Samuel Gascoigne

Research Interests

Supervisors: Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez & Dr Irem Sepil

I am a fourth year 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, and structured population models (i.e., matrix population models and integral projection models) to quantify the impacts of environmental stochasticity on population dynamics and life history evolution.