Dave_Lunt

Dr Dave Lunt

Senior lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Dave Lunt researches the fundamental evolutionary processes causing genomes to differ between individuals, species, and across the diversity of life.

He is a member of the EvoHull: Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics research group, and he applies genome sequencing to a range of both fundamental and applied problems.

Dave is a strong advocate for open and reproducible science.

Journal Article

Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding

Macgregor, C. J., Kitson, J. J., Fox, R., Hahn, C., Lunt, D. H., Pocock, M. J., & Evans, D. M. (2019). Construction, validation, and application of nocturnal pollen transport networks in an agro-ecosystem: a comparison using light microscopy and DNA metabarcoding. Ecological entomology, 44(1), 17-29. doi:10.1111/een.12674

Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding

Kitson, J. J. N., Hahn, C., Sands, R. J., Straw, N. A., Evans, D. M., & Lunt, D. H. (2019). Detecting host-parasitoid interactions in an invasive Lepidopteran using nested tagging DNA metabarcoding. Molecular ecology, 28(2), 471-483. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14518

Comparative genomics of apomictic root-knot nematodes: hybridization, ploidy, and dynamic genome change

Szitenberg, A., Salazar-Jaramillo, L., Blok, V. C., Laetsch, D. R., Joseph, S., Williamson, V. M., …Lunt, D. H. (2017). Comparative genomics of apomictic root-knot nematodes: hybridization, ploidy, and dynamic genome change. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(10), 2844-2861. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx201

Merging DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis to understand and build resilient terrestrial ecosystems

Evans, D. M., Kitson, J. J. N., Lunt, D. H., Straw, N. A., & Pocock, M. J. O. (2016). Merging DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis to understand and build resilient terrestrial ecosystems. Functional ecology, 30(12), 1904-1916. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12659

Genetic drift, not life history or RNAi, determine long term evolution of transposable elements

Szitenberg, A., Cha, S., Opperman, C. H., Bird, D. M., Blaxter, M. L., & Lunt, D. H. (2016). Genetic drift, not life history or RNAi, determine long term evolution of transposable elements. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(9), 2964-2978. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw208

Postgraduate supervision

Dave welcomes PhD applications in bioinformatics, phylogenomics, or genomic molecular evolution.