Dr. David W. G. Stanton

David Stanton

Marie-Curie Research Fellow

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Email: david.stanton@nrm.se, dave.stanton84@gmail.com
Phone: +447749116653

Organisation: Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History

Publications: [Papers in Google Scholar]

Research Interests

My current research fellowship project investigates novel ways of predicting the effects of future climate change on the survival of animal species, focusing on wolves as a case study. Wolves have been forced to adapt to rapid changes in climate over the past c. 40,000 years: They are one of the few carnivores to have survived the Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions. This species appears to have undergone a population turnover event at some point in the past 30,000 years, when a morphologically and genetically distinct lineage went extinct, being replaced by the lineage of wolves that persists to the present day. We are describing the details of this extinction and replacement event, and determining the genetic processes that led to this difference between the two populations.

Brief CV

2018 – Present: Research Fellow, Swedish Museum of Natural History

2015 – 2018: Research Associate, Cardiff University

2014 – 2015: Administrative assistant on the journal Heredity. Cardiff University

2010 – 2014: Ph.D in Molecular Ecology, Organisms and Environment group. Cardiff University, UK. “Phylogeography, population genetics and conservation of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni)”

February 2007 – September 2010: Research assistant, Cardiff University

2004 – 2007: BSc. Biology. Cardiff University, UK. 2.1