Samuel Gascoigne

Supervisors: Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez & Dr Irem Sepil

I am a DPhil student at the University of Oxford. My research aims to test the underlying assumptions of life-history theory through proximate (mechanistic) and ultimate (evolutionary) means. Specifically, I use the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to better understand the mechanisms behind life-history trait investment and computational approaches to identify how ecological perturbations influence life-history strategies.