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Research interests

I am a theoretical evolutionary biologist interested in the evolution and ecology of hosts and their parasites. 

I am currently a NERC Independent Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath.

My research covers a broad range of topics in biology, including diversity, local adaptation, sexual selection, and the evolution of reproductive strategies (read a summary of my work or view my publications). I tweet (@bnashby) about my work and broad scientific issues, and I’m an ambassador for the “Ask for Evidence” campaign run by Sense about Science. My news page contains information on my latest papers and upcoming talks.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Visiting Scholar, University of California

Nov 2015Nov 2018


  • host-parasite
  • ecology
  • evolution
  • coevolution
  • evolutionary biology
  • resistance
  • infectivity
  • virulence
  • mate choice
  • STD
  • evolution of sex


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