A McDevitt

Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation

School of Environment & Life Sciences

University of Salford

Genomics, Population genetics, Phylogeography, Mammals, Invasive species

I obtained my BSc (Honours) in Zoology in University College Dublin in 2003. I began my PhD in the same university that same year, using genetics to study the origins of Irish mammals. After completing my PhD in 2008, I undertook a short post-doc in Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland focussing on the origins and hybridisation in Irish deer. I then spent two years in the University of Calgary in Canada, working on the phylogeography and landscape genetics of caribou and elk. I then spent 2011 in the Mammal Research Institute in Poland on the phylogeography and landscape genetics of mustelids and voles. I was then awarded a Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship to study the range dynamics, ecological consequences and adaptation of an invasive shrew in Ireland. After commore...

PhD in Zoology (2008) BSc (Honours) in Zoology (2003) BSc in Science (2002)

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  1. Stojak, J, McDevitt, A, Herman, J, Krystufek, B, Uhlikova, J, Purger, J, Lavrenchenko, L, Searle, J and Wojcik, J 2016, 'Between the Balkans and the Baltic : phylogeography of a common vole mitochondrial DNA lineage limited to Central Europe' , PLoS ONE, 11 (12) , e0168621.
  2. Nally, J, Arent, Z, Bayles, D, Hornsby, R, Gilmore, C, Regan, S, McDevitt, A, Yearsley, J, Fanning, S and McMahon, B 2016, 'Emerging infectious disease implications of invasive mammalian species : the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is associated with a novel serovar of pathogenic Leptospira in Ireland' , PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 , e0005174.
  3. Gubili, C, Mariani, S, Weckworth, B, Galpern, P, McDevitt, A, Hebblewhite, M, Nickel, B and Musiani, M 2016, 'Environmental and anthropogenic drivers of connectivity patterns : a basis for prioritizing conservation efforts for threatened populations' , Evolutionary applications .
  4. Herman, J, Jóhannesdóttir, F, Jones, E, McDevitt, A, Michaux, J, White, T, Wojcik, J and Searle, J 2016, 'Post-glacial colonisation of Europe by the wood mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus : evidence of a northern refugium and dispersal with humans' , Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 120 (2) , pp. 313-332.
  5. Vega, R, McDevitt, A, Krystufek, B and Searle, J 2016, 'Ecogeographical patterns of morphological variation in pygmy shrews Sorex minutus (Soricomorpha: Soricinae) within a phylogeographic and continental-and-island framework' , Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119 (4) , pp. 799-815.
  6. Stojak, J, Wójcik, JM, Ruczyńska, I, Searle, JB and McDevitt, A 2016, 'Contrasting and congruent patterns of genetic structuring in two Microtus vole species using museum specimens' , Mammal Research, 61 (2) , pp. 141-152.
  7. Stojak, J, McDevitt, A, Herman, JS, Searle, JB and Wójcik, Jan M. 2015, 'Post-glacial colonization of eastern Europe from the Carpathian refugium : evidence from mitochondrial DNA of the common voleMicrotus arvalis' , Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115 (4) , pp. 927-939.
  8. Mullins, J, McDevitt, A, Kowalczyk, R, Ruczyńska, I, Górny, M and Wójcik, JM 2014, 'The influence of habitat structure on genetic differentiation in red fox populations in north-eastern Poland' , Acta Theriologica, 59 (3) , pp. 367-376.
  9. Michalczuk, J, McDevitt, A, Mazgajski, TD, Figarski, T, Ilieva, M, Bujoczek, M, Malczyk, P and Kajtoch, Ł 2014, 'Tests of multiple molecular markers for the identification of Great Spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers and their hybrids' , Journal of Ornithology, 155 (3) , pp. 591-600.
  10. Frantz, A C, McDevitt, A, Pope, L C, Kochan, J, Davison, J, Clements, C F, Elmeros, M, Molina-Vacas, G, Ruiz-Gonzalez, A, Balestrieri, A, Van Den Berge, K, Breyne, P, Do Linh San, E, Ågren, E O, Suchentrunk, F, Schley, L, Kowalczyk, R, Kostka, B I, Ćirović, D, Šprem, N, Colyn, M, Ghirardi, M, Racheva, V, Braun, C, Oliveira, R, Lanszki, J, Stubbe, A, Stubbe, M, Stier, N and Burke, T 2014, 'Revisiting the phylogeography and demography of European badgers (Meles meles) based on broad sampling, multiple markers and simulations' , Heredity, 113 (5) , pp. 443-453.