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Sex-related responses of blue mussels to the plasticiser DEHP under climate change scenarios (2023)
Thesis
Mincarelli, L. F. (2023). Sex-related responses of blue mussels to the plasticiser DEHP under climate change scenarios. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4436320

Climate change and plastic pollution are both pressing environmental issues. Little is known, however, about the combined effect of climate change conditions (such as global warming and ocean acidification) and plastic contaminants (such as the addit... Read More about Sex-related responses of blue mussels to the plasticiser DEHP under climate change scenarios.

‘What did I just see?’ : an exploration of urban green space values through observation and park managers interview (2020)
Thesis
Hendarta, N. R. (2020). ‘What did I just see?’ : an exploration of urban green space values through observation and park managers interview. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4223623

The urban green space (UGS) provides a variety of benefits for both the visitors (human-wellbeing values) and the urban wildlife on site (wildlife conservation values). However, managing the balance between the two values can be challenging and often... Read More about ‘What did I just see?’ : an exploration of urban green space values through observation and park managers interview.

Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations (2019)
Journal Article
Tarazona, E., Hahn, C., Franch-Gras, L., García-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., & Gómez, A. (2019). Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations. Scientific reports, 9(1), Article 19646. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56100-y

Elucidating the genetic basis of phenotypic variation in response to different environments is key to understanding how populations evolve. Facultatively sexual rotifers can develop adaptive responses to fluctuating environments. In a previous evolut... Read More about Ecological genomics of adaptation to unpredictability in experimental rotifer populations.

Molecular monitoring and conservation genomics of the tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis (2019)
Thesis
Sellers, G. S. (2019). Molecular monitoring and conservation genomics of the tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4221988

The tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis (Bosc, 1801) (Branchiopoda; Notostraca), is a temporary pool specialist invertebrate native to Europe classified as endangered across its distribution. Populations are threatened by habitat destruction through... Read More about Molecular monitoring and conservation genomics of the tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis.

Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates (2018)
Journal Article
Montero-Pau, J., Gomez, A., & Serra, M. (2018). Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates. PeerJ, 6(12), Article e6094. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6094

Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events, local adapta... Read More about Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates.

Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers (2018)
Journal Article
Franch-Gras, L., Hahn, C., García-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2018). Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers. Scientific reports, 8(1), Article 16051. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34188-y

Environmental fuctuations are ubiquitous and thus essential for the study of adaptation. Despite this, genome evolution in response to environmental fuctuations —and more specifcally to the degree of environmental predictability– is still unknown. Sa... Read More about Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers.

Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types (2018)
Journal Article
Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, e24556. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.24556

Efficient DNA extraction is fundamental to molecular studies. However, commercial kits are expensive when a large number of samples need to be processed. Here we present a simple, modular and adaptable DNA extraction ‘toolkit’ for the isolation of hi... Read More about Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types.

Genomic architecture of Triops cancriformis sex chromosomes in response to sexual system transition (2017)
Thesis
Orr, D. T. (2017). Genomic architecture of Triops cancriformis sex chromosomes in response to sexual system transition. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4220603

Sexually antagonistic selection has been suggested to be a leading factor in the reduction of intralocus sexual conflict and driver of sex chromosome evolution. Although the scarcity of empirical data makes it difficult to quantify the impact sexuall... Read More about Genomic architecture of Triops cancriformis sex chromosomes in response to sexual system transition.