Dr Jeff Graves

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dyers Brae DB10, Lab 114
tel. 01334 463518/3358
fax. 01334 463600

Research interests: Behavioural Ecology and Molecular Ecology

Paternity and maternity in the communal nesting system of the ostrich, and paternity in monogamous species of birds. Molecular markers to look at the the effects of male mating strategies on gene flow in freshwater fish species. Phylogeny and population structure of Goodeid fish. Male mating success in bush crickets.

Research Group:

Visiting Professor Constatino Macias (University of Mexico)

Research Students:

Ms P Celis
Ms E Pariser
Ms V Islas

Funded collaborations:

NERC, BBSRC, British Council, Research Council of Norway, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento de Ciencia e Tecnologia de Brazil,



Olsen, MT, Islas, V, Graves, JA, Onoufriou, A, Vincent, C, Brasseur, S, Frie, AK & Hall, AJ 2017, 'Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol 27, no. 4, pp. 839-845. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2760
Manica, LT, Macedo, RH, Graves, JA & Podos, J 2017, 'Vigor and skill in the acrobatic mating displays of a Neotropical songbird' Behavioral Ecology, vol 28, no. 1, pp. 164-173. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arw143
Manica, LT, Graves, JA, Podos, J & Macedo, RH 2016, 'Multimodal flight display of a neotropical songbird predicts social pairing but not extrapair mating success' Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol 70, no. 12, pp. 2039-2052. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2208-x
Fietz, K, Galatius, A, Teilmann, J, Dietz, R, Frie, AK, Klimova, A, Palsbøll, PJ, Jensen, LF, Graves, JA, Hoffman, JI & Olsen, MT 2016, 'Shift of grey seal subspecies boundaries in response to climate, culling and conservation' Molecular Ecology, vol 25, no. 17, pp. 4097-4112. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13748
López-Rull, I, Lifshitz, N, Macías Garcia, C, Graves, JA & Torres, R 2016, 'Females of a polymorphic seabird dislike foreign-looking males' Animal Behaviour, vol 113, pp. 31-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.12.023
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