Plant Evolutionary Ecology Lab

People & contacts

Current group members

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Dr Maria Clara Castellanos

Senior Lecturer in Evolution, Behaviour and Environment




Andrés Romero-Bravo

PhD researcher

Plant plasticity and local adaptation to new pollinators



Julia Gegunde

PhD researcher based in CIDE, Valencia (Spain);
co-supervised with Juli Pausas

Ecology and evolution of post-fire flowering



Rachael Davies

PhD researcher
based at the Millennium Seed Bank | Kew

Phylogenetic, ecological, and physiochemical correlates of seed lifespan

Current Masters Students


Tara Jeffery

Zoe Benefer

Jemma Galton

Ben Reason

 Past members


Dr Yedra García

PhD (2019) based at CIDE in Valencia (Spain);
co-supervised with Juli Pausas

Plant-animal interactions in fire-prone ecosystems

Currently postdoctoral researcher at Lund University

 Chris Mackin


Dr Christopher Mackin

PhD (2022)

Floral evolution after range expansions

Currently Lecturer at the University of Essex

Masters Students


Kaja Piekarska

Lucy Unwin

Xiangyu Yu

Alexandra Arthur-Worsop

Cheyenne Derwin

Oliver Dhakal

Tom Murphy