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Marcin Penk


Dr Annabel Smith
School of Natural Sciences (Zoology Building)
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

Email: Dr Annabel Smith
Tel: + 353 1 896 4187


Research interests


I’m currently working on demographic landscape genomics, combining population dynamics and genomic data with spatial modelling to examine how the environment and demography influence spatial genomic structure. This work focuses on Plantago lanceolata as part of the global research network PLANTPOPNET. The scope of the network allows us to examine how much gene flow occurs across the native range, where non-native populations originated and where hybrid zones occur that could facilitate rapid adaptation. This will ultimately lead to new knowledge about plant performance and adaptation under global change.

Selected publications


Smith AL, Landguth EL, Bull CM, Banks SC, Gardner MG, Driscoll DA (2016). Dispersal responses override density effects on genetic diversity during post-disturbance succession. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283, 20152934. link

Smith AL, Blanchard W, Blair D, McBurney L, Banks SC, Driscoll DA, Lindenmayer DB (2016). The dynamic regeneration niche of a forest following a rare disturbance event. Diversity and Distributions 22, 457-467. link

Smith AL, Bull CM, Gardner MG, Driscoll DA (2014) Life history influences how fire affects genetic diversity in two lizard species. Molecular Ecology 23, 2428–2441link

Banks SC, Cary GJ, Smith AL, Davies I, Driscoll DA, Gill AM, Lindenmayer DB, Peakall R (2013) How does ecological disturbance influence genetic diversity? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 670-679 link

Smith AL, Bull CM, Driscoll DA (2013) Successional specialisation in a reptile community cautions against widespread planned burning and complete fire suppression. Journal of Applied Ecology 50, 1178-1186. link

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