Miss Lucy Woodall

Miss Lucy Woodall

Scientific Associate - Invertebrates

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates
Contact: email

Specialisms

biodiversity, conservation, marine ecology, marine litter, microplastics, molecular ecology, population genetics, red listing, seahorses, taxonomy

Summary

I work mainly as a Marine biologist. My research is based within the field of molecular ecology, which provides a framework to answer questions related to genetic structure and diversity. I apply molecular tools (mtDNA sequencing and microsatellite loci genotyping) to current ecological challenges. I have worked with a wide variety with species (vertebrates and invertebrates) and my interests cover: conservation genetics, breeding systems, phylogeography and cryptic species identification. I continue to use genetic methodology to understand small scale landscape/seascape effects on population connectivity and apply this knowledge to species management and conservation. I also seek to document and understand the impacts of human activity in the deep sea. I specifically focus on litter and microplastic pollution.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.

Employment history

Academic

Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Project Seahorse, Canada, 2004 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Stirling, UK, 2010 - 2011

Publications

Woodall LC, Robinson LF, Rogers AD, Narayanaswamy BE, Paterson GLJ (2015) Deep-sea litter: a comparison of seamounts, banks and a ridge in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans reveals both environmental and anthropogenic factors impact accumulation and composition. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00003

Woodall LC, Sanchez-Vidal A, Canals M, Paterson GLJ, Coppock R, Sleight V, Calafat A, Rogers AD, Narayanaswamy BE, Thompson RC (2014) The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (4): 140317 - 140317. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140317

Boehm JT, Woodall L, Teske PR, Lourie SA, Baldwin C, Waldman J, Hickerson M (2013) ORIGINAL ARTICLE Marine dispersal and barriers drive Atlantic seahorse diversification. Journal of Biogeography, 40 (10): 1839 - 1849. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12127

Scriven JJ, WOODALL LC, Goulson D (2013) Nondestructive DNA sampling from bumblebee faeces. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13 (2): 225 - 229. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12036

DARVILL B, LEPAIS O, WOODALL LC, GOULSON D (2012) Triploid bumblebees indicate a direct cost of inbreeding in fragmented populations. Molecular Ecology, 21 (16): 3988 - 3995. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05679.x

WOODALL LC, Jones R, Zimmerman B, Guillaume S, Stubbington T, SHAW P, Koldewey HJ (2012) Partial fin-clipping as an effective tool for tissue sampling seahorses, Hippocampus spp. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92 (6): 1427 - 1432. doi: 10.1017/s0025315411001810

Woodall LC, Koldewey HJ, Shaw PW (2011) Serial monogamy in the European long-snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Conservation Genetics, 12 (6): 1645 - 1649. doi: 10.1007/s10592-011-0253-6

Woodall LC, Koldewey HJ, Shaw PW (2011) Historical and contemporary population genetic connectivity of the European short-snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus and implications for management. Journal of Fish Biology, 78 (6): 1738 - 1756. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02974.x

Woodall LC, Koldewey HJ, Santos SV, Shaw PW (2009) First occurrence of the lined seahorse Hippocampus erectus in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 75 (6): 1505 - 1512. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02371.x

Naud M-J, Curtis JMR, Woodall LC, Gaspar MB (2009) Mate choice, operational sex ratio, and social promiscuity in a wild population of the long-snouted seahorse Hippocampus guttulatus. Behavioral Ecology, 20 (1): 160 - 164. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arn128

Highlighted publications

Woodall LC, Sanchez-Vidal A, Canals M, Paterson GLJ, Coppock R, et al (2014) The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (4): 140317 - 140317. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140317

Boehm JT, Woodall L, Teske PR, Lourie SA, Baldwin C, et al (2013) ORIGINAL ARTICLE Marine dispersal and barriers drive Atlantic seahorse diversification. Journal of Biogeography, 40 (10): 1839 - 1849. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12127

DARVILL B, LEPAIS O, WOODALL LC, GOULSON D (2012) Triploid bumblebees indicate a direct cost of inbreeding in fragmented populations. Molecular Ecology, 21 (16): 3988 - 3995. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05679.x

Woodall LC, Koldewey HJ, Shaw PW (2011) Historical and contemporary population genetic connectivity of the European short-snouted seahorse Hippocampus hippocampus and implications for management. Journal of Fish Biology, 78 (6): 1738 - 1756. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02974.x