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Dr Africa Gomez

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Africa Gomez is a biologist whose research centres on the impact of sexual systems on population structure and phylogeography. She is interested in the evolution, ecology and natural history of aquatic invertebrates, especially those dispersing passively, which she investigates using molecular tools and genomic approaches. Africa is currently working on elucidating the impact of sexual system on sex chromosome evolution in Triops. She was previously a NERC Advanced Fellow at Hull. Africa has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. She obtained her PhD at the University of Valencia.

Postgraduate

Africa welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision in her specialist areas of research. Completed PhDs - Marta Maccari. 2017. Origin and evolution of Artemia reproductive and genetic diversity. IATS/CSIC, Spain and University of Hull. Co-supervised with Prof. Francisco Amat Domenech. CSIC and European Social Fund. Universitat de Valencia 20 September 2017. - Thomas Mathers. 2013. The genetics and evolutionary dynamics of reproductive mode in tadpole shrimps. University of Hull/NHM London. NERC CASE studentship. Co-supervised with Rob Hammond and Ronald Jenner. - Javier Montero Pau. 2012. Ecological and evolutionary impact of diapause on zooplankton. Universitat de València. Co-supervised with Prof Manuel Serra. - Raquel Ortells Bañeres. 2002. Diversidad genética y ecológica en especies crípticas de rotíferos: patrones y procesos. Universitat de València. Co-supervised with Prof Manuel Serra. Current PhD supervisions - Graham Sellers, start date 1/10/2015. Discovering and Monitoring Endangered Triops cancriformis Populations in Ephemeral Ponds. University of Hull PhD Studentships. Co-supervised with B Haenfling. Ongoing.

Journal Article

Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates

Montero-Pau, J., Gomez, A., & Serra, M. (2018). Founder effects drive the genetic structure of passively dispersed aquatic invertebrates. PeerJ, 6(12), https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6094

Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers

Franch-Gras, L., Hahn, C., García-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2018). Genomic signatures of local adaptation to the degree of environmental predictability in rotifers. Scientific reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34188-y

Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types

Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, e24556. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.24556

Diapausing egg banks, lake size, and genetic diversity in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis Müller (Rotifera, Monogononta)

Montero-Pau, J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2017). Diapausing egg banks, lake size, and genetic diversity in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis Müller (Rotifera, Monogononta). Hydrobiologia, 796(1), (77-91). doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2833-4. ISSN 0018-8158

Fifteen species in one: deciphering the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera, Monogononta) through DNA taxonomy

Mills, S., Alcántara-Rodríguez, J. A., Ciros-Pérez, J., Gómez, A., Hagiwara, A., Galindo, K. H., …Walsh, E. J. (2017). Fifteen species in one: deciphering the Brachionus plicatilis species complex (Rotifera, Monogononta) through DNA taxonomy. Hydrobiologia, 796(1), 39-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-016-2725-7