We study adaption and speciation in the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). In particular we are interested in studying how species converge due to mimicry, as a model for understanding the predictability of evolution, and the genetic and ecological causes of speciation. We also study the genetic basis of insecticide resistance in the agricultural pest, diamondback moth. Find out more about our research here
If you are interested in more information regarding Heliconius butterflies, please see www.heliconius.org. We have also established the Cambridge Evolutionary Genetics network to bring together like-minded researchers from across departments in Cambridge.