ResearcherDepartment of Biological & Environmental
About Leon Green
I'm studying the ecology and evolution of invasive species.
As environments change, organisms can acclimate and/or adapt (through genetic changes in their offspring). The same thing also occurs when a species is translocated to a novel environment. The study of non-native (and invasive) species can therefore tell us a lot about how species cope with a changing environment.
In my research, I'm is using the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) as a model. This species is Sweden's first truly marine invasive fish, and knowledge regarding their spread and ecosystem effects are very important for management purposes.
I use a multitude of techniques in my research, but a lot of focus lately has been on non-invasive sampling in the wild using remote camera systems to record community composition and species interactions between native fish and the invasive round goby.
- Environmental adaptation of fishes physiology and behaviour.
- Evolution and speciation.
- Citizen science and outreach.
- Developing scientific diving techniques.
A novel method for measuring acute thermal tolerance in fish
Molecular, behavioural and morphological comparisons of sperm adaptations in a fish with alternative reproductive
A decade of progress in marine evolutionary
Invader at the edge - Genomic origins and physiological differences of round gobies across a steep urban salinity
The first record of the invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus in the Aegean Basin,
Apostolos Apostolou, Boris Velkov, Leon Green
Journal of Applied Ichthyology - 2022
Ancestral Sperm Ecotypes Reveal Multiple Invasions of a Non-Native Fish in Northern
Sperm performance limits the reproduction of an invasive fish in novel
Alternative reproductive tactics are associated with sperm performance in invasive round goby from two different salinity
Evidence of rapid adaptive trait change to local salinity in the sperm of an invasive
Reproductive traits in euryhaline gobies: insights into physiology, adaptations and biological
Sperm-duct gland content increases sperm velocity in the sand
Evolution of marine organisms under climate change at different levels of biological
B. P. Harvey, B. Al-Janabi, S. Broszeit, R. Cioffi, A. Kumar, M. Aranguren-Gassis, A. Bailey, Leon Green, C. M. Gsottbauer, E. F. Hall, M. Lechler, F. P. Mancuso, C. O. Pereira, E. Ricevuto, J. B. Schram, L. S. Stapp, S. Stenberg, L. T. Santa Rosa
Water - 2014
Elevated carbon dioxide alters the plasma composition and behaviour of a