The Layton Lab is located at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Our research uses integrative approaches to investigate the evolution of marine biodiversity, incorporating field work, museum collections, genomic tools, phylogenetic inference, population genetics and ecological modelling. We aim to understand how and why there is so much diversity in our oceans, and how this diversity will be impacted by climate change.


Layton Lab News

Fully funded PhD position available in molluscan conservation genomics

Link to more details and to apply

Deadline: May 10th

April 27, 2021

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Check out our interview with CBC discussing the findings from our new paper

January 18, 2021

New paper investigating climate-linked loss in an Arctic fish published in Nature Climate Change

January 11, 2021


Our work on mimicry in Chromodoris nudibranchs made the cover of Ecology and Evolution!

November 13, 2020


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Zoology Building, University of Aberdeen

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