University of Aberdeen
Key Research Interests
- Eco-evolutionary dynamics of species’ life-histories and behaviours, with a current focus on (but not limited to)
dispersal, mating system and inbreeding.
- Species’ (animals, plants, microbes) eco-evolutionary responses to environmental changes such as habitat
fragmentation and climate change: development of theory and spatially- and genetically-explicit applied models.
- Effect of spatial structure and spatial processes on evolution of species’ adaptations and on populations and range
dynamics (e.g., invasive spread, range shifting…).
- Eco-evolutionary dynamics of species’ interactions
- Speciation, diversification and reverse speciation.
Recent Key Papers
- Bocedi, G., S. C. F. Palmer, G. Pe’er, R. K. Heikkinen, Y. G. Matsinos, K. Watts, and J. M. J. Travis. 2014. RangeShifter: a
platform for modelling spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics and species’ responses to environmental changes. Methods in
Ecology and Evolution 5:388–396.
- Urban, M. C., G. Bocedi, A. P. Hendry, J.-B. Mihoub, G. Peer, A. Singer, J. R. Bridle, et al. 2016. Improving the forecast for
biodiversity under climate change. Science 353: aad8466-aad8466.
- Bocedi, G., and J. M. Reid. 2017. Feed-backs among inbreeding, inbreeding depression in sperm traits, and sperm
competition can drive evolution of costly polyandry. Evolution 71:2786–2802.
Summary Title of Current Studentships
- Sexual selection in space: consequences for species’ responses to environmental changes.