Dr Dave Lunt

Dr Dave Lunt

Senior lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Summary

Dave Lunt researches the fundamental evolutionary processes causing genomes to differ between individuals, species, and across the diversity of life. He also investigates the application of modern approaches in genomics and bioinformatics to agriculture, medicine, and conservation.

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.

His main research site can be found at http://davelunt.net/

Dave is a strong advocate for open and reproducible science.

Recent outputs

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12674

The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species

Faber-Hammond, J. J., Bezault, E., Lunt, D. H., Joyce, D. A., & Renn, S. C. P. (2019). The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(10), 2856-2874. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz185

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

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

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

Postgraduate supervision

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