Monday, April 8, 2013

New lab member for EXEB: Alice Evans

Alice Evans  started last week as a new Masters student at the lab and will be working on the genetics of the colour polymorphism of the blue tailed damselfly Ischnura elegans under the supervision of Maren Wellenreuther and Elin Videvall.

Below you can find a photo of the study species and Alice, and a description by Alice of her project.


Research Interests

I am broadly interested in all topics of molecular ecology, but particularly in conservation genetics, evolution and population genetics. I am currently undertaking a project on the genetics of colour polymorphism, using the damselfly Ischnura elegans as a model organism. I hope to isolate the gene region associated with colour polymorphism, and analyse the statistical differences between the three allele pools of different colour morphs, to improve our understanding of this phenomena in a mostly genetically unstudied organism.


Graeme R. Gillespie, Eddie Ahmad, Berjaya Elahan, Alice Evans, Marc Ancrenaz,
Benoit Goossens, Michael P. Scroggie. Conservation of amphibians in Borneo: Relative value of secondary tropical forest and non-forest habitats. 2012. Biological Conservation.

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