Ian R. Bradbury

Evolutionary ecology of dispersal and connectivity in the oceans


We combine research into the past and  present structure of marine species, populations, and genomes. Projects focus on how and why organisms disperse, and how adaptation may influence both the geographic and genomic scales of divergence. To this end, a variety of approaches are used, blending molecular genomics and genome scans, geochemical analysis, physical oceanography, and finally behavioral studies to relate movement patterns to population persistence and stability. The ultimate goal is that this knowledge may inform the successful conservation, and management of aquatic fisheries and ecosystems.


Lab Research

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Selected Publications:

Parallel adaptive evolution of Atlantic cod on both sides of the Atlantic in response to Ocean temperature.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. PDF

Evaluating SNP ascertainment bias and its impact on population assignment in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. Molecular Ecology Resources Suppl.1: 218-25.

Global patterns in  marine dispersal estimates: the influence of geography, taxonomic category and life history. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 275(1644): 1803-1810.

Integrating molecular and otolith elemental estimates of dispersal in an estuarine fish, rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) from coastal Newfoundland. Molecular Ecology 17: 1438-1450.


Dr Ian Bradbury

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Science Branch,  80 East White Hills Road
P. O. Box 5667, St. John’s, NL  A1C 5X1


Ocean Sciences Centre

Memorial University of Newfoundland,

St. John’s, NL

A1C 5S7

Copyright 2011 Ian Bradbury