene expression in normal and intersex Crustacea: New horizons for investigating impacts of pollution, parasitism and climate change.

NBAF655 NBAF-E
Nathan Bailey, University of St Andrews
Genomic Evolution in Real-Time: Causes and Consequences of a Wing Mutation in Crickets.

NBAF654 NBAF-L
Mike Ritchie, University of St Andrews
Evolution of gene expression in response to sexual selection.

NBAF653 NBAF-S
Mike Ritchie, University of St Andrews
QTLs for mate preferences and regulation of male pheromone production in Nasonia.

NBAF652 NBAF-W
Keara Franklin, University of Bristol
Environmental modulation of Arabidopsis light foraging strategy.

NBAF651 NBAF-S
Jennifer Rowntree, University of York
Ecological consequences of genetic variation: does genetic variation in a keystone parasitic plant species drive community response to infection?

NBAF649 NBAF-S
Keith Hamer, University of Leeds
Individual specialization in resource use by a far-ranging marine predator: incidence and implications.

NBAF648 NBAF-S
Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
Reverse engineering the genotype-phenotype map for parasite resistance in natural populations of red grouse.

NBAF646 NBAF-B
Charles Tyler, University of Exeter
Investigating the ecological effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles in Daphnia magna: are chemical signalling metabolites affected?

NBAF645 NBAF-E
Claire Gachon, Scottish Association for Marine Science
GenoMAP – Genomics of Marine Algae and their pathogens: A transcriptomic picture of pathogenicity, disease and resistance using the Ectocarpus-Eurychasma model.

NBAF644 NBAF-S
Andrew MacColl, University of Nottingham
Parasite-mediated population divergence in the three-spined stickleback.

NBAF643 NBAF-L
Kevin Fowler, UCL
Genetic basis of female sexual preference in a stalk-eyed fly.

NBAF642 NBAF-L/S
Tom Price, University of Liverpool
Why females mate once: from genes to populations.

NBAF638 NBAF-E (pilot)
John Bothwell, Queen’s University Belfast
RAD-seq analysis of reproductive isolation in Fucus.

NBAF628 NBAF-E/L (pilot)
Andrew Weightman, Cardiff University
Insights into the Genomes of Deep Biosphere Bacteria from the Candidate Phylum JS1 Using Single Cell Genome Sequencing.

NBAF627 NBAF-E (pilot)
Robert Hammond, University of Leicester
RAD marker association mapping of polymorphic social organisation.

NBAF622 NBAF-E (pilot)
John Spicer, University of Plymouth
Transcriptome analysis of developmental stages in the amphipod Gammarus chevreuxi.

NBAF612 NBAF-L (pilot)
Carl Smith, University of St Andrews
The epigenetic basis of rapid adaptation: Sequencing the methylome of the three-spined stickleback.

NBAF608 NBAF-E (pilot)
Charles Tyler, University of Exeter
Identification of a sex probe in roach (Rutilus rutilus) for assessing the impact of endocrine disruption in wild populations.

NBAF606 NBAF-E (pilot)
Eamonn Mallon, University of Leicester
Specificity of the bumblebee immune response to a trypanosome parasite using RNA-seq.

NBAF605 NBAF-L (pilot)
Michael Cunliffe, Marine Biological Association of the UK
Application of transcriptomics to understand phototrophy in an Arctic sea-ice bacterium.

NBAF604 NBAF-E (pilot)
Penelope Haddrill, University of Edinburgh
Comparative genomics of colour pattern variation in the two-spot and ten-spot ladybirds, Adalia bipunctata andAdalia decempunctata.

NBAF595 NBAF-L (pilot)
Geraint Parry, University of Liverpool
DamID-seq as a strategy for evaluating DNA-protein interactions in the context of the plant defence response.

NBAF591 NBAF-L (pilot)
Susan Kimmance, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
The genetic diversity and evolution of dsDNA marine viruses.

NBAF588 NBAF-L (pilot)
Mark van der Giezen, University of Exeter
A metatranscriptomics study of a tiny ecosystem with a global reach.

 

Applications approved in 2011

 

 

NBAF585 NBAF-E
Penelope Haddrill, University of Edinburgh
De novo sequencing and assembly of the Adalia bipunctata genome.

NBAF584 NBAF-E
Terry Burke, University of Sheffield
Genetic basis of alternative reproductive strategies in the ruff (Philomachus pugnax) using next-generation sequencing.

NBAF583 NBAF-L
David Lunt, University of Hull
Investigating meiofaunal community change in agricultural environments.

NBAF582 NBAF-W
Rosie Hails, CEH Wallingford
Assembly and annotation of two novel baculovirus genomes.

NBAF581 NBAF-W
Seirian Sumner, Institute of Zoology
Transcriptome-wide analyses of caste plasticity in dinosaur ants.

NBAF580 NBAF-L
Nick Mundy, University of Cambridge
Cuckoos versus hosts: next-generation sequencing of genes for cuckoo counter-adaptations.

NBAF579 NBAF-L
Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool
Beyond the Red Queen: are elevated parasite evolutionary rates driven by host shifts?

NBAF578 NBAF-E
Barbara Mable, University of Glasgow
Assessing the impact of plant mating system and ploidy on adaptation to parasitism in changing
environments.

NBAF577 NBAF-W
Casey Bergman, University of Manchester
Production of Bio-Linux packages to support Galaxy workflows in environmental genomics.

NBAF576 NBAF-B
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Viral infection of marine Synechococcus: a means to subvert host metabolism?

NBAF575 NBAF-L
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Elucidating niche adaptation mechanisms in a ubiquitous marine phototroph: a targeted ‘omics approach.

NBAF574 NBAF-S
David Richardson, University of East Anglia
Spatio-temporal patterns and maintenance of MHC diversity in the Seychelles warbler.

NBAF573 NBAF-E
Simon Hiscock, University of Bristol
The genomic basis of adaptation and species divergence in Senecio.

NBAF572 NBAF-E/S
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Source and maintenance of recognition cues in ant societies.

NBAF571 NBAF-E/S
Joseph Tobias, University of Oxford
Dynamics of host-pathogen interactions on climatic gradients.

NBAF570 NBAF-L
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Dissecting and revealing the controls on, the group-specific CO2 fixation budget of the Atlantic Ocean.

NBAF569 NBAF-S
Joby Boxall, University of Sheffield
Microbial Communities in Biofilms of the Drinking Water Distribution System.

NBAF568 NBAF-L
Raj Whitlock, University of Liverpool
The role of adaptation in determining resistance to climatic change in ecological communities.

NBAF567 NBAF-L
Ilik Saccheri, University of Liverpool
Effect of rapid environmental change on genetic diversity through space and time: selective sweeps and industrial melanism in peppered moths.

NBAF566 NBAF-B
Jake Bundy, Imperial College London
Distinguishing pollutant-induced stresses from spatial and temporal environmental heterogeneity – a metabolomic approach to stress ecology.

NBAF565 NBAF-E
Mark Viney, University of Bristol
The genetic control and the phenotypic response of major life-history traits of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans under environmental stress.

NBAF564 NBAF-W
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Developing a digital resource to underpin comparative nanoparticle toxicogenomics.

NBAF562 NBAF-S
Jane Reid, University of Aberdeen
Genetic variation in a highly mobile species at a very small spatial scale.

NBAF563 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Chemosensory genes and the evolution of aphid host races.

NBAF561 NBAF-E
Vincent Savolainen, Imperial College London
454-sequencing of the Howea palm/s BAC library.

NBAF560 NBAF-B
Wilco Verberk, University of Plymouth
Is aerobic performance of aquatic insects compromised at their thermal extremes?

NBAF559 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Do historical bottleneck effects out-weigh genetic consequences of reintroduction? – a test using Seychelles Paradise Flycatchers.

NBAF558 NBAF-B
Lesley Batty, University of Birmingham
Identification of the sub-lethal response of Ranunculus penicillatus subsp. pseudofluitans var. pseudofluitans to environmental stresses using a metabolomic approach.

NBAF557 NBAF-E
Graham Stone, University of Edinburgh
Climate change and management of forest biodiversity: predicting the impacts of climate matching strategies on plant-herbivore-enemy interactions.

NBAF556 NBAF-L
Richard Nichols, Queen Mary, University of London
Laying the taxonomic foundations for studying viruses responsible for an emerging amphibian disease.

NBAF555 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Invasive species and the ‘genetic rescue’ hypothesis: a test using the introduced UK population of rose-ringed parakeets (Psittacula krameri).

NBAF554 NBAF-S
Stephen Harris, University of Bristol
Conservation genetics of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Greece.

 

Applications approved in 2010

 

NBAF549 NBAF-S
Tobias Uller, University of Oxford
Evolutionary processes in a recent coloniser: the UK wall lizard (Podarcis muralis)..

NBAF548 NBAF-S
Gareth Jones, University of Bristol
Conservation genetics of the grey long-eared bat (Plecotus austriacus) across different spatial and temporal scales.

NBAF547 NBAF-E/S
Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
Sexual selection and the evolution of plumage colouration in the plover genus Charadrius.

NBAF546 NBAF-E/S
Colin Osborne, University of Sheffield
Evolution of Ecological Diversity in Grasses.

NBAF545 NBAF-S
David McDonald, University of Oxford
MHC diversity and pathogen resistance in the European badger (Meles meles).

NBAF543 NBAF-B
Stephen Widdicombe, Plymouth Marine Lab
Biomarkers of stress – impacts of ocean acidification, temperature and bacterial infection on the mussel metabolome.

NBAF542 NBAF-E
Richard Buggs, Queen Mary, University of London
Detecting introgression between dwarf and downy birch using RAD tag sequencing.

NBAF541 NBAF-L
Bryony Williams, University of Exeter
Emergent diversity of an ecologically important parasite group.

NBAF540 NBAF-S
Stephen Harris, University of Bristol
Impact of habitat loss on the genetic structure of a declining population of the Mauritius lowland day gecko: implications for conservation.

NBAF539 NBAF-S
David Hodgson, University of Exeter
Population genetic structure, habitat fragmentation and dispersal of hazel dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius.

NBAF538 NBAF-L
Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London
Population genomics of the amphibian panzootic pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

NBAF537 NBAF-L
Andrew Whiteley, CEH Wallingford
Linking bacterial diversity and function of UK soils over a natural pH gradient.

NBAF536 NBAF-E
Vincent Savolainen, Imperial College London
454-sequencing of the Howea palm transcriptome.

NBAF533 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
A novel eRAD approach for transcriptomic quantification to inform a systems toxicology model of arsenic tolerance in the earthworm L. rubellus.

NBAF531 NBAF-E
Seanna McTaggart, University of Edinburgh
Genetic underpinning of invertebrate innate immune system memory.

NBAF528 NBAF-E
Amy Pedersen, University of Edinburgh
Immune profiling in wild rodents: de novo transcriptome sequencing using Illumina technology.

NBAF527 NBAF-L
Carole Llewellyn, PML
Transcriptional response of a section V cyanobacteria to UVB radiation (UVBR).

NBAF524 NBAF-E
Colin Murrell, University of Warwick
Combining DNA-Stable Isotope Probing, whole genome amplification and metagenomics: focussed metagenomics.

NBAF504 NBAF-L
Nick Mundy, University of Cambridge
Cross species isolation of an adaptively evolving gene family in lemurs.

NBAF494 NBAF-E
Deborah Charlesworth, University of Edinburgh
RAD mapping to discover X-linked genes in the plant Silene latifolia.

NBAF485 NBAF-E
Andrew Hudson, University of Edinburgh
Identifying loci that underlie adaptive differences between Antirrhinum species.

NBAF484 NBAF-L
Frederic Tripet, Keele University
Fine-mapping of Anopheles gambiae behavioural isolation genes by ultra-sequencing of enriched genome targets.

NBAF480 NBAF-E
David Spurgeon, CEH Crowmarsh Gifford
Mechanistic bases of metal tolerance: linking phenotype to genotype.

NBAF479 NBAF-L
Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth
Differential gene expression in normal and intersex Crustacea: New horizons for investigating impacts of pollution, parasitism and climate change.

NBAF476 NBAF-S
Richard Preziosi, University of Manchester
Microevolutionary processes in space: A case-study from the desert wadis of Sinai, Egypt.

NBAF475 NBAF-B
Piero Calosi, University of Plymouth
Does elevated [CO2] compromise thermal safety margins of marine organism? A metabolomic approach.

NBAF474 NBAF-L
Timothy Barraclough, Imperial College London
Comparative transcriptomics of bdelloid rotifer species from the genus Rotaria.

NBAF473 NBAF-B
Daniel Mayor, University of Aberdeen
Can metabolomics discern the effects of global warming and ocean acidification on marine copepods?

NBAF471 NBAF-L
Chris Faulkes, QMUL
From genotype to phenotype and back again: interactions between genes and sociality in African mole-rats.

NBAF468 NBAF-L
Charles Cockell, Open University
454 Sequence analysis of the pioneer colonists in volcanic rocks.

NBAF467 NBAF-B
Michael Cunliffe, Marine Biological Association of the UK
Developing metabolomics to study energy metabolism in marine bacteria.

NBAF466 NBAF-E
Stephen Cavers, CEH Edinburgh
Genomics of Adaptation in Pines (GAP).

NBAF465 NBAF-L
Terry Brown, University of Manchester
Agricultural origins in Southwest Asia: the pace of the transition.

NBAF463 NBAF-L
Michael Brockhurst, University of Liverpool
Host-symbiont coevolution: exploring the parasitism-mutualism continuum.

NBAF462 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Chemosensory genes and the evolution of aphid host races.

NBAF459 NBAF-B
Scott Hayward, University of Birmingham
Metabolomic and lipidomic analysis of insect diapause.

NBAF458 NBAF-B
Carole Llewellyn, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
METMAP: Mapping metabolites in marine microbes in the Western English Channel.

NBAF457 NBAF-B
Nicholas Smirnoff, University of Exeter
Using metabolite profiling of coccolithophores to examine the biological role of calcification.

NBAF456 NBAF-E
Thomas Mock, University of East Anglia
Functional adaptation of diatoms to environmental conditions in sea ice of the Southern Ocean.

NBAF454 NBAF-L
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Source and maintenance of recognition cues in ant societies.

NBAF453 NBAF-L
Phil Watts, University of Liverpool
Breaking boundaries: quantifying the influence of demography and seascape in driving adaptive variation in the ubiquitous protist Oxyrrhis marina.

NBAF452 NBAF-S
Annette Broderick, University of Exeter
Male breeding periodicity in a female-biased green turtle (Chelonia mydas) population: implications for effective population size.

NBAF451 NBAF-E
Nicholas Mundy, University of Cambridge
A transcriptomic analysis of sexually dimorphic beak coloration in the zebra finch.

NBAF450 NBAF-B
Richard Evershed, University of Bristol
Soil CH4 metabolic flux analysis.

NBAF449 NBAF-S
Iain Barber, University of Leicester
Effects of river impoundments on the morphology, behaviour and genetic divergence of sticklebacks.

NBAF448 NBAF-S
Klaus Reinhardt, University of Sheffield
Global Bedbug Spread: planes, genes and insecticides.

NBAF447 NBAF-B
Lesley Batty, University of Birmingham
Identification of the sub-lethal response of Ranunculus penicillatus subsp. pseudofluitans var. pseudofluitans to environmental stresses using a metabolomic approach.

NBAF446 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
From genes to environmental change – the spatial ecology of a tropical seabird.

NBAF444 NBAF-O
Andrew Singer, CEH
Anthropogenic Impacts on Freshwater Microbial Biofilms.

NBAF443 NBAF-L
Ilia Leitch, Royal Botanic Gardens
Evolutionary dynamics of genome obesity.

NBAF442 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
Ancestral recognition and egg-replacement in wasps.

NBAF439 NBAF-O
David Suggett, University of Essex
Response of Emiliania huxleyi to a high CO2 world.

NBAF438 NBAF-L
Alex Ford, University of Portsmouth
Differential gene expression in normal and intersex Crustacea: New horizons for investigating impacts of pollution, parasitism and climate change.

NBAF437 NBAF-L
Mark Viney, University of Bristol
The genetic basis of host resistance / susceptibility to parasite infection in a wild vertebrate population: a pilot study.

NBAF436 NBAF-O
Richard Evershed, University of Bristol
Methanotroph molecular diversity and trophic interactions with the soil microbial community.

NBAF435 NBAF-B
Kevin Chipman, University of Birmingham
Epigenetic characterisation of fish tumours.

NBAF434 NBAF-L
Mike Ritchie, University of St Andrews
Investigating transcriptional changes associated with rearing substrate and behaviour in male Drosophila mojavensis.

NBAF433 NBAF-S/L
Mike Ritchie, University of St Andrews
QTLs and candidate genes for natural populations.

NBAF432 NBAF-O/L
Hendrik Schaefer, University of Warwick
Making and breaking DMS by salt marsh microbes – populations and pathways, revealed by stable isotope probing and molecular techniques.

NBAF431 NBAF-E
Cecile Bacles, University of Stirling
De novo SSR marker discovery for Acacia harpophylla using next-generation sequencing.

NBAF430 NBAF-E

Greg Hurst, University of Liverpool

Investigating an pngoing selective sweep: the dynamics and consequences of the spread of a male-killer suppression in the butterfly hypolimnas bolina.

NBAF429 NBAF-S
Douglas Yu, University of East Anglia
Using spatial genetic structure to study a metacommunity.

NBAF428 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Phenotypic plasticity and management of native white-clawed crayfish populations.

NBAF427 NBAF-S
Matthew Gage, University of East Anglia
Differential fertilization compatibility between and within Atlantic salmon and brown trout: implication for farmed gene introgression and hybridization.

NBAF426 NBAF-S
Stephen Harris, University of Bristol
Role of parental social status on offspring dispersal tendencies in a red fox (vulpes vulpes) population.

NBAF425 NBAF-S
Ian Montgomery, Queen’s University Belfast
Demography, distribution and abundance of the Eurasian badger Meles meles in Northern Ireland.

NBAF424 NBAF-E
John Ward, UCL
The Prokaryotic, culturable diversity of an alkaline, saline lake and its associated hydrothermal spring system.

NBAF423 NBAF-L
Roger Butlin,  University of Sheffield
The genetic basis of parallel local adaptation in a marine gastropod: unravelling the “rules” for ecological speciation in the marine intertidal.

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Applications approved in 2009

 

NBAF421 NBAF-L
Simon Hiscock,  University of Bristol
The genomic basis of adaptation and species divergence in Senecio.

NBAF419 NBAF-S
Olivier Hanotte,  University of Nottingham
Evolutionary history of indigenous Arabian Peninsula camel Camelus Dromedarius populations.

NBAF418 NBAF-E
Lori-Jayne Lawson-Handley, University of Hull
Source populations and invasion routes of the highly invasive harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axydiris.

NBAF416 NBAF-L
Steve Paterson, Liverpool
Sequencing genetic diversity in host and parasite genes using the ultra-high
throughput 454-GS-FLX platform.

NBAF410 NBAF-L
Jonathan Bridle, University of Bristol
Genomic analysis of evolutionary responses to climate change in a specialist UK butterfly species.

NBAF400 NBAF-E
Africa Gomez, University of Hull
RAD genetic mapping of reproductive mode in tadpole shrimps.

NBAF396 NBAF-E
Rhonda Snook, University of Sheffield
The rapid evolution of reproductive proteins.

NBAF392 NBAF-L
John McGrath, Queen’s University Belfast
Investigation of polyphosphate metabolism in marine bacterioplankton across a Mauritanian coastal upwelling.

NBAF388 NBAF-S
Tom Tregenza, University of Exeter
Determining reproductive success and trait heritability in a wild insect population.

NBAF382 NBAF-L
Barbara Mable, University of Glasgow
Genotyping complex gene families: Assessing diversity of genes controlling plant self-incompatibility using 454.

NBAF377 NBAF-E
Darren J Obbard, University of Edinburgh
Sampling the Drosophila metagenome.

NBAF376 NBAF-E
Anita Malhotra, Bangor University
Sequencing of 150 year old native honeybees.

NBAF375 NBAF-E
Graham Stone, University of Edinburgh
Inferring the spatial history of non-model organisms from genomic data.

NBAF374 NBAF-E
Roger K Butlin, University of Sheffield
Genome scan with sRAD markers for genes causing hybrid sterility in the grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus.

NBAF373 NBAF-L
Daniel E Rozen, University of Manchester
The Metagenomics of Inter-Kingdom Competition.

NBAF370 NBAF-S
David Richardson, UEA
Mating patterns and conservation genetics in Hawksbill turtles.

NBAF369 NBAF-S
Stephen Votier, University of Plymouth
Population structuring and dispersal of the highly pelagic Leach’s Storm-petrel: implications for conservation of an EU priority species.

NBAF368 NBAF-S
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Analysis of intraguild predation and invertebrate community structure

NBAF367 NBAF-E
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Community structure of marine photosynthetic picoeukaryotes

NBAF366 NBAF-S
Jim Groombrige, University of Kent
The effects of inbreeding on immune function and interactions with disease in endangered Mauritius bird populations

NBAF365 NBAF-E
John Ward, University College London
Prokaryotic diversity of basaltic lavas from Central Iceland.
NBAF364 NBAF-E
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Non-Invasive Molecular Analysis of the Food Resources Sustaining British Snakes and Slow Worms.
NBAF363 NBAF-S
Lori Lawson Handley, University of Hull
Dispersal ability of the highly invasive harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis.
NBAF362 NBAF-S
Jamie Stevens, University of Exeter
Connectivity and gene flow in temperate Alcyonaria (octocorals): Implications for Marine Protected Area (MPA) designation.
NBAF361 NBAF-S
Ben Hatchwell, University of Sheffield
Alternative routes to cooperative breeding in the Rifleman, Acanthisitta chloris.
NBAF360 NBAF-E
Jon Slate, University of Sheffield
Sequencing and the molecular dissection of a ‘fitness locus’ in Soay sheep.

NBAF359 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, Cardiff University
Sequencing a Soil Sentinel (SeqaWorm).

NBAF358 NBAF-L
Jack Gilbert, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Black Sea Gold – Understanding Nitrogen metabolism in the Black Sea.

NBAF357 NBAF-L
Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Cardiff University
Cultivation-independent assessment of fuel-contaminating bacterial diversity.

NBAF355 NBAF-S
Andrew Pomiankowski, University College London
Polyandry and meiotic drive in wild stalk-eyed flies.

NBAF354 NBAF-L
Dmitry Filatov, University of Oxford
Genome-wide analysis of speciation and adaptation in closely related plant species.

NBAF353 NBAF-L
Nina Wedell, University of Exeter
Towards a molecular understanding of sex ratio distortion in flies.

NBAF352 NBAF-S
David Macdonald, University of Oxford
Mate choice and MHC in the European badger (Meles meles).

NBAF351 NBAF-E
Bill Jordan, Zoological Society of London
The evolutionary dynamics of major histocompatability genes in Arctic charr.

NBAF350 NBAF-E
Gordon Cramb, University of St Andrews
Sequencing of EST libraries from the European eel (Anguilla anguilla).

NBAF349 NBAF-B
Jamie Lead, University of Birmingham
Identifying Toxicological Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles on Freshwater Algae using a Metabolomics Approach.

NBAF348 NBAF-O
Declan Schroeder, Marine Biological Association of the UK
Molecular and cellular determinants of coccolithophore calcification: impact of elevated CO2.

NBAF347 NBAF-L
Martin Muhling, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Sequencing the microbial community at the Western Channel Observatory – Seasonal changes in diversity and function.

NBAF346 NBAF-O
Ronny van Aerle, University of Exeter
Integration of fathead minnow gene sequence and expression data with fish genomes in Ensembl.

NBAF345 NBAF-B
Simon Thain, UHI Millenium Institute
Identification of the biomarkers of the metabolomic response of the reindeer lichen Cladonia portentosa to atmospheric nitrogen input gradients.

NBAF344 NBAF-O
Hendrik Schaefer, University of Warwick
Processing and analysis of deep PCR pyrosequencing data from multisample barcode-tagged 16S rRNA amplicons.

NBAF343 NBAF-B
Austin Burt Imperial College London
The evolution of metabolic diversity in yeast.

NBAF342 NBAF-B
Charles Tyler, University of Exeter
Diagnosing potential biological effects of metal oxide nanoparticles in Daphnia magna using metabolomics.

NBAF341 NBAF-E
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
Genome scan with sRAD markers for genes causing hybrid sterility in the grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus.

NBAF340 NBAF-E
William Symondson, Cardiff University
Non-Invasive Molecular Analysis of the Food Resources Sustaining British Snakes and Slow Worms.

NBAF339 NBAF-E
Douda Bensasson, University of Manchester
Biogeography, population genetics and rapid centromere evolution in budding yeast.

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Applications approved in 2008
MGF/336 NBAF-S
Annette Broderick, University of Exeter
Investigating the fitness consequences of multiple paternity in the Mediterranean green turtle population (Chelonia mydas).

MGF/335 NBAF-E
Alex Rogers, Zoological Society London
Molecular approaches to studying Antarctic deep-water octocoral diversity

MGF/333 NBAF-S
Steven Banwart, University of Sheffield
Diversity and activity of sulfonate mineralizing rhizobacteria.

MGF/332 NBAF-S
David McDonald, University of Oxford
Reproductive success of European badger (Meles meles) at Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire.

MGF/331 NBAF-S
James Reynolds, University of Birmingham
Does food supplementation influence sex ratio and paternity of Blue Tit broods?

MGF/329 NBAF-S
Ben Hatchwell, University of Sheffield
Urban and rural birds: genetic differentiation and the process of urbanisation.

MGF/328 NBAF-S
Ian Owens, Imperial College London
Genetics and ecology of the evolution of bird song.

MGF/325 NBAF-S
Simon Hiscock, University of Bristol
Investigation of global methylation changes resulting from interspecific hybridisation.

MGF/324 NBAF-L
David Richardson, UEA
Testing the utility of the 454 system as a method for accurate, rapid and efficient population level MHC screening.

MGF/317 NBAF-E
Gill Malin, UEA
Regulation of dimethylsulphoniopropionate synthesis by sulphur availability.

MGF/303 NBAF-L
Christopher Quince, University of Glasgow
A high resolution study of the microbial community structure of a diverse Arctic soil: a case study in the targeted exploration of microbial diversity through pyrosequencing.

MGF/301 NBAF-L
Thorunn Helgason, University of York
Unravelling the effects of tropospheric ozone on below-ground processes driving methane and carbon fluxes.

MGF/294 NBAF-L
Simon Creer, Bangor University
Environmental genomics of life in the intertidal: Design and optimization of a gastropod microarray.

MGF/293 NBAF-E/L
Nick Mundy, University of Cambridge
Identifying the molecular basis of a carotenoid polymorphism by transcriptome sequencing.

MGF/291 NBAF-L
Stewart Plaistow, University of Liverpool
Epigenetic inheritance and the control of offspring development in Daphnia pulex.

MGF/290 NBAF-L
Kirsten Wolff, University of Newcastle
Gene expression differences between male sterile and hermaphrodite (restored) plants in Plantago lanceolata.

MGF/289 NBAF-L
Stephen Rolfe, University of Sheffield
Factors controlling microbial diversity and function in polluted environments.

MGF/288 NBAF-L
David Hopkins, University of Stirling
Deep sequencing of soil micorbial communitiesd along the Antarctic Peninsula – A baseline for understanding the effects of climate change on microbial diversity and ecosystem function.

MGF/282 NBAF-E/L
Tom Tregenza, University of Exeter
Behavioural genes in wild insects.

MGF/280 NBAF-L
Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge
Targeted sequencing of candidate regions in heliconius hybrid zones using Nimblegen capture arrays

MGF/271 NBAF-E
Mike Allen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Taking A Dip In A Giant Virus Gene Pool.

MGF/269 NBAF-S
David Richardson, University of East Anglia
The role of pathogen mediated fluctuating selection in generating adaptive genetic variation.

MGF/266 NBAF-L
Dawn Field,CEH Oxford and Wallingford
Analysing the seasonal changes in bacterial communities of the Western English Channel.

MGF/264 NBAF-L
John Quinn, Queen’s University Belfast
Sequencing the metagenome of a bacterial community enriched for phosphonate hydrolase activity.

MGF/262 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
Genetic structure and reproductive conflicts in Microstigmus wasp colonies.

MGF/260 NBAF-S
Alistair Dawson, CEH Monks Wood
Molecular sexing of Robins (E. rubecula)

MGF/259 NBAF-S
Stuart Piertney, University of Aberdeen
Speciation in the Jaera albifrons group of intertidal isopods: determining the genetic basis of sexual isolation.

MGF/258 NBAF-L
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Characterisation of the genomic structure of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) and T-Cell Receptor 9TCR) in the endangered Mauritius parakeet.

MGF/256 NBAF-E
Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
Seasonal timing and moleculr evolution of circadian photoresponsive genes in Drosophila.

MGF/255 NBAF-L
Andrew S Whiteley, CEH Oxford
A nationwide map of soil bacterial biodiversity and determination of environmental controls on community structure.

MGF/254 NBAF-E
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
Defining the molecular basis of phylogenetic diversity in marine Synechococcus – a genomic approach.

MGF/252 NBAF-S
Stuart Bearhop, University of Exeter
The genetic consequences of variation in dispersal and staging strategies in migratory geese.

MGF/251 NBAF-S
Jeremy Field, University of Sussex
Unrelated helpers in social wasps.

MGF/250 NBAF-E
Steve Morris, University of Bristol
Roles of hypothermia in response to environmental hypoxia: Behavioural and thermal modulation of the genetic and proteomic responses to low oxygen.

MGF/249 NBAF-S
Steve Rogers, Institute of Zoology, London
Investigating population structure and movement in the Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysopholus).

MGF/248 NBAF-E
Judith E Smith, University of Leeds
Host-parasite biodiversity and speciation in ancient species flocks.

MGF/245 NBAF-E
Graham N Stone, University of Edinburgh
Using multispecies evolutionary history to test hypotheses of community assembly

 

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Applications approved in 2007

MGF/244 NBAF-S
Andrew Pomiankowski, University College London
Consequences of sexual preference for paternity and fertility in stalk-eyed flies.

MGF/242 NBAF-S
Gareth Jones, University of Bristol
Diet analysis and foraging requirements of the barbastelle bat, Barbastella barbastellus: Implications for management and conservation.

MGF/241 NBAF-E
Catherine Walton, University of Manchester
Towards an understanding of the distribution of genetic diversity in the forest biota of mainland Southeast Asia.

MGF/240 NBAF-L
Judith E Smith, University of Leeds
Diversity and origins of the zoonotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii in Africa.

MGF/239 NBAF-L
Anne Borland, University of Newcastle
Determining the molecular basies of divergent strategies of drought acclimation in tropical trees.

MGF/238 NBAF-L
Terry A Burke, University of Sheffield
The genetic basis of plumage variation.

MGF/236 NBAF-L
Graeme Nicol, University of Aberdeen
mRNA-based meta-transcriptomic approaches for analysis of soil nitrogen cycling processes.

MGF/235 NBAF-L
Frederic Tripet, University of Keele
Description and analyses of SNPs within and surround Islands of Speciation in Anopheles gambiae.

MGF/234 NBAF-L
Colin Osborne, University of Sheffield
Molecular basis of the C4 pathway: a pilot study of a new model organism.

MGF/233 NBAF-L
Roger K Butlin, University of Sheffield
Screening candidate genes for selection using 454 sequencing.

MGF/230 NBAF-L
Miles Nunn, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Associating genotype with phenotype by ultrasequencing viral genetic reassortants.

MGF/227 NBAF-L
Angela E Douglas, University of York
Insect-plant interactions predicted from comparative genomics of symbiotic bacteria.

MGF/226 NBAF-L
John A Craft, Glasgow Caledonian University
High-throughput sequencing of Mytilus edulis cDNAs: tissue-specific expression patterns.

MGF/225 NBAF-L
James Mallet, University College London
SNP discovery in the transcriptome of Heliconius.

MGF/223 NBAF-L and -E
Alex Ford, UHI Millenium Institute
Determining sex specific genes in normal and intersex Crustacea.

MGF/219 NBAF-L
Gregory Hurst, University of Liverpool
Towards a genetic map for the butterfly Hypolimnas bolina.

MGF/213 NBAF-L
Deborah Charlesworth, University of Edinburgh
Sequence divergence based search for sex-linked genes in a plant, Silene latifolia.

MGF/211 NBAF-L
Frithjof C Kupper, Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Tracking down the origins of disease: gene discovery in the basal oomycete Eurychasma dicksonii.

MGF/210 NBAF-L
Ian Joint, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Sequencing the Seas: high-throughput fosmid clone sequencing.

MGF/207 NBAF-L
Stephen Rossiter, Queen Mary University of London
Genetics and Evolution of Echolocation.

MGF/204 NBAF-L
RA Nichols, Queen Mary University of London
rDNA evolution in plant and animal hybrids.

MGF/201 NBAF-L
Dimitry Filatov, University of Oxford
Identification of sex-specific and sex-linked genes in Silene.

MGF/197 NBAF-L and E
Thomas Mock, University of East Anglia
The Eukaryotic meta-transcriptome of the Upper Ocean.

MGF/196 NBAF-L
Mike Allen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory Whole genome sequencing of giant algal viruses.

MGF/195 NBAF-S
Simon Goodman, University of Leeds
Population genetic structure and ecological adaptation of mosquito vectors in Galapagos Islands.

MGF/194 NBAF-S
Jim Groombridge, University of Kent
Population genetics, pathogen prevalence, and reproductive fitness in the endemic Mauritius parakeet (Psittacula echo) and the introduced ringneck parakeet (P. krameri) on Mauritius.

MGF/193 NBAF-S
Jonathan Bridle, University of Bristol
Evolutionary responses to climate change in butterflies with contrasting ecology.

MGF/192 NBAF-S
John Altringham, University of Leeds
Genetic diversity and differentiation in swarming bat species in Europe.

MGF/190 NBAF-E
Barbara K Mable, University of Glasgow
Developing a genetic basis for management of wild-dog populations.

MGF/189 NBAF-E
Barbara K Mable, University of Glasgow
Mating systems and genetic diversity in Arabidopsis lyrata.

MGF/188 NBAF-S
John Grahame, University of Leeds
Dynamics of the Littorina saxatilis hybrid zone.

MGF/187 NBAF-S
David MacDonald, University of Oxford
To what degree are the offspring of a mated pair of gibbons (Hylobates algilis albibarbis) the genetic offspring of both adults in the mated pair?

MGF/186 NBAF-S
Jason Wolf, University of Manchester
Signals of genetic quality in a genetically heritable social environment.

MGF/185 NBAF-E
Peter Kille, University of Cardiff
EST profiling of the aquatic sentinel, Gammarus pulex.

MGF/184 NBAF-S
Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
The colonisation of America by a cosmopolitan shorebird.

MGF/183 NBAF-S
Tamas Szekely, University of Bath
Molecular ecology of South American plovers.

MGF/181 NBAF-S
Brent Emerson, University of East Anglia
Speciation in marine fishes: a molecular genetic analysis of Hamlets.

MGF/176 NBAF-L
Nicholas Mann, University of Warwick
Development of an oligonucleotide microarray for the use in comparative genomics of marine cyanophages.

MGF/174 NBAF-L
Stuart Egginton, University of Birmingham
The mechanism of cold-induced angiogenesis in freshwater carp.

MGF/173 NBAF-L
David Scanlan, University of Warwick
P supply and phage infection in marine Synechococcus.

MGF/170 NBAF-L
Mike Allen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Transcriptional analysis of the viral infection of a Cafeteria species.

MGF/169 NBAF-L
Mark Osborn, University of Sheffield
Development of a functional gene array (FGA) to study bacterial nitrate reducing communities in estuarine sediments.

MGF/168 NBAF-L
Martin Taylor, University of Wales, Bangor
The identification of differentially expressed genes in response to smoltification in Salmo trutta.

MGF/167 NBAF-L
Simon Creer, University of Wales, Bangor
Phylochip development for the rapid identification of littoral meiofaunal communities.

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Applications approved in 2006

MGF/165 NBAF-S
Jens Krause, Leeds University
Comparing genetic relatedness in social networks of wild guppies across populations.

MGF/164 NBAF-L
Andrew Whiteley, CEH

MGF/163 NBAF-L
Nicholas Mann, University of Warwick

MGF/162 NBAF-L
Gordon Cramb, University of St Andrews

MGF/161 NBAF-L
Richard Balment, University of Manchester

MGF/160 NBAF-L
Charles Tyler, University of Exeter

MGF/158 NBAF-S
Ian Hartley, University of Lancaster
Fitness consequences of family conflict in birds.

MGF/157 NBAF-S
Jane K Hill, York
Consequences of changes in genetic diversity during climate-driven range shifts.

MGF/155 NBAF-E/L
Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
cDNA Library construction and characterisation in sexual and asexual ostracods, Eucypris virens.

MGF/154 NBAF-E
Frithjof Kupper, Scottish Association for Marine Science
Taxonomic revision and DNA barcoding of the Culture collection of algae and protozoa.

MGF/153 NBAF-S
John Ewen, Institute of Zoology
Sperm competition, sperm quality and inbreeding in an endangered species, the hihi Notiomystis cincta

MGF/152 NBAF-E
Kirsten Wolff, University of Newcastle
Population structure and migratory routes in the red wing: a preliminary analysis of mitochondrial DNA variation.

MGF/150 NBAF-E
Wolfgang Wuster, University of Wales, Bangor
Evolution of snake venom composition: causes, correlates and consequences.

MGF/149 NBAF-S
Keith Hamer, Leeds University
Sex-specific parental effort in pursuit-diving seabirds: a comparative analysis of guillemots and razorbills.

MGF/140 NBAF-S
Tamas Skekely, Bath University
Kinship and parental conflit in Kentish plover.

MGF/124 NBAF-S
>Catherine Walton, Manchester University
Out of Africa (and into Asia).

MGF/123 NBAF-L
Lynne Sneddon, University of Liverpool
Transcript correlates of an evolutionarily relevant behavioural trait.

MGF/122 NBAF-E
Green, Dunstaffnage
Total bacterial diversity of the coccolithophores Emiliania huxleyi and Coccolithus braarudii.

MGF/121 NBAF-L
Terry Burke, University of Sheffield
The role of miRNAs in the response to hormone concentration in chicken eggs.

MGF/119 NBAF-S
Tom Tregenza, Exeter University
Natural and sexual selection in a wild population of field crickets.

MGF/118 NBAF-E
Steve Paterson, University of Liverpool
A life-time of attrition; post-genomic analyses of ecological and evolutionary processes in nematode-vertebrate systems.

MGF/117 NBAF-E
William Wilson, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Ecological and functional importance of novel virus genes expressed during infection of the globally important microalga, Emiliania huxleyi.

MGF/116 NBAF-S
Andrew Bennett, Bristol University
Proximate and ultimate causes of plumage colour variation in an avian ring species.

MGF/115 NBAF-S
David Richardson, University of East Anglia
Developing a class II major histocompatibility complex screening method to investigate parasite mediated selection in the Seychelles warbler.

MGF/114 NBAF-S
Ian Owens, Imperial College, London
Genetic basis of condition dependence in a wild bird.

MGF/113 NBAF-L
Prosser, University of Aberdeen
Aquatic microbial metagenomes and biogeochemical cycles.

MGF/110 NBAF-L
Ralph Tolrian, Lancaster University
The genetic basis of phenotypic plasticity in Daphnia pulex.

MGF/109 NBAF-L
Eran Tauber, Leicester University
Genome wide expression analysis of genes involved in seasonal diapause in Drosophila.

MGF/108 NBAF-L
Declan Schroeder, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
A genomic approach to characterise the lysogenic nature of Phaeoviruses.

MGF/107 NBAF-L
Tom Pottinger, CEH Lancaster
Does reduced reproductive fitness in estrogen-exposed sticklebacks reflect alterations in gene expression?

MGF/104 NBAF-L
>Barbara Mable, Glasgow University
Gene expression changes associated with inbreeding in Arabidopsis lyrata.

MGF/100 NBAF-E
Mark Hodson, Reading University
2000 earthworm Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs): Sequence identifiers of lead responsive genes.

MGF/99 NBAF-E
John Craft, Glasgow University
Identifying and defining the bases of individual and population susceptibility to environmental pollutants: an integrated “omic” approach.

MGF/98 NBAF-E
Lynne Boddy,Cardiff University
Gene expression changes during interspecific interactions between saprotrophic basidiomycetes.

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Applications approved prior to 2006 – Sheffield only

MGF/097
Jim Groombridge, Kent University
Historical genetic profiles for extinct and surviving Hawaiian bird populations: genotyping feathers from 230-year-old ceremonial capes.

MGF/095
Sonja Clegg, Imperial University
Genetics and ecology of phenotypic evolution: island-dwelling birds as a model system.

MGF/094
John Altringham, Leeds University
Population ecology and mating patterns in Daubenton´s bats.

MGF/093
Tomasso Pizzari, Oxford University
Post-insemination sexual selection in the fowl: basic mechanisms and epistatic factors.

MGF/092
Jonathon Silvertown, Open University
Edaphic and climatic causes of population genetic structure in the Park Grass Experiment.

MGF/091
Graham Stone, Edinburgh
Host choice and population substructure in generalist parasitoids in cynipid oak galls.

MGF/090
Jeremy Field, University College, London
Genetic structure and reproductive conflicts in Microstigmus wasp colonies.

MGF/088
Ian Owens, Imperial College, London
Testing the role of drift versus selection n the divergence of South-Pacific Zosterops.

MGF/086
Gary Carvalho, Bangor
Gene flow in Antarctic fishes.

MGF/085
Nina Wedell, Exeter
Co-evolutionary interactions between female mating frequency and selfish genetic elements.

MGF/084
Ian Hardy, Nottingham
Competition and coexistence among vultures: from individual behaviour to conservation ecology.

MGF/082
James Bell, Aberystwyth, Wales
Are benthic estuarine populations self-recruiting?

MGF/081
Kate Buchanan, Cardiff
Endocrine control of chick behaviour and growth in the pied flycatcher.

MGF/080
Tamas Székely, Bath
Kinship and sexual conflict over parental care in the Kentish plover.

MGF/079
Ian Owens, Imperial, London
Island-dwelling races of white-eye as a model for understanding evolution of coloration: phylogeography, adaptation and neutral processes.

MGF/078
Steve Rossiter, Queen Mary, London
Impact of social behaviour on population genetic structure: a comparative study of continuous population.

MGF/077
John Altringham, Leeds
Is genetic diversity in bats related to their abundance, flight morphology/ecology and the availability of mating sites?

MGF/076
Jim Groombridge, Kent at Canterbury
Historical bottlenecking in the Seychelles kestrels: microsatellite genotyping of 140-year-old pre-bottleneck museum specimens.

MGF/072
Chris Barnard, Nottingham
Population substructing, genetic isolation and immunity trades-offs in rodents.

MGF/071
Mike Bruford, Cardiff
Phylogeny and conservation genetics of nocturnal lemurs in Northwestern Madagascar.

MGF/070
David Macdonald, Oxford
The breeding system of the European badger Meles meles in a high-density population.

MGF/069
Michèle Clarke, Nottingham
Paternity, relatedness and gene flow in the critically endangered Madagascar Fish Eagle.

MGF/067
Ben Hatchwell, Sheffield
Life history, demography and kin selection in social birds: from individuals to populations.

MGF/066
Michèle Clarke, Nottingham
Historical distribution and population genetics of the British Golden Eagle.

MGF/065
John Bishop, Plymouth
The reproductive fate of migrants between sessile invertebrate populations.

MGF/063
Mike Ritchie, St Andrews
Identifying the causes of geographic variation; a multi-level analysis involving GIS and DNA.

MGF/061
Joanna Freeland, Open University
Metapopulation genetics of the Garden Tiger Moth.

MGF/060
John Altringham, Leeds
Is genetic diversity in Natterer’s bat maintained by seasonal mating events at cases?

MGF/059
Tom Tregenza, Leeds
How polyandrous are crickets in the field?

MGF/058
Katherine Buchanan, Cardiff
Endocrine control of chick behaviour and growth in the pied flycatcher.

MGF/055
Roger Butlin, Leeds
Impact of forest fragmentation on the genetics of isolated populations of Sabethes mosquitoes.

MGF/051
Phil Gilmartin, Leeds
Fluorescent genotyping to determine paternity in figs.

MGF/049
Tom Tregenza, Leeds
How do polyandrous females avoid costs of inbreeding?

MGF/047
Jamie Stevens, Exeter
Biodiversity and molecular ecology of Dartmoor Brown Trout (Salmo trutta).

MGF/042 (Extension to SMGF/029)
Nick Davies, Cambridge
Nest guarding versus mate guarding : a trade-off between defence against cuckoos and cuckoldry for male reed warblers?

MGF/041
Clive Catchpole, Royal Holloway, London
Male song quality and maternal investment in song birds.

MGF/040
Lukas Keller, Glasgow
Evolutionary consequences of population genetic structure in a parasitic nematode.

MGF/039
John Croxall, British Antartic Survey
Can differences in stable isotope levels be used to detect sex-specific variation in foraging areas or diets of Antartic seabirds?

MGF/038
Richard Phillips, British Antartic Survey
Maintenance of reversed sexual size dimorphism in brown skuas.

MGF/036
Jonathon Silvertown, Open University
Local adaption and metapopulation dynamics of plants.

MGF/035
Keith Hamer, Durham
Reproductive effort in common and arctic terns (extension to MGF027).

MGF/033
Gareth Jones, Bristol
Genetic consequences of polygyny in a colonial philopatric mammal.

SMGF/031
Roger Butlin, Leeds
Impact of forest fragmentation on the genetics of isolated populations of Sabethes mosquitoes.

SMGF/030
Phil Gilmartin, Leeds
Paternity and gene flow in Ficus sycomorus.

SMGF/029
Nick Davies, Cambridge
Nest guarding versus mate guarding : a trade-off between defence against cuckoos and cuckoldry for male reed warblers?

SMGF/028
Tim Roper, Sussex
Identification of individual badgers Meles meles using DNA obtained from faeces.

SMGF/027
Keith Hamer, Durham
Parental investment in common and Arctic terns.

SMGF/026
Chris Faulkes, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
Sneaking and sperm competition in the bitterling.

SMGF/024
Francis Ratnieks, Sheffield
Genetics of anarchistic honey bees.

SMGF/023
Ian Hartley, Lancaster
Mechanisms for paternal control of sibling rivalry in birds.

SMGF/022
Alan Hildrew, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
Population biology in fragmented habitats: Dispersal, divergence and relatedness in two abundant caddisflies.

SMGF/021
Fiona Hunter, Sheffield
Sex differences in ornament expression and sex ratio determination in Aethia auklets.

SMGF/020
Jamie Stevens, Exeter
Population genetics of parasitic mites of medical and veterinary importance.

SMGF/019
Andrew Balmford, Cambridge
Mating behaviour in spotted bowerbirds.

SMGF/018
Richard Nichols, Queen Mary & Westfield College (University of London)
Population genetics and conservation of a Mauritius skink.

SMGF/016
John Altringham, Leeds
Spatial and sexual segregation and mating success in bats.

SMGF/015
David Bilton, Plymouth
Genetic diversity in Gracilariopsis longissima populations impacted by trace metals.

SMGF/014
Tom Tregenza, Leeds
Benefits of multiple mates in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.

SMGF/013
Christopher Todd, St Andrews
Enrichment of microsatellites from sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis.

SMGF/012
Emma Cunningham, Cambridge
Forced copulation and sperm competition in the mallard, Anas platyrhynchos.

SMGF/011
Peter Evans, Durham
Age and sex differences in coastal habitat use by shorebirds.

SMGF/010
Fiona Hunter, Cambridge
Sperm competition and paternity protection in auklets.

SMGF/009
Ben Hatchwell, Sheffield
Paternity and parental care in the willow warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus.

SMGF/008
Ian Hartley, Lancaster
Brood sex ratio variation and extra-pair paternity in blue tits, Parus caeruleus.

SMGF/007
Ben Hatchwell, Sheffield
Behavioural mechanisms in the evolution of cooperative breeding.

SMGF/006
Tim Birkhead, Sheffield
Genotyping ejaculates and extra-pair paternity in the sand martin, Riparia riparia.

SMGF/005
Chris Perrins, Oxford
Sex allocation in the great tit, Parus major.

SMGF/004
Francis Ratnieks, Sheffield
Mating frequency in the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris.

SMGF/003
Tim Birkhead, Sheffield
Population genetics and paternity of the colonial sociable weaver.

SMGF/002
Andrew Dixon, Sunderland
A study of mate choice in the reed bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus utilizing DNA markers.

SMGF/001
Clive Catchpole, Royal Holloway, London
Song as an indicator of age and extra-pair paternity using DNA profiling.