Mr Christopher Dwane
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Mr Christopher Dwane

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

My research interests centre around understanding mechanisms of evolutionary adaptation to different environments, including local genetic adaptation and environmentally induced variation (plasticity).

My PhD project aims to characterise the thermal tolerance of the intertidal periwinkle Littorina saxatilis in the context of local adaptation across both latitudinal and vertical (shore height) gradients. My work incorporates both intensity and duration of thermal exposure to assess trade-offs between chronic and acute tolerance, as well as multiple life-history stages to assess whether thermal tolerance shifts occur during ontogeny.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, University of Plymouth (2013-16) Honours project title:

Exposure to predation threat causes maternal environmental effects in the freshwater gastropod Physa acuta

MRes Marine Biology, University of Plymouth (2016-17) Dissertation title:

Transgenerational plasticity and negative carryover effects in response to salinity in Daphnia magna

PhD Marine Science (2017-) Working Thesis title:

Assessing the sensitivity of marine invertebrates to climate change: an interdisciplinary approach



Professional membership

Society for Experimental Biology

Research interests

My PhD project aims to characterise the thermal tolerance of the intertidal periwinkle Littorina saxatilis in the context of local adaptation across both latitudinal and vertical (shore height) gradients. My work incorporates both intensity and duration of thermal exposure to assess trade-offs between chronic and acute tolerance, as well as multiple life-history stages to assess whether thermal tolerance shifts occur during ontogeny.

Supervisory Team: Dr Simon Rundle, Dr Manuela Truebano, Dr Oliver Tills

External collaborators: Dr Enrico Rezende (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile), Dr Emilio Rolán-Alvarez (University of Vigo), Dr Juan Galindo (University of Vigo)

Researchgate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Dwane