Dr Rob Hammond

Rob Hammond

Lecturer
Leptothorax acervorum queen
Leptothorax acervorum: green, blue and pink painted queens, unpainted workers and developing brood

Adrian Building, Room 228b

Telephone:

internal:  5302
external: +44 (0)116 2525302
fax: 0116 2525330

Email: rh225@le.ac.uk

Teaching

  • BS3073, Molecular Ecology and Evolution (convenor)
  • BS3058, Practical Wildlife Conservation (convenor)
  • BS2078, Field Biology: A Field Guide to Evolution (Field trip to Mallorca)
  • BS2076, Evolutionary and Developmental Biology
  • BS2077, Neurobiology and Animal Behaviour
  • BS1070, Adaptation and Diversity

Research

  • The evolution of complex traits, such as social organization and sexual mode, and the role of both genes and environment on these traits.
  • The effect of gene expression in diploid and haploid life stages / genders on rates of evolution.
  • The dynamics and resolution of social conflicts within animal societies.

I am interested in the evolution of complex traits, such as social organization and sexual mode, and the role of both genes and environment on these traits.  I am also interested in the dynamics and resolution of social conflicts within animal societies.

Current projects

  • The role of genes and social environment in regulating social organisation (Ben Braim's BBSRC funded PhD studentship, co-supervisor Prof. Bambos Kyriacou, Dept Genetics, University of Leicester)
  • RAD marker association mapping of polymorphic social organisation (NBAF627; with Ben Braim, & Dr Yannick Wurm, QMW, U of London)
  • The evolution of reproductive mode in mixed mating tapole shrimps, Triops cancriformis (Tom Mathers' NERC CASE funded PhD, with Dr A Gomez, U of Hull & Dr R Jenner, NHM)
  • Unmasking the effects of ploidy limited expression (Mark Harrison's NERC funded PhD, co-supervised by Dr Eamonn Mallon, Dept Biology, University of Leicester)
  • Faster-haploid? Testing the evolutionary effects of ploidy-limited expression (NBAF829; with Mark Harrison & Dr Eamonn Mallon)

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Contact Details

Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

Adrian Building
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk

Head of Department
Professor Alison Goodall

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