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The University of Southampton
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
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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. 

2017-date: Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology
2012-2017: NERC Advanced Fellow.
2010-2012: PDRA. University of Surrey.
2007-2010: PDRA. Imperial College London.
2004-2007: PhD., Imperial College London.
2003-2004: MRes. Environmental Biology, Universities of Dundee and St Andrews. 
1998-2003: BSc. Hons. Mathematics with German, University of St Andrews.

Research interests

I am an interested in how the structure of populations and communities interacts with environmental changes to determine ecological and evolutionary dynamics. To do this, I develop the interface between mathematical and statistical models and test them using data drawn from various modern and palaeontological systems.

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Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Affiliate research groups

Marine Biology and Ecology, Centre for Population Change

Research project(s)

PISTON: Does Developmental Plasticity Influence Speciation?

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.

Understanding diachroneity: Palaeoenvironmental controls on dispersal of planktonic foraminifera in the Plio-Pleistocene oceans

COMPADRE and COMADRE databases of population projection matrices

The contribution of plasticity to adaptive divergence: domestication as a model

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Book Chapter


SOES2032 Palaeobiology
SOES2036 Quantitative Methods in Marine Science
BIOL6052 Advanced Quantitative Methods 

Marine Biology Curriculum Chair
Member of OES Equality & Diversity Committee
Member of COMPADRE/COMADRE Core Committee
Honorary Treasurer for British Ecological Society

Dr Thomas H G Ezard
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/564/01

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