Jamie is interested in applying molecular techniques within conservation genetics and is currently a PhD candidate at DICE supervised By Dr Jim Groombridge and Dr Rob Ogden from RZSS. His project entitled 'RAD-sequencing and SNP genotyping to examine adaptation in globally invasive parakeets' seeks to identify signatures of positive selection in the ringneck parakeet Psittacula krameri in response to environmental change. Such selection may have facilitated the introductive or invasive success observed globally in the ringneck parakeet.
MRes2 (Nottingham University, UK) Advanced Genomics and Proteomics
MRes1 (University of Birmingham) Conservation Biology and Genetics
BSc (Hons) (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) Applied Zoology
Nilsson, Emeli M., Hernan P. Fainberg, Siew S. Choong, Thomas C. Giles, James Sells, Sean May, Fiona J. Stansfield et al. "Molecular Characterization of Adipose Tissue in the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)." PloS one 9, no. 3 (2014): e91717
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Ocean voyagers - the travels of northern rockhopper penguins across the high seas
In addition to caring for these charismatic ambassadors for their species, here at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) we have a vital role to play in protecting the remaining wild population of northern rockhopper penguins which are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Nature of Scotland award for Scottish Beavers
The Scottish Beavers project is the proud winner of a Nature of Scotland award! A timely celebration for the ten-year anniversary of this work, which is led via a partnership between RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT).