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Dr Jennifer Rowntree (BSc, MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Dr Jennifer Rowntree

Role: Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7218

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,




I am a plant evolutionary ecologist interested the genetics of species interactions, the value of genetic diversity in ecological communities, conservation projects and in the provision of ecosystem services.

My work is currently focused on the ecological consequences of genetic variation, primarily in a parasitic plant (yellow rattle) - host system. At the moment, I am working in the field looking at natural populations of yellow rattle, in the greenhouse where I am manipulating specific combinations of host and parasitic plants and in the lab where I am using molecular markers. Previously, I have worked as a conservation officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

I am happy to work in both temperate and tropical systems and have taught for a number of years on tropical ecology field courses in Belize and Ecuador.

If you are interested in finding out more about my work or have a project you would like to do in my lab please get in touch.