The Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) is a new initiative building on St Andrews' strengths in fundamental and applied research into the origins and maintenance of biodiversity. The CBD has strong collaborative links with researchers found across the University in the Schools of Biology, Psychology, Geography & GeoSciences, Mathematics and Management.

For more information please visit the Centre for Biological Diversity home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Mating system manipulation and the evolution of sex-biased gene expression in Drosophila 

    Veltsos, Paris; Fang, Yongxiang; Cossins, Andrew R.; Snook, Rhonda R.; Ritchie, Michael Gordon (2017-12-12) - Journal article
    Sex differences in dioecious animals are pervasive and result from gene expression differences. Elevated sexual selection has been predicted to increase the number and expression of male-biased genes, and experimentally ...
  • Prevalence of multimodal species abundance distributions is linked to spatial and taxonomic breadth 

    Henriques Antão, Laura; Connolly, Sean R.; Magurran, Anne E.; Soares, Amadeu; Dornelas, Maria (2017-02) - Journal article
    Aim. Species abundance distributions (SADs) are a synthetic measure of biodiversity and community structure. Although typically described by unimodal logseries or lognormal distributions, empirical SADs can also exhibit ...
  • Community-level regulation of temporal trends in biodiversity 

    Gotelli, Nicholas; Shimadzu, Hideyasu; Dornelas, Maria; McGill, Brian; Moyes, Faye; Magurran, Anne E. (2017-07-26) - Journal article
    Many theoretical models of community dynamics predict that species richness (S) and total abundance (N) are regulated in their temporal fluctuations. Here we present novel evidence for widespread regulation of biodiversity. ...
  • A rare exception to Haldane's rule: are X chromosomes key to hybrid incompatibilities? 

    Moran, Peter; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Bailey, Nathan William (2017) - Journal article
    The prevalence of Haldane’s rule suggests that sex chromosomes commonly have a key role in reproductive barriers and speciation. However, the majority of research on Haldane’s rule has been conducted in species with ...
  • Identifying consistent allele frequency differences in studies of stratified populations 

    Wiberg, R. Axel W.; Gaggiotti, Oscar E.; Morrissey, Michael B.; Ritchie, Michael G. (2017-12) - Journal article
    1. With increasing application of pooled-sequencing approaches to population genomics robust methods are needed to accurately quantify allele frequency differences between populations. Identifying consistent differences ...

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