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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Ms Amy Jackson BSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student (SPITFIRE)

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Ms Amy Jackson is a postgraduate research student within Biological Sciences, at the University of Southampton.

• 2012 – 2015, University of Leeds, BSc (Hons) Zoology
• 2015 – 2016, Imperial College London, MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
• 2018 – present, University of Southampton and the Natural History Museum (UK), PhD Evolutionary Biology

Research interests

My main research interests are speciation, evolutionary genetics, adaptation and island biogeography.

My PhD is investigating the evolution of a plant genus Descurainia, specifically those that are endemic to the Canary Islands. The project aims are to next-generation sequencing to understanding their patterns of evolution and the underlying evolutionary mechanisms behind high altitude adaptation.

Research project: Identification and analysis of speciation genes in island plants


Mark Chapman
Lorraine Williams
Mark Carine (NHM)

Research group

Ecology and Evolution

Affiliate research group

Mark Chapman's Lab

Ms Amy Jackson
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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