Dr Alexander S. T. Papadopulos

Senior Lecturer Lecturer in Biology (Molecular Ecology)

Contact info

Room: 305, 3rd Floor, Environment Centre Wales Building

Email: a.papadopulos[at]bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1248 382234

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My research combines genetics and genomics with ecological analyses and experiments to study adaptation and speciation. I’m interested in how organisms adapt to their environment, the influence this can have on the evolution of reproductive isolation and the extent to which this can be a predictable and repeatable process. I’m particularly keen on the evolution and conservation of island plants, but it’s not unheard of for me to dabble with animals too (mainly fish).

  1. Review article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    Inference of natural selection from ancient DNA

    Dehasque, M., Ávila-Arcos, M. C., Díez‐del‐Molino, D., Fumagalli, M., Guschanski, K., Lorenzen, E., Malaspinas, A-S., Marques-Bonet, T., Martin, M. D., Murray, G., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Therkildsen, N. O., Wegmann, D., Dalén, L. & Foote, A., Apr 2020, In : Evolution Letters. 4, 2, p. 94-108

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  3. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  4. A comparative analysis of island floras challenges taxonomy-based biogeographical models of speciation

    Igea, J., Bogarín, D., Papadopulos, A. S. T. & Savolainen, V., Feb 2015, In : Evolution. 69, 2, p. 482-91 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Convergent evolution of floral signals underlies the success of Neotropical orchids

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Powell, M. P., Pupulin, F., Warner, J., Hawkins, J. A., Salamin, N., Chittka, L., Williams, N. H., Whitten, W. M., Loader, D., Valente, L. M., Chase, M. W. & Savolainen, V., 22 Aug 2013, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280, 1765, p. 20130960

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Correlates of hyperdiversity in southern African ice plants (Aizoaceae)

    Valente, L. M., Britton, A. W., Powell, M. P., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Burgoyne, P. M. & Savolainen, V., Jan 2014, In : Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 174, 1, p. 110-129 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Demographic history of speciation in a Senecio altitudinal hybrid zone on Mt. Etna

    Filatov, D. A., Osborne, O. G. & Papadopulos, A. S. T., Jun 2016, In : Molecular Ecology. 25, 11, p. 2467-81 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Ecological speciation in sympatric palms: 3. Genetic map reveals genomic islands underlying species divergence in Howea

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Igea, J., Dunning, L. T., Osborne, O. G., Quan, X., Pellicer, J., Turnbull, C., Hutton, I., Baker, W. J., Butlin, R. K. & Savolainen, V., Sep 2019, In : Evolution. 73, 9, p. 1986-1995

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Ecological speciation in sympatric palms: 4. Demographic analyses support speciation of Howea in the face of high gene flow

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Igea, J., Smith, T. P., Hutton, I., Baker, W. J., Butlin, R. K. & Savolainen, V., Sep 2019, In : Evolution. 73, 9, p. 1996-2002 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Evaluation of genetic isolation within an island flora reveals unusually widespread local adaptation and supports sympatric speciation

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Kaye, M., Devaux, C., Hipperson, H., Lighten, J., Dunning, L. T., Hutton, I., Baker, W. J., Butlin, R. K. & Savolainen, V., 5 Aug 2014, In : Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 369, 1648, p. 1-10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Evolutionary genetics of immunological supertypes reveals two faces of the Red Queen

    Lighten, J., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Mohammed, R. S., Ward, B. J., Paterson, I., Ballie, L., Bradbury, I. R., Hendry, A. P., Bentzen, P. & van Oosterhout, C., 2017, In : Nature Communications. 1294.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Field-based species identification of closely-related plants using real-time nanopore sequencing

    Parker, J., Helmstetter, A. J., Davey, D., Wilkinson, T. & Papadopulos, A. S. T., Aug 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 8345.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. How sympatric is speciation in the Howea palms of Lord Howe Island?

    Babik, W., Butlin, R. K., Baker, W. J., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Boulesteix, M., Anstett, M-C., Lexer, C., Hutton, I. & Savolainen, V., Sep 2009, In : Molecular Ecology. 18, 17, p. 3629-38 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Rapid Y degeneration and dosage compensation in plant sex chromosomes

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Chester, M., Ridout, K. & Filatov, D. A., 20 Oct 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 42, p. 13021-6 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Published

    Seed size and its rate of evolution correlate with species diversification across angiosperms

    Igea, J., Miller, E. F., Papadopulos, A. S. T. & Tanentzap, A. J., 2017, In : PLoS Biology. 15, 7, e2002792.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Speciation with gene flow on Lord Howe Island

    Papadopulos, A. S. T., Baker, W. J., Crayn, D., Butlin, R. K., Kynast, R. G., Hutton, I. & Savolainen, V., 9 Aug 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 32, p. 13188-93 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Published

    Strong divergent selection at multiple loci in two closely related species of ragworts adapted to high and low elevations on Mount Etna

    Wong, E. L. Y., Nevado, B., Osborne, O. G., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Bridle, J. R., Hiscock, S. J. & Filatov, D. A., Jan 2020, In : Molecular Ecology. 29, 2, p. 394-412

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. The uneven phylogeny and biogeography of Erodium (Geraniaceae): radiations in the Mediterranean and recent recurrent intercontinental colonization

    Fiz-Palacios, O., Vargas, P., Vila, R., Papadopulos, A. S. T. & Aldasoro, J. J., Dec 2010, In : Annals of Botany. 106, 6, p. 871-84 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Published

    Trait evolution and historical biogeography shape assemblages of annual killifish

    Helmstetter, A. J., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Igea, J. & Van Dooren, T. J. M., Sep 2020, In : Journal of Biogeography. 47, 9, p. 1955-1965

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  20. Viviparity stimulates diversification in an order of fish

    Helmstetter, A. J., Papadopulos, A. S. T., Igea, J., Van Dooren, T. J. M., Leroi, A. M. & Savolainen, V., 12 Apr 2016, In : Nature Communications. 7, 11271.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle