The Genetics of Migration lab was established in 2016 by Karl Wotton and is based at the Cornwall campus of the University Of Exeter. Our research focuses on the spectacular long-distance migrations of hoverflies, an economically important group of insects that provide dual ecosystem services of pollination and biological control of crop pests. Understanding the movement of these insects offers major opportunities to improve agricultural practices and to deepen our understanding of the genetics of migration. We work to identify the origin, evolution and function of migratory characteristics, an approach that unites the fields of genetics, developmental biology, behaviour and ecology.
If you are interested in PhD or Postdoc opportunities, or would like any further information, then please get in touch.
Centre for Ecology and Conservation,
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus,
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE, UK
Email: k.r.wotton [at] exeter.ac.uk
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