The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences
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Dr Thomas H G Ezard PhD, MRes, BSc

NERC Advanced Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Thomas H G Ezard is NERC Advanced Senior Research Fellow within Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton.

Career history

2012-present: NERC Advanced Fellow. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2012-2013: Visiting Research Fellow. University of Surrey, UK.
2010-2012: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. 'The evolution of trans-generational effects'. University of Surrey, UK.
2007-2010: Post-Doctoral Research Associate:'Macroevolution in Planktonic Foraminifera'. Imperial College London, UK.

Academic qualifications

2004-2007: Ph.D 'Interactions between Structure and Stochasticity in Demographic Models'. Imperial College London, UK.






Research interests

I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in how population and community structure interacts with environmental change to shape ecological and evolutionary dynamics. I do this by developing the interface of mathematical and statistical models.

Please visit my personal homepage for more information and downloads: Tom Ezard

PhD supervision

Anieke Brombacher
Rob Gandola
Marina Rillo
Ollie White
Anna Zincenko

Research group(s)

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Affiliate research group(s)

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS)

Research project(s)

An individual-based perspective on macroevolution

How variation among individuals generates variation among species.

Identifying the regulating factors of biodiversity in deep time

Identifying and investigating the underlying mechanisms that drive changes in biodiversity.

How does natural and anthropogenic disturbance change human population growth?

Understanding momentum as a driver of 21st century population health.

Using transcriptomics to understand adaptation and speciation in an island radiation

This studentship will use a homoploid hybrid Argyranthemum species from the Canary Islands as an exemplary scenario with which to investigate the genomics of adaptation, reproductive isolation and hybrid speciation.



BIOL3010 Topics in Ecology & Evolution 
BIOL6052 Advanced Quantitative Methods 
SOES2032 Palaeobiology

Professional Affiliations

2012-present: Member of British Ecological Society Review College
2011-2013: Early Career Representative on the INTECOL Local Organising Committee
2010-2013: Working group member of International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists
2009-2013: Early Career Representative, Trustee & Council Member, British Ecological Society


Dr Thomas H G Ezard
Biological Sciences Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Building 85, Room 6041 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ Research Group Site:

Room Number: NOCS/456-06

Telephone: (023) 8059 3639

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