Dr Jennifer Rowntree
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Genetics and Applied Conservation
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]
Applications of next-generation sequencing techniques in conservation and ecology
Community genetics of mangrove ecosystem services
Gut microbial communities in social bees
Disease and population genetics of banana aphids
Daphne Jackson Fellow
Mangrove microbial interactions
Temporal dynamism in UK grassland communities
Ecological genetics of Neotropical mangroves
Ecological genetics of Heliconia and bromeliad phytotelm communities; Amazonian mammal diversity.
Eastern black rhino population declines and diet