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Dr. Jim Provan

Dr. Jim Provan

Reader in Evolutionary Genetics

BSc. Biochemistry (Hons), 1992,
University of Glasgow;
PhD. Molecular Genetics, 1998;
University of Dundee.


Contact Information
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2280 (Direct line)
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Room: Medical Biology Centre - 05.016


Administrative responsibilities
Module coordinator, Level 3 Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics
Module coordinator, Level 1 Biological Diversity
Degree board convenor, B.Sc. Environmental Biology


I teach biodiversity and evolutionary genetics to undergraduates, and molecular ecology and conservation genetics to postgraduates.

Research Interests 
My research ranges from using phylogeographic approaches to elucidate the responses of species to previous climatic changes through the Ice Ages, through population genetic analyses of the impacts of present-day climate change on populations, to using next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches to determine the potential for populations to respond to future climate change.  Click here for more detail.

Other Information
Member of the NERC Peer Review College (2004-2012)
Associate Editor - Journal of Biogeography
Editorial Review Board - Molecular Ecology
Editorial Board - New Journal of Botany