Dr Domino Joyce

Dr Domino Joyce

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

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

I teach a combination of genetics, behaviour and evolution, which reflects my research interests perfectly. I also lead our first year Science Communication module, and join our final year Field Studies scientific diving trip to somewhere with tropical coral reefs (e.g. Malaysia).

First year: Evolution*

Second year: Molecular Evolution & Genomics

Third year: Sex and Social Behaviour*, Field Studies

*module lead

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes

Meier, J. I., Stelkens, R. B., Joyce, D. A., Mwaiko, S., Phiri, N., Schliewen, U. K., …Seehausen, O. (2019). The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes. Nature communications, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z

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

Faber-Hammond, J. J., Renn, S. C., Venkatesh, B., Faber-Hammond, J. J., Bezault, E., Lunt, D. H., …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

The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater "twilight zone" of Lake Malawi

Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., Hahn, C., Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi. Evolution Letters, 1(4), 184-198. https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.20

Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish

Magalhaes, I. S., Smith, A. M., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish. Scientific reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41128

Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices?

Morrell, L. J., & Joyce, D. A. (2015). Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices?. F1000Research, 4, 64. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.6207.1

Research interests

I'm interested in the behavioural and genomic adaptations of animals (primarily freshwater fishes). Primarily this is because these adaptations can lead to the formation of new species, and understanding how species evolve is of fundamental importance to biodiversity and conservation. I use haplochromine cichlid fishes to study this. I'm also interested in the role that anthropogenic pressures can exert which may lead to evolutionary change in populations over time, and this includes research on Atlantic salmon.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Fish adaptation to depth: alternative splicing in the twilight zone?

Funder

Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Grant

£1,000.00

Started

28 May 2018

Status

Complete