University of Aberdeen
Current Position Senior Lecturer
Previous Position Junior Lecturer
Telephone +44 (0)1224 272403
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Omics and Informatics


Key Research Interests

  • Conservation Population Genomics of endangered Elasmobranchs
  • Marine spatial planning and population connectivity
  • Mechanisms and consequences of introgressions
  • Endocrine disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), pollution and steroidogenesis

Recent Key Papers

  • Adema, CM, Hillier LW, Jones CS, Loker ES, Knight M, Minx, P, O Guilherme, Raghavan N, Shedlock A (plus another 109 authors) (2017) Whole genome analysis of Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca, Lophotrochozoa), a snail intermediate host for transmission of schistosomiasis. Nature Comms, 8, 15451.
  • Baynes A, Kaur S, Lockyer AE, Jones CS, Noble LR, Routledge EJ, Jobling S. (2016) Steroid androgen exposure has no effect on reproductive physiology of Biomphalaria glabrata. PLoS ONE, 11 (7), e015952.
  • Veríssimo A, Sampaio I, McDowell JR, Alexandrino P, Mucientes G, Queiroz N, da Silva C, Jones CS, Noble LR.(2017) World without borders – genetic population structure of a highly migratory marine predator, the blue shark (Prionace glauca). Ecology and Evolution, 7 (13), 4768-4781.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership studentship 2018-2022; ‘What makes some species highly invasive? An experimental study in the major crop pest Arionid slugs’.
  • Joint funded Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) & School of Biological Sciences studentship 2018-2021; ‘Assessing MPA efficacy and adaptive management of the common skate’.
  • Marine Science Scotland (MSS) part-time studentship 2014-2019; ‘Development of an indicator framework applied to data-poor shellfish fisheries’
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Fenella Wood: An integrated approach to the conservation of an endangered elasmobranch in the North-East Atlantic.