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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 main research interests focus on how genetic variation is distributed across species ranges, and the effects of past, present and future climate change on levels and patterns of intraspecific diversity.  Click here for more detail.

Other Information
Member of the NERC Peer Review College (2004-2012)
Subject Editor (Phylogeography) - BMC Evolutionary Biology
Editorial Review Board - Molecular Ecology
Editorial Board - New Journal of Botany