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Dr Thomas H G Ezard PhD, MRes, BSc

Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology

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Dr Thomas H G Ezard is Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology within Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton.

Career history

2012-present: NERC Advanced Fellow. Biological Sciences & Ocean and Earth Science, 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
Clementine McAteer
Marina Rillo
Ollie White

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Affiliate research groups

Marine Biology and Ecology, 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

Honorary Treasurer (Elect) for British Ecological Society (from 2016)
Member of COMPADRE/COMADRE Core Committee on data-driven comparative demography
Member of Scientific Committee (Symposium Convenor) for FORAMS 2018
Member of Regius Professorship Search Committee
Member of Senate (2015-2017)

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:

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