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Ewan Harney

  • Postdoc
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale
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Research interests

Evolutionary Ecology Evo-Devo Maturation Biology Entomology


I have just started a postdoc at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM) in Brest, France (part of the University of Western Brittany - UBO). Using transcriptomic and studies of morphology, this project will investigate how global change, via ocean acidification and global warming, is affecting development in calcifying marine molluscs. I completed my PhD at the University of Liverpool investigating how genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in maturation processes of Daphnia species generate variation in adult body size, and how this affects fitness. Furthermore, I applied a transcriptomic approach to study the changes in gene expression associated with development during the maturation process. During my Undergraduate degree and Masters at the University of Sheffield I worked on a variety of projects investigating sexual conflict in cimicids (bedbugs) and ecological immunology in cimicids and the mealworm beetle Tenebrio molitor.


Co-authors (35)

Recent publications

  • How to measure maturation: a comparison of probabilistic methods used to test for genotypic variation and plasticity in the decision to mature

    • Harney E
    • Van Dooren T
    • Paterson S
    • et al.
  • Female-limited polymorphism in the copulatory organ of a traumatically inseminating insect

    • Reinhardt K
    • Harney E
    • Naylor R
    • et al.
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Professional experience


Université de Bretagne Occidentale

May 2013 - Present

Research Assisstant

University of Liverpool

January 2013 - March 2013(2 months)

PhD Student

University of Liverpool

October 2008 - September 2012(4 years)


MBiolSci Biology

University of Sheffield

September 2003 - June 2007(4 years)