Dr Jennifer Rowntree
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Genetics and Applied Conservation
Principal investigator

I joined Manchester Metropolitan University as a senior lecturer in Ecological Genetics and Applied Conservation in 2016. After finishing my PhD in 2006, I worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens as a conservation officer managing an ex situ project for threatened UK plants. In 2011, I was awarded an NERC Fellowship to work on the genetics of species interactions, which I started at the University of York and then moved to the University of Manchester, where I became a lecturer in 2015. My research focuses on the value of biodiversity and conservation, population and community genetics with current projects spanning terrestrial and marine environments in temperate and tropical biomes.

Publications [links to Google Scholar]

Graduate students

Community genetics of mangrove ecosystem services

Gut microbial communities in social bees

Disease and population genetics of banana aphids

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Eastern black rhino population declines and diet

Postdoctoral researchers

 

Applications of next-generation sequencing techniques in conservation and ecology

Past members

 

Temporal dynamism in UK grassland communities

Ecological genetics of Neotropical mangroves

Ecological genetics of Heliconia and bromeliad phytotelm communities; Amazonian mammal diversity.

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