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Emma Carroll

Dr Emma Carroll

Research Fellow


University of St Andrews

Research summary

My current research involves combining genetic, demographic and population models to answer ecological and evolutionary questions about natural populations, with a focus on marine mammals. My Newton International Research Fellowship project is to investigate the influence of migratory culture on the global population structure of southern right whales. Using a combination of micro-chemical, maternal lineage and high-resolution genomics data, we will test the theory that maternally-directed fidelity to winter breeding and summer feeding grounds is a driver of connectivity.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Behaviour as a driver of connectivity in the marine environment

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

Value: £99,000

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