Imperial College London

Mr James Ewan Evans

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

e.evans23

 
 
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Location

 

Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a PhD student of insect biodiversity genomics. More specifically, I am investigating the origins of the phylogenetic diversity of insects in the tropical forests of the world, primarily focusing on Coleoptera (beetles), arguably the largest radiation on Earth. This research will contribute to the taxonomic characterisation of a largely unknown realm of biodiversity and the study of global patterns and conservation priorities on an ecosystem scale. I am primarily based at the Natural History Museum (NHM), as well as the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. I am also a member of cohort 10 of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP (SSCP DTP). My work is supervised by Professor Alfried Vogler.

I completed my Integrated Master's degree in Biodiversity & Conservation at University College London in 2023, during which I conducted my Master's research project titled "Investigating the Lake Tanganyika radiation of African Mastacembelus spiny eels using genomic data".