Dr. Eddy Dowle


Eddy Dowle received her PhD at Massey University (New Zealand) and has research interests in evolution, genomics and development.
Her work in the Gemmell lab focuses on using genomic techniques (transcriptomics and bi-sulphite sequencing) to understand how parasites manipulate their normally terrestrial hosts to seek water.
Her previous work has focused on using genomic techniques to explore genetic diversity and environmental adaptation in several invertebrate species.

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Dowle, E.J., R.R. Bracewell, M.E. Pfrender, K.E. Mock, B.J. Bentz, G.J. Ragland (2017). Reproductive isolation and environmental adaptation shape the phylogeography of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Molecular Ecology, 26; 21. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14342

Dowle, E.J., X. Pochon, J. C. Banks, K. Shearer, and S.A. Wood (2016). Targeted gene enrichment and high-throughput sequencing for environmental biomonitoring: a case study using freshwater macroinvertebrates. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16, 1240–1254. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12488

Dowle, E., X. Pochon, N. Keeley, and S.A. Wood (2015). Assessing the effects of salmon farming seabed enrichment using bacterial community diversity and high throughput sequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 91 (8). https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv089

Dowle, E.J., M. Morgan-Richards, F. Brescia, and S.A. Trewick (2015). Correlation between shell phenotype and local environment suggests a role for natural selection in the evolution of Placostylus snails. Molecular Ecology, 24(16): p. 4205-4221. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13302


Dowle, E.J., M. Morgan-Richards, and S.A. Trewick (2014). Morphological differentiation despite gene flow in an endangered grasshopper. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14(1): p. 1-15. doi:  10.1186/s12862-014-0216-x

Dowle, E.J., M. Morgan-Richards, and S.A. Trewick (2013). Molecular evolution and the latitudinal biodiversity gradient. Heredity, 110(6): p. 501-510. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.4