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



Lucy Unwin

SoCoBio PhD researcher

Understanding the genomics and ecology of floral nectar to enhance crop-pollinator interactions



Adrian Kaluka

UK Food Systems PhD researcher

The ecology of urban agriculture: a review of the factors that affect successful pollination in small scale food production (rotation project)

Current Masters Students

Mohammed Alajez

Nour Ghiti
 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

Past Masters Students


Tara Jeffery

Ben Reason

Kaja Piekarska

Cheyenne Derwin

Oliver Dhakal

Tom Murphy

Students co-supervised with Kew´s Millenium Seed Bank:

Zoe Benefer

Jemma Galton

Lucy Unwin

Xiangyu Yu

Alexandra Arthur-Worsop