Dr Siân Griffiths - MSc, PhD
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76422
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74116
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
My research focuses on the following themes in aquatic ecology, which link fundamental research to practical problems faced by conservation biologists and managers. The work uses a range of behavioural, ecological and molecular tools and investigates the interactions between individual behaviour and population processes that are essential for understanding and conserving natural biodiversity.
1. Behavioural ecology and the evolution of fish schooling
2. Consequences of climate change for salmonid ecology
3. Understanding kin recognition in fish: its survival advantages for individuals and its implications for patterns of genetic structure in populations
4. Mate-choice behaviour and the role of immune genes (particularly the Major Histocompatibility Complex, MHC)
Each theme is expanded under ‘Research’ above and collaborative work with various agencies is highlighted.