Academic Staff

Dr Alex Dumbrell Molecular Ecologist and Bioinformatician

Position in departmentJoint Research Group Convenor (Ecology & Environmental Microbiology)
Staff positionSenior Lecturer
Emailadumb@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 872539
Fax2592
Room4.18
Biography

2016 -            - Senior Lecturer (University of Essex)

2010 - 2016 - Lecturer (University of Essex)

2009 - 2010 - Visiting Research Fellow (Radboud University Nijmegen)

2007 - 2009 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow (University of York)

2002 - 2006 - Ph.D. (University of York)

2001 - 2002 - M.Sc. (University of Wales, Bangor)

1998 - 2001 - B.Sc. hons (University of Wales, Bangor)

See: scholar.google.co.uk/citations for details.

Research interests
  • Community ecology (focus on microbial systems)
  • Theoretical ecology (focus on models of biodiversity)
  • Molecular ecology (focus on next generation sequencing)
  • Macroecology (focus on examining patterns of biodiversity in microbial systems)
  • Spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity
  • Biodiversity-Ecosystem service/function relationships
  • Species abundance distributions and species area relationships
  • Biodiversity models (i.e. niche and neutral theories)
  • Next generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics in ecological research
  • Metagenetics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Soil biodiversity and function
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and other symbiotic systems
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