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The Eizaguirre Lab

The Eizaguirre Lab

Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics

The Eizaguirre Lab

Conservation biology is one of the rare fields of biology where evolution has been too often neglected. The reason for it probably stands from the misconception that evolution does not act on a relevant time scale. In our lab, we aim to combine the fields of evolutionary and conservation biology to demonstrate the necessity to consider evolutionary  theories in conservation programs. Read more about our work with sea turtles and sticklebacks

Thanks to our dual approach combining a model and non-model system, we can develop new tools, whether ecological or genomic, that can directly be tested experimentally and then deployed to contribute to the protection of endangered species. 

Since 2010 we have been supporting sea turtle conservation groups in Cabo Verde, giving them the needed tools and knowledge to improve their conservation strategies and helping them to build a sustainable future for both sea turtles and local communities. During this time, we have collected thousands of genetic samples and we have created open-source resources that help sea turtle conservation all over the world.

If you are interested in some of our projects and would like to be part of the team, contact us to discuss possibilities or check the existing opportunities in our lab or with our partners in the field.


As part of our work, we create public resources set to help research and/or conservation groups worldwide.

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Wild-Live Streaming Makes A Splash!

Date added: Tuesday, November 22, 2022

New Comer: Dr. James Gilbert

With a bit of delay, it is time to introduce Dr. James Gilbert, who joined us before the summer. Here is a short introduction from James: 

Date added: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Get ready for BES 2022

As the British Ecological Society annual conference comes closer, Ceci, Stuart and Sam were informed they will be giving talks about their PhD projects. Great opportunities to show recent progress on cool topics! Enjoy the abstracts until the talks.

Date added: Saturday, October 22, 2022

New Comer

Last week our new team member, Jessica Wright, started her PhD. Here are a few words of introduction from Jess.

Date added: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

New Article

The successful collaboration with Dr. Schofield lab continues. In this new paper, we showed that loggerhead turtles can be used as umbrella species in the Mediterranean Sea for marine megafauna. We also tested the efficiency of the Natura2000 marine protected areas. Congratulations to Liam for leading this work!

Date added: Sunday, October 16, 2022

Where you will find us

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, Fogg Building 6.04
E1 4NS London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 6982

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