Michael W. Bruford

Dr. Michael W. Bruford, 
Reader, Biodiversity and Environmental Processes Group, 
Cardiff School of Biosciences, 
Cardiff University, 
Cathays Park, Cardiff 

Email: BrufordMW@cf.ac.uk
Web: http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwcc/biosi/research/aquatic/bruford/mike.html

I did my first degree in Biomolecular Science at the University of Portsmouth between 1981 and 1984, and my PhD at the University of Leicester on DNA fingerprinting in birds and genome mapping in chickens using minisatellite DNA markers between 1986 and 1990. Between 1990 and 1999 I worked as a postdoctoral research associate, research fellow and latterly as Head of Conservation Genetics at the Institute of Zoology (IoZ), Zoological Society of London. 

I also collaborate with Michelle Bayes and colleagues, on the population genetics and social structure of savannah baboons and with the NPRG as a whole (especially Simon Bearder, Michelle Bayes and Paul Honess) on the phylogeny and phylogeography of galagos and lorises. 

Altmann, J., Alberts, S., Coote, T., Dubach, J., Geffen, E., Haines, S.A., Wayne R.K., Muruthi, P. and Bruford, M.W. (1996) Behaviour predicts genetic structure in a wild primate group. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 5797-5801. 

Coote, T. and Bruford, M.W. (1996) A set of human microsatellites amplify polymorphic markers in Old World Apes and Monkeys. J. Hered. 87: 406-410. 

Bourke, AFG, Green, HAA and Bruford, MW. (1997) Parentage, reproductive skew and queen turnover in a multiple-queen ant analyzed with microsatellites. Proc. R. Soc Lond. B. 264: 277-283. 

Barratt, E.M., Deaville, R., Burland, T.M., Bruford, M.W., Jones, G., Racey, P.A and Wayne, R.K. (1997) DNA answers the call for pipistrelle bat species. Nature 387:138-139. 

Faulkes, CG, Abbott, DH, O'Brien, HP, Lau, L, Roy, MS, Wayne, RK and Bruford, MW. (1997) Micro- and macro geographic genetic structure of colonies of naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber. Mol. Ecol. 6: 615-628. 

Smith, T.B., Wayne, R.K., Girman, D.J. and Bruford, M.W. (1997) A role for ecotones in generating rainforest biodiversity. Science 276: 1855-1857. 

Karp, A., Edwards, K.J., Bruford, M.W. et al (1997) Molecular technologies for biodiversity evaluation: opportunities and challenges. Nature Biotech. 15: 625-628. 

Faulkes, C.G., Bennett, N.C., Bruford, M.W., O'Brien, H.P., Aguilar, G.H. and Jarvis, J.U.M. (1997) Ecological constraints drive social evolution in African mole-rats. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 264: 1619-1627.

Ciofi, C. and Bruford, M.W. (1998) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Komododragon Varanus komodoensis. Mol. Ecol 134-136. 

O'Ryan, C, Harley, EH, Bruford, MW, Beaumont, MA, Wayne, RK, Cherry, MI. (1998) Microsatelliteanalysis of genetic diversity in fragmented South African buffalo populations. Anim Cons. 1: 124-131. 

Jordan, W.C. and Bruford, M.W. (1998) Mate choice and the MHC. Heredity 81:127-133. 

Saccheri, IJ, Nichols, RA, Bruford, MW and Brakefield, PM. Estimation of inbreeding from genetic markers in bottlenecked populations of a butterfly: cryptic selection generates additional inbreeding. (1999) Genetics, Vol.151, 1053-1063. 

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