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cytisus scopariusWe are a small but diverse group of researchers studying a variety of questions in ecology, evolution, epidemiology and the environmental sciences. We are interested in community ecology, ecological specialisation, genomics, symbiosis, vector-borne diseases, and biodiversity informatics.  Our work involves field and laboratory experiments, mathematical modelling and web-based bioinformatics. On this site you can find information about the different projects currently running in the group, what we have done in the past, our recent publications, and the people who carry out the research.

Recent selected publications

Parker, B.J., Hrček, J., McLean, A.H.C. & Godfray, H.C.J. 2017. Genotype specificity among hosts, pathogens, and beneficial microbes underlies symbiont mediated protection. Evolution 71, 1222-1231 [DOI: 10.1111/evo.13216].

Beaghton, A., Hammond, A., Nolan, T., Crisanti, A., Godfray, H,C.J., Burt, A. 2017. Requirements for driving anti-pathogenic effector genes into vector populations by homing.  Genetics 205, 1587-1596 [DOI: 1534/genetics.116.197632].

North, A. & Godfray, H.C.J. 2017. The dynamics of disease in a metapopulation, the role of dispersal range.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 418, 57-65 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.01.037].

Eckhoff, P.A, Wenger, E.A., Godfray, H.C.J. & Burt, A. 2016. Impact of mosquito gene drive on malaria elimination in a computational model with explicit spatial and temporal dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA. 114, E255-E264 [DOI: 1073/pnas.1611064114]

Hancock, P.A., White, V.L., Ritchie, S.A., Hoffmann, A.A. & Godfray, H.C.J.  2016.  Predicting Wolbachia invasion dynamics in Aedes aegypti populations using models of density-dependent demographic traits.  BMC Biology 14, 96[DOI: 10.1186/s12915-016-0319-5]

Springmann, M., Mason-D’Croz, D., Robinson, S., Godfray, H.C.J., Rayner, M. & Scarborough, P. 2016. Mitigation potential and global health impacts from emissions pricing of food commodities. Nature Climate Change  [DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3155].

Godfray, H.C.J., Mason-D’Croz, D. & Robinson, S., Food system consequences of a fungal disease epidemic in a major crop. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B. 371: 20150467 [DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0467]

Hrček, J., McLean, A.H.C., & Godfray, H.C.J. 2016. Symbionts modify interactions between insects and natural enemies in the field. Journal of Animal Ecology 85, 1605-1612  [DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12586]

McLean, A.H.C., & Godfray, H.C.J. 2016. The outcome of competition between two parasitoid species is influenced by a facultative symbiont of their aphid host.  Functional Ecology [DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12781]

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