I am Marie Curie research fellow working on the ‘WildE’ research project. I am molecular ecologist and evolutionary biologist interested how environmental drivers shape populations at the phenotypic and molecular level. I received my PhD and the University of Edinburgh (Institute of Evolutionary Biology) in 2016 and I have since completed two postdoctoral positions. During my first postdoc at Bangor University, in collaboration with PollerGEN, I used eDNA methods to measure the biodiversity and quantity of airborne pollen, with a special focus on grasses and allergy (2016 – 2019). I recently completed a short project at Lund University measuring the biodiversity of fish and invertebrates in streams in southern Sweden, using eDNA metabarcoding (2019 -2020).
I am now working at ICM-CSIC on the MSCA funded research ‘WildE’. This project uses molecular tools to directly measure the rate of microevolution of ecologically important marine microbes to explore how globally important microbes will respond to climate change.
L. Jones, G.L. Brennan, A. Lowe, S. Creer, C.R. Ford, N. de Vere
Communications Biology, 4, 37. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01562-4
A. Makiola, Z.G. Compson, D.J. Baird, M.A. Barnes, S.P. Boerlijst, A. Bouchez, G.L. Brennan et al.
Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00197.
G.L. Brennan, C. Potter, N. de Vere, G.W. Griffith, C.A. Skjøth, N.J. Osborne, B.W. Wheeler, R.N. McInnes, Y. Clewlow, A. Barber, H.M. Hanlon, M. Hegarty, L. Jones, A. Kurganskiy, F.M. Rowney, C Armitage, B. Adams-Groom, C.R. Ford, G.M. Petch, The PollerGEN Consortium, and S. Creer.
Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3, 750–754, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0849-7.
F. Pennekamp, A. Iles, J. Garland, G. Brennan, U. Brose, U. Gaedke, U. Jacob, P. Kratina, B. Matthews, S. Munch, M. Novak, G.M. Palamara, B. Rall, B. Rosenbaum, A. Tabi, C. Ward, R. Williams, H. Ye, O. Petchey
Ecological Monographs, 89(2), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1359.
D. Xu*, G. Brennan*, L. Xu, X.W. Zhang, X. Fan, W.T. Han, T. Mock, A. McMinn, D.A. Hutchins, N. Ye (* These authors contributed equally)
Global Change Biology, 25, 629-639. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14467
G. Brennan, N. Colegrave, S. Collins
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(37), 9930-9935. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1703375114
G. Brennan, S. Collins
Nature Climate Change, 5, 892–897. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2682
G. Brennan, L. Kregting, G.E. Beatty, C. Cole, B. Elsäßer, G. Savidge, G., Provan
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, 11(95), 20140197. DOI: doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.0197
InvaSpecBaltic: Effects of invasive species on the Hanöbukten bay and Baltic Sea ecosystems – threats and opportunities Funding entity: Sweden Start: 01/05/2019 End: 31/08/2021
PollerGEN: Linking grass pollen biodiversity and human health: an environmental genomics approach. Funding entity: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Start: 01/03/2016 End: 31/08/2019
PhD & MASTER THESIS SUPERVISED
Author: Theophine Ottosson
Supervisor: Georgina Brennan
Institution: Lund University, Sweden
Author: Anna Egerton
Supervisor: Georgina Brennan
Institution: Bangor University, UK