Doctoral StudentDepartment of Marine
About James Reeve
I'm studying how new species form, by looking at the sea snail (Littorina saxatilis). Primarily I am building a map of how the genetics, size and shape vary across the North Atlantic and more locally in Sweden. This map will be compared with environmental measurements to determine what regions of the snail genome are leading to divergence among different "ecotypes" of snails.
I also have a more general interest in evolutionary theory, and am developing a computer simulation of the dynamics of inverted sections of the genome (i.e. inversions) in hybrid zones. Which may act as a "super-gene" for the creation of new species.